75 Defiant Fire Rescue

Typical Specifications

LOA: 75’
BOA: 21’
Fire Fighting Equipment: Custom, configured to meet operator’s mission requirements.      
Propulsion: Twin diesel inboard straight shafts, water jets, or pods. 

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Metal Shark’s 75 Defiant is a welded aluminum monohull platform that is ideally suited for fire rescue, command and control, and other emergency response missions. This vessel utilizes Metal Shark’s globally proven Defiant-class hull design, with hundreds of parent-class vessels in service worldwide. The 75 Defiant offers unmatched capability, extended range and duration, large crew capacity, and the ability to easily carry a formidable array of fire fighting equipment. Like all Metal Sharks, each 75 Defiant Fire Rescue vessel may be fully customized to meet virtually any mission requirement.

Hull Design & Construction

The 75 Defiant features a proven Metal Shark hull design that has been engineered and built to precise tolerances. To achieve its superior hull life rating, the vessel’s hull, deck, and superstructure are composed entirely of heavy, welded plates of premium 5086 aluminum-magnesium alloy. The Defiant-class running surface has been designed for maximum efficiency and performance. This efficiency, combined with the vessel’s durable construction, results in the lowest possible operational costs while at the same time assuring maximum operability. To meet specific mission requirements, the 75 Defiant may be equipped with inboards, water jets, or pod propulsion systems.

Deck Layout

The 75 Defiant boasts a crew-friendly layout with massive, wide-open work spaces that allow for easy crew movement from bow to stern. Wide, non-skid walkways feature low-level LED lighting for night missions, and careful consideration has been given to the placement of all rails and grab handles. Port and starboard dive recesses and a full-width transom platform provide easy access to and from the water. Heavy duty rub rail provides impact protection, and the vessel may be equipped with a urethane-sheathed closed-cell foam collar for additional fendering capability.


Like all of Metal Shark’s pilothouse offerings, the 75 Defiant employs “pillarless” glass for unmatched all-weather operability and safety. This design drastically improves the view from the helm by reducing the dangerous blind spots commonly found on conventional pilothouse vessels. Pillarless glass technology, proven extensively on Metal Shark’s military and law enforcement patrol boats, increases visibility and awareness. Firefighters and other emergency responders appreciate the near 360-degree view from a Metal Shark pilothouse, especially while operating during night missions or other periods of reduced visibility. The elevated helm affords an outstanding view, facilitating navigation and maneuvering in multi-vessel fire fighting operations. The 75 Defiant’s pilothouse space is custom configurable to suit any mission profile, with multiple options for crew seating and accommodations areas, workstations, etc.

Crew Accommodations

The 75 Defiant offers large belowdecks crew quarters that may be configured to suit specific mission profiles. Typical accommodations include multiple bunks forward, full galley, enclosed head and hanging lockers. A mid-cabin offers ample space for additional bunking or multiuse storage space. Sleeping accommodations are separated from the pilothouse, allowing off-watch crew to rest without disturbing operations.

Custom Capability

The 75 Defiant may be fully customized to suit a wide range of mission requirements. From fire pumps and monitors to foam reservoirs, hydrant connections, Command and Control communications systems, and positive-pressure Chemical, Radiological, Biological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) crew protection systems, Metal Shark is adept at the seamless integration of tactical firefighting hardware. Contact Metal Shark today to begin the process of building a 75 Defiant Fire Rescue vessel for your agency.