Freedom Berthing Partners


MDL Marinas are proud to be a lead partner in the RYA Active Marina Programme which aims to help you make the most out of life with your boat. Boat ownership is all about freedom and having fun and through a programme of events in your marina you and your crew will be able to take part in training workshops, tailor made to build your knowledge and boost your confidence, and enjoy cruises and social events with other berth holders. For more information click here.


Through our partnership with Harbour Hotels, Freedom Berthing members can take advantage of a fantastic new offer at the Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa at Ocean Village Marina. The MDL Platinum package will marry together MDL’s unrivalled Freedom Berthing package - which includes complimentary stays at over 120 marina destinations, free WiFi and fuel at cost - with full membership to the hotel’s spa and gym facilities. This includes indulgent treatments, a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation areas. An exclusive concierge parking service is also set to be introduced for MDL Platinum members, with each vessel at the marina being allocated a private car parking space. For more information, please contact the team at Ocean Village Marina by email or by calling 023 8022 9385.


In a world-first tie-up between a marina group and a sharing economy platform, the exclusive partnership with Beds on Board will provide MDL’s members with a fully managed service to rent out accommodation on their yachts. The platform allows holidaymakers to access unique getaway experiences in unrivalled locations across Europe, whilst offering the boat owner a tried and tested model through which to securely rent out their vessel. Freedom Berthing members can list their boats on or call 020 3795 5006 for further information.


Fairview Sailing, the UK’s premier charter company, have been based in Port Hamble Marina for 25 years. Recently Fairview Sailing have been appointed as the UK partners for the largest independent worldwide charter company, Dream Yacht Charter and to celebrate, all Freedom Berthing members will receive an exclusive booking discount on their Dream Yacht Charter holiday. In addition to all other special offers, Freedom Berthing members will receive an extra £100 discount on their Dream Yacht Charter booking – including bareboat and skippered charters on over 500 yachts in 36 worldwide bases. To find your perfect worldwide yacht charter, click here or call us on 023 8045 5527 quoting your Freedom Berthing membership number to receive your discount.


GJW Direct is the UK's leading direct insurer specialising in pleasure craft. As a Freedom Berthing member you can look forward to great savings on vessel insurance as well as first-class service and enhanced levels of cover. And if you ever have to make a claim then you will have a dedicated personal representative called Debbie Ashton who will offer sound practical advice and speedy action. For more details click here.


MDL has teamed up with Port Chantereyne to offer members a 20%** berthing discount upon presentation of a valid Freedom Berthing card. Port Chantereyne, nestled in the culturally rich town of Cherbourg is an idyllic, French marina offering a variety of maritime events throughout the year

and facilities including a hotel, restaurant and bowling alley. Free WiFi access is also available. To find out more about the marina visit Information on the use of red diesel in France can be found here. Port Chantereyne is also part of the Passeport Escales scheme, so this offer is ideal for those who want to stay longer in Cherbourg.

** The visitor berthing discount offered by Port Chantereyne is calculated by decreasing the actual boat size by two categories, this discount equates to approximately 20%. Discount provided at the discretion of Port Chantereyne.


MDL has become a partner of the Cruising Association and to celebrate the partnership we are able to offer all our members a whopping and exclusive 50% discount if you would like to join the CA. The Cruising Association is a unique, mutually supportive association dedicated to those who cruise on small boats. It has a long history, over 100 years, with many well-known sailors in their midst, including Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who is the patron. CA members, backed up by a small team of dedicated staff, share experiences, knowledge, and fun to get the most out of cruising.

Find out more about the CA partnership and the benfits available to our Freedom Berthing members here.



To claim any of these benefits you simply present your Freedom Berthing card or quote your Freedom Berthing / promotional reference number. For more information pop into the marina office and they will gladly help with any enquiry.