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The Metal Shark 75 Endurance is a welded aluminum pilothouse catamaran with a crew-friendly layout optimized for visibility, protection, crew movement, payload capacity, and functionality. In DSV configuration, the vessel shown here has been equipped with a full complement of highly specialized systems for mapping, inspection, and repair of subsea oil and gas pipelines using dive teams. The Metal Shark design team worked extensively with the client to create a design that mitigates inherent hazards associated with live-boating, which is the practice of utilizing a mobile, as opposed to anchored, vessel in support of dive operations. Endurance-class catamarans may be configured for a wide range of mission profiles including military command and control, law enforcement, port security, and fire rescue.
Each Metal Shark Endurance-class catamaran features a proven Metal Shark hull design that has been engineered and built to precise tolerances. To achieve its superior hull life rating of 30+ years, the vessel’s hull, deck, and pilothouse structure are composed entirely of heavy, welded plates of premium-grade 5086 aluminum alloy. The 75 Endurance features a beam of 24′ which results in tremendous stability while at rest or underway. To achieve the client’s desired 25-kt. maximum speed and 22-kt. full-load cruise speed requirements, Metal Shark equipped the DSV with twin Cat C-18 diesel inboards mated to Hamilton water jets, which assure maximum maneuverability and also diver safety. Endurance vessels may also be equipped with straight-shaft inboard or pod propulsion systems.
Like all Metal Sharks, each Endurance-class catamaran may be full customized to suit a wide array of mission requirements. The Endurance catamarans, such as the 75′ Endurance shown here, serve as ideal platforms for fire rescue missions, with fire pump package and multiple RF-controlled monitors. Metal Shark is well versed in the proper outfitting of vessels with electronics, fire fighting equipment, positive-pressure CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive) filtration systems, or any other mission-specific hardware.
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