Member of the Month
Enjoy great parties, grand yachts and top-notch customer service? So does our member of the month, Daniel Ginzburg of Fantasea Yachts & Yacht Club. Family-owned since 1980, his business is the next location for your corporate event or family celebration. Daniel was born in London, the son of an English mother and Israeli father. His parents trying to compromise on where to raise him, decided Los Angeles would be the perfect place. His father started Fantasea Yacht & Yacht Club in 1980 and he grew up learning all about the business. Daniel attend Brandeis University in Massachusetts and later attended Southwestern University Law School in Los Angeles, but after a few years of practicing law he decided it was more fun to plan parties than lawsuits. In 1996 Daniel took over and began growing the business with a passion to be the premier source of yachting and ocean-front events in Southern California. His dedication to customer satisfaction and quality is clear in the clients who share many of their lives most exciting moments time and time again with Daniel and the FantaSea staff. The Fantasea staff has been a part of the business for 10 and many 20 years, some even since the beginning, adding the family business feeling that is always present. He says that one of his favorite parts of owning FantaSea is seeing couples come back years after their wedding to celebrate the birth of their child or bar or bat mitzvah. He awaits the first second generation wedding, and hopes it will happen soon. The unique location of Fantasea Yachts in Marina del Rey attracts Hollywood’s most famous and is also the perfect backdrop for all of life’s big moments. As a member of Sinai Temple, Daniel is passionate about the Jewish community and charities. Together with his family, Daniel is involved with Jewish Family Service, The Israeli Leadership Council and Café Europa, a Holocaust survivors group. Daniel works side by side with his wife, Stephanie, who has been part of the FantaSea team for 20 years. They have four children, ages 23 to 8, he jokes “at one point we had kids from college to kindergarten!” His oldest son, Giovanni, is in the Air force, his daughter, Chella, is a student at UC Santa Cruz and now works at FantaSea. His younger son Nicolas is graduating high school this year, and their youngest daughter, Liora, is in second grade at Sinai Akiba. With a successful family business, involvement in multiple Jewish charities and a full house, Daniel seems to have found a way to create his own smooth sailing ahead!
Owner of Fantasea Yachts & Yacht Club