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President

Commodore Events

Pan

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Co-Founder
Commodore Events

Co-Founder
Hornblower Yachts

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Wedding Sites - San Francisco, California

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Contact: Susan Proescher Address: 3266 Elvia Street, Lafayette. Phone Number: 510-256-4000


Commodore Dining Cruises and Yachts- Chartered Yachts in San Francisco Bay, Dinner Cruises, Private Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries, Corporate Events, School Events, Fund Raisers

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Susan Proescher, our President, is one of six event coordinators who may help plan your event.A graduate of Miami University of Ohio (French & Education Major), she flew with Pan Am for seven years.Susan is a co-founder of Commodore Events as well as Hornblower Yachts.Say "hello" to a true Cancerian!

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Susan and I started the dining cruise business on San Francisco Bay in 1973 - after marrying in '71 - when we founded Hornblower Yachts.
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Susan began to fly long hours with Pan Am in order to support our "experiment."I had initially taken clients out aboard an Albin diesel trawler-type vessel built in Sweden.This twenty-five-foot vessel would troll six rods.I named the yacht "Tradition of Hornblower," after the fictional character, Horatio Hornblower.After marriage, we moved up to a forty-four foot Hatteras double-cabin yacht that would troll fourteen rods for salmon.While single I had lived aboard "Tradition" for six months.Now, Susan and I moved aboard our beautiful, two-year old Hatteras.I was yet a stockbroker and Susan was with Pan Am.
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Susan was usually home over weekends and enjoyed going on the fishing trips.She prepared Ham & Eggs, English Muffins, tomato & orange juice, and coffee for the intrepid fisherpersons who came aboard at the ungodly hour of 5:00 or 6:00 a.m.She would steer the yacht home from the ocean while I cleaned the catch.
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I steered and acted as the congenial host, Don tended bar, and Susan prepared a delicious meal, the ingredients of which were bought at Spengers Restaurant's take-out market. (Over the years we bought a lot of food from Spengers.


Commodore Dining Events - Cast & Crew

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Susan Proescher , our president , is one of six event coordinators who may help plan your event.A graduate of Miami University of Ohio ( French Major ) , she flew with Pan Am for seven years.Susan is a co-founder of Commodore Events and Hornblower Yachts , as well.

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Susan and I started the dining cruise business on San Francisco Bay in 1973 – after marrying in '71 - when we founded Hornblower Yachts.Selling Hornblower in 1980 and retiring for several years , we returned to the industry in 1986 , founding Commodore.How did we get into this crazy business.My background is third generation hotel and restaurant ownership as well as having been chairman of a National Association of Securities Dealers member firm.Lecturing regularly on the Stock Market , I became a member of both the National Speakers Association and International Platform Association.I also enjoyed entertaining clients out in the Gulf of the Farallones , west of the Golden Gate Bridge , hauling in twenty and thirty pound King salmon or smaller Silvers.The stock market of the early seventies was in turmoil.
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Susan began to fly long hours with Pan Am in order to support our ``experiment..I had initially taken clients out aboard an Albin diesel trawler-type vessel built in Sweden.This twenty-five-foot vessel , purchased new in Sausalito , would troll six rods.I named the yacht ``Tradition of Hornblower , after the fictional character Horatio Hornblower.After marriage , we moved up to a forty-four foot Hatteras double-cabin yacht that would troll fourteen rods for salmon.Single , I had lived aboard ``Tradition for about six months.Now , Susan and I moved aboard our beautiful , two-year old Hatteras.I was yet a stockbroker and Susan was with Pan Am.
A Coast Guard inspector told me the Berkeley Marina Marriott Inn ( now the Radisson ) was looking for a yacht connection – they would provide free berthing in exchange for their staff using the yacht occasionally.The very next day I visited the Marriott and wrapped up the deal.
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Susan was usually home over weekends and loved going on the fishing trips.She offered Ham & Eggs , English Muffins , tomato & orange juice , and coffee for the intrepid fisherpersons who came aboard at the ungodly hour of 5 : 00 or 6 : 00 a.m.She would steer the yacht home from the ocean while I gutted and scaled the catch.Ours was a nine-month season , back then , and we were on the ocean most Saturdays and Sundays during that time.Regularly , we would go twelve to twenty-four miles off the coast , which was so exhilarating.I recall returning one afternoon with mountainous waves passing beneath us.I had everyone in life jackets while carefully controlling the throttle to prevent a possible pitch pole or broaching.It required four hours to advance twelve miles to the Gate and the protected waters of San Francisco Bay.
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I steered and acted as the congenial host , Don Hansen tended bar , and Susan prepared a delicious meal , the ingredients of which were bought at Spengers Restaurant's take-out market. ( Over the years we bought a lot of food from Spengers.


