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George Malhiot

Senior Marine Surveyor

George Malhiot is a Marine Surveyor, Surveyor Associate with over two decades of experience in the repair, upgrade and maintenance of power vessels. As a lover of all things aquatic, you can routinely find him boating, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, and white water rafting all from his home base of Southern California.

George’s approach to marine surveying is to treat each and every client with a consistent level of professionalism that comes from years of service. He takes his lifetime of experience in and around boats and pairs that with years of sales and management skills to provide clients with best in class service. Give George a call and you will quickly develop the trust and confidence in him that is so important when surveying a vessel.

  • NAMS Global – Associate
  • NAVTECH USSA Master Marine Surveyor #12415M
  • IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveying) – Affiliate
  • Chapman School of Seamanship Advance Damage Claims
  • ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) Member
  • Accredited USPAP Appraiser
  • National Fire Protection Association member (NFPA)
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Jeff Broders

Senior Marine Surveyor

Jeff joined Ocean Marine Surveyors after a successful position as an Operations Manager for a full service boatyard and marina.  With a love of boating starting in high school, Jeff has had a lifelong passion for all things maritime.  Jeff’s 20-year career in the USMC as an Aviation Support Equipment Technician allowed him to gain extensive experience, including:

  • Maintenance and repair of diesel & gasoline engines
  • Hydraulic & pneumatic systems
  • AC & DC power generation and distribution systems
  • Gas turbine compressors
  • Related support equipment components

Jeff is also cross-trained as a jet mechanic.  While serving as a Quality Assurance CDI in the zero-defect field of Aviation maintenance, his time as a Drill Instructor, and working as a station inspector, Jeff has developed a broad skillset and a refined attention to detail.   His acute understanding of vessel mechanics and keen observation skills allows him to identify what the average surveyor might overlook.  

After leaving the USMC,  Jeff decided to combine his skills with his love of boating and spent the next 19 years working on boats, yachts, ferry boats, tugboats, fishing vessels, work boats, and barges.  With a heavy involvement in every aspect of the maintenance, repair, modification, and construction of a broad range of vessels and materials, he is one of the leading marine surveyors in the industry. During this period, he had the pleasure of working alongside some of the industry’s best Naval Architects.  

He possesses a wide ride range of experience in various vessel materials including fiberglass, aluminum, steel, and wood.  He served as the SME on the inspection and repair of wooden boats for the USCG LA/LB sector inspections branch helping in the training of onboarding USCG inspectors.  He provided condition reports and repair recommendations for USCG and ABS inspectors along with many other private owners which parlays into his Survey Report writing.  Jeff is our resident wooden boat specialist (and any sailing vessel with more than two masts).

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Tanya Hayden

Operations Manager

Tanya began her entry into the workforce as a public safety officer in Riverside followed by a claims adjuster for Mercury Insurance.

You can also find Tanya’s artistic background on full display at numerous events in and around the area. Parties. weddings, and festivals are transformed into truly memorable events with her face painting and DJ/KJ services.

As Operations Manager for Ocean Marine Surveyors, Tanya is an integral part of the team and serves as a direct liason between  surveyors and clients. With her strong desire to interact with the public, clients receive unparalleled service. Tanya’s upbeat and positive attitude will win you over.

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Phone: 949 698 3353


 201 E. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Ocean Marine Surveyors provides a wide array of marine surveys including pre-purchase surveys, valuation surveys, damage surveys, insurance surveys, and more. George Malhiot is a current NAMS associate and IIMS affiliate. Our years of experience and credentials help ensure that each and every client receives a superior level of service.