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The proven and popular Metal Shark 27 Defiant, choice of the US Navy as well as law enforcement and port security forces from coast to coast, has been redesigned to offer the same industry-leading features as its larger Defiant-class siblings. Thanks to its 8′ 6″ beam the 27 Defiant is easily trailerable. It is an extremely durable and highly versatile craft that, like all Metal Sharks, may be configured and customized to suit a wide range of mission profiles. Featuring a deep vee hull and power options up to 500 HP, the 27 Defiant will slice through the waves, its wide reverse chines provide stability while at rest, and its crew-friendly layout allow for comfortable, efficient, and safe operation in a range of environments.
The 27 Defiant boasts a clutter-free deck arrangement that allows for easy, surefooted passage from bow to stern, with wide-open workspaces and non-skid walkways throughout. Low-level LED pathway illumination has been provided for night missions, and grab rails are ideally placed and always within easy reach. A durable, urethane-sheathed, closed-cell foam collar provides impact resistance during boarding or alongside maneuvers, and integrated dive reliefs facilitate water access and recovery. The 27 Defiant may be equipped with an open-bow configuration with the bow cockpit easily accessed through a large sliding companionway door in the pilothouse, while a closed-bow version with v-berth is also available.
The 27 Defiant is available in two configurations. In the Bow Cockpit model, (shown) a forward door provides through-cabin access to the open foredeck, while the Cuddy Cabin model features a roomy forward cabin that also serves as a large dry storage compartment. Both configurations come standard with a full-width main pilothouse cabin that may be fitted with optional climate control and shock mitigating seating for true, all-weather comfort. The vessel shown here has been configured for port security and law enforcement patrol, and has been equipped with forward pusher knees and a 500 lb. capacity davit in the aft cockpit. Low-level cockpit LED lighting and available thermal-imaging (FLIR) system provide safety during night missions, while the removable engine protection bar keeps the 27 Defiant’s twin outboards safe and secure while operating in close quarters.
The Metal Shark 27 Defiant currently serves as the US Navy Force Protection Boat – Small. In FPB-S configuration, the 27 Defiant features a more conventional windshield arrangement, but offers the advantage of a convertible pilothouse that folds down and stows away for transport.
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