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Gelein MelisChristopher is a Dutch company founded in 1997 by entrepreneur Gelein Melis as “Christopher Consulting.” Located first in The Hague, the company developed marketing and sales programs for shipyards, as well as trade and production companies in the maritime industry. Out of this experience, Melis attained Sworn Broker status in the Amsterdam court.

In 2002 Melis was further awarded EMCI certification, and founded Christopher Marine, his second discipline, specialising in purchase and sales of custom yachts, commercial ships, and marine equipment, and supervising new builds and appraisals.

By the end of 2005 Christopher moved to historic Zierikzee in Zeeland, close to Europe’s most important commercial harbours of Rotterdam and Antwerp. (Zeeland, filled with islands connected by bridges, dams, and massive waterworks, is known as the White Pearl of the Netherlands’ Southwest.)

In 2009, having accomplished many successful projects in marketing and sales, and guiding clients through the purchase or sale of luxury yachts, ships, and equipment, Melis embarked on his third discipline: Industrial Design. Christopher Industrial Design now performs complete concept design and engineering of products and new inventions for a variety of high-tech industries.

Phone: +31 (0) 111 407 280  -  Mail: mail@christopher.eu  -  Disclamer: christopher®  -  Designer: hrv-reclame.nl