Vessel Refit, Repair, and Conversion

Metal Shark – Alabama: The Perfect Location for Your Next Project


Metal Shark’s 35-acre Alabama shipyard offers vessel maintenance, repair, refurbishment, and conversion services for government, commercial, and recreational operators, delivering top-quality work along with some of the most competitive labor rates in the nation. Our fully equipped, self-contained shipyard serves as a “one stop shop,” simplifying logistics and scheduling for even the most complex jobs. Metal Shark’s skilled technicians are experts in virtually all aspects of ship construction and repair, including design, fabrication (in aluminum, steel, and composite), piping, electrical, machinery, blasting, and painting.

Specialists in All Aspects of Vessel Repair and Conversion


From engines to electronics, Metal Shark works with virtually all leading OEMs and can quickly eliminate the guesswork of conversions and upgrades. As an industry-leading designer and builder of aluminum, steel, and composite vessels, there is no structural work beyond our in-house capability. More than just another shipyard, this facility – and its customers – are supported by Metal Shark’s vast resources and military-proven project management systems. With a 660-ton Marine Travelift, crane service, and acres of secure vessel storage space, Metal Shark possesses the capacity, the experience, and the know-how to handle multiple simultaneous jobs, delivering military-grade quality and on-time results for guaranteed customer satisfaction. 

Services include:

  • Conversions: lengthening, strengthening, repowering, and service life extensions
  • Haul in / Haul Out via crane or 660-ton Marine Travelift for surveys, storage, or repair work
  • Blasting, bottom paint, and hull/superstructure paint
  • Electrical work: repairs and upgrades
  • Engine repairs, rebuilds, and replacements
  • Generator repair or replacement
  • High-pressure washing
  • HVAC repair or replacement
  • Interior carpentry, replacement, and upgrades
  • Prop and shaft work
  • Structural repairs or upgrades
  • Yacht repairs, renovations, and upgrades
  • Experience in all aspects of vessel repair

Time is Money. Quality Matters. Trust an Industry Leader.


Metal Shark understands that the longer a vessel is out of service, the more revenue that is lost by the operator. Our experienced and skilled refit/repair/conversion teams take pride in meeting commitments safely and reliably, to finish each job on time. Our shipyard customers benefit from the strength of a strong, independent, engineering-centric and quality-focused company with a total workforce over 500 strong.  With its robust project management tools, formidable engineering power, and military-honed quality assurance systems, Metal Shark employs its resources to assure high quality, on-time deliveries, putting our refit, repair, and conversion customers back on the water – and back in business – as soon as practically possible. Metal Shark’s resources are unmatched within the industry. Put them to work for you!

To speak with a member of our sales team regarding your repair/refit/conversion project, Contact Us today.