Metal Shark to Commence Full-Rate Production of the US Navy’s Next-Generation Patrol Boat

Press Release - Shipbuilder Metal Shark and the US Navy are nearing the end of theoperational test and evaluation (OT&E) trial period for the Navy’s incoming standardized “40 PB” patrol boat platform, and full-rate production is now imminent. Developed as the replacement for up to 160 patrol vessels deployed worldwide with Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s Coastal … [Read more...]

Metal Shark and Sea Machines Launch Autonomous Boat Line

Boston-based Sea Machines and U.S.-based shipbuilder Metal Shark have partnered on a new 29-foot autonomous vessel now being offered to government and commercial markets. The boat, called the Sharktech 29 Defiant, is a welded aluminum monohull pilothouse vessel that uses Sea Machines autonomous technology for manned, reduced-crew or unmanned autonomous operations to deliver … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Delivers New Foil-Assisted Catamaran Excursion Vessel to Pure Florida

Press Release - Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered a new excursion vessel to Southwest Florida tour and charter boat operator Pure Florida. “Sea Flight” is a custom 40’ x 14’ welded aluminum foil-assisted catamaran designed and built to USCG Subchapter “T” standards and configured to carry up to 33 passengers.  Designed by Jutson Marine Design, the vessel features … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Building Fire Boats for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Press Release - Metal Shark - Shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected to build the next generation of fire boats for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Miami-Dade has selected the Metal Shark “50 Defiant X” fireboat, a welded aluminum monohull vessel featuring a proven hull form and a specialized arrangement optimized for firefighting. The new fire boats are being … [Read more...]

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...]