With more than 25 years of achievements in the luxury yacht and hospitality industries, Steven Tanzman has a rare depth of experience in the flawless execution of one-of-a-kind elegant events.
Founded in 2003, his company, Yacht Events LLC, coordinates five-star cuisine, service and staged entertainment aboard world-class yachts along the East Coast. Clients and guests include billionaire George Soros, mogul Donald Trump, fashion icon Donna Karan, the Saudi Arabian Royal family, United Nations ambassadors and several world champion NFL-NBA-NHL and MLB teams.
As president of Yacht Events, Mr. Tanzman regularly navigates the course separating success from failure, where months or sometimes years of planning come down to a few hours with countless details perfectly executed. He always meets the challenge, whether it's a private yacht sailing to an unconventional docking spot or hundreds of staff and rentals coordinated and brought to an island accessible only by ferry. His events range from small family or corporate celebrations to large galas with over 2,000 guests.
Clients praise Mr. Tanzman for being “beyond accommodating,” “thoroughly professional,” “exceeding expectations” and having a calming presence under pressure while coordinating the many moving parts that contribute to a successful event. Catering Trends Magazine named him “one of the leading consultants in the hospitality industry.” Twice the highly acclaimed Biz Bash organization recognized him as one of the top 10 event producers in New York City.
As a teenager in his native New York, Mr. Tanzman began working his way up quickly in the hospitality industry. Before the age of 21, he was promoted from Maitre D' to Sales Manager at Singers Resort in the highly competitive New York City special events market.
When he is not working, Steven relaxes by participating in sports of all kinds. He enjoys Napa wines, Kentucky bourbons and vintage cigars at the finest restaurants during his travels.
Flawless Execution is Our Mission
We are the premier special event location and has been setting the standard for fine dining aboard luxury yachts for many years. The entire fleet of ships has recently been refurbished with a multi-million dollar investment that has our elegant dining rooms radiating with style and luxury.
Our unique package of dining, dancing, entertainment and sightseeing presents a one of a kind dining entertainment experience. Offering a wide variety of menu selections, including Buffet Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, a Sit-Down Dinner preceded by a Cocktail Reception, a Continuous Cocktail Party Buffet, or any particular type of event you wish to custom-plan to meet your precise specifications. We will gladly accommodate your requests for International and Regional Cuisine, as well as special themes. Under the watchful eye of the executive chef- our team of Private Chefs prepares all food onboard daily.
While still as a sales manager in early 2003, Steven Tanzman expanded his catering experience and created “Yacht Events LLC.”, specializing in event planning for both social and corporate clients. Although New York \ New Jersey is not lacking in this area, what sets us apart from all others is that the staff of Yacht Events are all former caterers representing the client's best interests.
As independent representatives, we now have the ability to further provide enhanced services to our clients. When our fleet is fully booked, and/ or a privately owned yacht is a better fit for a clients needs, we provide that extended service. Our yachts for charter are perfect for any event from 20-2000 guests. We offer a diverse style to accommodate our client's individual taste and preferences.
With Flawless Execution, as the leading one-stop solutions provider for yacht events, we manage it all—from assisting with the initial strategy and developing measurable objectives to logistics —all within budget and on time!