The newest addition to Missouri Wine Country will soon be the Miss Augusta, a 96-foot luxury yacht offering sightseeing tours, private events, and a connection to the area by water come Fall 2021, all part of the massive $100million investment by the Hoffmanns into the Augusta region.
In a scheduled meeting with St. Charles County on Monday evening, the county unanimously approved a joint project to expand and build an additional 120 feet of dock space for use at the Klondike Park Boat Ramp just 3 miles East of Augusta on highway 94. The county will maintain ownership of the dock and the Hoffmann Family of Companies will pay a per person fee to the county parks department for usage. Offsite parking will be established to not impede on the usage of the boat ramp and the existing network of trolleys put in place by the Hoffmanns will shuttle patrons from parking to the boat dock and then into the town and wineries.
Proposed plans for a paddle boat and dock are still in the works in Washington, MO which would offer tours and transportation to and from Washington to Augusta, criss-crossing with the Miss Augusta on the Misourri river with a possibility of going up to St. Charles as well. “Augusta and St. Charles are so based on the water front, that’s how the area was built. So, it’s really exciting to showcase that portion. There’s nothing on the water right now, so you’ll be able to take tours up and down to Washington and to St. Charles and back. We’re just really excited to showcase the area,” says Jenny Gezella, President of the Naples Princess and head of boating operations for the Hoffmann Family of Companies.
The Hoffmanns are no strangers to operating on the water. In total, the Hoffmann Family of Companies operates 9 boats and 11 operations throughout the United States from Washington State and California to Wisconsin, Tennessee and Florida. “It’s going to bring a whole new way to see and experience Missouri wine country. We can’t wait to start cruising the river and offering our wines on board.” David Hoffmann, founder Hoffmann Family of Companies.
The Miss Augusta intends to start operations this Fall with the goal of its first cruise before the winter
The Hoffmann Family of Companies currently own the following vessels and operations located throughout the United States:
- The Ambassador boat and operations in Newport Beach, CA
- The Chrysalis boat and operations & commissary kitchen in Richland, WA
- The La Crosse Queen boat and operations in La Crosse, WI
- The Marco Island Princess boat in Marco Island, FL
- The Minneapolis Queen boat in Minneapolis, MN
- The Miss Naples Catamaran, dock, & operations in Naples, FL
- The Naples Princess, 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
- Miss Augusta boat scheduled for Augusta, MO (Fall 2021)
As well as the following national corporations including:
DHR International/Jobplex/ Elevate Partners in Chicago and Orange Line Oil in Pomona, California as well as other businesses around the globe including: 5 Star Valet, Ambassador, Adelheidi’s Gelato, Augusta Wine Company, Basecamp Executive Suites, Balducci Vineyards, Chrysalis/Water2Wine Cuirses & Commissary, Coral Cay Adventure Golf, Everglades Excursions, The Florida Everblades hockey team, Global Jetcare, Globalworks Events & Destination Management, Hertz Arena (Arena, Events & Planning, Food & Beverage, Pro-Shop & Merchandising, Recreational Rinks) Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate, Hoffmann Creative Agency, Hoffmann Executive Suites, Hoffmann Leasing Corporation, Hoffmann Sanitizing Services, The Java Butler, Kaleidoscope Floral & Home, Kirkland Event & Destination Services, Knoernschild Vineyards, La Crosse Queen, Lark & Willow Events, Marco Island Princess, Marco Island Water Sports, Minneapolis Queen, Miss Naples Catamaran, Mitch’s Cookies, Molly’s Trolleys, Montelle Winery, NOA Medical Industries, Naples Beach Water Sports, Naples Princess Cruises, Naples Transportation & Tours, Naples Trolley Tours, OspreyME, Palm Beach Tours & Transportation, Peregrine Capital, Port O Call Marina (Marina, Boat Rentals & Gift Shop), Red/Blue Line Insurance, Regency Watersports, Retail Dynamics Incorporated, Segway of Naples, Signcraft Signs & Things, Stan’s Coffee & Food Service, Sunmaster of Naples, Inc., Tacos & Tequila Cantina, Texas Bragg Trailers, Tier Electric, Volunteer Princess, Williams Bay, West Star, World Wide Farms.
Town and Country Nursery offers landscape services including maintenance, installation, irrigation, hardscape, and nursery and garden center in additions to snow removal and other seasonal
Florida based Hoffmann Family of Companies has acquired Ferche Millwork and its brands including Ferche Frames, Firerated Frames, Ferche Lumber and 87 acres of land