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.

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2021

The Importance of Values – Chloe Collet looks at the necessary core values we must all adhere to if we are to succeed in building a winning team on board.

ONBOARD Magazine Autumn 2020

The Ebb and Flow of Recruitment – Chloe Collet looks at how the crew recruitment business remains as adaptable as ever during COVID 19 times.

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2020

Are you Ready for the Roaring Twenties? After another record breaking year, Laurence Lewis looks at the main facts and figures from 2019 in the superyacht recruiting industry

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2019

Laurence Lewis, director of YPI CREW, looks at crew shortfalls and the challenges of recruiting and retaining crew in 2019.

boote Exclusiv Issue 5/2019

Laurence Lewis talks to boote Exclusiv about the challenges yacht owners, managers and captains face when recruiting yacht crew in 2019.

ONBOARD Magazine Summer 2018

Laurence Lewis, director at YPI Crew, looks at the role of a recruitment consultant and how managing expectations for both the potential recruit and the employer is an essential part of the process.

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2018

Laurence Lewis asks why ageism should be such a big issue in superyacht recruitment.

ONBOARD Magazine Autumn 2017

Laurence Lewis says it’s not all about answers, you should have questions you want answered too.

ONBOARD Magazine Summer 2016

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

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2016

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

ONBOARD Magazine Autumn 2015

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

ONBOARD Magazine Summer 2015

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

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2015

Laurence asks what 2015 has in store for the yachting industry, and more specifically for yacht crew recruitment.

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.

The Crew Report Issue 74

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

ONBOARD Magazine Summer 2014

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

The Crew Report Issue 66

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

ONBOARD Magazine Autumn 2013

This month Laurence Lewis talks about the effective interviewer.

The Crew Report Issue 70

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

Dockwalk – May 2016

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

ONBOARD Magazine Winter 2012

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

The Crew Report Issue 65

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

The Crew Report Issue 60

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

The Crew Report Issue 54

This month Laurence Lewis reviews a Chief Stewardess CV.

The Crew Report Issue 51

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

The Crew Report Issue 47

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

The Crew Report Issue 45

This month Laurence Lewis discusses conquering captain interviews.

The Crew Report Issue 44

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

The Crew Report Issue 43

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

The Crew Report Issue 41

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

The Crew Report Issue 40

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

The Crew Report Issue 37

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

The Crew Report Issue 36

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

The Crew Report Issue 35

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

The Crew Report Issue 32

This month Laurence Lewis critiques the r

The Crew Report Issue 31

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

The Crew Report Issue 30

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

The Crew Report Issue 29

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

The Crew Report Issue 28

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

The Crew Report Issue 26

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

The Crew Report Issue 25

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

The Crew Report Issue 24

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.

The Crew Report Issue 23

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