About Us

The company’s founder, director and senior coating inspector is Peter Bergsma. Peter started in the yacht coating industry as a paint apprentice at Klaver Yachtpainting in the Netherlands at the age of 16.

After achieving his college degree, including Master Painter in 1987 at the CNS in the Netherlands, a college for chemical and specific coating education, he then moved on to work on super-yachts for 4 years.

He came feet-dry again working as a Technical Sales Manager for Awlgrip Europe headquarters, in Belgium, for 9 years. This was followed by managing a yacht paint application company for 6 years on Mallorca, Spain.

Based on increasing customer request he opened Coating Survey & Inspections S.L. in 2004, a company specialized in coating consultancy, surveys and inspections on large new build and refit superyacht projects worldwide.

In 2012 Peter took CSI to Rybovich in West Palm Beach, Florida for a 3 year contract as the Vice President General Manager of their coating division in order to set up and manage Rybovich’s in-house paint and hardware team, a group which grew from 15 to over 100 permanent employees.

Having successfully refinished 63 large projects within the 3 years at Rybovich, CSI moved back to their headquarters based in Mallorca, Spain, and making their specialized coating consultancy, survey and inspection services once again available to the distinguished superyacht owners, management companies, shipyards and applicators.

CSI is one of the best, if not the best equipped superyacht coating inspection company around. We pride ourselves to constantly update and purchase the latest technology available on the market.

In combination with 35 years of experience CSI has a vast knowledge in project calculations, budgets and production schedules, system specifications and achievable and measurable results in black and white through project customized acceptance criterias.

Based on our knowledge and experience at CSI, we understand where the potential pitfalls might occur prior and/or during a project which will allow us to advise the project team accordingly in order to avoid incurrence of unbudgeted financial cost, production delays, quality and therefore potential warranty issues.

CSI is definitely your global partner and subject matter expert for all aspects of QA / QC, inspections, surveys, failure analysis, legal matters, consultancy, project calculations, advise, specifications, applications and acceptance processes of superyacht fairing and coating systems.

With our office based on Mallorca, Spain, and by having a senior coating inspector based in Holland, we are conveniently close to where the action is.

We welcome your inquiry, so please contact us by phone or email when the need for our services are required for your project.