High-Speed Aluminum Fireboats

MetalCraft Marine designs and manufactures high speed aluminum fireboats and patrol boats.

We custom design and manufacture all our fire and rescue vessels to meet the specific needs of each customer.

The William M. Feehan. This is hull number 600 built by MetalCraft Marine.

FireStorm 70
New York City Fire Department
Max speed41 knots
L.O.A.66'5"
B.O.A.18'4"
Draft40"
Pumps2x Darley 3000 GPM
C-9 Caterpillar @ 510 hp dedicated to fire pump
Discharges2 Storz
Flow7,000 GPM
MonitorsStang 6000 GPM - main
2x Elkhart Remote 2000 GPM
2x Elkhart Manual 2000 GPM
Engines3x Caterpillar C-18's @1150 HP each.
Jets3x Hamilton Jet 403

Tampa Fire/Rescue

FireStorm 70
Tampa Fire/Rescue
Max speed35 knots fully loaded
L.O.A.69'2"
B.O.A.22'10"
Draft34"
Pumps2x Hale RME's
2 x 8 FKF
Flow12,000 GPM
Monitors1x Remote Stang
2x remote Elkharts
2x manual Elkharts
EnginesQuad Iveco C-13- 825 HP
JetsQuad Hamilton 364

Alexandria VA Fire Department

FireStorm 50
Alexandria VA Fire Department
Max speed44 Knots
L.O.A.50
B.O.A.15' 10"
Weight45000 lbs
Horsepower1830 hp.
Pumps2 Hale 3500
Dischargesfour monitors
Four 5" Stortz
Flow7,400 GPM
EnginesTwo CAT [email protected]
JetsTwo Rolls Royce FF 37
Other6'5" head room in galley birth area; Exceeds ABS structure; 100 g Fire Fighting Foam; Water level recovery deck; Patient care berth; 13.5 kW gensets; Heated front windshields; Galley includes fridge with freezer, microwave; Head with sink; Breathable air and patient Oxygen; Air conditioned throughout; Hull Strakes; Pushknee; Lifting eyes; Electric tinting overhead windows; Vector joystick controls; Aft helm; Furuno electronics; FLIR camera.

Camden Fire Department

FireStorm 50
Camden Fire Department
Max speed44 Knots
L.O.A.50' 5"
B.O.A.16' 8"
Weight52000 lbs
Horsepower2250 hp.
Pumps3 Hale
Dischargesfive monitors
2 LDH
Flow11,000 GPM
Engines3 Iveco
JetsTriple Hamilton 364 jets
OtherCBRNE
Command & Control platform capabilities
Ice belt
FLIR thermal imaging

Miami-Dade County, FL

FireStorm 50
Miami-Dade County, FL
Max speed38 Knots fully loaded
L.O.A.50' flush deck
B.O.A.15' 10"
Draft25"
Pumps2 @ 3000 GPM Hale
Flow6665 GPM
Monitors2x Elkhart 8394 remote and manual
EnginesTwin Cat C18, 885 HP each
JetsTwin Hamilton 364

Portsmouth FD, Portsmouth, VA

FireStorm 46/48
Portsmouth FD, Portsmouth, VA
Max speed42 MPH estimate
L.O.A.47'
B.O.A.12' 6"
Draft27"
NFPAClass B*
PumpsTwin Darley @ 1750 GPM
MonitorsTwin Akron Conquest 3679 (bow & cabin top)
two stern 2-1/2 inch handlines
EnginesTwin Cat C-12's 660 HP Diesels
JetsHamilton 322

Anne Arundel County FD

FireStorm 40
Anne Arundel County FD
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.43'1"
B.O.A.14' 4"
NFPAClass B*
Pumpstwo 1000 GPM Darley
Flow2850 GPM (2 monitors and 2 handlines)
MonitorsAkron 3679 Conquest
Akron 3471 Gemini
EnginesTwin Cummins, 585 HP ea.
JetsHamilton 322

Broward County Sheriff's Office

FireStorm 40
Broward County Sheriff's Office
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.43'1"
B.O.A.14' 4"
Draft2'5"
NFPAClass B*
Pumps2 Darley 1250 GPM
Flow3109 GPM (4 of 4 monitors)
MonitorsElkhart
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesels QSM 11
JetsHamilton 322

