REGENT Craft is a 2024 Naval War College Foundation Corporate Partner

May 17, 2024

REGENT Craft, headquartered in North Kingstown, RI, has joined the Naval War College Foundation (NWCF) as a 2024 Corporate Partner. REGENT’s partnership will support various U.S. Naval War College (USNWC) initiatives, including faculty research, student enrichment, and outreach activities.

“The NWCF is delighted to partner with REGENT Craft, an innovative Rhode Island company, to support innovative scholarship at the USNWC,” said Kimberly Berry, NWCF Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. “REGENT brings a unique perspective to engagement events like our Newport National Security Symposium and smaller roundtable discussions with policy leaders, retired flag officers, faculty, and other corporate executives, enriching these conversations for our community of supporters.”

Since engaging with the Foundation, REGENT’s executive team members have attended the NWCF’s 2023 Newport National Security Symposium and war game demonstration. REGENT also won the top team prize at the Foundation’s Clay Shoots in October 2023 and April 2024. 

Maddie Macfarlane, John Paris, Dan Cottrell, and Mike Klinker of REGENT with NWCF President & CEO CAPT George E. Lang, Jr., USN (Ret.) at the April 2024 Clay Shoot. Photo by Andrea Hansen.

REGENT is the developer and manufacturer of all-electric seagliders. The flagship seaglider, the Viceroy, is a 12-passenger vessel that travels up to 180mph to service routes up to 180 miles on a single charge. REGENT has already secured more than 600 seaglider orders valued at more than $9 billion from leading airline and ferry operators worldwide and has raised over $90 million from investors, including 8090 Industries, Founders Fund, Japan Airlines, and Lockheed Martin Ventures. The REGENT team is working to bring the zero-emission, high-speed seagliders to market by mid-decade. In October 2023, the company signed a $4.75 million deal with the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab to demonstrate seaglider technology and advance prototype development for defense logistics operations. To learn more about REGENT, visit

“We are thrilled to welcome REGENT Craft as a Corporate Partner for 2024,” said CAPT George E. Lang, Jr., USN (Ret.), NWCF President & Chief Executive Officer. “I had the opportunity to attend their Unveiling Day in 2023 and see the Viceroy firsthand. We are lucky to have this revolutionary company among our ranks.”

REGENT is proud to support the Naval War College Foundation as key part of our dual-use mission to use seagliders in defense as well as in commercial operations,” said Tom Huntley, VP, Government Relations, REGENT. “We look forward to working with NWCF to advance our shared commitment to research, education, and innovation.”   

As a NWCF Corporate Partner, organizations have the opportunity to engage in academic, professional, and social activities. Program participants receive exclusive access to NWCF events with national security thought leaders, USNWC faculty, and other private-sector experts. To learn more, please contact Kimberly Berry at


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