36 Courageous

Metal Shark’s 36′ Courageous, typically a center console platform, is shown here in a custom configuration designed and built specifically for the U.S. Navy. This specialized vessel, called the Underwater Construction Tender (UCT) serves as an example of the extent to which Metal Shark can customize a platform to meet a specific set of requirements. More on the UCT below.
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Hull Design

In conventional trim, the 36 Courageous is a rugged and reliable workboat platform well suited for law enforcement, fire rescue response, towing, hauling, or any other application where a large workspace and ample payload capacity are key considerations. Metal Shark offers Courageous workboat models in sides from 36’ down to 21’. Other sizes, configurations, and options not shown are also available. Courageous models feature a deep bow with sharp forward entry and prominent bow flare to assure a smooth, dry ride in a wide range of conditions. Multiple propulsion types are available.

Deck Layout

In a conventional layout, the 36 Courageous receives a center console with integrated aluminum T-top. However, the vessel may be configured with a walk-through pilothouse as shown here. In any configuration, the 36 Courageous boasts a massive cockpit, making it an ideal workboat platform. The vessel may be fully customized to suit an incredibly wide range of mission profiles including fire rescue, water ambulance, law enforcement, and commercial workboat. The vessel may be configured as a landing craft with full width bow door and massive integrated folding bow ramp.

Underwater Construction Tender

Metal Shark was contracted by the US Navy to build a fleet of Underwater Construction Tenders (UCTs). Based on the proven Courageous platform, the UCT was Metal Shark’s winning solution to an incredibly demanding set of mission requirements. The UCT features a forward hydraulic-actuated A-frame and large bow door, with a second hoisting A-frame aft. The vessel features an onboard generator and robust electrical delivery system allowing simultaneous use of both forward and aft A-frames.

For all-weather operation, Metal Shark equipped the UCT with a three-sided helm enclosure which quickly folds down so that the UCT may be transported via C-130 aircraft. Large port and starboard aft cockpit dive doors facilitate water access and retrieval operations, and shock mitigating cockpit floor panels are easily removed to reveal an in-floor Versa-Track modular component system designed to accommodate removable dive tank modules, welding units, or aluminum tool boxes. An aft deck overhang provides maximum deck space while at the same time providing protections for the vessel’s twin outboard engines.
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