Special Events Producer

Special Events Producer Sacha was born and raised in Palm Springs, California knowing one day that she would eventually end up on California’s coast. She traded in the desert and palm trees for the ocean, and well, more palm trees. After moving to Hermosa Beach to attend college she started working at a local restaurant…

Joel Eve - Captian - FantaSea Yachts

Captain

Captain Joel Eve has been Senior Captain for FantaSea Yachts since August 1988 when he saw the Dandeana featured in a full-page ad. Captain Joel knew immediately that he was destined to be her captain. Twenty years later, Captain Joel is still her captain and also acts as FantaSea Yachts’ liaison to the U.S. Coast…

Jeff Gunn - Captain - FantaSea Yachts

Jeff Gunn

Yacht Captain Captain Jeff has been a proud member of the FantaSea family since 2008 and loves being a captain. A professional mariner since 1971, Jeff retired from the U. S. Coast Guard in 2002 after an extremely rewarding thirty-one year career of which his last fourteen years serving in Southern California waters. He was…

Special Events Producer

Special Events Producer The FantaSea Family welcomes Steph-Marie Kerr as Special Events Producer. Originally from Parker, Colorado, Steph-Marie graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Business Marketing. She loves new experiences and travels at every given opportunity. Steph-Marie fell into events four years ago after one day, deciding on a whim, it would…

Carlos Martinez - FantaSea Yachts

Captain Captain Juan Carlos Martinez (a.k.a. Captain Carlos) was born in Guatemala and joined FantaSea Yachts in April of 1997. Captain Carlos originally began his career as FantaSea’s dishwasher and floral assistant. Captain Carlos learned the event planning business in his initial positions and once it was discovered that he had formal training as an…

Karen Plaxen - FantaSea Yachts

Special Events Producer

Special Events Producer A self-proclaimed “Total Valley Girl” from Encino via New York, Karen began her career in Special Events while working her way through the intricate ladder of the Customer Service Industry. From Hostess to General Manager in the Hospitality Industry in many locations over a span of two decades, she developed a keen…

Luis Salguero - FantaSea Yachts

Captain Captain Luis Salguero has worn a variety of hats during his career at FantaSea Yachts, in addition to his Captain’s hat.  He joined the company in 1994, at age twenty-three, and has since served as Foreman, engineer, crewmember, bartender and Captain. Captain Luis moved to Los Angeles from Guatemala in 1991.  He always enjoyed…

Eddie Valles - Chef - FantaSea Yachts

Executive Chef

Captain of the kitchen, Chef Edward Valles, joined FantaSea Yachts in 2000 as a Sous Chef, but quickly climbed the culinary ladder to the Executive Chef position. Chef Edward’s natural inclination to make every guest happy and at ease with their menu, makes his simple and comfortable approach to fine dining the perfect accompaniment to…

Daniel Ginzburg - Owner - FantaSea Yachts

Daniel Ginzburg is the Co-Owner of FantaSea Yachts alongside his father, Uri Ginzburg, who founded their family business 38 years ago. Daniel is also the Chief Executive Officer and actively oversees all business management, development, and human resources. Daniel began working at FantaSea and learning the business at the age of fifteen. Learning how to…

Stephanie Ginzburg - FantaSea Yachts

Creative Director

Stephanie Ginzburg is the Senior Event Producer and Creative Director of FantaSea Yachts. Stephanie, a Dallas native, moved to Los Angeles and joined FantaSea in 1994 when she was just twenty-one and ready to conquer the world!  She quickly was promoted for her events management skills and attention to detail. Clients fall in love with…