Metal Shark delivers 47-foot launch to Oregon operator

Anchorage Launch Services of Portland, Ore., has taken delivery of a versatile 47-foot Triumph VII from Metal Shark.  

The welded aluminum vessel, outfitted for pilot transfers and other launch services, was built to Metal Shark’s 45 Defiant platform at the company’s Jeanerette, La., shipyard. 

Triumph VII is powered by two 705-hp Cummins QSM11 diesel engines paired to Hamilton HJ-364 waterjets through Twin Disc gears. It cruises at more than 30 knots and has a top speed exceeding 40 knots. Electrical power will come from a single Kohler genset. 

“Our captains, crew, and passengers have all been very impressed with the capabilities of our new vessel,” Alex Scott, COO of Anchorage Launch, said in a statement. 

“With an extra emphasis on safety, performance, and passenger accommodations, it is clear that Metal Shark paid close attention to the details. The bar has been raised, and our local market is busy taking notes,” he continued. 

Triumph VII is equipped with myriad safety features. These include flat, non-skid decks running from bow to stern, an integrated swim platform and dive ladder, a removable davit on the aft deck and safety rails placed strategically on the vessel, Metal Shark said in a news release. 

Other features on the launch include a Furuno multifunction display with integrated GPS, radar and depth sounder, FLIR thermal imaging system and Icom VHF radios. 

The interior has UES seating above deck, while below it is equipped with an enclosed head, dinette and galley. The vessel also has a push knee on the bow and rugged fendering to protect the hull when working alongside a ship.