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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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Vendor Spotlight – Dan Wilson of the Perfect Event, Inc.

Posted February 5, 2012 by Fantasea Yachts Team

You’ve booked your venue…now you need everything else…DJ, photographer, videographer, lighting…the list can go on and the details can become overwhelming. Aside from FantaSea’s fabulous staff of Event Producers, Dan Wilson of “The Perfect Event, Inc.” is your number one resource!

He is everything you want in an Event Designer –Resourceful, Creative, Dedicated, Inventive, Passionate and Knowledgeable. With a company name like “The Perfect Event, Inc.” every event Dan produces is held to that standard.

Dan started his company 7 years ago with the concept of being the facilitator/middle man for his clients. Instead of you having to find all of your vendors, he does it for you. He also recommends up-lighting as a great cost-effective way to enhance and add ambiance to your event.

We at FantaSea have had the privilege of working with The Perfect Event, Inc. in all of our venues – Dandeana, RegentSea, FantaSea One and our waterfront Yacht Club. With over 650 successful events produced last year, several with FantaSea, there’s no wonder why Dan Wilson and The Perfect Event, Inc. are our vendor spotlight of the week.

Thank you Dan for your creativity, professionalism and attention to detail. We look forward to another successful year of collaboration!

For more information about Dan Wilson and The Perfect Event, Inc., please check out their website.


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Breanna’s Quinceanera

Posted June 6, 2011 by Fantasea Yachts Team

On Saturday, June 4 aboard the FantaSea One in Marina del Rey, we celebrated Breanna’s Quinceanera.  She was absolutely beautiful in a dress with layers of pink and ivory satin ruffles.  Her hair was gorgeous with big curls swept into an updo, finished with a tiara fit for a princess.  The party began with a first dance with her father, that brought everyone to tears.  Followed by a waltz with her court as each chambelan greeted her with a pink rose.  After dinner, Breanna surprised everyone with a special song and guitar performance.  It was the perfect venue for the quinceanera as the evening continued with the little kids playing in the lounge, older guests chatting away in the dining room and the serious dancers getting down on the Party Deck.

Congratulations Breanna!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day as we celebrated with your family and friends.


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