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Meet the Team

We are lucky to have an exceptional team of people working here at Portavadie Marina. They are passionate about what they do and committed to providing truly outstanding Scottish hospitality. You can be sure of a warm welcome and first-class personal service across the board.

Summer Opening Times 

  • Reception
  • 8am-8pm daily
  • Marina Restaurant and Bar 
  • Monday - Sunday 
  • 9am-Late (subject to change)
  • Breakfast
  • 9am-11am daily
  • Lunch
  • Monday to Sunday 
  • 12pm-3pm
  • Dinner
  • Monday to Sunday
  • 6.30pm-9pm
  • The Lodge at Portavadie
  • Open from 7.30am daily
  • Breakfast
  • 7.30am-10am daily
  • All day menu
  • 12pm-9pm
  • Shop
  • Monday-Thursday
  • 10am-5pm
  • Friday
  • 10am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 9am-6pm
  • Marina Services
  • Sunday - Thursday 
  • 8.30am–5pm
  • Friday and Saturday
  • 8.30am-7.30pm from May 3rd to Sept 29th
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Monday-Thursday
  • 10am-5pm
  • Friday to Sunday
  • 10am-6pm

Please note that management reserve the right to amend opening times without prior notice.

  • Monday-Thursday
  • 10am-5pm

We are here to make your visit to Portavadie Marina a memorable one. If you have any questions, or if we can help in any way, just ask. Equally, if there are any areas where you think we can improve, please let us know.

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Iain Jurgensen,
General Manager

Bridgeen Mullen,
Business Development Manager

 Iain came to Portavadie Marina in June 2009 to help out for a few days and has been here ever since. Classically trained as a chef, he rose to the position of Executive Chef at Fairmont in St Andrews before joining De Vere Resorts as Director of Operations. He oversees the running of Portavadie Marina and guides its strategic direction. ‘I enjoy the challenge of providing a first-rate guest experience in a remote location,’ he says. When he is not working, Iain loves to travel and experience hospitality from the other side. He also enjoys a stroll along the promenade in his hometown Helensburgh followed by a glass of Chablis in the local deli. Iain’s tip for visitors (looking to see a real slice of local life): go and see the shinty team, Kyles Athletic, play in Kames.

Bridgeen’s background is in five-star luxury hospitality. She has worked with the Gleneagles Hotel and One Devonshire Gardens and spent nine years with the Royal Yacht Britannia, heading up its events and hospitality programme. At Portavadie Marina she is responsible for sales, marketing, PR and, most importantly of all, spreading the word that Argyll’s Secret Coast now has its very own stunning marina. She is motivated by exceptional customer service, attention to detail and the drive for excellence.

Craig Cochran,

Marina and Facilities Operations Manager

Matt Orton,

Assistant Marina Manager

After nealy a decade in the British Virgin islands working as Bareboat/Operations Manager for a busy charter company, Craig joined Portavadie in March 2012 as Assistant Marina Manager and was promoted to Marina and Facilities Operations Manager in April 2013. Craig's job along with his team, is to build Portavadie Marina's reputation both as a sailing destination and a base for boat owners, whilst also driving new developments and attractions. Craig grew up sailing and racing on the Firth of Forth, with a yearly sabbatical to the west coast, normally to compete in West Highland Week. Even after a decade in the Caribbean, he thinks the sailing grounds around Portavadie are pretty unbeatable and explores them on his Achilles 7 Metre "Chiron" and the families C&C 39 "Storyteller".

Matt is a fully qualified engineer. He trained with Volvo before moving into the marine industry. As well as working for Mercury Marine and Yanmar, he ran his own marine engineering company Kyles Engineering. His skills include inboard and outboard servicing, engine repairs and rebuilds, stern-drive and sail-drive repairs, electrical repairs and trailer servicing. Matt is delighted to work in a place where everyone’s as passionate about boats as he is! He prides himself on providing a first-class service and looking after people’s boats as if they were his own. Matts says, ‘I hope more people will make the trip up Loch Fyne safe in the knowledge that if anything goes wrong with their boat they’ll have a qualified person on hand to help.’

Robert Kitchin

Robert Kitchin,

Marina Business Development Manager

Jacqui Foggo,

Retail and Beauty Room Manager

Robert worked in the commercial vehicle industry before joining Portavadie Marina when it opened in 2007, at this time he headed up the Marina team as Manager with Craig as his assistant manager. Since then Robert has seen the Marina develop and grow, and has recently taken a new position as Marina Business Development Manager, which sees Robert taking on more an ambassadorial role where the main objective is to promote Portavadie Marina and its services to a wide range of boat users and boat related companies throughout the UK. Robert has been sailing these waters for years, his top tip for visitors: potter round the coast and look out for the wildlife. You might see otters, dolphins, porpoises, or, if you are really lucky, basking sharks and even a Minke whale.

Jacqui originally studied business and followed this up with a legal degree leading her to work in the software industry, before taking time out to become a mum of 4. This led to a complete career change, which saw Jacqui move into sales, she now has over 10 years sales management  with experience within the cosmetics industry, but also having a keen interest in complementary health. Jacqui loves to shop and therefore combining the role of Beauty Room and Retail Manager suits Jacqui perfectly. What Jacqui loves about Portavadie is that, 'it’s impossible not to come here and relax, between the views and the fresh sea air you can feel the stress melting away. Failing which, retail therapy and a massage should do the trick!'

Layla Adams,

Front Office Manager

Kim Atkinson,

Guest Services Manager


Layla started at Portavadie in 2009. She worked on reception before heading up the Front Office team. She is also a trained make-up artist and nail technician. Layla's top top for visitors; walk up to the hill at the far side of Polphail village to the standing stone. The views over the loch are stunning.