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Remember about Lithium and water? Biiiig fire on contact. When boats start to use Li batteries, how long will it take before a Li fire?

The lithium is not exposed. The fire risk is from overheating, or physical damage, not from being splashed with water. Of course a battery would have to be inside waterproof protection in a boat situation.

One risk of fire from physical damage would be due to catastrophic boat collisions that penetrated the battery. In such collision you’d probably be sunk anyway, and likely swimming or dead, so your battery would be kinda low on your priority list. But risk of spontaineously bursting into flame would seem to be no greater than with cars. The risk from fire while charging would also be the same as with cars. Very low these days. Not too many Teslas burn up at the charge point. There was one case I recall hearing about, i think something was defective in the charging point.
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