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Salvage & Spill Response
MARITIME SECURITY “You’ll see evolutionary enhancements throughout, from our 360-degree pilothouse glass that greatly improves visibility, to many designed-in, as opposed to bolted-on, mission speci? c features. Probably the biggest takeaway expressed by customers who have been aboard is that this is a very crew friendly design that manages to incorporate multiple complex systems in a way that makes them easy to use.” – Josh Stickles, Metal Shark’s Director of Marketing ticular vessel, the customer was look- “You’ll see evolutionary enhance- in a way that makes them easy to use.” ing for enhanced stability at slow and ments throughout, from our 360-de- Already a key supplier to the U.S. fast speeds, a hull shape that mitigates gree pilothouse glass that greatly im- Coast Guard, Metal Shark also offers wake size as much as possible, maxi- proves visibility, to many designed-in, armor as an option. Stickles says that mum working space on deck, and as opposed to bolted-on, mission the Command and Control aspect ample crew quarters below.” speci? c features. Probably the biggest adds another level of capability and
Also according to Stickles, the boat’s takeaway expressed by customers who makes perfect sense for municipali- 6,000 total gpm pumping capacity is have been aboard is that this is a very ties looking to get the most use out impressive, but it was also matched crew friendly design that manages to of their vessel. Or, in other words, big to their customer’s requirements. He incorporate multiple complex systems bang for the buck. added, “We can easily offer higher or lower capacity solutions depending on what the customer wants.” Beyond that, the boat can continue to pump water and maintain steerage if it drops an engine because the ? re pump en- gines are independent of the propul- sion engines. Not every ? reboat can boast that metric.
With a hull draft of just 50 inches, the vessel is speci? cally designed for riverine and shallow draft operations.
And Stickles insists, “It has a shallow- er draft than most vessels of this size and weight. For customers requiring something even shallower, the vessel may be equipped with water jets.” Ac- cording to Stickles, the type selected will depend on the needs and wants of each customer.”
Stickles had a hard time distilling the merits of his newbuild offering down to a single innovation. We asked him to do so, nevertheless. He replied, 35MN www.marinelink.com
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