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Serving Hampton Roads and all of Virginia

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Serving the United States Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire Fighters and First Responders.

We serve all of the Hampton Roads area as well as the entire state of Virginia.


Company Profile

Davis Boat Works, Inc. Inflatable Boat is a division Davis Boat Works, Inc.; an employee owned small business located in Newport News, Virginia. Established in 1958, Davis Boat Works, Inc. has served the maritime community for over 50 years.

Contact Information

Superintendent - Berton E. Owens Jr.

Bert has over 30 years experience in small boat repair having started his boat builder career at Columbia Yacht working in all phases of construction of high quality sailing vessels. Bert is an experienced Boat Builder with experience in Fiberglass repair, tooling and fabrication, mechanical and propulsion systems installation and repair. Bert has an extensive knowledge of US Navy small craft from the7 meter RHIB to the 50 Utility Boat. Bert has been a Supervisor or Superintendent with Davis Boat Works Inc. since 1984 and has experience managing and estimating government and commercial jobs and interfacing with existing and new customers.

Lead Technician - Andrew (Andy) Rieken

Formally with Alligator Marine, Andy has the following experience and skill sets: Zodiac certified rubber repair tech, Hamilton Jet trained, currently acquiring BRP engine tech certification for 55hp Multi Fuel Engine, Weber engine I/O certified. On the job experience with Cummins, Yanmar and Volvo I/O engines, stern drives and rigging systems. On the job experience with BRP, Honda, Yamaha and Mercury outboards and rigging systems. On the job experience with Furuno, Raymarine and Garmin navigation systems. On the job experience with Shock Mitigation Seating Systems (Primarily installation).


Tube and Engine Technician Berton (Chip) E. Owens III

Chip has been an Employee of Davis Boat Works Inc. for a number of years as a machine tool operator and outside machinist. He has completed the Zodiac Military Inflatable Boat Repair Course to the highest echelon of proficiency. Chip is also an experienced engine mechanic and builder and recently completed the first and second level of BRP training.








Postal address

99 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23607


Electronic mail

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Last modified: 03/02/11