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YPI CREW Acquires Edmiston Recruiters in New Alliance


Yacht crew recruitment agency YPI CREW entered a strategic alliance with Edmiston, acquiring its recruitment division and taking on all on-going crew placement. As of January 1, 2020, Edmiston transferred its recruitment team of four to YPI CREW, taking the total YPI CREW team to sixteen. 

With this collaboration, Edmiston can fully focus on its core business of yacht brokerage and operations. Meanwhile, with the addition of the Edmiston recruiters, YPI CREW will be able to build further on providing bespoke recruitment services to the global and growing yachting community. 

This new alliance comes shortly after YPI CREW celebrated its first anniversary within commercial shipping giant the Schulte Group. The Schulte Group is a ship owning and large ship management business, with offices in 29 countries and 20,000 seafarers under contract. Its proven strategy of developing international deals in the maritime field led to the acquisition of Edmiston’s recruitment division. 

“I am delighted to welcome the Edmiston recruiters to YPI CREW, said Laurence Lewis, President of YPI CREW. “The team is talented, experienced and will be a great asset to the company allowing us to develop further. Recruitment is not a commodity purchase and quality recruiters are increasingly essential in today’s sophisticated market. Clients pay for the soft skills recruiters bring to the table, which technology cannot do. With a team of 16 we are confident we can provide the best service to clients and candidates alike.” 

“YPI CREW are the World Leading Crew Recruitment division and I know they will nurture and grow the Edmiston crew division, ensuring the team and clients receive the level of service they require," said Jamie Edmiston, CEO of Edmiston. “I would personally like to thank all the team for their hard work and dedication over the years and I know they will be a great asset to YPI CREW in the years to come. This alliance will allow Edmiston to focus on our core business of yacht brokerage, charter and management.”