YPI Crew

“Meeting your crew recruitment needs, however complex they may be”


YPI Crew is a leading specialist in crew recruitment for yachts and superyachts. Based in Antibes, they provide quality crew placements worldwide including positions for deckhands, stewardesses, bosuns, chefs, officers, engineers and captains.

Main contact

Address: Residence de la Mer 6 avenue de la Liberation, Antibes, France / Monaco 06600

Tel: +33 (0)4 92 90 46 10

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YPI Crew has been a yacht crew recruitment agency since 2002 and focuses on offering a unique service, personalised to the specific needs of both their clients and candidates.

Yacht crew jobs worldwide

Based in Antibes, YPI Crew recruits crew at all levels worldwide, from deckhands and stewardesses to captains and engineers.

Superyacht crew agency and recruitment professions include

• Captain
• First officer/mate
• Officer of the watch
• Bosun
• Deckhand
• Deckhand/ engineer
• Deckhand/ stew
• Chief engineer
• Second Engineer
• Purser
• Chief Steward/ess
• Steward/ess
• Chef
• Sous Chef
• Cook

Crew advice

YPI Crew guides candidates throughout the recruitment process, from when to arrive in Antibes and where to stay, to what to wear for an interview and how to create the perfect CV.

Depending on what superyacht job you are applying for, YPI Crew can advise you on which training and certification will be required.

YPI Crew is dedicated to finding the right yacht crew for all marine jobs. Contact them today

Additional Information

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A recent email to Laurence

, Captain - 13/01/2014-16:34
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Whilst I am dishing out the compliments, I was out with Andy tonight briefly and we were discussing our current situation, we were talking about you, and I told Andy that once again (from my conversation with you a week or so ago), that you simply stand out from the crowd so much in terms of the way you do your job.

You always do your research properly and are always prepared for the conversation you are having with me, it is so noticeably different from anyone else I ever deal with in this industry, It has been this way from the very first time we met and it never fails to impress me, that you are always so on the ball. You are an absolute credit not only to YPI, but to the industry in general, and not of course forgetting yourself. This industry is in severe need of more people with your professionalism and integrity.

Once again, thank you so much for your input, I hope the above comments express I genuinely value it. I very much look forward to finding my next command and being able to work with you from the other side once again.

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Expert advice

Freelance Yachting Journalist - 13/01/2014-16:32
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As a journalist writing about specialist subjects it is vital to get informed opinion from experts in the field. Laurence is one person I will always turn to when seeking advice and sound comment. She understands her subject matter and is an expert in her field of crew recruitment.

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, Captain M/Y Ocean Victory - 13/01/2014-16:31
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Laurence Reymann and her devoted team at YPI Crew have brought us in first contact with many of our valuable crew members onboard M/Y Ocean Victory. YPI Crew is to my humble opinion one of the most dedicated Crew Agencies in the yachting industry today.

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, Captain Ohana - 13/01/2014-16:30
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In my experience YPI Crew have always shown a strong commitment in ensuring their candidates are a right match for the position and the yacht. Their proactive approach really helps me in minimising the time and cost spent finding suitable crew.

I would highly recommend Laurence and her team, they are definitely one of a very few companies I would entrust with my crewing needs

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Personable and professional

, Build Captain - 13/01/2014-16:29
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Over the years my Heads of Department & I have trusted Laurence to find us quality candidates for positions we have needed to fill.
She has always hit the mark, and provided a great service

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Professional experience

, Captain M/Y Arkley - 13/01/2014-16:28
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Over the years I have known Laurence and her team at YPI Crew, I have only had the best and most professional experience when recruiting crew. Every crew member YPI crew put forward, have been thoroughly checked and the right candidate put forward for the job, saving me time with the add reassurance that I will build a great crew.

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Most trusted crew agent

, Captain - 13/01/2014-16:27
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Laurence is without doubt the most trusted crew agent that I have met, she understands her clients needs, has great integrity and is a pleasure to deal with, I look forward to working with her again in the future.

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Extremely detailed approach

, Captain - 13/01/2014-16:27
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I have known and worked with Laurence for about 8 years or so. On my first meeting with her she immediately stood out from the crowd by way of her extremely detailed and professional approach. I was at that time not a client, but rather someone that she would place with a client.

I am now a client of hers and she is unquestionably at the very top of my list of contacts whenever I need the type of services her company provides. She is a consummate professional with whom it is always an absolute pleasure to do business with.

