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
- Certified with ABYC in Marine Systems (American Boat and Yacht Council)
- Accredited USPAP Appraiser
- National Fire Protection Association member (NFPA)
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).
James Baldwin is a U.S. Navy veteran with over 10 years of marine experience.
With a diverse background including fleet operations, commercial towing, marine repair, deliveries, offloads, and captain services, he bears extensive knowledge of both sailing vessels and powerboats.
He provides a thorough and professional service to every client with a straightforward approach and a keen eye for detail.
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.
We strive to provide the most accurate and thorough service in the Marine Surveyor industry. We are committed to providing comprehensive and impartial assessments in support of our clients goals.
To be the most sought after Marine Surveyor in Southern California while ensuring each and every client receives the highest level of service.
- Professionalism: How we conduct ourselves on daily basis defines who we are as professionals.
- Honesty: We value honesty as the key to a business.
- Respect: We value our clients vessels as if they were are own.
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.