Yacht Events LLC, congratulates our own Steven Tanzman on being nominated for Venue Manager of the Year for the Biz Bash Reader's Choice Awards.
About Steven Tanzman
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 teams of the NFL-NBA-NHL and MLB.
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 more than 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.
Before launching Yacht Events, Mr. Tanzman headed sales and operations for such exclusive venues as the New York Palace Hotel, the 24 Fifth Avenue Ballroom and the Pleasantdale Chateau, in addition to World Yacht, which set the standard for fine dining aboard luxury yachts.
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.