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Will your vessel be @the Palm Beach Boatshow?

4 categories, 21 stews participating

Palm Beach Intl. Boat Show 2016

Luxe Interior
Chic Outdoor
Menu Design & Presentation
Vote for your favorite Menu Design
Tips of the day!
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Aqualuxe photographed the #TopNotchTabletops at the Palm Beach Boat Show this weekend.

We started walking the north docks to find M/Y Sovereign's welcoming tablesetting showcasing gold dusted pineapples. This was the only boat who competed in all four categories. The stews also created the most beautiful succulent mini gardens for their outdoor table and propped their menu design right on it.

Next, we headed to Capricorn, 140' Proteksan Turquoise,  who displayed a chic-beach theme and we found out, one of the many tools Stephanie uses onboard, is "The Yacht Guru’s Bible: The Service Manual for Every Yacht" by no other than our esteemed guest & sponsor Alene Keenan from MPT.

Outta Touch, 105' Intermarine, opted for beads and a submerged orchid. Miss Helen from Nita K, a124' Delta, bedazzled with "The Seasons Aboard": a winter tablesetting on the main dining room, spring details in the skylounge and a fun summer affair on the bridge deck.

Astrid from Keiki Kai, 100' Benetti, decided to tell a story with her centerpiece, a treasure hunt, a sail wreck and 2 pirates that didnt make it to tell their side of the story.

Inspired by the seasons were Black Gold, 112' Westport, who created a St. Patrick's day Top Notch Tabletop with the most handsome Leprechaun Tuxedo and M/Y No Bada Bees, 128' IAG, with the most charming Easter decorations.

Some of the most elegant classic designs included M/Y Clarity, 160' Bilgin, M/Y Star, 138' Kingship Marine and M/Y Cocktails, 157' Trinity.

Bethany from M/Y Seven J's, 156' Delta, captivated our attention with a charming lunch setting featuring a tipsy chilled mint Gimlet. Anna from M/Y Dream Weaver, 121' Ocean Alexander, dressed the table with shells and driftwood adding a pop of color with some beads; while Blind Date, 134' Lurssen, combined a floral with crabs and rocks.

M/Y Huntress, a 55m Feadship, impressed with a musical theme. A free-form style of musical elements conform the centerpiece, they tied in the menu with items like "Mozart-rella Cheese, "Let it Bees" Honey vinaigrette, "Jazz'min" rice, finished off by "Rhythm and Rind" "John Lemon" Cheesecake, and that is not all, these artists will join in busting a full musical performance and the night becomes a Talent Show Aboard.

Last but not least, we were transported to Italy to enjoy a feast aboard M/Y Gravitas, a 52m Feadship. Rita, Camille & Lizelle displayed an extraordinary tabletop including food elements, like bread, raw vegetables, fruit and capri salad sticks; completed with wine bottle candle holders and a vine runner. For their menu design, the crew's personalities shined thru; our favorite: Patrick's Drunken Mussels and Cam-Misu! You have to go and read it!

All Top Notch Tabletops were creative and every design had a different story to tell.

Good luck to all participants!

Inspire and be inspired.

Share your creativity and find new and resourceful ways to redecorate and repurpose your decorations.

I hope you had as much fun as we did. See you all at the Triton Expo in Bahia Mar on March 6th.

Follow us on our Facebook page for all updates.

 

Thank you for sharing your tablesettings and tips with stews around the world.

 

Rules

The rules were simple:

Create a fabulous table setting and show us some of your favorite tricks to wow your guests as they approach the table.

Showcase your creativity.

 

4 categories:

  • Luxe Interior Tabletop

  • Outdoor Chic

  • Menu Design

  • Tip of the day

Prizes

Our amazing sponsors contributed with over $5500 in prizes.

 

Awards are granted via FB voting in 4 categories: Luxe Interior, Outdoor Chic, Menu Design & Tip of the Day.

 

Click on the images above to see all Top Notch Tabletops in each category!

Eligibility

All vessels participating at the Palm Beach Intl. Boatshow 2016 were eligible. Stewardesses are  permanent crew onboard.

 

Photo-shoot: March 18th.

Voting starts March 20th via Facebook and ends April 2nd at midnight. Winners will be announced April 3rd and the prizes can be collected on April 6th at the Triton Expo @Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale.

