Captain Dave Riback purchased the Queen Mary from Capt John Brackett in 2011. Dave runs the day to day operation and a good percentage of the daily and magic hour Striper trip. Dave started as a customer on the Queen Mary and became a mate at the age of twelve. After graduating from the University of San Diego, Dave got his captain's license at the age of 25. He started running the Queen Mary at night shortly after. Dave bought his first charter boat the Purple Jet in 1997. Over the next 15 season Capt Dave built a successful charter business. He upgrading twice and eventually sold in 2011 to take over daily operations on the Queen Mary! With all of the diverse experience Dave has from his charter boat days his expertise has given the Queen Mary a distinct advantage over others.