The official tabletop competition

Inspire and be inspired!

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



Complete Registration Form.  ➤



One of more seatings. Coffee or tea service, brunch, lunch, beach set up, formal, theme night. You Choose.

Inspire and be inspired!

The more details, the more categories you will be able to enter.



Email your photo and caption to:

You can use (instagram) filters. One entry per tablesetting. Maximum 3 entries per participant. Entries must be received by 05.20.22. to participate.




Post your photo on Instagram, use hashtag #topnotchtabletop and tag @aqualuxeonboard. 

Caption your image. Tell us, what inspired you? Invite us to your table, what is the menu, the occasion, who is coming?

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Here is how to enter:

*** Follow @TopNotchTabletop 

  • Instagram TNT

*** Follow @AqualuxeOnboard

  • Instagram @aqualuxeonboard

*** Post your photo on your instagram and use hashtag #topnotchtabletop, and tag @aqualuxeonboard

Thanks for submitting! We’ll get back to you shortly.


We are all about decorating tables, and we want to invite you to participate on on our FIRST VIRTUAL CHALLENGE to share your tabletop skills with stews around the world. It can be any tip or design, one seat, or  a complete table, breakfast, lunch, brunch, beverage presentation, menu design, centerpiece inspo, you choose. You take the photo and share it with us.

May 20th is the deadline to send in your photos! Participate and send  us 3 photos of your best tablesettings this season.

 Awards will be given May 25th at the Triton Expo. You do not have to be present and all prizes have a year’s expiration date.

This is a great opportunity to do some theme planning and team building. Best part, you can participate from the boat yard, create a setting during crossings or on charter!  Email us your best 3 pics to share with other crew, tabletop ideas. IINSPIRE AND BE INSPIRED. Cris Clifford

Prizes will also be awarded for the following categories judged by a select panel, on May 25th at the Triton Expo.

  • Utmost Inspiring Top Notch Tabletop

  • Most Artistic Napkin Fold

  • Top Creative Centerpiece

  • Best Beverage Presentation

  • The Ultimate Caption

  • & Best Tip of the day.

In yachting every day is a voyage! And, what better way to learn than to set sail and share your knowledge, tips, tricks and ideas with fellow yachties. Find new, creative and resourceful ways to redecorate and repurpose your decorations. Inspire and be inspired. Be part of a like-minded community of professionals. #topnotchtabletop.                             



All permanent yacht crew on a vessel, are eligible.

By participating you consent to Aqualuxe Inc. for the use of the photograph for presentation under any legal use.

Prizes will be awarded at the Spring Triton Expo May 25, 2022, finishing off the season. You do not have to be present.
Educational Vouchers and all other prizes have one year expiration date.



The rules are simple:
Fill out the Registration Form, Follow @TopNotchtabletop & @AqualuxeOnboard on Instagram, & submit photo to with a caption that best describes your inspiration. 
Post your photo & caption on your instagram, use hashtag #topnotchtabletop, & tag @aqualuxeonboard

Filters are allowed.

One entry per tablesetting.
Maximum 3 entries per participant.

All global contest, entries must be received by 5.20.22


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.

Coffee or tea service, brunch, lunch, beach set up, formal, theme night. It's your design, you choose. Inspire and be inspired!


Capture and caption like the pro that you are on Insta, and email photo and caption to

Caption your image. Tell us, what inspired you? Invite us to your table, what is the menu, the occasion, who is coming?


We have amazing sponsors with very generous prizes.

Awards will be granted for the following categories:​​

  • Utmost Inspiring Top Notch Tabletop

  • Most Artistic Napkin Fold

  • Top Creative Centerpiece

  • Best Beverage Presentation

  • The Ultimate Caption

  • & Best Tip of the day

To kick off this year's contest we launched at the Palm Beach Boat Show. 7 yachts participated. We took a group photo onboard M/Y Inspired. 

Winners for global entries in all categories will be announced May 20th and awards will be presented at the Triton Expo May 25th. 

Time to Register!


The official tabletop competition

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Thank you for your interest in awarding the creativity and design that each Top Crew creates and spreading the word.
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We can't wait to see those amazing tabletops!