Metal Shark is a diversified shipbuilder specializing in the design and efficient, high quality construction of welded aluminum and steel vessels from 16’ to over 300’ for defense, law enforcement, and commercial operators. Key customers include the United States Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Army, foreign militaries, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, passenger vessel operators, pilot associations, towboat operators, and other clients worldwide. Metal Shark offers a broad portfolio of globally proven hull designs that may be fully customized thanks to 100% digital design and an in-house team of over 50 naval architects and maritime engineers. With three fully self-contained shipbuilding facilities in Alabama and Louisiana spanning over 75 total acres, Metal Shark employs a workforce of over 500 and produces over 250 vessels a year.
Inland Commercial Vessels
With the acquisition of a 35-acre shipyard in South Alabama, Metal Shark has added robust steel construction capabilities to its extensive portfolio and now offers pushboats, towboats, tugboats, and other specialty work vessels, all produced with the same military-honed project management systems, serialized production methods, and quality assurance programs perfected through the delivery of over 1,000 vessels now in service worldwide. With an in-house team of over 50 naval architects and maritime engineers, and over 500 employees at three wholly self-contained facilities in Louisiana and Alabama, Metal Shark produces over 200 vessels annually, with a proud and proven track record of high quality, on-time deliveries.
Metal Shark is a leading diversified shipbuilder specializing in the construction of passenger vessels ranging from small custom-built water taxis and excursion vessels to large passenger ferries. Metal Shark boasts its own in-house design team of over 50 naval architects and marine engineers and also partners with leading outside design firms to offer the widest portfolio of proven designs, each of which may be fully customized to suit the needs of each client. With its vast engineering capability, military-spec build processes, and considerable economies of scale, Metal Shark delivers precision vessels within tight production timeframes that few if any specialty yards can match. In the past 18 months, Metal Shark has built over fourteen 150 and 350-passenger vessels for operators in New York, Washington DC, and New Orleans, with a well-publicized record of high quality, on-time deliveries.
Boat Building / Repair
Naval Architects / Marine Engineers