Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC (Metalshark) has been awarded a contract to design and build 50 patrol boats for US Navy


Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC has been awarded a contract worth $29.83m to design and build patrol boats for the US Naval Expeditionary Combat Command.

That will pay for engineering, design, data rights to the design, and 11 boats.

The Pentagon says options in the contract with Metal Shark could bring the total value to $90 million.

The work will be done at the Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC boatyard in Jeanerette.

According to the Pentagon’s daily list of contracts, Gravois, doing business as Metal Shark, was among seven bidders for the contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command.

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