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Plan a stunning Quinceanera with FantaSea Yachts

Posted April 13, 2017 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Planning a Quinceanera? As our general manager Jasmine Lee reflects on her career at FantaSea Yachts, she shares the significance of the cultural celebration.

As I approach almost 20 years at FantaSea Yachts, I can’t help but think about the special events I’ve helped planned.  There are so many reasons why I love my job, but the best part is seeing all the different cultural traditions of celebrations.   One of my favorites is the Quinceanera. We all know the transition to womanhood is such a precious and emotional journey.  Celebrating that journey with a Quinceanera ceremony and reception is such a fabulous way to mark the moment with loved ones.

Intimate or opulent, such an event should be celebrated in a way that captures the wonder and excitement of this major milestone. I often tell my clients that vision is key—that this is a time to be so uniquely you. Whether your style falls into the land of an enchanted forest or the pages of a storybook romance, or you choose to celebrate with a vibrant fiesta or pay homage to your favorite time era with a 50s throwback or renaissance theme, remember that your quinceanera is your fairytale and that you are the princess.

Celebrating your quinceanera on one our luxury yachts takes it to the next level. With over 35 years of event planning experience, we mean it when we say parties are our specialty. Add the company of our your loved ones, a dance floor, VIP hospitality AND a cruise in the Marina del Rey harbor? You simply can’t go wrong. Best of all…we help with all the planning and details.

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In thinking about quinceaneras celebrated aboard our yachts, one of my most memorable moments was a father-daughter dance on the skydeck of FantaSea One…surrounded by gorgeous blue skies and the onset of a beautiful sunset with Santa Monica bay as the backdrop…it was impossible to forget.  I loved the lavish princess gowns, the choreographed waltz with the court, the special toasts and speeches to family and close friends. I love that these traditions are continued generation after generation, and I think it’s so important to celebrate young girls and make them feel cherished as they are queens for the day.

Quince Celebration aboard FantaSea One
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nvite you to consider FantaSea Yachts as a quinceanera venue. Our experience goes beyond work…we LOVE what we do at FantaSea Yachts. Planning and executing life’s special moments is at the heart of our company and each event is treated with such honor. To learn more, please call us at 310-827-2220 or submit an event query. We’d love to hear from you!

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Eight Things You May Not Know About FantaSea Yachts

Posted October 20, 2016 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Whether you’ve cruised with us before or considering us for your next big event, we’re sharing a few, fun nuggets about what makes us Marina del Rey’s premier luxury yacht charter company!

When did FantaSea Yachts start its business?
We first entered the cool waters of Marina del Rey in 1980, and have been honored to serve this waterfront community for 36 years and counting.

Is FantaSea Yachts family-owned and operated?
It’s true! Companies like ours do exist. Not only are we a family business, but we consider our employees our family. Much of our team has worked at FantaSea for 10, 15, 20+ years! We’ve even gone on to hire the families of our staff. Several of our employees have also selected FantaSea as their chosen venue for their important life milestones. We’ve celebrated the weddings, birthdays and other joyous occasions of our employees aboard our yachts, which have been incredibly special for the entire team.

General Manager, Jasmine Lee, celebrates her nephew Noah’s 1st birthday  on RegentSea Yacht with her family

General Manager, Jasmine Lee, celebrates her nephew Noah’s 1st birthday on RegentSea Yacht with her family

How many yachts are in FantaSea’s luxury fleet?
We have three mega yachts that are kept here in the Marina - FantaSea One, Dandeana, and RegentSea.

What makes FantaSea’s yacht fleet so distinct?
There are several factors that make our yachts special. One thing that our guests love is that our yachts are privately owned. We also only do private charters. The other key factor is the maintenance of the yachts. We have a crew that’s specifically dedicated to making sure our yachts are in the most pristine condition, from paint jobs and polishing to yacht maintenance and furniture design. When you step aboard one of our yachts, its proper care and upkeep will shine.

