Lord Hornblower was recently remodeled in December under the design direction of Alissa Sutton, HGTV Designer and Owner of Alissa Sutton Interiors. The 151-foot ship just finished an eight-week, $500,000 upgrade. It now has Wi-Fi throughout, three climate-controlled salons, three full-service bars, two dance floors and seating for up to 500.
Today it was renamed Admiral Hornblower, after the first yacht in the Hornblower fleet when the company launched in 1980. That yacht was retired last year. Renaming Lord Hornblower the Admiral Hornblower carries the tradition forward.
Mary MacRae Christens the New Hornblower Admiral
The iconic Lord Hornblower became Admiral Hornblower in a special re-christening ceremony and launch event on January 29, 2015. In addition to many special guests who have sailed aboard the Lord Hornblower throughout the years, the remodel’s designer, Alissa Sutton of Alissa Sutton Interiors, Port Commissioner Dan Malcolm, and Hornblower Vice President and General Manager Jim Unger attended. Hornblower CEO Terry MacRae led the re-naming ceremony.
Hornblower CEO Terry MacRae Gives Discusses the History of the Hornblower Admiral
The event also included an opportunity for media to preview the newly re-modeled yacht prior to the ceremony.