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About

Welcome to CDH Yacht Survey & Consulting. My name is Christian Due Hammershøy, and I have been involved in the maritime yacht world and trade since 1984.

The diversity of boat building was what originally caught my attention, and what later resulted in me becoming a boat builder.
Since then, I have always stayed true to the craftsmanship and despite changing managing roles in the maritime trade, kept my “hands on” the products. I have represented everything from OEM parts, to marketing, and to the sale of new yachts. This should be evident by looking at the projects presented on this page. Projects that refer directly to work that I have carried out with esteemed colleges from both the Nordic countries and the rest of the world.

Work

Work

LATEST WORK

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Services

Services

Each task is performed and billed according to the submitted offer – or by other fixed agreement.
Surveys

I perform a number of surveys, e.g. condition, status and damage reports.

Consulting

I deliver guidance and survey when ordering and loading yachts for global shipping. I handle delivery, crew and general planning of all types of transport.
Furthermore, guidance prior to and during re-fits, new constructions and yard oversight during the construction process in the yard at both subcontractors and suppliers are handled.

Valuation and estimation

I provide control and analysis of yard quotations and offers made in regards to repairs prior to re-fit, in the case of damage, loss, collision, fire or salvage.

Yacht valuation

Price estimation, guidance and consulting prior to purchase or sale of yachts.

Yacht transport

I provide transportation of all types of sailing yachts, whether total logistics or just parts of the transport assignment. This also applies deck cargo with or without mast, under keel/rudder fitted or as container cargo if the size permits it.
We also offer transport on own keel to any destination with professional delivery crew.

CV

CV

EXPERIENCE

2017 – CDH Yacht Survey & Consulting, Nederbyvej 65, 6300 Gråsten.

Consultant. A wide variaty of surveys and consulting within the yachting world.

2017 – 2012 X-Yachts A/S, Fjordagervej 21, 6100 Haderslev.

Key Account Manager. Responsible for direct sales of X-Yachts to Danish clients, and support of the dealer network in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Hungary.
Project managing the development of new markets and support hereof in Russia, Ukraine, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Chile and Peru.

2012 – 2010 Lavenergihuse.net, Bygaden 70, 8700 Horsens.

Sales & Marketing Manager. Short diversion into the energy sufficient house market with a start-up house concept. Sale and construction of several new family homes working together with the architects from Lundhild, Denmark.

2009 – 2008 SMP Technology, Skibroen 20 6200 Aabenraa.

Project Manager. Managing a start-up with activities in the maritime world. Developing a Shape Memory Polymar for use in the sail making industry, and research work for a polymer type of antifouling for ships and yachts, a joint venture with the sailcloth manufacturer Dimension Polyant and Danfoss Polypower.

2008 – 2000 Elvstrøm Sails. Paul Elvstrøms vej 4, 6200 Aabenraa.

Sales & Marketing Manager. Development of new markets, dealer network and establishment of new license sail lofts in Turkey, Spain, Argentina, England, Holland and Italy. Production of OEM sails for Hallberg & Rassy, Bavaria, Quorning Boats Dragonfly, Nordship, Faurby, Luffe Yachts, Dehler, Etap, Sunbeam and many more.

2000 – 1997 Skibsværft Toft, Toftvej 9, 6300 Gråsten.

Harbor Master and Manager of ship yard. The yard provided de-rigging, lifting, in/out door storage, maintenance work and re-launch of approximately 300 yachts annually with 70 ton mobile crane. Management of yard and small marina 140 berths, working for a number of insurance companies, such as Top Denmark, Tryg, Pantaenius and more.

1997 – 1988 Christian of Denmark S.A. Calle Marina 21, 07015 Portals Nous, Mallorca, Spanien.

Owner & Manager of Yacht Management Guardianage company with 11 employees. Surveys & re-fits specializing in and servicing Nautor Swan, Benetau, Sunseeker, Princess, Failine and many more.
Service point and Super Yacht service agents for Elvstrøm Sails, Gori Propellor, DanPower, Blue Wave R.O. Water makers, CN Børma, Harlang & Dryer/Stelton, Lemania etc.

1988 – 1985 Sydhavnens Bådebyggeri, 8700 Horsens.

Boat builder. Production of Concorde 38, Mosquito and Dynamic 35. Service and repair yard, development of new boats, building hull and deck models for the yards Bianca, Nordship, Granada and the Dynamic series and Moser Yachts CH.

1985 – 1984 Værnepligtig. Søværnet, København & Flådestation Frederikshavn.

Royal Danish Navy. Trained as firefighter/Smoke diver, and patrolling NATO vessels, fueling of Navy helicopters etc.

Clients

Clients

Below you will find testimonials, kindly provided by some of my customers over time.

review1

“It so happened that Christian had the customer service duty at the X Yachts yard in Haderslev a Saturday in 2014 when I pulled in on a chartered X 50.  He gave me an extensive tour of the facility and followed up on some technical questions later.  And he also lit a spark, resulting in me buying a 1982-vintage X 482 the yard had just refurbished.  Christian is the consummate “people person” who combines very extensive yachting technical knowledge, born of personal experience, with a spirit of helpfulness and personal charm.  Any time I have needed something, he has been there.  And I count him as a friend.”

Nicholas Brown

review3

“From the very first presentation of a model to a prospect buyer to the following boat configuration exercise, and up to final signature of the handover sheet with a customer in a marina, efficient cooperation with the yard at every stage is of utmost importance for a dealer of X-Yachts. And for many years we enjoyed working together along these processes with Christian. His knowledge of the products’ technicalities always facilitated an optimum configuration according to the client’s expectations. Not only Christian demonstrated that he is a very good sales manager, but thanks to his boat builder background, he also showed a great expertise when assisting us in the rigging, setting up and delivery of the boats to our customers. But when working with Christian, it is not only his knowledge and technical expertise that makes the difference. The cherry on the cake is his character and friendly personality, always accommodating and empathic with the final customer, and his extraordinary ability to establish trust with the boat owners to comfort them”.

Ahmet Ecmel Yorganci

review2

“Christian Due Hammershøy did a great job during the Xp 55 #02 Martin project making all the quality checks before leaving X-Yachts yard, and preparation and delivery for the boat transport, coordinating the wintering, securing and loading, of the boat and mast at Hamburg Port.
The boat arrived to Chile safely where we put the boat directly in the water from the vessel.
Christian also made the boat aftersales in Chile two years later taking care of the details in the boat and making a follow up of the different subjects. Christian made all quality checks and preparations at the yard  for the Xp 50. The boat arrived safely in Chile where Christian made all the commissioning assembling keel, rudder, making all the check on the mast assembly and stepping the mast on the boat. In a record of 48 hours the boat was fully assembled and his commissioning ended in a sail test in Algarrobo.
The Xc 45 project “Carolina” was also handled by Christian. He took the boat to Port of Hamburg, and supervised the loading and securing of the baot in the bow compartment of the vessel transporting her to Valparaiso in Chile, and later made aftersales services in Puerto Mott Chile.”.

Juan Eduardo Reid

review2

I worked with Christian when commissioning and setting up my new boat.  Whilst this may sound simple the specifications of the boat was both complex, under huge time pressure and complicated by the fact I was in California 6000 miles from the boat !
The boat has been a huge success winning many races, 3 regattas and cruising across the Baltic and Mediterranean multiple times.  At all aspects of the project Christian was there to give advice, ship spares and just make things happen.

Andrew John Holdsworth

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