Metal Shark Delivers Anti-Piracy Boat

Metal Shark Boats has completed delivery of a security, patrol, and anti-piracy vessel for Atlantic Methanol Production Company’s operations in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The boat is a derivative of Metal Shark’s 38 Defiant, a platform already in use as a U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, law enforcement, and commercial vessel.
“Metal Shark’s capabilities extend far beyond the traditional patrol vessel, and the extensive customization of this boat underscores our capability to build our platforms to meet any security or government need,” said Dean Jones, National Sales Manager, Metal Shark Boats.
Versatility Redefined
Powered by twin 380-horsepower (hp) Yanmar diesel engines and maneuvered with Konrad 520 outdrives, Atlantic Methanol’s Defiant intercepts would-be threats at top speeds of 35-plus knots. The craft’s extensive electronics array includes a FLIR Voyager gyro-stabilized infrared camera, dual Furuno NavNet 3D radar screens with camera-recording integration, departmental programmable radio, and a full engine diagnostics gauge package. A co-pilot’s full set of throttle and shift controls provides unrivaled control of the vessel, while the extended cabin features shock mitigating seats, anti-fatigue flooring, acoustic noise-attenuating material, and sliding side-access doors with overhead spotter windows. Twin engine-driven air conditioning units provide ample cooling capacity, and a full head, sink, coffee maker, and berth resting area allow for enhanced crew comfort.
In addition to its unparalleled build quality, Atlantic Methanol’s 38 Defiant boasts an impressive array of standard features, including:
Heavy-duty welded aluminum hull,
Integrated foam fendering system,
Foam floatation belowdecks and in gunwales,
300-gallon baffled aluminum fuel tank,
Two helm seats with dual controls,
and two 2000 gallon-per-hour bilge pumps with auto/manual control
Specifications LOA: 38′ 2″ Beam: 11′ 5″ (with collar) Draft: 2′ 6″ Fuel Capacity: 300 gallons Dry Weight: 12,000 lbs Max HP: 900 hp
Metal Shark sells directly to qualified government and commercial organizations , and custom-builds all boats to mission specifications. Metal Shark products are also available for purchase using General Service Administration (GSA) Supply Schedule 084 . GSA pricing is also available to State, County, and Municipal agencies qualifying under the 1122 Counterdrug Program.
A subsidiary of Gravois Aluminum Boats, LLC, Metal Shark offers a dependable lineup of CBRN, law enforcement, military, fire/rescue, and commercial vessels ranging from 16 to 65 feet. Metal Shark’s all-aluminum construction provides a solid, durable, and low-maintenance platform built to withstand extreme conditions, harsh environments, and years of abuse.
By Professional Mariner Staff