Dandeana sparkles dockside

Dandeana sparkles dockside

What are the most popular celebrations you see aboard FantaSea Yachts?
Weddings take the cake (pun intended) as our most popular event, but we’re more than just “the big day.” Celebrations take the form of many special occasions from anniversary parties and blow-out birthday bashes to retirement festivities and family reunions. But adults don’t have all the fun. We’ve done countless bar/bat mitzvahs, proms and other social engagements! Our celebrations video showcases the gamut of our soirees.

Masquerade party on Dandeana

Masquerade party on Dandeana

Are corporate events held aboard FantaSea Yachts?
One word: YES! We love catering to our corporate clients. Business luncheons, seminars at sea, dockside meetings, sunset cocktail cruises, welcome receptions, closing parties, we’ve seen/done it all! Not only are we experienced with the business community, but our close proximity to LAX (only 4 miles), makes us easily accessible to those flying in for the event.  Our corporate video gives a sneak peek to our business savvy approach.

The skydeck of FantaSea One is ready to welcome guest for a cocktail reception

The sky deck of FantaSea One ready to welcome guests for a cocktail reception

Silicon Beach is buzzing on the Westside. How has FantaSea worked with this sector?
We’re making waves with our neighboring tech community by partnering with several start-ups for mixers and receptions aboard our luxury yachts, providing an exclusive experience for guests. This summer we held a reception on-board our Dandeana yacht for Silicon Beach Fest. The group loved being on the water, taking in views of the Los Angeles coastline. Our unique setting is what makes the FantaSea Yachts experience so desirable.

What is one thing people might not know about FantaSea Yachts?
One thing that’s apparent from the get-go is that we absolutely love what we do. Our team is an experienced group of event planning professionals. When we say “from start to finish we help with every step of the process,” we absolutely mean it! Have a question about table settings? We’ll toy with arrangements until you find “the one.” Need help with a DJ, band or florist? We can recommend proven crowd-pleasers. Looking to reprioritize your event budget? We can help assess your needs and figure out where you’ll get the most value. Thinking of a custom menu? Our chef will feed your gastronomic vision. And best of all? We’re there on your big day to make sure everything runs as smoothly as planned. With FantaSea, our clients automatically have built-in wedding/special event planners who will work hard to perfectly execute your vision, no matter how intimate or grand.

Wedding ready on RegentSea

Wedding ready on RegentSea

Have another question for us? Want to learn more about our event planning services? Give us a call at 310- 827-2220 or submit your event inquiry here. We’d love to hear from you!


~ The FantaSea Yachts Team

 

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How to celebrate a Traditional Korean Dol aboard a luxury Yacht!

Posted June 1, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

My baby nephew Noah, turned a precious one this year and we celebrated his Dol (Korean 1st birthday) aboard the luxury yacht RegentSea.  The Dol is a Korean tradition that celebrates a baby’s first birthday.  This tradition is celebrated because in the past, the death rates for children were high and making it to their first birthday was considered an important milestone.  The dol celebration is a gathering of family and friends to share food and well wishes for long life and fortune for the baby.  The main ritual of the dol takes place with the doljabi – where the baby is placed in front of a table of foods and objects.  Noah was presented with Money (wealth), iPhone (tech savvy), Baseball Glove and Ball (athletic), Book and Pen (scholarly) and Stethoscope (doctor).  Noah selected the Book and Pen and is now destined to be smart and scholarly.
The yacht was festively decorated by Twinkle Events who set the main doljabi table.  The florals were provided by Blossom Floral Design.  We chose a baby blue and chocolate theme with linens from Elegant Designs Specialty Linen and the RegentSea looked amazing.  Andrew Zinn of Zinn Photography was the photographer and captured such great photos of our family and friends.  The evening was absolutely memorable and our friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the food, the yacht and the service.  As an aunt and a career party planner, I could not have been more thrilled with the event.  It was so special, beyond perfect and memorable.
VENUE: RegentSea, FantaSea Yachts – Marina del Rey
DOL Decorations and Favors: Twinkle Events
LINENS: Elegant Designs Specialty Linens
PHOTOGRAPHY: Zinn Photography
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