Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette and Franklin LA

Most recent update:  December 26, 2018.


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, most of 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 at Jeanerette
    TANB U.S. Coast Guard Trailerable ATON Boat   27 2007-20?? 100 boats
    SPCW U.S. Coast Guard SP Craft - Shallow Water   25 2008-20?? 90 boats
      Ramsey County Sheriff Patrol Boat   24 2010 Active
      Virginia Beach Port Auth. Fire Boat   24 2010 Active
  801-807 FP-S U.S. Navy Bahrain Force Prot'n Boat - Small   27 2010 7 boats, active
  Eq. Guinea   Atlantic Methanol Patrol Boat   38 2011 Active
      Pendleton KY Fire/Rescue Boat   21 2011 Active
40-004 1235756 The Violator Black Elk Energy Recreational 18 44 2011 Active
      Tampa Police Dept. Patrol Boat   35 2012 Active
28-005 1279299 Marine 1   Unclassified 7 28 2012 Active
    RB-S U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat - Small   29 2012-20?? 500 boats
27-011 1283442 Unicorn   Recreational 6 29 2013 Active
38-014 1237674 Round Island Pilot III, Inc. Passenger 17 38 2014 Active
30-002 1256652 Blu J Richard A. Kohut Recreational 10 32 2014 Active
40-005 1263255 Lone Star The Berry Co. Recreational 18 41 2014 Active
28-018 1267434 Sandpiper New York City Unclassified 6 32 2014 Active
    FPB(M) U.S. Navy Fleet Protection Boat   32 2014-20?? 160 boats
    OSRV U.S. Navy Oil Spill Response Boat   27 2014-20?? 12 boats
    HSMST U.S. Navy Target Boat   26 2014-20?? 350 boats
      Iona-McGregor FD Fire Boat   32 2015 Active
      Massachusetts State Police Patrol Boat   26 2015 Active
      Tammany Parish Sheriff Patrol Boat   38 2015 Active
      Florida F. & W. Patrol Boat   40 2015 Active
    RHIB U.S. Navy RHIB   23 2016-20?? ?? boats
      West Manatee FL Fire Boat   28 2016 Active
      Miami Beach FL Fire Boat   28 2016 Active
      Harrod's Creek FL Fire Boat   38 2016 Active
      Larimer County DNR Patrol Boat   21 2016 Active
      Langley AFB Patrol Boat   24 2016 Active
      Michigan DNR Patrol Boat   25 2016 Active
      Florida F. & W. Patrol Boat   28 2016 Active
      Nat. Parks Service Patrol Boat   32 2016 Active
      Puerto Rico Police Patrol Boat   36 2017 3 boats
      Puerto Rico Police Patrol Boat   35 2018 Active
      Virgin I. Port Authority Port Security Boat   32 2018 Active
      Dutch Carib. Coast Guard Patrol Boat   38 10-May-18 4 boats, active
      Dutch Carib. Coast Guard Patrol Boat   38 2019 8 boats, building
      Colombian National Police Patrol Boat   33   12 boats
    PB(X) U.S. Navy Patrol Boat   40 2019- 50 boats
Built at Franklin
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-01 1267678 Authority II Plaquemines Port Fire Boat 51 55 12-Jun-15 Active
50-D-02 1267688 Authority I Plaquemines Port Fire Boat 51 55 25-May-15 Active
    Nathan Folse Port of South LA Police 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 2017 Active
    GDFS 1034 Guyanan Coast Guard Patrol Boat   38 2017 Active
    CSB 701 to 706 Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45 24-May-17 Active
    CSB 707 to 712 Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45 28-Mar-18 Active
    CSB 713 to 718 Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45 2019 Building
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 Musea HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 1-Jun-17 Active
 HB 107 1284285 HB 107 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   Starlight HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 2019 Building
HB 113   The Jewel of the Harbor HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 2019 Building
HB 114   Spring Mallard HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 2019 Building
HB 115     HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 2019 Building
HB 214     HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 90 85 2019 Building
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
90-P-04 1280799 Potomac Taxi IV Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 3-Apr-18 Active
70-P-05 1282463 Fire Island Seahorse Beachcomber Freight Freight Boat 63 67 30-Mar-18 Active
45-D-11 1288163 George Freeman Virgin I. Port Authority Pilot Boat 33 45 5-Jul-18 Active
105-01 1286684 RTA 1 New Orleans RTA Passenger Ferry 95 105 12-Jun-18 Active
105-02 1290301 RTA 2 New Orleans RTA Passenger Ferry 95 105 3-Oct-18 Active
40-G-02   Lady Brett   Passenger 18 43 2018 Building
    Brazos Pilot Brazos Pilots Ass'n. Pilot Boat   64 2018 Building
    M-48   Exp. Cat. Yacht   160 2019 Building
      Philippine Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45   Building
  Dom. Rep. NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   85 2019- Building
  El Salvador NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   85 2019- Building
  Honduras NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   85 2019- Building
  Costa Rica NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   85 2019- Building
  Guatemala NCPV U.S. Navy FMS Sales Near Coastal Patrol Vessel   85 2019- Building