A pair of motorboats have been burned to a cinder in Taupō's marina today, streaming black smoke across the Waikato town.
Witness Dawn Duncum was at a friend's place near the Redoubt Rd marina when they noticed plumes of smoke around 5pm.
Duncum said it looked like the blaze had started in a smaller boat before spreading to a larger neighbouring one.
"Hopefully they're all insured."
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Duncum said she could see Fire and Emergency crews at the scene.
Fire and Emergency have been contacted for comment.