Metal Shark is a key supplier of custom-built boats for state, local, and municipal law enforcement agencies, with a continually growing list of operators. Known for their advanced, crew-friendly designs, Metal Shark LE boats can be found patrolling Long Island Sound, New York Harbor, Cape May, Boston Harbor, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, Los Angeles and Long Beach, San Diego, Biscayne Bay, Tampa Bay, and all across Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast.
Metal Shark law enforcement boats are designed to perform safely and efficiently with military-spec construction, globally-proven durability, and a focus on simplified maintenance to assure the longest possible vessel service life.
Metal Shark’s industry-leading designs offer the latest advancements in crew comfort, efficiency, operability, and safety. One example of Metal Shark’s innovation is our signature pillarless glass pilothouse. This design significantly enhances the view from the helm by reducing the dangerous blind spots commonly found on conventional pilothouse vessels. Pillarless glass technology, proven extensively on Metal Shark’s military and law enforcement patrol boats, increases visibility and awareness. Law enforcement officers and other first responders appreciate the near 360-degree view from a Metal Shark pilothouse, especially while operating during night missions or other periods of reduced visibility. Whether the mission calls for shock mitigating seating, crew communication systems, FLIR thermal imaging cameras, secure gun lockers, command and control systems, or CBRNE crew protection systems, Metal Shark is adept at seamlessly integrating the latest in LE equipment. Metal Sharks may be fitted with durable Wing collars for maximum impact resistance, while well-designed and conveniently placed dive reliefs and dive doors to facilitate water access. In addition to its LE offerings, Metal Shark also offers a full range of boats built for Fire Rescue .
Metal Shark knows that each agency’s area of responsibility presents unique challenges. With our wide range of offerings we can capably accommodate them all. Our talented in-house team of naval architects works directly with agencies to tailor each Metal Shark law enforcement vessel to meet the challenges and demands of its intended operating environment. We work with all major marine industry and emergency response OEMs and offer many equipment choices. Instead of taking a “one size fits all” approach, the seating type, layout, and equipment lists of each Metal Shark fireboat are configured per customer spec. We invite you to contact us today to begin the process of designing a Metal Shark law enforcement boat for your team.
Metal Shark sells directly to U.S. federal, state, local, and municipal agencies and welcomes inquiries from outside the U.S. as well. For qualified US federal government agencies, Metal Shark products are available for purchasing utilizing General Service Administration (GSA) Supply Schedule 084. Our GSA pricing may also be utilized by state, county, and municipal agencies that qualify under the 1122 Counterdrug Program. Metal Shark’s sales staff is adept at helping law enforcement agencies navigate GSA pricing and federal grant processes. We invite you to contact us today to begin the process of designing a Metal Shark for your team.