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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
  • 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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Mark Davenport

Marine Surveyor

Mark Davenport brings to the Ocean Marine Surveyor’s team a wealth of knowledge, passion, and a rich history deeply rooted in the marine world. A proud veteran, Mark served with dedication in the US Marine Corps. Following his honorable discharge, he pursued further studies at the University of Kentucky, strengthening his foundation and paving the way for a distinguished career in the marine industry.

An avid boater, Mark’s connection with the waters runs deep. He has sailed both power and sail boats up to 55’ and cruised extensively along the West Coast of the United States. His lifelong passion for the sea has been the guiding force behind his three-decade-long journey in the marine sector.

His extensive experience ranges from crewing on dive boat charter vessels to intricate yacht repairs and restorations. He’s been the go-to consultant for cruising sailboat outfitting, has overseen new yacht commissioning, and has played a pivotal role in Yacht Brokerage Sales. Mark’s adventures have also led him on professional yacht deliveries along the West Coast, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Mark’s commitment to excellence is underscored by his academic pursuits. Having attended the ABYC standards course, he possesses a keen understanding of the intricate standards governing the marine world. Over the past two years alone, Mark has completed over two hundred surveys on sail and motor yachts, testifying to his unwavering dedication and expertise in the field.

With Mark on board, clients can expect a blend of deep-seated passion, extensive experience, and unmatched expertise in marine surveys. Join us in welcoming Mark Jones – a marine enthusiast, a seasoned sailor, and a testament to excellence in marine surveying.

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Tanya Hayden

Operations Manager

Tanya’s journey in the professional realm is both diverse and dynamic. Her initial foray into the workforce saw her dedicating her skills to public safety in Riverside, where she played a pivotal role in ensuring community well-being. Transitioning from public service, Tanya further honed her adeptness at understanding and addressing concerns as a claims adjuster for Mercury Insurance. Each experience enriched her with invaluable insights into public relations, problem-solving, and effective communication.

In her current role as Operations Manager for Ocean Marine Surveyors, Tanya is more than just a cornerstone of our team. She functions as the vital bridge connecting our esteemed surveyors with our valued clients. Tanya’s inherent desire to engage with the public translates into unparalleled client service, ensuring smooth, transparent, and efficient communication at every step.

But it’s not just Tanya’s professionalism that stands out. Her vibrant spirit, characterized by an upbeat and positive attitude, is infectious. Within moments of interacting with her, you’ll find her enthusiasm and genuine commitment winning you over.

As you navigate the world of marine surveys with us, rest assured that with Tanya at the helm of operations, your experience will be nothing short of exceptional.

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