28 Courageous Fire Rescue

Typical Specifications

LOA: 28’
Fire Fighting Equipment: Custom, configured to meet operator’s mission requirements
Propulsion: Twin outboards
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Metal Shark’s 28 Courageous Fire Rescue is a rugged and reliable welded aluminum center console workhorse with a deep and spacious cockpit, 20,000 lb. towing capacity, and a no-nonsense layout ideal for fire rescue missions.

Hull Design & Construction

The 28 Courageous features a proven Metal Shark hull design that has been engineered and built to deliver maximum reliability. To achieve its superior hull life rating, the vessel’s hull, deck, and console are composed entirely of heavy, precision-welded plates of corrosion-resistant 5086 aluminum-magnesium alloy. With twin outboard power, the Metal Shark 28 Courageous planes quickly and features responsive handling. Top speed when powered by twin 250-horsepower four stroke outboards is in excess of 45 knots. Metal Shark is an OEM supplier for all major outboard brands and can rig according to customer preference or fleet commonality requirements

Deck Layout

Thanks to its flared bow, wide reversed chines, and 10′ beam, the 28 Courageous is extraordinarily stable and dry, with a large roomy cockpit that is well-suited to rescue missions. Shown here with an electric davit with 500-750 lbs. capacity, the 28 courageous serves as an ideal working platform. A large, removable dive door greatly facilitates water entry, especially considering the vessel’s ample forward freeboard. The door latches securely in place when not in use.

Console Arrangement

The 28 Courageous features a full-height center console with three-panel glass windshield for optimum visibility. The dash and overhead electronics mounting pod combine to provide ample room for the mounting of engine controls, navigation electronics, and fire-fighting equipment. The vessel’s helm has been laid out for maximum versatility: a single operator can position the vessel while operating the fire pump and monitor, or alternately, the vessel may be controlled by one crew member while a second handles the fire-fighting equipment.

Top & Enclosure

The 28 Courageous is available as shown with an extended hard top that covers the entire aft cockpit, providing shelter during rescue / recovery missions. Aft-mounted ladders provide easy access to the top’s non-skid coated working surface, where removable rails allow a crew to work alongside elevated structures. A short T-top, Bimini top, full canvas enclosure, and other top options are available.

Custom Capability

The 28 Courageous can be equipped with a formidable array of tactical firefighting equipment.The vessel shown here is configured with a Darley PDSE 1500 GPM fire pump paired with a dedicated Kodiak marinized 8.2L gas engine drawing from an oversized, center-mounted sea chest to allow for full flooded suction. Water-handling is accomplished via the forward-mounted Elkhart Brass “Scorpion” RF-controlled monitor featuring dual fixed-mount and remote controls. Two gated live handline valves are also supplied. This installation also includes electric priming pump, muffler, and exhaust system.