Metal Shark Boats

Jeanerette, LA 70544


About Metal Shark Boats


6816 E Admiral Doyle Drive
Jeanerette, LA 70544

More Info on Metal Shark Boats

In 2005, Gravois Aluminum Boats turned its attention to government and commercial market with the launch of Metal Shark. Since its launch, Metal Shark quickly established itself as a leading producer of custom aluminum boats for law enforcement, military, and commercial entities.  The company has experienced exponential growth under the stewardship of its actively involved owners, who have consistently re-invested in facilities, personnel, and technology. Today, Metal Shark  is the number one small boat provider to the U.S. Coast Guard and a leading supplier to the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, and the militaries of partner nations worldwide.

Products and Press Releases

Metal Shark 38 Defiant Nxt Orange Beach

Metal Shark Delivers New Fireboat to AL Department

Aug. 2, 2021
Metal Shark has delivered a new fireboat to Orange Beach Fire Rescue and introduces the “next-generation” 38 Defiant NXT.
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Metal Shark 50 Defiant Mdfr

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Takes Delivery of Two Metal Shark Fireboats

Feb. 1, 2021
The two 50-foot, welded-aluminum monohull boats will allow Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to respond faster on the water and have a greater pumping volume.
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Metal Shark Receives Presidential Award for Exports

Nov. 4, 2020
Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected to receive the President’s “E” Award for Exports.
Metal Shark 70 Defiant Canaveral Fire

Metal Shark Expanding Presence in Fireboat Market

Nov. 7, 2019
Metal Shark is significantly expanding its presence in the fireboat market with a diverse range of fireboats currently in production for multiple customers.
Metal Shark Sea Machines

Metal Shark and Sea Machines Launch New Sharktech Autonomous Vessel

Sept. 24, 2019
The new 29-foot autonomous vessel now being offered through Metal Shark’s “Sharktech” autonomous division.
A Metal Shark 45 Defiant patrol vessel, similar to the vessels being built for the Peruvian Navy at Metal Shark’s Jeanerette, Louisiana USA production facility.

Metal Shark Expands into Peru with Multi-Vessel Patrol Boat Order and Co-Production Agreement

Sept. 10, 2019
Production of 45-foot Defiant-class patrol boats for the Peruvian Navy recently commenced at Metal Shark’s Jeanerette, Louisiana production facility.
Metal Shark 50 Defiant X 1

Metal Shark to Build Fire Boats for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

April 18, 2019
Shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected to build the next generation of fire boats for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.

Articles & News

Photo courtesy of Metal Shark
Fireboats that are smaller and faster than the large vessels that made up yesterday’s fleets dominate today’s landscape.

Apparatus Innovations: Full Throttle

Aug. 15, 2022
From discussions with fire departments and manufacturers, Barry Furey found that today's vessels most certainly aren't your grandfather's fireboats.

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