METAL SHARK BOATS

Franklin LA

Most recent update:  January 11, 2021.

Metal Shark Boats is an offshoot of Gravois Aluminum Boats, which was established by Jimmy Gravois in Jeanerette LA in 1983.  In 2003 Gravois was persuaded by American Marine Holdings, (AMH), to make the leap into the government market and formed Metal Shark Boats for this purpose.  In 2014, they built a wholly new yard on the Charenton Canal in Franklin for the construction of larger boats, leaving the Jeanerette facility for the smaller ones, which are too small and too numerous to be listed here.  In June 2018 they bought a competitor, Horizon Shipbuilding, which has been renamed as their Alabama division.  Visit the company at www.metalsharkboats.com and see the Franklin yard from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to or otherwise improve the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com.
Hull # O.N. Original Name/Number Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
Built for Hornblower New York
HB 101 1276623 Waves of Wonder HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 17-May-17 Active
HB 102 1276622 Sunset Crossing HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 17-May-17 Active
HB 103 1277575 Happy Hauler HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 17-May-17 Active
HB 104 1277576 Great Eagle HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 17-May-17 Active
HB 105 1278314 Owls Head HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 17-May-17 Active
HB 106 1278313 Munsee HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 1-Jun-17 Active
 HB 107 1284285 HB107 HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 7-Mar-18 Active
HB 108 1286501 Ocean Queen Rockstar HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 28-Jun-18 Active
 HB 109 1287900 Seas the Day HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 10-Aug-18 Active
HB 110 1288504 Golden Narrows HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 18-Oct-18 Active
HB 111 1288464 Rainbow Cruise HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 27-Nov-18 Active
HB 112 1292996 Unity HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 25-Mar-19 Active
HB 113 1292999 Traversity HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 15-Apr-19 Active
HB 114 1293319 Jewel of the Harbor HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 12-Jun-19 Active
HB 115 1293320 HB 115 HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 19-May-19 Active
HB 90 1292832 H90 HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 8-Aug-19 Active
HB 119 1300153 HB 119 HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 9-Mar-20 Active
HB 120 1300848 HB 120 HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 24-Mar-20 Active
HB 121 1302969 Cyclone Shark HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 13-May-20 Active
HB 122 1302970 Tooth Ferry HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 4-Aug-20 Active
HB 123 1302971 Time Traveler HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 23-Nov-20 Active
Built for Other Clients (in order of delivery date)
45-P-01 1258974 Timucua Canaveral Pilots Assn. Pilot Boat 16 45 12-Jan-15 Active
75-E-02 1259474 Aqueos Splash Aqueos Corp. Dive Support Vessel 83 75 17-Apr-15 Later stretched to 165', active
50-D-02 1267688 Authority I Plaquemines Port Fire Boat 51 55 25-May-15 Active
50-D-01 1267678 Authority II Plaquemines Port Fire Boat 51 55 12-Jun-15 Active
    Nathan Folse Port of South LA Fire Boat   75 12-Oct-15 Active
40-G-01 1267601 Flying Hub II Hubbard's Marina Excursion Boat 18 40 1-Jul-16 Active
    GDFS 1033 Guyanan Coast Guard Patrol Boat   38 29-Mar-17 Active
    GDFS 1034 Guyanan Coast Guard Patrol Boat   38 29-Mar-17 Active
    CSB 701 to 706 Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45 24-May-17 6 boats, active
90-P-01 1280857 Potomac Taxi I Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 29-Sep-17 Active
90-P-02 1280863 Potomac Taxi II Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 29-Sep-17 Active
90-P-03 1280800 Potomac Taxi III Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 26-Feb-18 Active
    CSB 707 to 712 Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45 28-Mar-18 6 boats, active
70-P-05 1282463 Fire Island Seahorse Beachcomber Freight Freight Boat 63 67 30-Mar-18 Active
90-P-04 1280799 Potomac Taxi IV Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 3-Apr-18 Active
105-P-01 1286684 RTA 1 New Orleans RTA Passenger Ferry 95 105 12-Jun-18 Active
45-D-11 1288163 George Freeman Virgin I. Port Authority Pilot Boat 33 45 5-Jul-18 Active
105-P-02 1290301 RTA 2 New Orleans RTA Passenger Ferry 95 105 3-Oct-18 Active
40-G-02 1293236 Lady Brett Pure Florida Charters Passenger 16 40 21-Mar-19 Now Sea Flight
64-D-02 1292283 Brazos Pilot Brazos Pilots Ass'n. Pilot Boat 65 64 28-Mar-19 Active
    CSB 713 to 718 Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45 1-Apr-19 6 boats, active
38-D-72 1300804 Q6   Recreational 11 48 2-Jun-19 Active
38-D-64 1293685 C-Interceptor   Unclassified 34 42 5-Jun-19 Active
45-D-31 1299009 Jet 1 Belle Chasse Marine Tptn. Pilot Boat 11 46 6-Nov-19 Active
45-D-32 1299483 Jet 2 Belle Chasse Marine Tptn. Pilot Boat 11 46 7-Nov-19 Active
  Dom. Rep. Betelgeuse (GC 102) U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   87 21-Aug-20 Active
158-E-77 1294227 Magnet George Wallner Exp. Cat. Yacht 378 158 3-Nov-20 Active
      Philippine Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45   Building
50-D-   FB-21 Miami Dade Fire Dept. Fire Boat   50 1-Feb-21 Active
50-D-   FB-73 Miami Dade Fire Dept. Fire Boat   50 1-Feb-21 Active
50-D-   FB- Miami Dade Fire Dept. Fire Boat   50   Building
      Pascagoula Pilots Pilot Boat   55   Building
    PB(X) U.S. Navy Patrol Boat   40 2019- 50 boats
  El Salvador NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   87   Building
  Honduras NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   87   Building
  Costa Rica NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   87   Building
  Guatemala NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   87   Building
    NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   87   Up to 8 more boats