Commodore Dining Events - Cast & Crew

www.commodoreyachts.com [cached]

Susan Proescher, our president, is one of six event coordinators who may help plan your event.A graduate of Miami University of Ohio (French Major), she flew with Pan Am for seven years.Susan is a co-founder of Commodore Events and Hornblower Yachts, as well.

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Susan and I started the dining cruise business on San Francisco Bay in 1973 – after marrying in 71 - when we founded Hornblower Yachts.Selling Hornblower in 1980 and retiring for several years, we returned to the industry in 1986, founding Commodore.How did we get into this crazy business? My background is third generation hotel and restaurant ownership as well as having been chairman of a National Association of Securities Dealers member firm.Lecturing regularly on the Stock Market, I became a member of both the National Speakers Association and International Platform Association.I also enjoyed entertaining clients out in the Gulf of the Farallones, west of the Golden Gate Bridge, hauling in twenty and thirty pound King salmon or smaller Silvers.The stock market of the early seventies was in turmoil.Many firms merged or failed.
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Susan began to fly long hours with Pan Am in order to support our ``experiment. I had initially taken clients out aboard an Albin diesel trawler-type vessel built in Sweden.This twenty-five-foot vessel, purchased new in Sausalito, would troll six rods.I named the yacht ``Tradition of Hornblower, after the fictional character Horatio Hornblower.After marriage, we moved up to a forty-four foot Hatteras double-cabin yacht that would troll fourteen rods for salmon.Single, I had lived aboard ``Tradition for about six months.Now, Susan and I moved aboard our beautiful, two-year old Hatteras.I was yet a stockbroker and Susan was with Pan Am.
A Coast Guard inspector told me the Berkeley Marina Marriott Inn (now the Radisson) was looking for a yacht connection – they would provide free berthing in exchange for their staff using the yacht occasionally.The very next day I visited the Marriott and wrapped up the deal.
...
Susan was usually home over weekends and loved going on the fishing trips.She offered Ham & Eggs, English Muffins, tomato & orange juice, and coffee for the intrepid fisherpersons who came aboard at the ungodly hour of 5 : 00 or 6 : 00 a.m. She would steer the yacht home from the ocean while I gutted and scaled the catch.Ours was a nine-month season, back then, and we were on the ocean most Saturdays and Sundays during that time.Regularly, we would go twelve to twenty-four miles off the coast, which was so exhilarating! I recall returning one afternoon with mountainous waves passing beneath us.I had everyone in life jackets while carefully controlling the throttle to prevent a possible pitch pole or broaching.It required four hours to advance twelve miles to the Gate and the protected waters of San Francisco Bay.
This is perhaps already more than you wanted to know.
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I steered and acted as the congenial host, Don Hansen tended bar, and Susan prepared a delicious meal, the ingredients of which were bought at Spengers Restaurant's take-out market. (Over the years we bought a lot of food from Spengers.


Full speed ahead - 2001-10-29 - San Francisco Business Times

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It was a love , Commodore President Susan Proescher says of the early days.It was an adventure , being on the Bay..

More than 25 years and two companies later , the seven-yacht Commodore fleet docks in Alameda and carries 1 , 700 passengers.The yachts sail upwards of 20 times a weekend and serve 14 ports , including San Francisco , Oakland , Redwood City , Sausalito and Berkeley.
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Our avocation became our vocation , says Susan Proescher.

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