Michael Forbes Jnr (MIF) - Boat Babysitter
The founder of the business, MIF, worked for 7 years at Dunstaffnage Marina both for Alba Sailing and for the marina itself, at the same time studying for an HND and a degree in different aspects of engineering. MIF picked up a range of awards with this business start up both for entrepreneurship and for staff training. MIF continues to run the business as managing director mainly dealing with boat management customers both in the UK and overseas and overseeing large scale repairs and insurance jobs and has more recently completed a diploma in superyacht management.
Mike Forbes Snr - Brokerage Manager
Mike Snr has been helping out with the running of the business ever since MIF went self employed back in 2005. He has a keen interest in boating, having owned boats himself in the past, and a wealth of local knowledge being Oban born and bred. Mike now takes care of the brokerage side of the business and takes charge of most varnishing jobs that come up. Many may recognise him from his time working at Oban Marina on Kerrera, or from when he was running the FBC chandlery at Creran Marine.
Magnus Firth - Boat Babysitter
Magnus has been with us since January 2013 and during this time has grown to become a key member of the team. In addition to antifouling, polishing and valeting Magnus also carries out tasks such as gloss finishing and gelcoat repairs, and we frequently receive compliments from our customers about his attention to detail. Magnus was the first employee to complete our 18 month "Boat Babysitter" training package in the summer of 2014, which covers a wide range of aspects from sail training to engine servicing and repairs.
Thomas Waterhouse - Boat Babysitter
Thomas started with us as a contractor doing specialist woodwork repairs in October 2013 and came on as a full time member of staff in January 2014. Although Thomas specialises in woodwork, he is also working through the Boat Babysitter training programme. Many of our customers recognise Thomas from his time working in the boatyard at Barcaldine Marine. We should also point out that Thomas particularly likes being referred to as "Tam", so be sure to get that right when you meet him...
JACQUELINE GRANT - OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR AND BROKERAGE ASSISTANT
Jacqueline joined the team in the summer of 2015, starting out helping with administration in the office, but quickly progressing to assisting with the day to day running of the brokerage. Jacqueline is working her way through the BMF brokerage course and has been instrumental in the sale of a number of boats on the brokerage.