"We are proud to have developed a reputation for providing safe and reliable marine transportation services. Our team is looking forward to leading the way in the US Offshore Wind Farm Support sector"
Charles A. Donadio, Jr,
Atlantic Wind Transfers, President & Founder
Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Inc.
Rhode Island Fast Ferry is a family owned privately held company that owns and operates fast ferries from Quonset Point to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Block Island as well as seasonal sightseeing cruises & private charters on Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor, The company has entered into many fast ferry Charter agreements with other private companies needing additional lift support in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, on the East & West Coast of Florida and most recently a 5-year Charter Contract for the Government of Bermuda www.rhodeislandfastferry.com
Atlantic Wind Transfers
May 2015 to Present - Mr. Donadio founded Atlantic Wind Transfers the first U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Support company providing crew and cargo transfer services for offshore installations and long-term operations and maintenance. Mr. Donadio commissioned the 1st Crew Transfer Vessel “Atlantic Pioneer” in the U.S. after signing a contract with Deepwater Wind for long-term O&M for the Block Island Wind Farm.
Block Island Fast Ferry
2013 to Present - Mr. Donadio applied to the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission to operate a fast ferry from Quonset Point to Block island. The application was approved on September 22, 2016 and plans are underway to begin this new fast ferry service as early as the summer of 2018. www.rhodeislandfastferry.com
Rhode Island Bay Cruises
2005 to Present - Mr. Donadio founded Rhode Island Bay Cruises specializing in Sightseeing Lighthouse Cruises, Sunset Cruises and Private Charters on Narragansett Bay & Newport Harbor. www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com
Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry
2003 to Present - Mr. Donadio founded Rhode Island Fast Ferry operating the first high-speed ferry to the island of Martha's Vineyard from Quonset Point, Rhode Island. www.vineyardfastferry.com
Island Hi-Speed Ferry, LLC.
1998 - Mr. Donadio founded Island Hi-Speed Ferry which operated the first high-speed ferry to the island of Block Island from from Point Judith, Rhode Island. Mr. Donadio sold his ownership interest in 2003 to start up Rhode Island Fast Ferry.
Galilee Cruises, Inc. - Southland Riverboat
1995 - Mr. Donadio re-launched the Southland Riverboat, a flat-bottom riverboat which offered narrated Sightseeing Cruises, Sunset Cruises and Private Party functions from the Port of Galilee. He sold the company in 2007.