 

 

Stephanie Marsh from M/Y Capricorn & Alene Keenan, the Yacht Guru.

drum roll please....

the winners are:

Palm Beach Intl. Boat Show 2016

Category : Luxe Interior

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

by Traci, Savannah & Georgia
by Traci, Savannah & Georgia
by Traci, Savannah & Georgia

M/Y Sovereign

by Jen, Britney & Judy

 

wins a $1,535 Prize Value to include:

$1,000 training voucher @ MPT

+ $500 training voucher @ ICT
+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

 

M/Y Black Gold

by Paula Norwood

wins $815 Prize Value to include:

$500 value from Julian Mejia Designs

1 x set of 4 Four Point Rope Placemats

1 x set of 4 Linen with Silver stitch Napkins

1 x set of 4 Rockstar Napkins Rings

+ 2 hr Tabletop Consultation onboard by Aqualuxe Outfitting
+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

+ each stew participating receives $100 voucher towards a course at MPT

M/Y Gravitas

by Rita, Camille & Lizelle

wins $635 Prize Value to include:

1 x $150 Leather tray from Aqualuxe Outfitting

+ 2 hr Tabletop Consultation onboard by Aqualuxe Outfitting

+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

+ each stew participating receives $100 voucher towards a course at MPT

Category : Outdoor Chic

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

by Traci, Savannah & Georgia
by Traci, Savannah & Georgia
by Traci, Savannah & Georgia

M/Y Sovereign

by Jen, Britney & Judy

 

wins $1015 Prize Value to include:

$500 training voucher @ ICT
+ 2 hr Tabletop Consultation onboard by Aqualuxe Outfitting
+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

+ each stew participating receives $100 voucher towards a course at MPT
 

 

M/Y Dream Weaver

by Anna Sullivan

wins $815 Prize Value to include:

$500 Value from Satori Linens

1 x Queen Sheet Set with a beautiful embroidery design to include 2 x Pillowcases, 1 x Flat Sheet,

1 x Fitted Sheet

+ 2 hr Tabletop Consultation onboard by Aqualuxe Outfitting
+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

+ each stew participating receives $100 voucher towards a course at MPT

M/Y Huntress

by Gwen, Carrie & Edward

wins $665 Prize Value to include:

$102.00 Value by Sailor Bags

1 x Silver Spinnaker Duffel with 1 Line embroidered text with the Steward's name or Yacht's name.

+ $50 Value Decanter from Relief Chef Services

+ 2 hr Tabletop Consultation onboard by Aqualuxe Outfitting
+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

+ each stew participating receives $100 voucher towards a course at MPT

Category : Menu Design

1st Place

by Traci, Savannah & Georgia

2nd Place

by Traci, Savannah & Georgia

3rd Place

by Traci, Savannah & Georgia

M/Y Sovereign

by Jen, Britney & Judy

 

wins $535 Value Prize to include:

$500 training voucher @ ICT
+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

 

M/Y Sovereign

by Jen, Britney & Judy

 

wins $185 Value Prize to include:

$150 Value from Crew Unlimited

2 x Tickets to Surf N' Turf Chef Competition & Tasting. April 16th from 7pm-11pm at Culinary Convenience

+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

M/Y Gravitas

by Rita, Camille & Lizelle

wins $70 Prize Value to include:

1 x signed copy of "The Yacht Guru's Bible" by Alene Keenan 

+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

 

Category : Tip of the day

1st Place

by Traci, Savannah & Georgia

M/Y Sovereign

by Jen, Britney & Judy

 

wins $535 Prize Value to include:

$500 training voucher @ ICT
+ Beach tote from Global Galavant

 

Congratulations & thank you for sharing your skills!

Check out this great clip by YachtingToday.tv

showcasing Top Notch Tabletop Challenge 2016

 

ALL participants will receive:

$100 Training Voucher from MPT

+ 2hr Tabletop Consultation from Aqualuxe

And THANK YOU to all our sponsors!

Thank you for your interest in awarding the creativity and design that each Top Crew creates and spreading the word.

We are proud to partner with the best brands and promoting the best local services.

 

Special thanks to International Crew Training (ICT) for sponsoring the 1st Place in ALL 4 categories with a $500 Training voucher, a total of $2000 prize value. To Alene Keenan, author of "The Yacht Guru's Bible: The Service Manual for Every Yacht" & Holly Fisher, Placement Coordinator at Crew Unlimited for being our guests. Thank you to Lisa Morley from MPT and Sean Auerbach from Satori Linens for your continued support.

 

To all participants:

Prizes can be collected on April 6th at the Triton Expo @Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale, look for our tent.

If you are out of town, please email us at info@TopNotchTabletop.com so we can make arrangements.

Maritime Professional Training

Located in Ft. Lauderdale, this is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country, training mariners since 1983.

MPT is rewarding ALL participants with $100 training voucher. AND, (yes there is more) for the 1st Place Luxe Interior Top Notch Tabletop, a $1,000 training voucher!

These vouchers may be used for any course (S) offered at MPT, including STCW refresher and revalidation as well as interior and security courses.

 

Total Prize Value $3,100.00

 

The Yacht Guru's Bible by Alene Keenan

This is the book that I wish I'd had when I started out in yachting. In the "The Yacht Guru Bible" Alene shares her expertise, tips, guidance and insider knowledge. Filled with photos, illustrations, checklists and more, this book will teach you how to elevate you hospitality skills and excel on a luxury yacht.

