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Schulte Group buys controlling stake in YPI Crew


The Schulte Group has acquired a majority stake in YPI Crew, the Antibes-based yacht crew recruitment agency, through the group’s Singapore-based affiliate, Schulte Maritime Services PTE Ltd. In this transaction, BRS Yachting is selling its entire stake in YPI Crew.

Laurence Lewis

Laurence Lewis, managing director and co-founder of YPI Crew, will continue to run the day-to-day business of the agency from the Antibes office as managing director and co-shareholder, according to a recent statement from the Schulte Group.

YPI Crew will be positioned under Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services (BSCS), a division formed by the Schulte Group to offer technical management and crewing services to the cruise industry.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, the Schulte Group has offices in more than 30 locations worldwide and focuses on two core business areas: ship owning and ship management.

The group owns 90 vessels and manages more than 640 ships through the employment of 18,000 seafarers and 2,000 shore-based workers. Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services is part of the ship management arm of the group. For more information, visit

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