It arrived safe and sound, on time, and BEAUTIFUL!

It will be the most handsome trophy in Marina del Rey! Heck.. California!
Thank you for your wonderful service. Any doubts I had working with a company so far away melted right from the start with your prompt replies. As an artist myself (custom nautical jewelry), I love your method of mockup, I knew what I was getting when I placed the order. I have a feeling you may hear more from this area when this gets seen.


Kathy St. Amant
Rear Commodore - SCCYC, Marina del Rey, CA
September 2014

I picked up the trophies today from the post office & had much pleasure in unpacking them — they look wonderful.
I would be really happy to earn one!

Steve Starling
Meningie Sailing Club - Nov 2013

Thanks again for the wonderful trophies, everyone truly enjoyed receiving them.
I will recommend your company to other yacht clubs.

Tom Klaban
Michigan USA - 2004

These were by far the best sailing trophies I have seen – congratulations!

Glen (Queensland Cobra Association)

The Tasar Association of Queensland would like to express its appreciation for your efforts in supplying the trophies for our state titles.
These trophies were very well received at the presentation evening.

A sailing secretary rang me the other day to confirm their order for trophies and said very sheepishly,
” Steve, could you make an extra one which I will pay for personally. My wife and myself don’t reckon we have a chance of winning one of your lovely trophies but we would really like to have one sitting on top of the TV.”
I promised not to tell anyone and took his money. Why not? He wanted a first place size. Who wouldn’t?

Tasar Association of Queensland

On behalf of the Sailing Committee of the Keppel Bay Sailing Club I would like to again thank you for the high quality trophies which you supply us for major regattas.
I would like to express my appreciation for structuring the trophies with a sailing theme and for the hard work you have placed into making each trophy. We have received many comments from the recipients on both the quality and beautiful workmanship.

Keppel Bay Sailing Club
Queensland, Australia - 2007

The trophies (J24) look fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m sure they will peek a lot of interest from the other clubs that will attend our Easter Regatta.
Thank you for your fast and courteous service.

Lynn (USA by email)

Our trophies arrived. They are fantastic! I’m every bit as pleased as I had hoped to be. You have an amazing talent! Thank you very very much. I look forward to doing business with you again!

Terry Senko
Balboa Yacht Club

EVERYONE LOVED the trophies … You did a very nice job on them. I have handed your business card out to several people. I am sure you will be hearing for some soon. …… and we really appreciate the fine work you did.

Cindy Saunders
Miami, Florida - 2004

It was a great series at a spectacular venue. Everyone commented on the unique and fantastic trophies at the Presentation Dinner. Well done. I made sure everyone knew who the ‘Artiste’ was and fielded many enquiries for your details. Thanks again for your professional and excellent effort.

Shane Navin
Sabre Sailing Association of Australia - 2005

You really outdid yourself. They are gorgeous. These are trophies really worth sailing for. Thanks again for your superb service and fine craftsmanship.

Mary Schmidt
Sunfish North Americans

Cracking trophy, very pleased. Many thanks for excellent service.

Trevor Lloyd
August 2007

Many, many thanks for the fab trophies (as usual). George picked them up yesterday and it was like Christmas for me trying to get into the box! They are ‘class’ and I know that the prize winners will enjoy them too.

Shirley Sheard
Irish J24 Nationals
July 2007

They … are AWESOME (that’s a very Massachusetts word). They are beautiful and I am so pleased with them. I am sure I will be wanting more of your handywork. Thanks again for your great customer service and your prompt delivery.

Joan Clowes
Orleans YC, August 2007

Wanted you to know that I received the trophies yesterday and they look fantastic.  I can not believe they got here so quick.  You (and your wife) did a great job and I am sure that I will get many comments about the uniqueness of the trophies…… I will be sure to pass around your brochure and cards to anyone who asks as you have a great quality product.

Ed Igoe
St Francisco YC
August 2007

Thanks Steve for your fine work. We received the trophy on Thurs. Looks wonderful, lots of fine comments.

Chris Dunn
Lake Arrowhead, California
September 2007

We get lots of testimonials, but once in a blue moon along comes one that just makes the rest redundant. Thanks Sigrid.

Dear Steve,

I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how grateful and impressed I am with your work. The trophies were absolutely stunning. Everyone has said that they are the best trophies they have ever seen. The kids and the coaches loved them and the parents went crazy with them. I am sure you will get calls from people from Florida asking for your trophies 🙂

I got them on Friday Oct 21. Exactly a week after placing the order and talking to you. This was just amazing. You really delivered not only in quality and originality, but with a week to spare. The quality of the trophies is outstanding. They are so original . . .something people will keep. The customer service you provided and the easy way of conducting business even with such a distance between us was just mesmerizing and inspiring.

The regatta was a success even when the weather did not cooperate a lot with us. The funny thing was that everybody was so happy with the trophies , shirts and things we put together that there was no dissapointment after the weather was not too good for sailing.

The club already asked me to chair the regatta again for next year so we are on! This time we will be more organized and will be able to order with enough time. The club was so happy and impressed that they wanted me to take care of organizing other regattas too, so there you go . . . .. you will hear from me very soon. I will make you our “official trophy friend”.

I wanted to personally thank you for making me look so good. Everybody complimented me on this find and I owe you my gratitude for life. Your good humor, flexibility and creativity have made me fan and friend for life.

Thank you so very much for everything.

Greetings from Miami.

Sigrid Beckmann
Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Miami
November 2011

Fantastic Woodworking has been a pleasure to work with from the moment I contacted them to the minute I received their beautifully made awards!

Steve and Anne are pure professionals – Steve helped in the process of designing each award and made sure to keep me updated on their progress every step of the way. Anne was wonderful in making sure I had all the shipping and delivery details and even tracked the packages for me! They did all this with a great sense of humor as well!! Steve’s emails often made my day. 

You guys are amazing and I wish every vendor I dealt with was as much of a delight to work with as you! 

Five hundred sailing trophies for a pharmaceutical company as employee awards for “launching” two new products.

Alia Albeer
Merrimack Pharmaceutcals, Massachusetts
December 2012