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The official tabletop competition

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Palm Beach Boat Show 2018


Photoshoot Friday March 23rd

Links go live: Sunday March 25th

Voting ends: Saturday April 7th at midnight

Prizes will be presented: Wednesday April 11th at the Triton Expo

​​Thank you for sharing your tablesettings and tips


with stews around the world.

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Inspire and be inspired!


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

Aqualuxe is so excited to photograph your Top Notch TableTops at the Palm Beach Boat Show March 23rd, 2018. Can't wait to visit our friends who are back in town and make many new ones.

Registration is now closed.

27 Stews showcasing the Art of Tablescaping earning their Top Notch Tabletop title.

The 2 main categories, Luxe Interior and Chic Outdoors will be judged via Facebook by liking the photos. Each yacht will have 3 photos per setting. The sum of the likes for the 3 photos will be the total votes per setting. Photos will be uploaded Sunday afternoon and voting ends Saturday April 7th at Midnight. Winners will be announced April 11th at the Triton Expo at Sails Marina, Fort Lauderdale.

Hosted by Aqualuxe Outfitting, interior designer Cris Clifford accompanied by no other than the Yacht Stew Guru, Alene Keenan, the Interior Trainer at Maritime Professional Training and our honored guest, Julie Perry, writer of "The Insider's guide to becoming a Yacht Stewardess" will judge the following categories for the Creativity, the Aesthetic and Overall Design Impact:


  • Most Artistic Napkin Fold

  • Top Creative Centerpiece

  • Best Beverage Presentation

  • Stylish Menu Design

  • & 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. #TNTPBBS2018 #topnotchtabletop #yachtiesforyachties

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.

These are top notch local services and luxury brands, that our organization rates at the top of their respective division within the Marine industry. Add these to your contact list:

Maritime Professional Training

Located five minutes from the Fort Lauderdale, FL airport, MPT is the largest, most complete full service private maritime school in the country, training mariners since 1983. MPT offers USCG and MCA License and STCW training, including YM, OOW, Chief Mate, Master 3000, BRM, GMDSS, Firefighting, Basic Safety and more. PYA Approved Yacht Interior Courses are taught by The Yacht Guru herself, Alene Keenan. Maritime Professional Training's new 25,000-square-foot $ 6 million expansion of its training facility is now open for business.


Yachty Rental

Yachty Rentals is South Florida's #1 choice for scooters, jeeps, RV’s, SUV’s rentals and more. Yachty Rentals is now also offering crew accommodations located with a 3-mile radius of Ft. Lauderdale airport and Marinas.


The Yacht Guru's Bible by Alene Keenan

This is the book that I wish I'd had when I started out in yachting. Photos, illustrations, schedules, checklists, and more will help you avoid mistakes and teach you how to elevate your skills to excel on a luxury yacht. In THE YACHT GURU'S BIBLE, the author provides practical tips and guidelines along with insider knowledge from many years at sea as a Chief Stewardess. You learned how to get that first job, now learn the essentials to succeed.  Great training tool for Chief Stews to work with new crew.



Bluewater Crew Placement

I'm sure you've heard the news that our favorite agents at Crew Unlimited, longtime supporters of Top Notch, have combined forces with Bluewater Yachting creating one of the largest employment databases with access to more than 5000 jobs per year.



is a French manufacturer of fine crystal glassware located in Baccarat, France. The company owns two museums: the Musée Baccarat in Baccarat, Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Musée Baccarat in Paris. Make note to visit on your next trip.

Find the most exquisite bar and tableware. Great collection of vases.


Baccarat crystal is a staple of luxury onboard the most lavish yachts around the world. Available at Aqualuxe Outfitting.


Aqualuxe Outfitting

Provides a one-stop-virtual-shop, where you will find the latest trends in Service Accessories, Stateroom Linens, Spa Amenities, Bar Tools, Galley Gadgets, Tabletop Must Have’s & Outdoor Beach Essentials. Let us redesign your space with your needs in mind.

Thalgo Skin Care

Founded in 1964, Thalgo is the leading manufacture of algae based cosmetic products. 

If you are in search for a new line of sun care products, please visit their website and call for an appointment.


Julie Perry

Our honored guest for the day as a judge is no other than Ms. Julie Perry, author of "The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess, which has been a must-read guide for yacht crew since 2006.

Dockwalk Magazine

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


Join their online community. Who knows you might even find yourself in it?!


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 11th at Sails Marina, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. There will be food and beverages to engage an expected crowd of more than 600 captains, crew and industry professionals.

Top Notch Tabletop awards at 7pm at Aqualuxe tent, come visit us!

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


Suki provides New England, South Florida and international clientele with a complete array of services. Specializing in HD video and photography, Suki also produces, directs and edits promotional video products. If you see a helicopter flying over a yacht, there’s a good chance Suki’s shooting a video.


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Aqualuxe Outfitting

Boca Raton, FL 33433

Tel:   +1.561.479.9869
Fax:  +1.561.417.7839

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