45 Fearless Super Interceptor

Vessel Overview

LOA: 45′
BOA: 11″ 6″

Metal Shark’s Fearless Super Interceptor Series was developed in response to growing demand among military operators for larger and faster interdiction craft delivering greater range and better sea keeping. The high performance 45 Fearless Super Interceptor represents a radical leap forward while still boasting an extensively proven running surface and over a decade of parent-craft lineage. No-nonsense, rugged, and blazing fast, this imposing multi-mission craft reaches top speeds in the 70-knot range and may be configured to maintain a 50-knot cruise speed for over eight hours.  A custom-configurable platform designed for missions ranging from counter narcotics to the protection of exclusive economic zones and other related maritime enforcement activities, the 45 Fearless Super Interceptor is available in multiple pre-engineered configurations with various options for propulsion, layout, and equipment. Read on, and learn more about this game-changing offshore interceptor.

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Ultra-High Performance Hull Design

The 45 Fearless Super Interceptor is a highly optimized version of Metal Shark’s Fearless high-performance platform, utilizing the proven Stepped Vee, Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) running surface designed by naval architect Michael Peters. Metal Shark’s Fearless-class stepped bottom vessels are currently in service with the US Navy, NOAA, and multiple law enforcement agencies and foreign militaries. Digitally designed, router-cut, and precision-welded, the Fearless hull is composed of beefy plates of premium 5086 aluminum alloy for unmatched durability. Powered by quad outboard engines and up to 1,600 total horsepower, the 45 Fearless Super Interceptor reaches top in the 70-knot range. Configured for maximum range, the vessel delivers over 15 hours endurance at 50 knots.

Custom-Configurable Deck Layout

The Fearless Super Interceptor platform was developed with a crew-centric design focus honed over the delivery of 1,000+ Metal Shark vessels to military operators worldwide. To accommodate the widest possible range of missions, multiple configurations are offered including open bow or forward cabin, and center console or enclosed pilothouse. The vessel shown here is a closed-bow center console with shock-mitigating seating for a crew of eight. Regardless of configuration, the 45 Fearless Super Interceptor features modern, crew-friendly appointments designed for safety and ease of operation. Ballistic protection is available, and the vessel may be configured to carry the full range of remote-operated and crew-served weapons.

Crew Accommodations

Like all Metal Sharks, the 45 Fearless Super Interceptor may be optimized to meet client requirements. Number and type of seats and work stations, electronics and comms equipment, and provisions for armament and storage are all designed to suit. Here is a detail view of the crew seating area on a 45 Fearless Super Interceptor configured with shock-mitigated seating for eight beneath an extended aluminum hard top. The seats include a four-point harness with adjustable armrests and drop-out bottoms. A navigation/comms station has been provided for every seat. The vessel may be configured with adjustable, removable ballistic panels for additional crew protection from small arms fire. Metal Shark works closely with end users to fully optimize each vessel for its intended mission.

An Intimidating Presence

The 45 Fearless Super Interceptor satisfies the visual deterrent requirements of today’s military forces with a futuristic design featuring a chiseled and menacing profile and unique faceted hull. Unlike other available welded-aluminum patrol boat offerings, which are hard to distinguish from a commercial work boat or even a private recreational vessel, this patrol craft is immediately and unmistakably identifiable as a no-nonsense military machine. With an overall length of 45′ and a beam of nearly 12′, the 45 Fearless Super Interceptor is large, imposing, and flaunts its unmatched capability, sending a clear signal that it is ready to respond to any hostile threat with unmatched speed and overwhelming force.

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