Fairlead Integrated (Portsmouth, VA), an ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified Veteran Owned Small Business, is an end-to-end supplier for the maritime industry. We provide products and solutions from the initial concept to the fully developed and fielded product or system. Fairlead supplies electrical control panels, variable speed drives, networking components and machinery control systems. Fairlead designs and manufactures integrated mechanical solutions, leveraging our ability to fabricate and machine complex parts and systems. Fairlead Boatworks (Newport News, VA) performs maintenance and repair of small boats and watercraft, as well as heavy fabrication in support of shipbuilding. It also provides down river repair services to our commercial and military customers. Fairlead Structures (Portsmouth, VA) is a newly acquired facility located along the southern branch of the Elizabeth River (half-mile north of Intra-coastal Waterway Mile Marker 1). It is easily accessible with 475ft of pier frontage and able to accommodate 18ft draft. The facility has a 1,250-ton NAVSEA certified Synchrolift capable of hauling vessels to 235’ via ground level rail transfer system, and an impressive 2-bay paint and repair building (250’L x 140’W x 80’H) capable of housing, repairing, and painting vessels simultaneously.
Complete Systems Integration
Fairlead offers complete systems integration. We are able to design, build and install a scalable, completely integrated system for workboat operation that is fully compliant with ABS and the USCG.
Installation and Support
The Down River services department of Fairlead Boatworks provides highly qualified and experienced technicians and marine services personnel. Our staff travels worldwide replacing, retrofitting, and maintaining electrical control and automation equipment for both the government and private sector. Fairlead is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for leading component manufacturers.
Machinery Controls and Automation
Fairlead provides quality engineered machinery control and automation systems. Our engineers and technicians are experienced in numerous types of automated electrical controls systems.
MIL-COTS Products and Systems
Fairlead is a supplier of Military Hardened Control Systems in Naval shipboard machinery control applications. We specialize in turnkey product development including design, fabrication and complete Mil-Spec qualification on a range of products. Our focus is in packaging Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) Controls and Variable Speed Drives to meet stringent military requirements for shock, vibration, EMI, and temperature.
Custom Container Integration and Outfitting
Fairlead's Custom Container Integration and Outfitting capability was established to support the growing habitability requirements of the US Navy, USCG and continental US Shipbuilding and Repair Industries. Currently, Fairlead is the manufacturer and mechanical/electrical integrator of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Module containers. Fairlead also fabricates large-scale, complex fixtures and structures in steel, stainless steel and aluminum. With an on-site precision machine shop, we also manufacture metal parts, fixtures and electro-mechanical subsystems for shipbuilders and marine integrators.
Boat Repair and Overhaul Services
With over 900 feet of bulkhead space and 10 acres of vessel block area, Fairlead Boatworks has ample room to perform all phases of mechanical and structural repairs and overhaul services for both commercial and military vessels. Our new travel lift can support boats up to 500 tons.
Blasting, Painting and Coating Services
Blasting, painting, and automated powder coating services are provided for complex industrial and marine structures within our climate controlled spaces. We are able to handle large blast and paint projects at two different Fairlead locations.
Heavy Fabrication and Fixturing
Fairlead Boatworks fabricates large steel and aluminum fixturing and products at our waterfront property. We can easily ship completed assemblies via barge or truck to your desired location.
Boat Building / Repair
Boat Building Supplies
Electrical Systems & Components
Propulsion / Power