VOL Navy Cruises . . . Football Season 2017

vn02We have had a BLAST providing game day Vol Navy Cruises for Vol fans, fans for the opposing teams, fellow CityView residents, and various sports media aboard the Queen Priscilla last year.  Whether joining us for a 30-minute cruise, or shorter 15-minute cruise, 100% of our passengers enthusiastically reported having a good time on the Tennessee River!  Several remarked that this is the only way to prepare for a game.  If you are planning to be in Knoxville for a game this year, be sure to visit TennesseeBoatLine.com and secure your reservation early.




Harbor Huddle . . . May, 2017

HuddleOn this fateful day in May (May 27), as thunderstorms threatened to alter their course, the captains and crew of the dUTch Lady, Moonstruck, Akureyri, KokOasis, & Queen Priscilla set sail on their planned Tennessee River adventure just after noontide.

Despite the uncertainty of the weather, this fearless group of 54 mariners proceeded on their quest to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of food, drink, recreation & merriment anchored in a “huddle” formation on the Tennessee River.

With outstanding live performances of classic, southern, and alternative rock tunes throughout the afternoon by The French Connection Band, any worries about the weather soon subsided as everyone turned their attention to the immediate priority – good times!   Much later, after the sun set and the day was done (without a drop of rain) everyone returned home and retired to their beds completely exhausted from a another Good Time On The Tennessee River!

The Mariners:  Joyce, JK, Angie, Grayson, Bailey, Jon G, Grace, Sawyer, Keith, Katy, Kensi, Kevin W, Carlene, Kate, Jack, Ray, Marlin, Nick, Sara, Ijda, Jon D, Travis, Austin, Mike, Becky, Karyn, Diana, Manuel, Lori, Reecy, Chuck, Emily, Lorraine, Reeves, Elaine, Dottie, John, Cheryl, Dylan, Wendy, Michael, Steve, Shannon, Desiree, Randy, Leslie, Carol, Beth, Kathy, GeorgeAnne, Mocha, Stix, Kevin J & Andrew.

Houseboat Party

KokoAtCityView6July 18th started out gray and thunderstorms were threatened all day long.  Late afternoon around 4 PM, KevinANDrew went for it and cruised their houseboat from CityView and anchored on the south bank of the Tennessee River, across from Calhoun’s.  The sun broke through, heat was turned on and the party went off without a hitch.

Twenty-six people, primarily from CityView attended the festivities that included swimming, rafting, jet skiing, or just enjoying the sun on the deck, making friends.  The attendees from the condo’s included Manual, Lori, Amanda, Brent, Diana, Karyn, Scott, Leza, Izzy, Art, Debbie, Michael, Will, Ken and Christy. 

Great Blue Shark at CityView . . .

IMG_3836Be on the lookout for Great Blue Shark in the waters surrounding the CityView Docks.  The one pictured here was recently observed trying to leap aboard “Ellis Island” owned by Robert & Jonathan.  This particular species, not native to East Tennessee, has proven to be very elusive and hard to capture.   Capable of reducing its physical profile to the thickness of a pancake, it is also quite capable of flying through the air when wind gusts are of sufficient strength.

Driving The BenTley . . .

Scott PontoonScott and Lesa Baker were recently spotted out and about in the vicinity of Volunteer Landing Marina aboard their 24′ BenTley Pontoon.  At the time, they were entertaining Justin (a colleague) along with his wife and son, Penny & Little Joe.  Click on the picture to watch a video demonstrating how “Toonada” easily cuts through the water.

Member Profiles . . .

profilePicSo, you are thinking about registering to become a member here at the CityViewNavy.ORG web site, but you are not sure about what information you wish to include in “MY PROFILE”.

There are only a few pieces of information that are absolutely required (your real name, email address & member level), but here are eight reasons why you might consider providing the additional requested information.

