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Meet the Crew

Joe Ruffini


Joe is recognized by the Coast Guard as Boat Crew Certified as well as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He has been volunteering his services since 2012 and has participated in many of the Coast Guard training programs. Joe has trained in operations & safety procedures including look out, communications, advanced navigation, man over board drills, search and rescue, fire fighting, damage control, towing and basic first aid. He is very knowledgeable in the boating “rules of the road” and the local rivers and bays.

Dave Fayder


The Naval War College has Captain Dave at the helm. He entered the United States Navy in 1983 after high school, staying until 1986 and did 2 years in the active Reserves. He received his captain's license in 2010.

David has been driving boats since 1987 and has owned and driven many makes and models. His knowledge and expertise of nautical protocol make him the most qualified to captain such a historic vessel.


Mission Statement 

To preserve and share the history of the Naval War College 

while providing our guests with a memorable, once in a lifetime experience!

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