Metal Shark

Booth #3480
6814 E Admiral Doyle Drive
Jeanerette , LA 70544
United States

We are a commercial welded aluminum boat builder focused on the military, state, county and municipal markets. We build a diverse line of commercial grade product for law enforcement, fire, rescue and homeland security.

Products & Services


Passenger Ferries

Best-known for the vessel fleets it produces for the U.S. Armed Forces and allies around the globe, Metal Shark now produces custom built passenger vessels up to 250’ in length. With its vast engineering capability, mil-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 July 2016, Metal Shark was selected by HNY Ferry Fleet, LLC (a Hornblower company), to build 26-meter, 149-passenger aluminum high-speed ferries for New York’s Citywide Ferry System. These Incat Crowther-designed vessels are being produced at Metal Shark’s Franklin, LA shipyard.

Fire Rescue Vessels

Metal Shark’s center console and pilothouse fireboats combine globally proven monohull and catamaran hull designs with advanced crew-friendly layouts to deliver unmatched efficiency, operability, and safety. One example of Metal Shark’s innovation is its “pillarless glass” pilothouse design that enhances the view from the helm by reducing the dangerous blind spots common on conventional pilothouse vessels. Metal Shark specializes in the integration of firefighting systems including the full range of available RF-controlled or manual monitors, hydrant outlets, foam eductor systems; and CBRNE crew protection systems. Each Metal Shark fire rescue vessel is custom configured to suit agency needs.

Boat Building / Repair

  • Barge Building and Repair
  • Shipyard
  • Inflatable Boats
  • Construction
  • Boat Building and Repairs

Naval Architects / Marine Engineers

  • Naval Architects