Freedom Berthing Partners


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 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.


For those members who have not yet joined, we’ve once again teamed up with the RNLI to offer Freedom Berthing members one year’s introductory RNLI membership*. Becoming a member of the RNLI is a great way of supporting a charity that saves hundreds of lives at sea every year – as well as enjoying the support they offer. You’ll benefit from complimentary SEA (Safety Equipment Advisory) Checks, as well as other benefits: exclusive discounts and offers, access to the RNLI’s wealth of information and support for sea users, interactive Sea Safety CD-ROM, and the Lifeboat and Offshore quarterly magazines. To sign up simply call 0845 121 4999 or click here, and visit for more info about the charity.

* Only available to new RNLI members but existing and previous members may pass the benefit to a family member or friend.


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.


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.


A warm welcome awaits all Freedom Berthing members in the restaurant at Halliford Mere Lakes in Shepperton, Surrey. From the owners: “As fellow boaters and MDL customers for many years, we would like to invite all Freedom Berthing members to enjoy a discount of 15% on all meals including wines, bar drinks and coffee when dining with us during 2014”. This discount applies to small tables for two and large tables alike. When you ask for your bill, just show your Freedom Berthing card or, if you have left it on the boat, mention your boat name and home marina and the restaurant will deduct 15% from your table's total bill. Call 01932 248547 or visit for more on their Anglo Italian menu.


Freedom Berthing customers will receive a 15% discount when booking a Boat Portfolio from Fitz Marine Photography, as well as a free framed print up to A1 in size from the portfolio. This is subject to the terms and conditions of Fitz Marine Photography.

With bases in Falmouth and Portsmouth, Brendan Fitzgerald and his team can provide stunning photography and videography for projects on the water. If you like the idea of commissioning a personal portfolio of your boat, Brendan has the ability to capture images that truly reflect the movement and exhilaration of being on the water.

To book, call Brendan on 07976 276772 or send an email quoting 'Freedom Berthing'.


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.