26 Relentless

Typical Specifications

LOA: 26’
BOA: 8’ 6”

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The Metal Shark 26 Relentless is a welded aluminum high performance center console patrol craft with a modern, crew-friendly arrangement designed with law enforcement and security missions in mind. Relentless series models are characterized by their performance hulls and by the urethane-sheathed closed-cell foam collar that provides impact protection during docking, boarding, or alongside maneuvers. The 26 Relentless is easily trailerable but handles capably in rough seas. Other notable features of this popular and proven craft are its wide-open layout, with a large flat non-skid floor that provides sure footing, and wide gunnels that allow for easy access from bow to stern. Integrated dive reliefs on both the port and starboard side facilitate boarding and recovery operations.

Hull Design

With a high performance hull designed by renowned naval architect Michael Peters, the 26 Relentless is compact and easily trailerable, yet still provides a comfortable, dry ride in rough waters. The vessel’s efficient hull delivers outstanding speed, precision handling, and turns on a dime, with durable welded-aluminum construction that no fiberglass boat could match. Equipped with twin outboards for up to 600 total horsepower, the vessel is responsive and highly maneuverable yet handles predictably while operating at speed. Metal Shark is an OEM installer for all major engine brands and can equip the boat as required to suit virtually any customer preference.  

Deck Layout

The 26 Relentless is a purpose-built, professional grade patrol craft featuring a roomy layout, with ample freeboard and a flat non-skid floor running from bow to stern. The vessel shown here was built for Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) and is representative of Metal Shark’s LE configuration. Closed-cell foam coaming pads and integrated toe rails provide comfort and safety for officers leaning out of the vessel while working alongside another boat. Integrated port and starboard dive reliefs accommodate the vessel’s three-step removable dive ladder to facilitate boarding and recovery operations. The 26 Relentless utilizes a slightly console-forward design to create a roomy aft cockpit offering ample space for dive gear or other equipment. All walking surfaces feature non-skid for sure footing, and grab rails have been placed within easy reach.

Console & Helm

The 26 Relentless has been fully optimized for law enforcement missions and offers numerous features designed specifically for law enforcement officers. Shown here in full LE trim, the vessel features an oversized integrated hard top with drip rails and a full-height three-panel tempered glass windshield for weather protection and reduced fatigue. A full curtain enclosure may be added. The helm and overhead electronics pod have been ergonomically optimized, with vessel controls, switches, and electronics placed for easy, intuitive operation. A large weather-tight in-dash storage compartment with 12-volt USB power supply allows for the storage and operation of laptops and printers. For LE use, the entire helm area features glare-resistant matte finish blackout coating to enhance helm visibility in low-light conditions. Like all Metal Sharks, the 26 Relentless is a fully custom vessel that is built to order, so the customer may determine the dash components as well as their layout.


The 26 Relentless is available with a range of affordable and functional shock mitigating seating options, configured to reduce operator fatigue. The vessel is shown here with side by side SHOXS shock-mitigating high performance seats with fold-down pistol-grip armrests and drop-out bottoms. Behind the helm seats, accessible from the aft cockpit, locking weather-tight doors open to reveal secure storage space, sized to accommodate tactical weapons with optics. An additional seat and backrest have been integrated into the forward console, with locking storage beneath, sized to accommodate Pelican cases and other gear.
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