Volunteer Princess Cruises was founded in 2006 by the LeMasurier family in Knoxville, Tenn. In 2005, the LeMasurier family decided Knoxville was missing something downtown. Having owned a houseboat on Norris Lake for 10 years, the family envisioned providing Knoxville with the most luxurious, state-of-the-art dining yacht. The LeMasuriers decided that Knoxville would be the future home to a 96′ luxury yacht. After several months of research, the LeMasuriers partnered with SkipperLiner Industries of La Crosse, Wis. to begin construction of the Volunteer Princess.
After six months of perfecting our yacht, the Volunteer Princess was ready to set its course for its future home of Knoxville, Tenn. The Princess headed down the Mississippi River, turned into the Ohio River and finally across the Tennessee River to make its way to Knoxville. The entire trip was 1,400 miles and took a total of 14 days. After burning 3,000 gallons of diesel, the yacht finally reached its new port at Volunteer Landing Marina on May 1, 2006.
Named after the University of Tennessee Volunteers, the Volunteer Princess is Knoxville’s premier dining attraction, cruising for public and private events.