28 Relentless

Typical Specifications:

LOA: 28’
BOA: 8’ 6”

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The Metal Shark 28 Relentless is a welded aluminum high performance center console patrol craft with enough versatility to be used for inland, coastal, and offshore use. Designed specifically for law enforcement agents and other first responders, our Relentless-class models are characterized by their performance hulls and by their sheathed foam collar fendering system that provides impact protection during docking, boarding, or alongside maneuvers. 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 full mobility while working between the helm seat, console, and sides of the vessel. Integrated port and starboard dive reliefs with removable three-step dive ladder facilitate boarding and recovery operations.

Hull Design

With a high performance hull designed by renowned naval architect Michael Peters, the 28 Relentless provides outstanding speed and maneuverability, yet still provides a comfortable, dry ride in rough waters. The vessel’s efficient hull delivers outstanding speed and nimble handling, 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 28 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 28 Relentless utilizes a slightly console-forward design to create a roomy aft cockpit offering ample space for  a second row of seating while still easily accommodating 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

Metal Shark understands that law enforcement officers spent the majority of their workday between the console, helm seat, and gunnel of the boat. That’s why so much consideration has been given to the console and helm design of our Relentless series patrol craft. Shown here in full LE trim, the 28 Relentless 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.Grab handles integrated into the hard top facilitate crew movement along the vessel’s wide non-skid gunnels. Like all Metal Sharks, the 28 Relentless is a fully custom vessel that is built to order, so the customer may determine the dash components as well as their layout.


With their modular, flexible design, Relentless models offer seating arrangements that offer maximum fit and function for crews. A roll-up, shock-mitigating bolster seating option (shown) with integrated weapons storage allows coxswains and crew to independently choose standing or seated/shock-mitigating operation. The SHOXS S4 posts integrated into the seat reduce fatigue and offer protection from violent vertical impacts in rough sea conditions. Vertical tactical weapons storage conveniently positioned in the backrest allows for quick access directly from the helm station. Two oversized lockable dry storage cabinets with adjustable shelves provide ample storage space for large duty bags and Pelican cases. Many other seating options available, and the 28 Relentless can also be equipped with a second row of seating behind the console. An additional seat and backrest have been integrated into the forward console, with locking storage beneath.
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