My Story

Hi.  I am very fortunate to have had articles published in many trade publications and was quoted as “one of the leading consultants in the hospitality industry” by Catering Trends Magazine.

My consulting experience and career accomplishments include Director of Catering and Director of Sales and Marketing have allowed me to work with some of the finest facilities in the Northeast including: The Pleasantdale Chateau, Helmsley Palace (Now the New York Palace), Tappan Hill, World Yacht, 24 Fifth Avenue Ballroom, The Tides Estate, Fountainhead of New Rochelle and Lyndhurst Castle.

My commitment to you – Whether it’s a private yacht that comes to you or coordinating vendors and rentals to an island accessible only by ferry,

Always rises to the challenge.

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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 20-1200 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!

But don’t just take our word for it.  Look to the organizations who rely on us to meet their yacht needs. Our clients are principally Fortune 500 companies who need creatively designed and flawlessly executed events. They work with us because we do it all and we do it well.

10 Days into my Honeymoon and still every time, I lay down to relax the magnificence of our wedding replays itself. I thank you for making our day more than a little girl’s dream, come true. The setting, the food, the service, people were beside themselves; it is a day to remember not only for us, but for our friends and family too. We wanted to give them a night of nights and that is what it was. You are the best!

We just had to write and thank you for what had to be the most wonderful night of our lives. We are still getting calls from guests raving about our wedding and how perfect everything was! The food was exquisite; the service impeccable -- the whole affair was just like a fairy tale.

Thank you so much for everything, you made our wedding a night we’ll treasure forever.

Stephanie and Ken

Mark and I first wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding so unforgettable you and the staff were incredibly generous helpful, and professional. It was truly a pleasure to work with you on one of life’s most important events. We will always remember the Chateau as an incredibly special and meaningful place. In particular we’d like to say how helpful Naomi was. She made sure we ate the delicious food (something I’m very thankful for).

Everyone who attended our wedding was struck by the beauty and serenity of the event, as well as by how efficiently it is was run. We are sure we will be back sometime soon!

We thank you for helping to make our wedding so wonderful and so special.

Heather and Mark

Thank you so much for helping to make my daughter’s (Wendi) wedding a spectacular event. The services and food were exceptional. You definitely exceeded my expectations in helping to create a truly magical evening and “Storybook” wedding.

I appreciated all your special touches and certainly your patience. Again, many thanks.
Best Regards

Sheila Richmond

Jill and Paul had the most wonderful wedding. We thank you for everything you did for us. The evening is one we will remember. Our guests were overwhelmed with the wonderful food service and the ambiance of the P.

We greatly appreciate the efforts of you and your staff.
Yours truly,

Susan and Wally

I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful evening aboard the Cabaret, June 14, 2002. Our staff had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the amenities aboard the Cabaret. Shang was a great ship steward and very understanding. The DJ was wonderful and played music which entertained all on board. The wait staff was courteous and pleasant. Thank you for arranging for the audiovisual equipment.

We had a wonderful time and will consider World Yacht for our next event.

Sandra DiazDivision Administrator

Thank you so much for the most perfect wedding our children could have every hoped for. Thank you for your patience with us. We look forward to having another wonderful event in the near future. You did an outstanding job.


Everyone has been complimenting Frank and I for our daughter’s wedding and I would like to extend those compliments to you. Without you and your staff it wouldn’t have been the magnificent event that it was. The food, service and décor were impeccable, even the weather – and after seeing your work I wouldn’t be surprised if you had something to do with that!! My heartfelt thanks for a job well done.

Elaine Gianbrone

On behalf of Extraordinary Events Team, I want to thank for your outstanding efforts. Our May 12th event on board the Inamorata Yacht could not have been such as success without you. Our client was very pleased with everything. You were very helpful and made planning this event easy.
Thanks again for all your help Steven.
Best Regards

Jonas Fraser

We knew our daughter’s wedding at Pleasantdale would be wonderful but everything you and Rick did far exceeded our expectations. The glow on the faces of the bride and groom was not only their love for each other, but also the wonderful feeling they had to begin their married life so elegantly and so happily.

We know it isn’t easy to come in cold to a position such as yours and we appreciate the stress you had to deal with not only on your end but also with the parents and brides and grooms and the results were spectacular. Your staff is very well suited for their responsibilities and we would like you to know how wonderful Naomi was in helping us get ready. My only regret was that I didn’t get to sample all the wonderful food.

Again, our sincere appreciation.
Best Wishes,

Susan Tanzer

We have received numerous hone calls telling us how ideal the wedding was I have used every superlative I can think of and I would like to pass on one comment by a friend of ours who is a gourmet chef, you should write the textbook on how a wedding should be done. Absolute perfection.
Thanks Again

Sherry & Stanley

What a perfect wedding you conducted for our son Andrew and his bride Nancy on Sunday, July 20th. Everything was done smoothly, elegantly, and caringly. The entire event flowed perfectly. The service by the wait staff was impeccable. The young lady who organized the ceremony was marvelous.

The food was fantastic. All of it looked and tasted superbly. Our compliments to the chef. Everything was done to perfection.

We want to thank you for the most wonderful day of our lives. Our daughter Joi’s wedding left nothing to be desired because of your professionalism and your marvelous staff. The day was perfect, the place was beautiful, the food was excellent and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks again for taking over on such short notice and for making our day worry free.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Raf