Niceville Fire Chief Tommy Mayville said crews responded to 821 Bayshore Drive at approximately 4 p.m. to find a 40-foot charter boat fully engulfed. Firefighters struggled to get to the blaze because the fire had also spread to the dock.
A fire boat was called in and the fire was extinguished within 10 minutes, Mayville said. The boat was a total loss.
Nearby boats received heat damage from the flames, according to Mayville.
Crews were on scene until 11:30 a.m. while an investigation was conducted. It was determined the fire was electrical in nature.