WHO ARE WE?

Our Team


Merchant marine officers (Master class 1 – Chief Engineers unlimited ) which have previously sailed on board cruise ships, ferries, cargo ships, yachts, tankers as Masters and chief engineer are parts of our team. We've have worked for classification societies, maritime companies as superintendent, safety instructors...

Christophe
DESCHODT

CEO
Marine Consultant


Christophe started navigating on board Cruise ship as early as 1999 while attending the ENSM of Marseille. Following his graduation he kept sailing on board Passenger vessels implementing and operating all mandatory documents and maintenance systems.
In 2010, he successfully became a Harbour pilot for the port of Toulon and the French Riviera, but willing to do more for the industry, and knowing he could bring his knowledge to others he founded CHESSMARITIME.

PIERRE
BOUDART

Marine Operation
Consultant


After graduating from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1993, Pierre started navigating in the Cruise industry. Upon the arrival in 1997, of the ISM code and later on the ISPS code in the Merchant Marine, his task was to implement the compliant procedures.
In 2001, he had the opportunity to became a Master on a tanker and his previous experience lead him on several occasions to the office to improve the existing documentary system up to the new standards required by the OCIMF.

PIERRE
CAZIN

Technical
Manager


Pierre Cazin joined in February 2019, Chess Maritime & Yachting as quality of Technical Manager. Unlimited Chief and Captain licence obtained in 2004, from French merchant marine, Pierre Sails during 12 years on cruise ships and towage & salvage Tugs. Then after a MBA degree at EM lyon business school in 2007, he worked on technical functions as general manager of a small company based in Netherland and makes Grinding wheels for Industrial process, during 8 years. Last 2 years were passed In France at Alfa Laval Nevers, producer and designer of Spiral Heat Exchangers mainly for Gaz & Oil industry markets, as Maintenance, Methods and Industrialization manager.

GUILLAUME GOUTEL

QHSE MANAGER


Graduated from the French Merchant Marine Academy in 2002, Guillaume was sailing on cargo ships and supply vessels for the oil & gas industry. He was captain on PSV, AHTS ad IMR vessels in a major oil & gas supporting company. He was dealing with regulatory fields for the ships over 500 GRT with several flags and industrial standards including OCIMF. Guillaume was involved with Safety Management System implementation, development and transformation from the beginning. In addition, he has worked in the owner’s office in order to bring his experience. Guillaume joined CHESS Maritime on October 1st 2019 as he was convinced about the purpose of this organisation.