Nashville Fire Department

FireStorm 40
Nashville Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.43'1"
B.O.A.14' 4"
Draft2'5"
NFPAClass C*
Pumps2 Darley 1000 GPM
Flow2900 GPM
MonitorsAkron
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesels QSM 11
JetsHamilton 322

North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue

FireStorm 36
North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue
Max speed38 Knots
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
PumpsTwin Hale DSD Pumps
Flow4700 GPM
Engines(2) Cummins [email protected]
Jets(2) Hamilton 322
Other6’ 5” head room in cuddy; ABS Hull structure; FLIR Voyager III; 500 LB davit w electric winch; Ice belt; Water level recovery deck; CBRNE Pressurized cabin and AREAray CBRNE detection ; Gilman Foam Collar; Water Curtain for vessel protection; Furuno 3D Navigation system.

Canaveral Port Authority, FL

FireStorm 36
Canaveral Port Authority, FL
Max speed37 Knots
L.O.A.39' 2"
B.O.A.13'
Horsepower900 hp.
PumpsDarley
Discharges4 monitors
2 LDH
Flow2,375 GPM
Engines2 Iveco
Jets2 Hamilton
OtherGlass bead finish

Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VA VFD

FireStorm 36
Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VA VFD
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley 1500 GPM
Flow2250 GPM full flow
MonitorsAkron 5378 Streammaster
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesels 430 HP 6CTA8.3
JetsHamilton 322

Miami-Dade County FL, Fire Rescue

FireStorm 36
Miami-Dade County FL, Fire Rescue
Max speed39.4 kt
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley twin 1750s
Flow4871 GPM full flow
Monitors3 electric
EnginesTwin Cummins, 8.3 L 540 HP
JetsHamilton 322
Foam70 gallon foam tank
OtherX500XP thermal camera

Clayton Fire Department, Clayton, NY

FireStorm 36
Clayton Fire Department, Clayton, NY
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley 1500 GPM
Flow2200 GPM full flow ( monitor and two hand lines)
MonitorsElkhart 5378 Streammaster
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel 430 HPQSM11 6CTA8.3
JetsHamilton 322

Fairfax County (VA) Fire Department

FireStorm 36
Fairfax County (VA) Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.39'2"
B.O.A.13'
Draft1'10"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley PSM 1750 GPM
Flow2420 GPM
MonitorsAkron
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel 6 CTA 8.3
JetsHamilton 322

Delaware City (DE) Fire Company

FireStorm 32
Delaware City (DE) Fire Company
Max speed40 Knots
L.O.A.34'
B.O.A.10' 9"
Weight16,236 lbs
Horsepower840 hp.
PumpsHale
Discharges3 monitors
1 LDH
Flow2,700 GPM
Engines2 Iveco
Jets2 Hamilton
OtherCBRNE
onboard foam deployment
Aft helm

City of Alexandria, VA Fire Department

FireStorm 32
City of Alexandria, VA Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley PSM 1500 GPM
Flow2200 GPM
MonitorsElkhart
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel D 4.2 L EI 300
JetsHamilton 241

Sausalito CA Fire Department

FireStorm 32
Sausalito CA Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsDarley PSM 1500 GPM
Flow2200 GPM
MonitorsElkhart
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel D 4.2 L EI 300
JetsHamilton 241

Osage Beach, MO Fire Department

FireStorm 32
Osage Beach, MO Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
NFPAClass C*
Pumps(rated) Darley PSM 1500 GPM
Flow2200 GPM
MonitorsAkron
EnginesTwin Cummins Diesel 4.2 300 HP
JetsHamilton 241

Seward, AK Fire Department

FireStorm 32
Seward, AK Fire Department
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
Draft1'10"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsHale 1250 GPM with Mercury V8 Engine
Flow1800 GPM
MonitorsAkron
EnginesTwin 225 HP 4 Stroke Outboards

Seward Fire Department. Seward, AK

FireStorm 30
Seward Fire Department. Seward, AK
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.33'6"
B.O.A.10'6"
Draft1'10"
NFPAClass C*
PumpsHale 1250 GPM with Mercury V8 Engine
Flow1800 GPM
MonitorsAkron
EnginesTwin 225 HP 4 Stroke Outboards

Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton Volunteer FD.