  1. The only people who can view the information you provide are registered members who are at the Captain or Crew member level and they must be LOGGED IN to view it.
  2. Providing your Emergency Telephone Number allows other Captains or Crew to contact you in the event of an observed emergency related to your boat, condo, child or pet.
  3. When Other Members provide their  Emergency Telephone Numbers, this can be very helpful to you  if you need to reach out for help – on the water, or on land.
  4. Providing your Boat Name & Description helps other members recognize you on the water.
  5. Providing your CityView Slip No. helps other CityView residents keep an eye on your boat when you are not there.
  6. Providing information about who you Crew For, helps members “connect the dots” whenever they greet each other at CityView and on the dock.
  7. Providing your CityView Floor Number helps other CityView residents welcome you as neighbors.
  8. Providing information about your Pet(s) can be helpful in the event they ever get “loose” at the condo or on the dock.  Often, our pets make friends with each other before we do.  Knowing about them encourages us to get to know each other better.  🙂

Marine Services . . .

Marine-ServicesBelow is a short list of some of the local resources we regularly use to maintain our boats.  Please consider using them, providing comment, and adding to the list!  Let them know Kevin & Andrew recommended them.  🙂

  • Alternators of Knoxville | Alternator Repair | 3812 Boyd’s Br. Pike | 865-524-2999
  • Belcher, Jack | Rapid Fire Equipment | Fire Extinguisher Service | 865-453-0189 | jack@rapidfire.biz
  • Branch, Dale | Haul Out & Boat Repair | 865-414-1056 | dbboatrepair@aol.com
  • Castel, Jason | Dockside Detail | Instruments & Electronics | 865-660-4777 | docksidedetail.com
  • Cornelius, Capt Joe | Volunteer Landing Marina | Slip Rental & Fuel | 865-227-4413 | joec@themarinas.net
  • Davis, Mike | Marine Insurance | 800-977-0723 | info@davismarineinsurance.com
  • East Tennessee Propeller | Prop Repairs | 865-673-8171 | etnpropeller.com
  • Jeske-Polyak, Andrew | Tennessee Boat Line | River Cruises – Queen Priscilla | TennesseeBoatLine.com | 865-312-9000
  • Killer Filter  | Oil Filters | KillerFilter.com | 888-950-7248
  • Mathews, Jean | Seamstress | 865-765-2834
  • Mattison, Bill | Marine Mechanic | 865-982-0562 | mattisonent@hotmail.com
  • McKay, Jim | Marine Surveyor | 865-376-2726 | 865-567-1623 | Sailbot@aol.com
  • Ramsey, Tom | Custom Interiors & Canvas | Boat Covers, Upholstery, Enclosures | 865-983-5192 | cicicanvas@comcast.com
  • Robbins, Tim | Freedom Marine | Generator & HVAC Repairs | 865-719-0968 | tnfreedomarine@aol.com
  • Vincent, Lance | PJ’s Landing | Lifting & Hull Repairs | 865-986-2200 | vmax450hp@aol.com

Visit Knoxville Calendar . . .

VisitKnoxvilleFrom live music to guided historic tours, concerts and performances to gallery showings, plus outdoor events practically year round, Knoxville has a full line-up of events year round!

Piggy back a day on the water with an evening performance at the Tennessee Theatre or plan a long weekend around one of our many festivals. You’ll be surprised at what you can pack into a few days in Knoxville!   Find out more by checking the events calendar at Visit Knoxville.

Ahoy CityView!

anchorWelcome to CityViewNavy.ORG, where boat captains, crew, fishers, kayakers, walkers and others share information, resources, photos and stories related to their mutual interest in recreation on the Tennessee River.  Register to become a member by clicking the REGISTER HERE button at the top of the page.  Membership is free and there are three Membership Types:  (1) You are a Captain if you own a boat.  (2) You are Crew if you are a friend or part of the family of a boat Captain at CityView.  (3) You are a Sailor if you find other ways to have fun on the river and/or are still waiting for your ship to come in.  🙂

NOTE: CityViewNavy.org is not an “official” CityView Boat Owners Association.  We have no bylaws, rules, or regular “meetings” and membership will always be voluntary and free!  This is a social group that may also be very helpful if ever an emergency situation arises.