Hoffmann Family of Companies Set To Add New Boat, Operations & Docks In Tennessee and Minnesota

Hoffmann Creative Agency Naples FL

The Hoffmann Family of Companies is set to acquire the “Volunteer Princess” out of Knoxville, TN along with their operation as well as operation and dock of the already owned Minneapolis Queen to their growing portfolio of nationwide businesses and 8 vessels.

The Volunteer Princess is the only modern and luxurious dining cruise vessel on the upper Tennessee River, located in Knoxville, TN. Named after the University of Tennessee Volunteers, the Volunteer Princess is one of Knoxville’s prime destinations offering unique public cruises and private events. A 132 – Passenger, 96’ Skipperliner Yacht built specifically for experiencing all the Knoxville skyline has to offer. Featuring two climate-controlled decks, in house catering and beverage service, all-inclusive packages for weddings, private events and corporate groups as well as daily public cruises.

Additionally, the Hoffmann Family of Companies will be purchasing the operation and dock of a ship in their portfolio, the Minneapolis Queen.  The 125 passenger Minneapolis Queen offers daily public cruise tours and private charters on the Mississippi River through historic downtown Minneapolis. Conveniently located at Bohemian Flats, just south of the historic Minneapolis Riverfront District and Downtown Minneapolis. The uniqueness and history of the paddle-wheeler is the perfect way to experience the beautiful downtown with one of their narrated sightseeing tours. This modern day replica of the grand riverboats that used to ply the waterways will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, near the University of Minnesota Campus riverfront and under the stunning 35W Bridge. Views of St. Anthony Falls, Stone Arch Bridge and the legendary river bluffs with the Minneapolis skyline serve as the backdrop making it a perfect venue for private events such as corporate meetings, weddings and private parties.

Both operations will be run by Jenny Gezella, President of the Naples Princess & Miss Naples Catamaran in Naples, FL.  “We are beyond excited to add these operations to our portfolio. The teams behind them are the best in the industry and we look forward to working with them to continue servicing the Tennessee and Minneapolis Markets with the best in service, experience and boats.” says Jenny Gezella.

Recently the Hoffmann Family of Companies, a subsidiary of Osprey Capital, LLC have been making strides around the Nation with recent purchases including Global Jetcare, and air ambulance company and their fleet of Learjets, Texas Bragg Trailers out of Mt. Pleasant, TX and recently signed a letter of intent to acquire World Wide Farms and the Myer Farms brand out of Wauconda, IL.  Adding The Volunteer Princess to their portfolio will bring the count of vessels up to 9 operating all over the nation.  In addition, The Hoffmann Family of Companies have operations in 41 countries, own over 100 commercial real estate properties nationally and own companies from the Pacific Coast, thru the Midwest, to the Gulf and Atlantic Coast such as Orange Line Oil in California, DHR International, JobPlex and Elevate Partners in Chicago, Texas Bragg Trailers in Mt. Pleasant, Texas and The Naples Princess, Miss Naples Catamaran and Port-O-Call Marina plus 29 other companies in FL.


The Hoffmann Family of Companies currently own the following vessels located throughout the United States:

  • The Ambassador plus operations in Newport Beach, CA
  • The Chrysalis plus operations & commissary kitchen in Richland, WA
  • The La Crosse Queen plus operation in La Crosse, WI
  • The Marco Island Princess in Marco Island, FL
  • The Minneapolis Queen in Minneapolis, MN
  • The Miss Naples Catamaran plus dock & operations in Naples, FL
  • The Naples Princess plus dock & operations in Naples, FL
  • The West Star boat and operation in Washington
  • Port O Call Marina and Port O Call Rentals docks & operation in Naples, FL
  • Port O Call Waterplace full-service gift shop in Naples, FL

Additionally, the Hoffmann Family Of Companies own the following companies in Florida: Hertz Arena, The Florida Everblades, 5 Star Valet, Coral Cay Adventure Golf, Everglades Excursions, Globalworks, Global Jetcare, Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate, Hoffmann Creative Agency, Hoffmann Executive Suites, The Java Butler, Kaleidoscope Floral & Home, Kirkland Event & Destination Services, Lark & Willow Events, Marco Island Water Sports, Miss Naples Catamaran, Mitch’s Cookies, Molly’s Trolleys, Naples Beach Water Sports, Naples Princess, Naples Transportation & Tours, Naples Trolley Tours, Palm Beach Tours & Transportation, Port O Call Marina, Segway of Naples, Regency Watersports, Signcraft Signs & Things, Stan’s Coffee & Food Service, Sunmaster of Naples, Inc., Tacos & Tequila Cantina  and Tier Electric.


Media contact:

Jenny Gezella
(239) 649-2275
[email protected]

Additional Resources:

Hoffmann Family of Companies


Port O Call Marina




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