Our surveyorsOur surveyors bridge the technical gap

We owe our position as leading yacht coating experts primarily to the experience and expertise of our highly qualified surveyors. Our surveyors are FROSIO and/or NACE and/or RMCI certified. Tree of our senior surveyors are also IIMS Technician member.

Bridging the technical gap

Their know-how spans many coating fields, from yacht building and the offshore industry to marine maintenance and New Builds. Areas of expertise include writing acceptance criteria, project management, contract management, chemicals, new paint application techniques and tank coatings to name a few.

Our surveyors bridge the technical gap between the paint supplier/ paint contractor and the Owners Representative.

Paul Bournas
Paul BournasManaging Director
Paul Bournas has over two decades of experience in the coatings & chemicals industry after successful stints in commercial and general management roles at Den Braven Sealants, EcoTherm and Van Wijhe. His experience also includes stints as Managing Director for Sigma Coatings in Poland, Hong Kong and London.

He is no stranger to the yachting world either having sailed at the highest competitive level for many years.

Main specialism: Leadership, management and business development.

Mark Bournas
Mark BournasSales- en project manager

Mark joined CCS in December 2016.

Mark is the key person to contact if you are planning a Refit or a New Build and you would like to involve CCS for paint inspections. He is taking care of your quote, planning and follow up of your project.

Please feel free to contact Mark on info@ccsyacht.com or +31 35 7512 150

Colin Mason
Colin MasonTechnical Manager

Colin has a university graduate in Applied Chemistry. He has 30 years of expertise in yacht coatings project management, quality control of paint teams and training of inexperienced/learner painters. He is experienced in all aspects of superyacht coating i.e. topcoat spraying, filler application, tank coating, interior coating etc. and specialised in polymers. Furthermore, Colin has worked for major superyacht builders around the world.
Colin takes care of an efficient workflow and delivery of the Inspection and Survey reports and is the technical helpdesk for our 10 coating consultants. He also will execute inspections where necessary to assist our consultants.

Main specialism: Project Management, applied chemistry, topcoat spraying

Michel Langhout
Michel LanghoutCoating Consultant

Frosio level III no. 2332
RMCI no. 102

Michel’s previous experience include several functions within the technical service department of one of the major paint suppliers. In these functions Michel was involved with new building and maintenance assignments including tank coating and foul release projects as well as surveying and and new product implementation. Furthermore Michel has been commercially responsible for the yacht coating and painting department of a privately held company for some years. Michel is Frosio certified.

Main specialism: Tank coatings and foul release applications.

Marcel Evenhuis
Marcel EvenhuisCoating Consultant

Nace level II no.32858
RMCI no. 095

Marcel has a long and wide experience within the marine coatings industry. This includes sales engineer marine & protective coatings. He has worked for many years as technical manager yacht coatings Benelux for the world’s leading paint supplier. His experience includes knowledge on yacht and ships construction, especially on the production of complex 3D formed shell plates for superyachts. Marcel is a keen sailor and has a passion for yachting.

Main specialism: CCS Tender Surveys and Refits

Steven van Essen
Steven van EssenCoating Consultant

RMCI no. 093

Steven has a lot of experience in Technical coating inspections & Survey’s including trouble shooting for the super- and mega yacht market for both new build and re-fit worldwide.

Steven joined the CCS team in January 2017

Main specialism:Surface treatment & Coating application

Pieter Breed
Pieter BreedCoating Consultant
Björn Mauschik
Björn MauschikCoating Consultant
RMCI no. 111

Björn joined CCS in May 2017. Having worked as a Project and Production Manager for international shipyards and application companies worldwide, he provides an in depth knowledge of superyacht refits and new builds.

Main specialism:Surface treatment & Coating application

Stefano Bruzzone
Stefano BruzzoneCoating Consultant

Nace level III no. 32851
RMCI no. 054
I.I.M.S. Techn. Member no. 81165

Stefano is an experienced coating advisor with a vast knowledge of the paint industry.
Stefano speaks fluent Italian and English and works at the major Italian and French shipyards, allowing a quick response.

Marco Perfumo
Marco PerfumoCoating Consultant

Frosio Level III no. 7651
Naval Architect and Marine Engineer 9945A

Marco is a coating advisor with a vast knowledge of the paint industry, especially in the supervision of painting jobs. For CCS he is working alongside Stefano Bruzzone for the Italian customers.

Silvio Beghe
Silvio BegheCoating Consultant

Frosio level III no. 3139

Silvio worked for CCS in the past and now he is back ‘in town’. The surface treatment & coating application of a superyacht has no secrets for him, because he working in this industry for a very long time now. He also has knowledge in the Marine on- & offshore. Italy is his home country, so he speaks and writes Italian and English fluently.

Main specialism:Surface treatment & Coating application

Ian Scrace
Ian ScraceCoating Consultant
Federico Ferrando
Federico FerrandoCoating Consultant

Accredited Marine Surveyor SAMS® AMS® Y&SC
#1212 ABYC® Standards Certified
ITC Certified Infrared Thermographer #94436

Federico is CCS’s coating consultant for the USA area.

Jan Koudstaal
Jan KoudstaalArbitrations

Frosio level III no. 4327 / Registered Marine Surveyor / Tech I.I.M.S.

Jan joined the CCS team in 2004.
He’s coordinates and executes projects that require complex technical input and arbitration cases. His previous work experience includes estimator for large coating projects, site manager for coating projects, technical manager off-shore engineering companies and coating inspector on large tankcoating projects.

Main specialism: Inspection methods, inspection equipment and paint standards, arbitration.

Astrid Peters
Astrid PetersFinancial Officer

Astrid is a full time force in the office in Hilversum. She handles all the companies’ financial matters. In addition she also takes care of Office Management tasks.

If you have any questions about an invoice you have received, please don’t hesitate to call Astrid on +31 357512150 or sent an e-mail to astrid@ccsyacht.com

Main specialism: Financial and administrative skills