Lyon Shipyard, a family-owned operation, has served the needs of the busy port since 1928. The yard which once repaired wooden fishing trawlers and steam-powered tugs, now services a diverse mix of commercial and military vessels from barges and tugs to advanced military response craft. The full-service facility provides complete in-house repair, maintenance and fabrication with over 100,000 square feet of shop space. The shipyard has grown to over thirty waterfront acres on the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River. Over the years, the business has evolved to serve the needs of the busy port and beyond. Three floating dry docks and two marine railways handle vessels up to 4300 long tons, 11 piers can handle multiple vessels pier side up to 530 feet. That was before the expansion that will add capacity for up to a dozen more projects and increase the yard’s footprint.