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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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Are you ready for some football….SNACKS?

Posted January 30, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Whether rooting for the 49ers or the Ravens, you’re gonna need some delicious Super Bowl snacks on Sunday, February 3. Team FantaSea is sharing their favorites as well as a few recipes for game day. Go team!

Daniel ~ Cheese Quesadilla’s loaded with Guacamole and Salsa Stephanie ~ Bud’s Crockpot Sombero Dip 1 lb. Seasoned Ground Beef * 1 Block of Velveeta Cheese, cubed * 1 Can of Ranch Beans * ½ cup chopped medium Onion * ½ cup chopped Black Olives * ¼ cup diced Jalapeno peppers {Add Velveeta cubes and Ranch beans to crockpot on medium heat for 30 minutes. Stir.  Season and brown ground beef and onion.  Combine with remaining ingredients. Cook on high until bubbly. Enjoy with your favorite Tortilla or Corn Chips!}

John ~ Jacob Family Hummus 2 – 14oz. cans of Garbanzo Beans – drained and liquid preserved for later * 5 cloves of garlic * 3 – tbs olive oil * 3 – tbs Tahini * 3 – tbs lemon juice * Salt to taste {Combine all ingredients in blender, saving garbanzo liquid to be added as you blend for desired consistency. Enjoy with Pita, Lavosh, Flatbread crackers or Fresh Vegetables.}

Alex ~ Barney’s Beanery Buffalo Shrimp

Tiffani ~ Cream Cheese Pineapple Ball 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened * 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained * 1/4 cup finely chopped green olives * 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion * 2 teaspoons seasoned salt * 1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts {In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, pineapple, green pepper, onion and seasoned salt until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Shape into a ball; roll in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with assorted crackers.}

Jasmine ~ Philly Cream Cheese Block covered in Pace Picante Salsa Delicious with Scoops or Tortilla Chips

Chef Eddie ~ Bonellos Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza….with a little added Feta and Kalamata Olives

Chef Ruben ~ Red Devil Buffalo Wings, Celery and Ranch Dip

MaureenWarm Cheddar and Artichoke Dip 10 oz spinach (frozen cut or chopped, thawed) * 12 oz  artichoke hearts (drained and roughly chopped) * 1 – 2 cup whipped cream cheese * 3-4 cup sour cream * 1 cup cheddar (grated) * 12 tsp kosher salt * 14 tsp black pepper {Heat oven to 400° F.

Squeeze the spinach between paper towels to remove excess moisture. In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, sour cream, and Cheddar. Season with the salt and pepper. Scrape the mixture into a small oven-safe baking dish. Bake until lightly golden and heated through, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with the chips or bread and the lemon wedges, if desired. Happy Game Day!}


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Memorial Day – Let us Remember

Posted May 23, 2012 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Originally called “Declaration Day”, Memorial Day is a day dedicated to remembering those who have served our nation. A day for us to reflect and enjoy the freedom we have thanks to the men & women of our armed forces.

We take for granted that we get to experience our loved ones every day. We have the freedom to shower, eat the food we want to eat, enjoy fresh air (ok…for those in LA…maybe not the best air, but certainly not the worst). Yes, we have the frustrations of real life, but I can say with certainty we are not sleeping in a dirt ditch with a gun on our chest “just in case it’s needed” all to protect the lives of millions of people we don’t know; this is what our soldiers do every day during a tour.

Until recently, I’ve never personally known anyone who has served our country overseas. My friend Josh is currently over in Afghanistan serving a yearlong tour. When I found out he was going overseas I committed to sending him and his fellow soldiers one care-package a month.  Although it’s something so easy for me to do…it means the world to the soldiers.

In line with the care packages, our company, FantaSea Yachts is proud to offer military discounts to all of those who have served – or are currently serving. We are honored to be a part in the celebrations and of our armed forces. Not only do we offer a military discount for any of our venues – FantaSea One, RegentSea, Dandeana or our Yacht Club –we are also flexible with date changes due to deployment schedules.

FantaSea Salutes Supporting Our Servicemen and is proud to offer a 10% + Bonus for US Armed Services and Veteran Discount with Proof of Service. For more information about our Military Discounts, please see the link below.

To the men and women of our Armed Forces….we salute you, we celebrate you, we appreciate you….


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