MN 100: Metal Shark Aluminum Boats
6814 East Admiral Doyle Drive
Jeanerette, LA 70544
Owner: Jimmy Gravois
President: Christopher Allard
Number of Employees: 160
Established in 1986, Gravois Aluminum Boats and its government/commercial entity Metal Shark Boats are leading suppliers of welded aluminum boats for defense, law enforcement, and commercial entities. Customers include the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Air Force, the militaries of partner nations worldwide, and a growing list of state and local law enforcement agencies.
Metal Shark has entered the shipbuilding sector with a new 25-acre shipyard, maintaining in excess of 110,000 SF of combined manufacturing space (both yards), and a full slate of new builds underway. In addition to its established offerings of aluminum vessels, Metal Shark now produces custom passenger ferry, fast crew, utility, and pilot boat vessels up to 250’ LOA. Metal Shark maintains its own staff of in-house naval architects. Vessels may be customized to suit any applicable requirement.
(As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)