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October 2016    Fairlead Boatworks is now a member of the Propeller Club, Port of Norfolk  •  In October 2016, Fairlead Boatworks became a member of the Propeller Club, Port of Norfolk. Click here for more information.

March 2016    Fairlead Boatworks now sells and services Achilles Inflatable Boats  •  In March 2016, Fairlead Boatworks became a sales and repair facility for Achilles Inflatable Boats. Check out the new pages under On-Site Solutions/Small Boat Division.

February 2016    Fairlead Boatworks purchases property for Small Boats Division  •  In February 2016, Fairlead Boatworks purchased property and buildings at 1008 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA. With this new acquisition will give Fairlead Boatworks the capability of working on smaller, trailerable craft such as Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB), and other smaller craft that require an enclosed area for work and storage.

June 2015    Davis Boat Works, Inc. purchased by Fairlead Integrated  •  In June of 2015, Davis Boat Works was sold to Fairlead Integrated to become the company’s third division. During this new chapter for Davis Boat Works, the company’s name will eventually change to “Fairlead Boatworks, Inc.” For now, the name will be "Davis Boat Works, Inc. Doing Business As Fairlead Boatworks, Inc." Fairlead Integrated sees much growth and potential for the coming years as the boatyard continues to provide the same quality and service it’s had since it was founded. David Architzel is the newly appointed President of Fairlead Boatworks, Inc. Click here for more information.

April 23, 2015    Hampton Roads Sanitation Department Honors Local Businesses with its 2014 Pretreatment Excellence and Pollution Prevention Awards  •  Davis Boat Works, Inc. wins a Gold Award for Perfect Permit Compliance. Click here for the 2014 HRSD Awards.

May 9, 2014    Hampton Roads Sanitation Department Honors Local Businesses with it's 2013 Pretreatment Excellence and Pollution Prevention Awards  •  Davis Boat Works, Inc. wins a Gold Award for Perfect Permit Compliance. Click here for the 2013 HRSD Awards.

May 2, 2013    Hampton Roads Sanitation Department Honors Local Businesses with it's 2012 Pretreatment Excellence and Pollution Prevention Awards  •  Davis Boat Works, Inc. wins a Gold Award for Perfect Permit Compliance. Click here for the 2012 HRSD Awards.

March 2012    New Zodiac and Small Boat Repair Facility Announced  •  Davis Boat Works, Inc. announces the addition of new facilities for Zodiac and Small Boat repair. The new facilities will be home to the Davis Boat Works Inflatable Boat Division. The facilities are located five hundred yards away from Davis Boat Works main boatyard, in a 1.2-acre secure fenced area. There is in excess of 19,000 square feet of climate controlled production, material storage, office and boat storage areas.

September 1, 2010    New Division of Davis Boat Works, Inc. Announced  •  Davis Boat Works, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a new business enterprise called Inflatable Boat Division. This latest division will be the new Zodiac Military and Professional sales and services for the entire Virginia area.

April 19, 2010    Hampton Roads Sanitation Department Honors Local Businesses with it's 2009 Pretreatment Excellence and Pollution Prevention Awards  •  Davis Boat Works, Inc. wins a Gold Award for Perfect Permit Compliance. Click here for the 2009 HRSD Awards.

August 18, 2009    ARRA Small Shipyard Grants Announced    Click on a link below to read the details: Davis Boat Works receives grant to erect a new steel frame and fabric blast enclosure building

May 14, 2007    Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources recognizes Davis Boat Works for outstanding environmental record  •  Click on either link below to read the details: HRSD News Release  and  HRSD Awards