A boat fire Saturday afternoon at The Boatyard and Marina in Manahawkin damaged a portion of the bulkhead and forced the closure of the Beer Garden bar for the rest of the day.

Stafford Township Police posted on Facebook that they were called to The Boatyard and Marina for a fully involved boat fire Saturday at 4:05 pm. The fire caused heavy damage to a portion of the bulkhead and some picnic tables in the area.

In addition to docking and renting boats, The Boatyard and Marina on Bonnet Island has a bar and food trucks with tables where you can dock and dine, or you can access the marina by car off the causeway to Long Beach Island. 

Saturday, they posted on Facebook that the fire had forced them to close for the day.

The Boatyard is closed for the rest of evening and will reopen tomorrow at 12:00pm. Thank you Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Co., Stafford Township Police Department, Stafford EMS, New Jersey Marine Police and all first responders. We are happy that everyone is safe and appreciate the cooperation of our guests. See you tomorrow!

Stafford Township Police posted a short video of the fire on their Facebook page Saturday.

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