In April, U.S.-based shipbuilder Metal Shark announced that it had been selected to build the next generation of fireboats for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, one of Florida’s largest first responder agencies.

Now, Metal Shark is building multiple additional fireboats for operators from across the U.S., with over 10 fireboats delivered in the past year and numerous others currently in production. Most notably, Metal Shark recently commenced construction on a 70-foot Defiant-class fireboat for Canaveral Fire Rescue.

“Fire departments increasingly choose Metal Shark due to our large portfolio of proven hulls and our modern, crew-friendly layouts designed specifically for firefighting,” explained Dean Jones, Metal Shark’s vice president of sales for law enforcement, fire rescue, and specialty projects. “Our track record is proven, our quality speaks for itself, and we’re proud of our growing list of fire rescue clients.”

Notable recent Metal Shark fireboat customers include:

Canaveral Fire Rescue (Florida)

Captiva Fire Department (Florida)

City of Punta Gorda Fire Department (Florida)

Grand Isle Volunteer Fire Department (Louisiana)

Greater Naples Fire Rescue (Florida)

Fairfax County Fire Rescue (Virginia)

Harrods Creek Fire Department (Kentucky)

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (Florida)

Newport News Fire Department (Virginia)

South Bowers Volunteer Fire Department (Delaware)

St. Petersburg Beach Fire Department (Florida)

West Manatee Fire and Rescue (Florida)


To learn more about Metal Shark’s next-generation fireboat lineup visit


Metal Shark

6814 E. Admiral Doyle Drive

Jeanerette, LA 70544


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