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HORNBLOWER ADDS 700 PASSENGER SAN FRANCISCO SPIRIT TO BAY AREA FLEET

December 9, 2009

Sleek yacht set for enaugural cruise on New Year's Eve

San Francisco (December 9, 2009) – Hornblower Cruises & Events, California’s largest charter yacht and dinner cruise company, has added a new yacht to its fleet.

The M/V San Francisco Spirit, a 137-foot long, 700-passenger yacht was recently purchased from its previous owner, Signature Events. The Spirit, which was built in 1991, was added to Hornblower’s existing fleet of eight vessels on December 8. 

“The Spirit is a sleek yacht with contemporary styling that will be perfect for many events – from weddings, to corporate events to gala celebrations,” commented Hornblower Bay Area General Manager Annabella Stagner. “Hornblower has been providing exceptional experiences on the bay for 30 years, and we look forward to welcoming more guests on board this Bay Area favorite.”

The Spirit’s first event as a Hornblower yacht will take place on New Year’s Eve. For more information about this inaugural cruise, please visit hornblower.com.

The unique Hornblower San Francisco fleet includes the San Francisco Belle, a 2,200-passenger paddle-wheel style vessel, the 1,000-passenger California Hornblower and the 150-passenger Hornblower Hybrid, a unique plug-in hybrid powered charter vessel, as well as yachts ranging in size from 25 to 300 passenger capacity.

Hornblower Bay Area includes homeports in San Francisco, Berkeley and Old Sacramento as well as operations from many locations on the Bay. In October 2009 Hornblower was ranked as the 26th Fastest Growing Private Company by the San Francisco Business Times.

Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for almost 30 years. The company operates 32 vessels, including the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast, in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego. The iconic San Francisco Belle is the largest charter vessel on the West Coast and can host events for up to 2,200 people.  For more information visit: www.hornblower.com/pressroom.

 

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About Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises & Events has been California’s leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company for nearly 30 years. With 35 distinct vessels, ranging from cozy, custom-designed catamarans to the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast, Hornblower welcomes guests for classic sightseeing and dining cruises, corporate outings, weddings, special events, environmental tours and film shoots. In California, the company sails from San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego. Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, which are Hornblower subsidiaries and National Park Service concessioners, provide water transportation services to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Learn more at www.hornblower.com or 1-866-HORNBLOWER.