Owners of Gravois boats tend to call them “lifetime hulls” and with good reason. Invest in a 25 Gravois Bay and say goodbye to gelcoat issues, stringer and transom worries, and all of the other pesky issues associated with fiberglass boats. Not only have the legendary Gravois construction methods been proven through decades of use and abuse by demanding anglers, but Metal Sharks are in service with the US Navy, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force and offer proven dependability. With a Gravois hull you’ll spend more time enjoying your boat, and far less time fussing over it.
The Metal Shark 25 Gravois Bay boasts an advanced hull design by renowned naval architect Michael Peters. Its aggressively stepped, ventilated, deep-vee tunnel hull is the result of the very latest in hydrodynamic concepts and offers unparalleled ride and handling characteristics. The boat is quick to plane, offers nimble sports car-like handling, and delivers a smooth, dry, and comfortable ride, even in heavy seas. Acceleration is quick throughout the power band, and at speed the 25 Gravois tracks predictably, with the weighted feel of its stout aluminum hull inspiring driver confidence. This shark eats waves.
The 25 Gravois Bay’s welded aluminum console boasts a clean, uncluttered layout that puts the driver in total control. The tilt steering wheel and throttle are ideally placed, and the ergonomic positioning of helm seat, footrest, and controls allow for optimum comfort during long hauls. There’s plenty of room for the installation of electronics, and the large acrylic windshield provides protection while offering superb visibility.
Just because you’re going fishing in a rugged boat doesn’t mean you’ve got to “rough it.” The 25 Gravois Bay features all the luxuries you’d expect from a premium quality bay boat, and delivers them in a clean, smart layout that makes for a great day on the water. You’ll find rod holders, rod racks, grab handles, cup holders, storage lockers, and other amenities conveniently placed and easy to use.
If you really want to gauge the quality of a boat’s construction, look in the places that aren’t easy to see. Peek under the hatches and into the bilge, and check out the wiring behind the dash. If you’re aboard a Metal Shark, you’ll see attention to detail and an overall level of fit and finish that are second to none. That’s because Metal Shark has made its name by exceeding the expectations of the world’s most demanding military customers. So, you’ll find flawless welds, watertight rattle-free and gasketed hatches, and military-spec wiring throughout. Metal Shark builds boats this way because in many cases lives actually depend on it.
The 25 Gravois Bay is available in multiple configurations, with different options allowing the boat to serve completely different missions. The boat shown here has been equipped for fishing, entertaining, and family fun. The table above lowers to the floor at the push of a button. If stopped midway, a filler cushion can be added to convert the entire forward cockpit into a large lounging area. Port and starboard backrests lock quickly into place so that the lounge seats may be used comfortably while underway. Beneath the U-seating you’ll find roomy storage compartments ideal for carrying a day’s worth of gear for the entire family. To see additional photos of special features and optional equipment, check out the image gallery below.