Ahoy: Gracie Smith is commander of the Home, the 70-foot houseboat where she has lived for nine years.
When the Sun is Over the Yardarm: Louisville Landing Marina is considered one of the area's more modest, though it comes with a flower garden and capacious gas grills for community use.
First Down? Blow Me Down! Many of the ships of the Vol Navy spend most of the year moored dozens of miles away from Neyland Stadium. A few boaters rarely leave their marinas except on game-day weekends.
Nautical Woodcarver: Boat refinisher Steve Hicks, originally of Marina Del Rey, Calif., an artist who spends as much of his days on the water as he can.
East Tennessee Mariner: Todd Weir, houseboat resident and refurbisher, is also a sailor and Vice Commodore of the Concord Yacht Club, which sponsors regular sailboat races.