Terms & Conditions of Simply Berthing

What is Simply Berthing?

Simply Berthing is a product designed to encourage new boaters to MDL marinas by offering a basic, no frills boat storage product for boats up to 9.9m. The product provides the customer with a berth, access to the showers and toilets and MDL’s wider services. It does not include Freedom Berthing, Boatyard discounts, Storage Ashore, Car Parking (chargeable in all locations and based on the rates payable at Torquay Marina - pay as you go, monthly and annual options are available) or Fuel at Cost.


How do I obtain other MDL benefits?

Simply Berthing customers can join the Otium Loyalty Scheme. They will not receive any introductory points. Points can be generated via the use of MDL’s services at the tariff price and these can be used as discounts on other or the same services at a future date.


How do I pay for Simply Berthing? 

Simply Berthing is payable up front in advance in one easy payment. If paying two clear calendar months in advance of the contract start date customers will benefit from an early settlement discount. That discount is currently 6%. You can also pay by monthly Direct Debit but remember this agreement is a full 12 month term, you are obligated to make your payments for the whole 12 months. 


Is Simply Berthing subject to availability? 

Yes its only available where they are un sold berths in marinas under 10m (designated, not physical length).


I am a Freedom Berth holder and I do not use the benefits can I switch to Simply berthing? 

Yes you can but only by terminating your current Freedom Berthing agreement by exercising MDL’s Annual Berthing Refund Policy terms. Customers are advised to be careful not to incur summer monthly berthing charges of a value greater than the benefit of the Simply Berthing product discount. 


Can I switch to Simply Berthing at the end of my Annual Berthing contract? 

Yes you simply need to contact the marina manager to ensure that the switch is appropriate for you and the benefits you received. The marina manager will be able to calculate the value you received last year from your Freedom Berthing benefits so that you can establish if Simply Berthing is right for you. 


Can I upgrade to Freedom Berthing part way through my Simply Berthing annual contract?

Yes you can do this at any time by paying the difference between the two products for the unexpired period remaining on your agreement. 


I have a Simply Berthing agreement; can I cancel it and receive a refund?

Yes you can, you must give us four weeks written notice and you will be subject to MDL’s standard annual berthing refund policy terms which can be found here. Please be aware that the Summer Monthly Berthing charge is the published Summer Monthly Berthing rate on MDL’s additional services tariff. 


I have a trailer for my boat can I have Simply Berthing for the summer season and put my boat on my trailer for the winter and remove it from the marina?

The Simply Berthing product is for a 12 month marina berth. Summer and Winter monthly berthing options are also available as an alternative product. If you wish to remove your boat during the winter then this product is not for you. 


Can I stay on my boat on a Simply Berthing agreement? 

Yes but for maximum periods of 7 days, you must not live on your boat or use it for commercial or business activities. You must not use your boat for paid accommodation of any kind.


I am a commercial tenant - can I have Simply Berthing for my fleet? 

No, specific discounted terms are offered for commercial tenants and customers operating businesses such as charter. Please contact the marina manager for further details. 


I would like to have Simply Berthing in the Dry Stack. Can I?

Simply Berthing is a marina berthing product designed to give you economical access to a high quality marina berth with no frills. Its for retail berthing customers only. MDL Dry Stack is a different product offering you the chance to save money by having your boat ashore and where the team launch and recover your boat on request seven days a week. Simply Berthing is not available for Dry Stack.