Marine Surveys by Ogden & Associates, Marine Surveyors, Antibes, France Ogden & Associates
Antibes, France
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Superyacht Surveyors On The French & Italian Riviera And Worldwide

Simon Malnoë; MRINA,  MYDSA, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyors

About Eric A. Ogden
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Marine Surveys by Ogden & Associates, Marine Surveyors, Antibes, France Eric Ogden has over 40 years of experience of the international marine industry. After studying yacht design and working a few years in the design offices of French and English boatbuilding companies, he was recruited as Technical Director by a US company specializing in composite structures. For several years, he has provided technical assistance, material and laminate specifications to most of the major boat builders and Naval Architects in Europe. It gave him a unique insight into the boatbuilding industry.

He has designed, built and surveyed sailing and motor yachts up to 100 m. His consulting work has included a wide range of construction and refit projects of sailing and motor yachts, fast patrol craft and passenger vessels.

He has been involved in several French America's Cup Challenges as Project/Technical Manager in charge of design coordination and building supervision. In 1989, he has played an important role in the formulation of the new I.A.C.C. Rule and has been in charge of the design and building programs of the first I.A.C.C. yacht built in the world.

In France, Eric Ogden is registered as an Expert with the Court of Appeal of Aix en Provence and an assessor of the Customs Arbitration and Advisory Committee. He is a marine expert for the French Ministry of Culture. He is listed as an arbitrator of the Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris. Since 2003, he is President of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Maritime Plaisance (CNEMP).

He is a member of The Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA), a Fellow of The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS), a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) He is an Authorised Surveyor to carry out compliance examinations under the UK MCA Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels under 24 m in load line length. . He is an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Certified Technician for Marine Corrosion.

In November 2000, Eric Ogden was awarded the "YDSA Leslie Oliver Trophy for the Surveyor of the Year" by The Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association founded in 1912.

He is a member of Yacht Club de France, Yacht Club de Monaco and Atlantic Yacht Club. He has been sailing since childhood on various boats, from dinghies to maxis.

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