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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Posted February 15, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team
Fun Friday at #FantaSea Yachts in #Marina del Rey! Check out the #FantaSea Harlem Shake this afternoon. Go ahead….laugh a little. It’s great that we can have so much fun doing what we love to do.
Posted February 5, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team
From our perspective, there is nothing better than an over-qualified Captain when it comes to the yachting industry. Being responsible for you and your loved ones is a top order and taken very seriously at FantaSea. We love that our Captains have taken the extra step towards educating the yachting world both in Marina del Rey and outside of our very tranquil harbor. Captain Jeff Gunn, with FantaSea since 2008 not only teaches Advanced First Aid for the Maritime Institute and all our crew but has also started teaching safe boating for other yacht instructors for the National Safe Boating Council. Captain Joel Eve, with FantaSea since his first charter aboard the Dandeana, from Newport Beach to Catalina, September 13, 1988 completed the course in 2012. Captain Joel took the Close Quarters Boat Handling for Instructors Course at Lake Pleasant, Phoenix, Arizona in October. While all yacht charter companies have captains, very few (if any) have captains certified as instructors by NSBC.
For all our wedding couples, both Captain Jeff and Captain Joel as well as Captain Luis and Captain Juan Carlos are also able to perform wedding Ceremonies aboard the Dandeana, RegentSea and FantaSea One f0r a nominal fee of $250 ~ The perfect way to tie the Nautical Knot at FantaSea.
We congratulation Captain Jeff Gunn and Captain Joel on completing the NSBC Certification and appreciate the professionalism and dedication that they exude on a daily basis.