FireStorm 27
Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton Volunteer FD.
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.27'3"
B.O.A.10'8"
Draft1'10"
NFPAClass C*
Pumps1000 GPM Hale
Flow1260 GPM from main, 1600 GPM flow from two monitors
MonitorsFireFox Remote Akron Conquest
EnginesTwin Yanmar Diesels 315 HP each
JetsHamilton 322

Fire/Rescue 29

Fire/Rescue 29
Standard Configuration
Max speed40-45 mph (loaded)
L.O.A.29'
B.O.A.8'6"
Draft10"
Pumps575 GPM Darley, 64 E Marinized
Flow1260 GPM from main, 1600 GPM flow from two monitors
MonitorsElkhart Copperhead
EnginesTwin Bombardier 150 HP O/Bd/s ea.

Fire/Rescue 28

Fire/Rescue 28
Standard Configuration
Max speed42 MPH
L.O.A.28'3"
B.O.A.11'3" to 11'6"
Draft19"
Pumps1250 GPM Darley /w 4.3L Mercruiser
Flowmax flow was 1563 gpm
MonitorsElkhart Spit Fire
EnginesTwin Bombardier E-TEC Outboard 200 HP each

FireBrand 28/30

FireBrand 28/30
Standard Configuration
Max speed40 MPH
L.O.A.33'5"
B.O.A.10'1"
Draft18"
Pumps1250 GPM Darley /w 4.3L Mercruiser
Flowmax flow was 1302 gpm
MonitorsElkhart 8294 remote
EnginesTwin Bombardier 225, E-Tech Outboard, 200-250 HP

The Firestorm High Speed Aluminum Fireboat represents a new generation in fireboat technology.

It is a culmination of years of study and research into high volume pumping systems and their effects on a small boat's stability, controllability, dynamic loading and righting moments.

The Firestorm operates on the Kingston design platform. The Kingston hull form is a proprietary design that features a delta pad center planing flat which provides the additional lift required to provide a low trim angle through the pre-planing transition zone, "the hump".

Fireboats are typically 25% heavier than equivalent conventional patrol boats because they carry so much extra fire and rescue gear. This can cause the planing surface area to be very marginal or even too low to plane at all. A heavy boat with a small water plane causes exaggerated bow high planing angles and heavy loads on engines reducing longevity.

The high efficiency of the Kingston hull form offsets the Firestorm's higher weight and yields higher speeds and better fuel economy.

Many of our fireboats can be fitted wit additional fire pumps for redundancy or added fire power. Flow meter results were 2850 from 2x 1000 GPM pumps and 2200 GPM from a single 1500 GPM pump. This is due to a unique Metalcraft Marine proprietary designed sea chest. This sea chest with a large intake provides a filtered water source to the pump, and self-drains with the boat on plane.

The monitor location is central and close to the center of buoyancy of the vessel This permits the helmsman to pivot the boat around the thrust load at low rpm, not unlike a towboat.

Operators are amazed at the boat's control under full streaming at any angle. The boat's head never blows off its course.

FairFax VA MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 69 High Speed Aliminum Fireboat

FireStorm 69, Tampa, FL

Design simplicity is key to the FireStorm line's fire systems. Our vessels have fire truck-based designs and components for ease of maintenance.

Most of our fireboats are NFPA Class 'C' fireboats but can meet NFPA Class 'B' pumping requirements and in excess of their pump ratings.

There are so many design features specific to Fire/Rescue to mention. Items like the wrap around recovery deck, track system for safety harness (patent pending), internal foam tanks, and forward push knees to name a few.

For first or only response the Firestorm line offers more specialized rescue features than much larger boats and gets their much faster.

Many of these systems were designed with the input and insight of the OWL Fire Department Boat Team Firefighters, one of our early customers. MetalCraft Marine is grateful and thanks these men for their contributions, and thanks all waterborne Fire/Rescue teams for their input and positive effect on all our fireboat designs.


* Some exceptions to the NFPA 1925 apply, based on individual specifications.