Starting out in London in 1992, Laurence Lewis now has over 27 years of experience in the recruitment industry. She set up YPI CREW in Antibes in 2002 and the company has become the leading force in the yacht crew recruitment sector. YPI CREW is the go-to partner for superyacht owners and captains, and, the agency of choice for crew around the world.
In 2018, the majority stake of YPI CREW was sold to the Schulte Group, a shipowner and management company based in Hamburg with whom synergies are being developed within their cruise and luxury expedition cruise sectors. In 2020, YPI CREW acquired the recruitment division of Edmiston to further reinforce its leadership position in a market in need of consolidation.