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SEE INSIDE: Iconic Presidential Yacht ‘Honey Fitz’ Docks In Savannah

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An iconic piece of our nation's history has sailed its way into Savannah.  The famous presidential yacht, Honey Fitz, is docked right along River Street. The yacht has had the honor of serving five presidents from Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

As you walk through the floating museum it's as if you're walking back in time with rare glimpses of presidents enjoying their time off.

"The way it's set up and everything with all the pictures and the memorabilia it actually sends chills down my spine every time I walk through," said Captain Mark Glasser.

The Captain of the Honey Fitz, Mark Glasser, said it's an honor to serve the yacht he grew up watching on TV.

"It represented a time when people really looked up to America. I think the world has changed since this yacht was around," said Glasser.

Even with a few changes over the years the boat still retains its old charm.

"This is the part of the boat that used to be open, but Nixon didn't really want it open, and [by closing it] could get more space," said Glasser.

One of the most historic pieces of furniture on the yacht is a desk which comes from the White House during Kennedy's administration.

The yacht today isn't just for looks it's on a goodwill tour offering up its crew and services for free to charities.

"Here in Savannah we're happy to have the Ronald McDonald House and we are going to take some veterans out on an appreciation cruise," said Event Coordinator, Francis Pavlov.

As the yacht sails to 13 cities the captain said it never gets old seeing people appreciate history.

"It still really pulls the American heartstring I think because it was such a great time for this country," said Glasser.

The Honey Fitz will be docked in Savannah until Wednesday. If you are interested in going on a tour contact the crew here: http://www.myhoneyfitz.com/

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