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Breaking, errr “FIXING” News . . .

Great News for everyone who is a part of the VOL Navy! After 3 long years of waiting, the Queen Priscilla just discovered that the VOL Navy Docks have finally been restored to their original configuration. The City of Knoxville and SoUThern Shores deserve a big THANK YOU for getting the job done in time for the 2014 UT Football Season. Go VOLS & Go VOL Navy! Click the image to the left to catch a glimpse of the full length of the upriver end of the docks.


We have just received word that the City of Knoxville is working with Southern Shores to restore the VOL NAVY Docks to their original configuration hopefully before the UT home opener vs Utah State on Sunday, August 31st.

The TWRA has alerted us however that the docks will be CLOSED ALL DAY on Saturday, August 30th prior to the Boomsday fireworks display, so please plan accordingly.

FREE PADDLEBOARD DEMOs by Billy Lush Brands!

The Billy Lush Board Shop is partnering with Tennessee Boat Rest to transport paddle boards to the “Sand Bar” located just across from Duncan’s Boat Dock on the Tennessee River.

WHEN: Sunday, August 17
TIME: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Anyone boating, floating, or partying at the Sand Bar will be able to try the fastest growing water sport in the world! The Billy Lush Board shop is located in downtown Knoxville next to Ruth Chris. As Knoxville’s only SUP specialty shop we provide classes, rentals and sales from our vintage beach style showroom inside the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. You can learn more about us at http://www.billylushbrand.com. We hope to see you on the water!

Boom’s Day 2014 Arrangements

As you all know by now, Labor Day finds a reversed set of events. Boom’s Day is Saturday, and the Football Game is Sunday. That will present some challenges to docking at the VOL Navy.

All vessels must vacate the VOL Navy Docks by Noon on Saturday, 8/30. No docking will be allowed the entire day. Fireworks begin approximately 9:30 PM. Once the Fireworks are over, a 20 minute downtime will exist where NO boats will be allowed on the docks. Approximately 10:30 PM the docks will be opened for docking.

However, we IMPLORE all boat owners to be courteous of everyone else. Larger boats (i.e. Houseboats and cruisers > 40 ft in length) have to be moored on the docks. Smaller vessels can tie up to them. Please allow the larger boats to tie up against the docks first.

Another Boom’s Day Event Planning Meeting is scheduled for 8/12. Stay tuned for more details as they are released.