There are other specialty yacht builders out there, but how many of them are on the Pentagon’s speed-dial list?
Metal Shark is a diversified shipbuilder specializing in the design and construction of custom welded aluminum vessels for defense, law enforcement, and commercial operators. Our key customers include the United States Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and over 50 allied partner military organizations worldwide. Today, there are nearly 1,000 Metal Shark military vessels deployed worldwide – with nearly 200 more entering service each year.
To accomplish this, Metal Shark has established an engineering-centric approach that utilizes 100% digital design, cutting, and plate aluminum bending for rapid and precise assembly.
For each yacht build, Metal Shark dedicates a team of project managers and project engineers to eliminate shop-floor engineering. Due to its high-volume production rate, Metal Shark enjoys unmatched economies of scale. The company leverages this strength to its customers’ advantage. Robust scheduling management tools assure on-time completion, and fully transparent QA systems developed in concert with US Military inspection teams yield “mil-spec” quality, and the extensive use of jigs and fixtures guarantees consistent, repeatable results that cannot be matched by many yards.