Publications

Our informative Publications page provides those seeking yacht crew positions the tools and tips needed to perfect their CV.

YPI Crew Director, Laurence Lewis is regularly asked to impart her knowledge, experience and insight for articles within industry magazines. Below are her published work so far, including her popular column in Onboard and regular contribution to the Crew Report and invaluable ‘CV Surgery’ issues.

Issue 74 The Crew Report

Laurence Lewis, director at YPI Crew, looks at our industry’s recruitment protocols and the ethos of best practice.

ONBOARD Magazine Summer 15

Laurence Lewis reflects upon the months of hard work involved to ensure that crew are placed and working for the summer season.

Issue 70 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis talks about the role of recruitment agents in weeding out entry-level crew unfit for the yachting industry.

ONBOARD Magazine Summer 2014

Laurence Lewis looks at what it takes to build a great crew.

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2013

Keeping watch on 2014 – Laurence Lewis talks about what to expect in the year ahead.

ONBOARD Magazine Autumn 2013

This month Laurence Lewis talks about the effective interviewer.

Issue 65 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis discusses MLC accreditation and the changing trends in superyacht recruitment.

Dockwalk – May 2016

Elaine FitzGerald of YPI CREW shares her best tips on handling the yacht job hunt.

ONBOARD Magazine Summer 2013

This month Laurence Lewis explains the benefits of MLC 2006 accrediatation.

The Crew Report Issue 78

Laurence Lewis, director of YPI Crew, outlines the problems the recruitment agents face when it comes to making presumptions on board when it comes to someone’s gender.

ONBOARD Magazine Spring 2013

This month Laurence Lewis explains why it is still important to have that personnal touch.

ONBOARD Magazine Summer 2016

Laurence Lewis discusses why entering a yacht job interview in the right frame of mind is paramount.

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2013

This month Laurence Lewis gives a few tips on nailing that next job interview.

Issue 60 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis approaches the subject of how to get the best out of recruitment agencies.

Issue 54 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis reviews a Chief Stewardess CV.

Issue 52 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis advises Divers looking to break into the luxury yachting industry.

Issue 47 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis gives advise on how to prepare for a job interview.

Issue 45 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis discusses conquering captain interviews.

Issue 44 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey review how to move from chief officer to captain.

Issue 43 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey review how to move from officer to chief officer.

Issue 41 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis looks at what is takes to go from an Officer’s job to a chief Officer’s job.

Issue 37 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey review how to move from deck/engineeer to engineer.

Issue 36 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey review how to move from Junior Deckhand to Lead Deckhand.

Issue 35 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis reviews the CV of a Lead Deckhand.

Issue 31 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis helps an experienced chef make his CV more eye-catching.

Issue 30 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis is reviewing the CV of a young engineer looking to break into superyacht crewing.

Issue 28 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis of YPI Crew is broaching the subject of cover letters when applying for positions on superyachts.

Issue 26 The Crew Report

This month LaurenceLewis is reviewing the CV of a couple wishing to work together.

Issue 25 The Crew Report

This month Laurence is reviewing the CV of a person who has already had a shorebased career but wants to move onto superyachts.

Issue 24 The Crew Report

This month Laurence is reviewing the c.v. of someone with a long-term marine background who wants to reach the top of the career ladder.

Issue 23 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis of YPI Crew has reviewed the CV of a superyacht crew member seeking work.

Autumn Issue ONBOARD Magazine

In a world of social networking, is there still room for recruitment agencies?

September Issue ONBOARD Magazine

How Best to Work with a Recruitment Agency.

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 16

Laurence Lewis offers advice and tips on how to recruit in a candidate short market

ONBOARD Magazine Autumn 15

Laurence Lewis looks at the new yachting workforce and their aspirations for a better work life balance.

ONBOARD Magazine Spring 15

Laurence Lewis, director at YPI Crew, offers advice on how to remain sane when looking for work.

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 15

Laurence Lewis, director at YPI Crew, offers advice on how to remain sane when looking for work.

Issue 66 The Crew Report

This month YPI Crew’s Director calls for captains to demand more from the recruitment sector.

Issue 51 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis gives advise on how to write a CV for a Deckhand/ Steward(ess) position.

Issue 40 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey how to move from lead deckhand to officer.

Issue 32 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis critiques the rsum of an engineer searching for new employment.

Issue 29 The Crew Report

This month Laurence Lewis is reviewing the CV of a commercially certi?ed captain looking to make the transition to superyachts.

Winter Issue ONBOARD Magazine

A Day in the Life of a Placement Agent.