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...]

Metal Shark Alabama “Open for Business” with New Appointments and a Major Towboat Contract with Florida Marine Transporters, Inc.

Bayou La Batre, AL – October 22, 2018 USA shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced its entry into the towboat market with a contract to build three 120’ x 35’ river towboats for Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, Louisiana.    The four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter “M”-compliant towboats were designed by John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc. and will … [Read more...]

Metal Shark and ASV Global Introduce SHARKTECH Autonomous Vessels

Press Release - Metal Shark - Jeanerette, LA – July 12th, 2018: Louisiana, USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has joined forces with autonomous vessel technology developer ASV Global to introduce “Sharktech” Autonomous Vessels. Metal Shark is now offering Sharktech autonomous technology on its entire portfolio of vessels, which range from 16’ to over 300’ in aluminum, steel, … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Acquires Horizon Shipbuilding’s 35-Acre Alabama Shipyard

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has acquired the assets of Alabama-based Horizon Shipbuilding following a motion approved earlier this month by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama. With the acquisition, Metal Shark assumes ownership of the fully developed 35-acre shipbuilding facility in the Mobile Bay region, with separate east and west yards both … [Read more...]