Touring MetalShark's new boats

NEW ORLEANS - Last year at the WorkBoat show, MetalShark turned heads with a contract for as many as 500 Response Boats-Small for the U.S. Coast Guard.

This year, the company had an example of the boat on hand, along with a new fireboat being readied for delivery. To follow up on last year's announcement, WorkBoat online editor Sam Pfeifle took a tour of the Response Boat-Small, along with the new fireboat, to get a feel for what made the boat so popular with the Coast Guard. Get a look at the high-visibility wheelhouse and her aluminum hull in the following video: