Metal Shark Boats, Franklin LA

Most recent update:  July 31, 2018.


MetalShark Boats is an offshoot of Gravois Aluminum Boats, which was established by Jimmy Gravois in Jeanerette LA, in 1983 and which is a major producer of small aluminum boats.  In 2003 they were 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 Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
  1259474 Aqueos Splash Aqueos Corp. Dive Support Vsl. 83 75 17-Apr-15 Active
  1267688 Authority I Plaquemines Port Fire Boat 51 57 25-May-15 Active
  1267678 Authority II Plaquemines Port Fire Boat 51 57 12-Jun-15 Active
      Port of South LA Police Boat   75 12-Oct-15 Active
    6 boats Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45 24-May-17 Active
    6 boats Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45 28-Mar-18 Active
    ? boats Vietnam Coast Guard Patrol Boat   45   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 ? 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 122 97 2018 Building
HB 110 1288504 Golden Narrows HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 2018 Building
HB 111 1288464 Rainbow Cruise HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 2018 Building
HB 112   McShiny HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 2019 Building
HB 113     HNY Ferry Fleet Passenger Ferry 93 95 2019 Building
P-01 1280857 Potomac Taxi I Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 29-Sep-17 Active
P-02 1280863 Potomac Taxi II Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 29-Sep-17 Active
P-03 1280800 Potomac Taxi III Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 26-Feb-18 Active
P-04 1280799 Potomac Taxi IV Potomac River Boats Passenger Ferry 61 88 3-Apr-18 Active
      Brazos Pilots Ass'n. Pilot Boat   45 2018 Building
  1286684 RTA 1 New Orleans RTA Passenger Ferry 95 105 12-Jun-18 Active
    RTA 2 New Orleans RTA Passenger Ferry 95 105 2019 Building
      FMS Sales NCPV (Defiant)   85   13 boats