Savannah (GA) Receives Fire/Rescue Boat

MetalCraft Marine Incorporated has delivered a new Firestorm 50 (FS50) fire boat to the Savannah (GA) Fire & Emergency Services (SFES).

Designed and built by MetalCraft Marine, this custom aluminum fire/rescue vessel measures 50 feet, five inches long and has a Beam of 16 feet. It is a diesel-water-jet propelled boat with Twin Cummins QSM 11 engines producing 705 hp each along with twin 364 jets from Hamilton Jet. Combined with MetalCraft’s unique hull form, this gives the vessel a top speed of 37 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 31 knots. The vessel was designed with considerable input from SFES’s firefighting personnel. This FS50 can produce 7,300 gpm at 150 psi from twin Hale pumps. The vessel is well equipped to fight both shipboard and on-shore fires, conduct search and rescue missions, supply large amounts of water to shore-based assets, and operate as a mobile command center. The speed, combined with its full size patient birth area and water level recovery deck, make the Firestorm 50 suitable for EMS response and dive operations in addition to firefighting.

“The group from Savannah was great to work with,” says Eric Connel, project manner. “They knew exactly what they wanted to a high level of detail. They have also gone the extra mile and put more time and effort into training than most of our customers. I expect that this will help them run an effective, efficient program for the long term.”


  • 6’ 5” head room in cuddy cabin
  • ABS Hull structure
  • Safe Cell – CBRNE system
  • 100-Gallon Firefighting Foam System
  • Water level recovery deck
  • Patient care berth
  • 9-kW Kohler diesel generator 
  • Fully enclosed lockable Cabin 
  • Galley – includes fridge with freezer, microwave 
  • Head with sink
  • Climate controlled interior 
  • Pushknee
  • Lifting eyes
  • Overhead windows
  • Raymarine 125e Chart plotters
  • CHIRP technology Scanning Sonar
  • FLIR M-324-XP Thermal imaging camera 
  • JW Fishers SCAN-650 Bottom scanning sonar



FireStorm 50

Hull Number



Savannah Fire & Emergency Operations, Georgia


August 21, 2015


50’ 5”


16’ 0.5”


35,400 lbs. light


(2) Cummins QSM 11 705@2500 RPM


(2) Hamilton Jet HJ 364

Fire Pump

(2) Hale 8FG


4 monitors, 2 x 5” Storz


705 hp

Max Speed

37 kts

Pump Performance

7,300 gpm

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