 

 

 

 

 

Prize Value $27.95

 

International Crew Training

Now offering a combined Basic Sea Survival + Basic Fire Fighting STCW Refresher courses in single day packages!

ICT is rewarding the first place in ALL 4 categories a $500 training voucher!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Prize Value $2,000.00

 

Julian Mejia Design

Looking to add to your tabletop? Modern & nautical rope placemats, custom linen napkins with over 100 different colors to choose from. The wonderful quality of these linens is reflected every time when you set the table. Contact Aqualuxe Outfitting for a complete catalog.

 

Prize Value $500

1 x set of 4 Four Point Rope Placemats

1 x set of 4 Linen with Silver stitch Napkins

1 x set of 4 Rockstar Napkins Napkin Rings

Satori

Aqualuxe Outfitting works closely with Satori to bring the best customer service and customized linens onboard.

 

As part of this prize Aqualuxe is offering a Bed Linens Consultation onboard.

 

Prize Value $500.00

1 x Queen Sheet Set with a beautiful embroidery design to include 2 x Pillowcases, 1 x Flat Sheet,

1 x Fitted Sheet

design by Owner Sean Auerbach

 

Crew Unlimited

Professional yacht crew placement agency based year round in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Finding yacht jobs and travel jobs on luxury yachts, and estates, in popular cruising areas such as the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Bahamas, the US North East, for Captains, Chefs, Mates, Engineers, Steward(esse)s, and Deckhands, all around the world, is their expertise.

 

Prize Value $150.00

2 x Ticketst to Surf N' Turf Chef Competition & Tasting. April 16th from 7pm-11pm.

 

YachtingToday.tv

YachtingToday.TV is a cutting-edge online yachting magazine that combines powerful editorial content with interactive video and a comprehensive photographic library.

 

Suki has been providing New England and now South Florida and international clientel with a complete array of services specializing in HD video and photography to producing directing and editing promotional video products. If you see a helicopter flying over a yacht good chance Suki’s shooting the video.

Sailor Bags

Our best selling beach & tender totes, at Aqualuxe, are Sailor Bags. Great quality, zippered, the sand doesnt stick. Perfect for the tender to hold the beach towels or get the duffle bags for snacks. A must have for your beach essentials.

Check out their new line in grey/navy!

 

Prize Value $102.00

1 x Silver Spinnaker Duffel

1 Line embroidered text with the Steward's name or Yacht's name.

The Triton

Our Staff's choice for Nautical News!They are the voice of the yachting community. Their mission: "To give captains and crews the information they need to help them run their boats and manage their careers."

 

Don't miss the Triton Expo on April 6th at Bahia Mar Marina, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. There will be food and beverages to engage an expected crowd of more than 600 captains, crew and industry professionals.

The Global Galavant

If you haven't met her, you are in for a treat! Bibi Marinek is a "local" artist from South Africa, she is also a yachtie-chef by day and a traveler at heart.

 

Our Staff loves her boutique style totes that we can customize with the yachts logo, perfect for charter & crew gifts.

 

Price Value $300

12 x assorted nautical small totes

Relief Chef Services

RCS believes in providing the best ingredients, food and service to all of your culinary needs, whether it is for guests, crew, charter or private estates and villas.

Having traveled on yachts, the Mediterannean, Caribbean, Bahamas, Turcs and Caicos, both coasts US, Mexico and Central America with Top Notch Crew deepened his passion for creative dishes utilizing the best local ingredients. 

 

Prize Value $50.00

1 x Decanter

Dockwalk Magazine

A crew favorite! Join their online community.

You will find many relevant posts for captains and crew about training and Safety, Travel and Superports.

 

Who knows you might even find yourself in it?!

 

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Camelot

Camelot isn't really a nightclub -- but it's also not a lounge, nor a restaurant. It's sort of a blend of all three, something altogether unique to South Florida's party scene. The place is an homage to the Kennedys' love of the ocean, sailing, and Palm Beach. Camelot takes the nautical feel to another level!

 

 

 

Aqualuxe Outftitting

Aqualuxe provides the essentials to serve guests with the ultimate yet practical luxe items in the world while staying in budget and meeting deadlines.

Years of experience onboard and outfitting some of the largest most lavish yachts, has narrowed it down to the “must haves onboard”.

 

Aqualuxe is rewarding all yachts participating witha 2hr Interior Consultation, valued $180

 

 

 

Longboards Seafood & Raw Bar

Longboards opened in 2011 in a circa 1920’s warehouse space in the 500 block of Clematis street. The décor is reminiscent of a longboard-shaping warehouse one might walk into along the beach in Maui.

 

 

Prize: $50 Gift Certificat

If you are a local business and would like to join us and sponsor this event, please contact info@aqualuxeoutfitting for more information.

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