52 Fearless Super Interceptor

Vessel Overview

LOA: 57′ 6″
BOA: 11′ 6″

The 52 Fearless Super Interceptor was developed in response to growing demand among military operators for larger and faster interdiction craft delivering greater range and better sea keeping. This ultra-high performance, offshore-capable patrol craft represents a radical leap forward while still boasting an extensively proven running surface and over a decade of parent-craft lineage. The vessel fills a niche of growing importance to military operators worldwide, setting new standards for size, speed, and capability. This imposing and capable multi-mission craft reaches top speeds in the 70-knot range and can maintain a 50-knot cruise speed for over 12 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 52 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.

Renderings of different configurations are shown on this page but do not reflect all available options. For detailed specifications or for more information on the wide range of options available, contact us today.

Ultra-High Performance Hull Design

The 52 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. 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 twin 1,650-horsepower MAN 12-cylinder diesel inboard engines mated to Arneson ASD14 surface drives via ZF transmissions, the Super Interceptor reaches top in the 70-knot range. The vessel’s flexible configuration allows for a maximum fuel capacity of 1,000 gallons, resulting in an incredible 12.5 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. Multiple configurations are offered to accommodate the widest possible range of mission profiles. Key configuration options include open bow or forward cabin, and center console or enclosed pilothouse with or without ballistic protection. A 52 Fearless Super Interceptor with center console and closed foredeck is shown here. Regardless of configuration, the 52 Fearless Super Interceptor features modern, crew-friendly appointments designed for safety and ease of operation. An expansive, obstruction-free, non-skid cockpit floor facilitates crew movement around the vessel. All hatches are vented and weather-proof, grab handles are ideally placed, and low-level LED pathway lighting proves helpful during night missions.

Crew Accommodations

Like all Metal Sharks, the 52 Fearless Super Interceptor may be optimized to suit unique 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. Shown here, a Super Interceptor has been configured with a center console arrangement featuring seating for six crew in Shockwave shock-mitigating seats beneath an integrated aluminum hard top. The seats include a four-point harness, footrest, and hand grips for crew safety. Bulkhead-mounted seats allow for integrated and secure storage for weapons and/or equipment, and this vessel may be be configured to accommodate the complete range of available weapons systems. Metal Shark works closely with end users to fully optimize each vessel for its intended mission.

An Intimidating Presence

The 52 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 57′ 6″(17.5 m), a beam of over 11’ (3.5 m) and an operational displacement of up to eight tons, the 52 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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