Fairlead Integrated

Portsmouth,  VA 
United States
  • Booth: 763

Fairlead is an ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified Veteran Owned Small Business and an end-to-end supplier for the maritime industry. The Systems division in Portsmouth, Virginia provides 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's Ship Repair division in Newport News, Virginia performs maintenance and repair of small boats and watercraft, as well as heavy fabrication in support of shipbuilding. The yard also supplies repair services to our commercial and military customers in both CONUS and OCONUS yards and bases.

Fairlead Structures (also in Portsmouth, Virginia) is located along the southern branch of the Elizabeth River. Fairlead fabricates, assembles and preserves large mechanical structures in support of aircraft carrier and submarine construction.  The waterfront facility is easily accessible with 475ft of pier frontage and able to accommodate 18ft draft. There is 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).

In April 2021, Fairlead entered the U.S. manned vessel market and partnered with the Icelandic company Rafnar.  Fairlead is proud to be the first company to partner with Rafnar in the U.S.  Fairlead will manufacture leisure, tactical, and professional variants using Rafnar's revolutionary ÖK hull-and-keel technology. 


  • Ship Repair
    At Fairlead's ship repair facility in Newport News, Virginia, we perform all phases of mechanical, electrical, and structural repairs, upgrades, and conversions for our commercial and military customers....

  • The Main Yard features 500-ton and 250-ton lifts, a 220-ton transporter, and 12 designated dry berths. Fairlead can dry dock vessels up to 250 long tons.  The Main Yard has 900’ of fendered bulkhead with full services to support pier-side work, accessible via a navigable channel with a depth of 12’ at mean low water. The North Yard is a 5-acre waterfront property that serves as a fabrication space, material lay-down, and vessel repair facility. The property supports heavy fabrication work for customers on a 70’ x 240’ concrete and steel platen, with a two-bay 150’ x 140’ building for blast & paint and fabrication processes.

  • Structures and Preservation
    At Fairlead's 14.5-acre site on the southern branch of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Va., we repair, maintain and preserve vessels as well as construct large structural assemblies for Ford Class Carriers, and Virginia and Columbia Class Submarines....

  • The property boasts a 1,250-ton NAVSEA-certified syncrolift capable of hauling vessels up to 235’ in length.  Coupled to the syncrolift are 700 feet of track supporting a ground-level transfer system.  There is a two-bay (250’L x 140’W x 80’H) blast and paint facility, and two piers of 305 and 175 feet respectively, both with deep water access, plus three well-equipped workshops totaling over 100,000 square feet.
  • Installation and Support
    Fairlead's team of highly qualified and experienced electrical and mechanical technicians travel world wide to provide shipboard support for our customers....

  • Out team provides upgrade, repair and maintenance services at shipyards and government facilities at CONUS and OCONUS locations.
  • Mil-COTS Products and Systems
    Fairlead is a supplier of Military Hardened Control Systems in Naval shipboard machinery control applications. We specialize in product development including design, fabrication and complete Mil-Spec qualification on a range of products....

  • Fairlead's focus is packaging Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) products for integration in controls systems such as Variable Speed Drives to meet stringent military requirements for shock, vibration, EMI and temperature.
  • Boat Manufacturer
    Fairlead is the exclusive manufacturer of Rafnar boats in the U.S. market covering 8.5m, 11m, and 15m for the Leisure, Professional, Tactical and Unmanned markets....

  • Rafnar’s patented Hull Technology significantly reduces slamming at sea making it an ideal boat for both manned and unmanned applications.  


Please feel free to e-mail us at customerservice@divcom.com, use the chat feature below, or call +1-207-842-5508. We look forward to working with you in preparation for a successful event!