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High quality of work

, Maritime Professional - 13/01/2014-16:25
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Laurence runs the YPI crew agency with a lot of efficiency. From outside we can feel a good team dynamic without any confusion in the role of everyone. She and anyone of the team always takes time to evaluate accurately the clients' requests in order to only forward the resumes of suitable candidates. The quality of the service provided by YPI crew is the best I ever got from any other crew agency. They will remain the first I will contact whenever I need this type of service.

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Highly recommended

, CEO Marine & Outdoor, Atlantic Flyboard - 13/01/2014-16:24
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I've had to ask for Laurence's company services quite a few times to set up a crew for our new build Palmer Johnson 171 DB9.
Sevice has always been up to our expectations.
Crew was always well selected and all references checked.
The team at YPI was always courteous and It's been a pleasure working with all of them.
I can only highly recommend Laurence and YPI for any crew needs.

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Very professional

, Captain M/Y Harbour Moon - 13/01/2014-16:23
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Laurence is very professional with a valuable knowledge of her field, which results in a very good service for what I require. I would recommend her to any client.

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Creme de la creme

, Captain M/Y Tango - 13/01/2014-16:22
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Laurence is the creme de la creme of Superyacht Recruiters. I have been involved with her since her first interviewing me as a potential Captain for one of her available positions in 2005 and since then she has become a close friend and my number one choice of recruitment agency whenever I look for crew.
I have been in this industry for 25 years and Laurence was the first person who did not need to read through my resume in front of me, something I aspire to in interviews, but sadly do not live up to her time management skills.
Laurence knows the Recruitment side of yachting intimately and probably would be also my first choice for any advice on this side of the industry. I look forward to many more years of doing business with Laurence and YPI and am confident that it will continue to be a pleasure and hassle free experience.

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Very Trustworthy

, Consultant Technical Representative Nigel Burgess - 13/01/2014-16:20
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I have found Laurence without reproach and one of the most trustworthy and reliable people in her field and would not fail to recommend Laurence and her team at any time.

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Helen is brilliant

Marjorie Morningstar - 15/11/2013-10:56
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Helen is brilliant, we love the service she provides, and it is really clear she cares about her clients.

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YPI ...works for me!

blueboats.net - 08/09/2013-20:49
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Fast and clear communication, with successful job placements, advice and follow-up.

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Very professional

, Deck/Stew of Happy Days - 29/08/2013-17:13
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I would recommend YPI to anyone who is looking for a job on a yacht. Very professional team.

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The best yachting agency by a country mile!

Freelance Chef - 19/08/2013-14:18
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I have been represented now by YPI for nearly 5 years and they are by far the most helpful and professional agency that i am involved with. Their placement of positions on various yachts suited to your qualifications, needs and ambitions is unmatched.

I have recommended and will continue to recommend YPI to any professional / person looking to work in the industry.

They are all a fantastic team to work with. Look them up!!!

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YPI get results

, Deckhand of M/Y Libertas - 10/08/2013-13:43
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YPI are simply one of the best crew recruitment companies out there as they offer great service, advice and the staff are always courteous.

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Special thanks

, Deck Hand Superyacht - 08/08/2013-09:39
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I would really like to thank YPI and Pamela for organizing me the deckhand position I am currently in. YPI have been on top of their game at all times, keeping me up to date with jobs and current circumstance of job applications. They have been quite outstanding and very helpful. Thanks so much.

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Leaders in the field of placement for crew

- 23/07/2013-12:12
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I have been involved directly with YPI Crew for the previous ten years. I have found them, without question, the most direct and professional recruitment team I have had the pleasure to work with. Excellent at understanding the requirements of the modern yacht. They are willing and able to advise on all crewing needs, to meet relevant legislation for Class and Flag State Rules. They are also willing to aid individual crew members in the advancement of personal career development.

It would be unfair to name individual YPI Crew team members as they are all excellent and beyond reproach in their positive attitude and ultimate professional approach to fulfilling the needs of Owners, Captains, Engineers and Interior Managers in todays ever growing fleets of yachts.

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Living a dream with YPI!

- 22/07/2013-06:22
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YPI is the most professional company in the industry! I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a job on a yacht.

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- 20/07/2013-05:25
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Professional team matching the right person with the right yacht!

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- 28/09/2012-15:33
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A really nice, helpful and polite company. They provide brilliant customer service and I'm always treated specially.

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