Metal Shark’s wide range of monohull pilothouse offerings is anchored by the company’s globally proven Defiant series, with models ranging from 27’ to upwards of 100’ in length. Defiant-class monohull pilothouse vessels may be custom configured for a wide range of mission profiles, including coastal and offshore military patrol, command and control operations, law enforcement patrol, search and rescue, fire rescue, pilot boat, water ambulance, and others.
Defiant-class vessels are 100% digitally designed by Metal Shark’s in-house team of naval architects (Defiant offshore patrol vessels 85’ to 165’ are based on the designs of Damen Shipyards). Like all Metal Sharks, each Defiant model is fully customized to meet the specific needs of the operator. Defiant-class vessels feature globally proven hull designs, with advanced running surfaces offering excellent seakeeping, nimble handling, and best-in-class performance.
Defiant-class vessels have been designed for ultimate weather protection and are equally capable and comfortable operating in the steamy tropics or the polar extremes. That’s why they’re the choice of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and foreign militaries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The most immediately apparent advancement in Metal Shark’s Defiant design is its signature “pillarless glass” pilothouse arrangement which substantially enhances visibility by significantly reducing the dangerous blind spots which are an unfortunate drawback of conventional pilothouse vessels. The Metal Shark difference doesn’t stop there. Each Defiant-class platform, from small, trailerable, aircraft-transportable 27s and 29s, to the largest extended-range offshore offerings, lead the industry with inspired ideas and practical design that is evident from bow to stern.
Each Defiant offering may be fully customized to fit particular mission requirements. From seating to storage, electronics to propulsion, Metal Shark is adept at integrating custom features into a practical, reliable design.
In addition to offering its own designs, Metal Shark routinely partners with leading design firms, including Damen Shipyards and others, to offer vessels for virtually any application. We invite you to contact us today to find out more.