Metal Shark Delivers New Pilot Boat to Brazos Pilots Association

Press Release - Metal Shark has delivered a custom welded-aluminum pilot boat to the Brazos Pilots Association in Freeport, Texas. The new vessel, “Brazos Pilot,” is a 64’ x 19’ Defiant-class monohull pilot boat designed by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard. This new pilot boat is intended to replace the pilots’ smaller, single-engine 40’ … [Read more...]

Metal Shark to Debut New Models and Technology at 2018 International Workboat Show

Press Release - Metal Shark - Jeanerette, Louisiana – November 26th, 2018: Shipbuilder Metal Shark will be showcasing an array of new products and technology at this year’s International Workboat Show in New Orleans. “With the exponential growth of our company, capabilities and technology, we found ourselves with an abundance of genuinely newsworthy product to highlight at … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Joins Forces with Bahamas National Trust to Support the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Press Release - Metal Shark - Jeanerette, LA – November 20, 2018: Alabama and Louisiana, USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has partnered with the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) to support the preservation of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Created in 1959 as the world’s first protected area of its kind and home to the second-largest coral barrier reef in the western … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Completes New Passenger Ferries for New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Press Release - Jeanerette, LA – November 18, 2018: Shipbuilder Metal Shark is pleased to announce that both new 105-foot, 150-passenger, high speed aluminum catamaran passenger ferries constructed for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) have been completed and are ready to enter service. The first of the two new ferries was completed earlier this year and … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Enters U.S. Towboat Market with Three-Vessel Order

U.S. aluminum boatbuilder Metal Shark has officially entered the inland towboat market with a contract to built three 120' river towboats Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, Louisiana. The four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter “M”-compliant towboats were designed by John W. Gilbert Associates and will be powered by twin Cat 3512C Tier 3 marine diesel engines … [Read more...]