Metal Shark Delivers 30th Passenger Vessel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 25, 2019

  • Photo courtesy of Metal Shark
  • Chris Allard, Metal Shark CEO
  • Photo courtesy of Metal Shark Photo courtesy of Metal Shark
  • Chris Allard, Metal Shark CEO Chris Allard, Metal Shark CEO

USA shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered its 30th passenger vessel since June of 2017. 

Built at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard, the newest ferry delivery, a 97-foot, 350-passenger, USCG Subchapter “K,” welded-aluminum, high-speed, low-wake catamaran, was handed off to its operator last week and will soon enter service.

“To achieve this extraordinarily high volume production of passenger vessels, we adapted and incorporated the now-proven serialized production methods that we initially developed to build patrol boat fleets for the US military,” explained Metal Shark CEO Chris Allard.

In the past three years, passenger vessels built by Metal Shark have been delivered to Washington DC, Florida, New Orleans, and multiple operators in the state of New York.


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