Sipping your morning coffee on deck in Torquay Harbour before setting out to explore more of the English Riviera. Enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets in Sant Carles after a fabulous day’s cruising the Catalan coast. Watching the moonrise over Port Médoc as you settle down to sleep under the stars. With complimentary stays at 160 marinas* these are just some ideas for your next adventure.* Subject to availability
Savings and Rewards
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Freedom Berthing gives you even more freedom to explore any of the 18 marinas in our UK network stretching from Devon to Suffolk, plus over 140 European destinations in France, Spain and Portugal.
Save on your annual fuel costs by filling up with high-quality fuel at cost from any of our 12 UK fuel stations open 7 days a week. Many have late opening hours over the summer.
Earn up to £1,000 in credit towards your berthing renewal for introducing your friends to the benefits of Freedom Berthing membership, so you can enjoy amazing adventures together.
Enjoy discounts up to 20%, the most generous discount of any boatyard service provider at our nine designated boatyards and marine service centres in the UK.
From 1st January 2024, all Freedom Berthing customers are entitled to up to 8 weeks storage ashore (subject to availability). Ideal for boats to be taken out of the water for maintenance work and preparation for the winter months.
Stay connected all year round at any of our UK marinas and boatyards with free, unlimited, super fast WiFi. Perfect for sharing all the photos and stories from your latest adventure!
MyMDL online portal allows you to view your benefits and check your Otium points balance from the comfort of your boat. You can also book services and renew your berth online. Plus, you’ll find exclusive offers and extensive weather forecasts, so you can be fully prepared for your next adventure. Log into MyMDL using your email address and MDL Account Number (the same as the code you use to access WiFi).
Looking for a longer stay away? Experience other MDL marinas in the UK by exchanging with fellow Freedom Berthing members at no extra cost.
Popping in for lunch or visiting the chandlery? If you are stopping by one of our other UK marinas, your short-stay charge will be waived.
We choose partners whose products and offers are relevant to our members including preferential insurance rates.
If you sell or transfer your boat during the term of your berthing / mooring agreement and the new owner wants to keep the boat in the same place, chances are they can. Just settle your accounts and we’ll be pleased to welcome the new owner, with no administration fee to pay.
As a Freedom Berthing member you can permanently move to another MDL marina at any time, as long as there’s a berth free. Just let us know, and we will transfer your remaining credit to the new marina and update your berthing fee to suit.
*Six weeks at Cobb’s Quay Marina between January and April. 30 days at Queen Anne’s Battery. Eight weeks at Dolphin Boatyard between April and December 2024.
Earn points and enjoy rewards! To reward our loyal berth holders and visitors in the UK, we’ve introduced Otium Rewards. Earn points every time you purchase MDL services - for every 1 point you earn, we'll rewards you with £1 to spend on any of our services.
If you're a Freedom Berthing member and would like to switch to Otium, please notify your home marina and they will do the rest. Click here to contact us.
We’ve been dry stack berth holders at Saxon Wharf for the past three years. The marina offers great facilities, really knowledgeable staff and on-site engineers. There’s a real community spirit at Saxon Wharf and all of the staff and other berth holders are very friendly. We regularly socialise with other MDL berth holders, and as we get fuel at cost we can take advantage of cruising freely between all of the MDL UK marinas at no additional cost – we will certainly be making use of Freedom Berthing again this summer.
Chris Cowan, Saxon Wharf
We use Ocean Village Marina to run our business out of, as well as for pleasure time. Ocean Village Marina is in a fantastic location, close to lots of facilities, plentiful parking and easy for our clients to get to. It’s also a great place to watch the world go by and see a selection of super and classic yachts all year round. All of the staff, both in the office and on the dock are always helpful and do all they can to help us run our business smoothly.
Maria Reid, Ocean Village Marina
We’ve been berth holders at Chatham for over four years. Compared to other marinas we visit, Chatham stands out for us for its facilities and friendliness. The staff are always pleasant and helpful, there’s a great atmosphere, the marina is always kept clean and tidy, and the 24 hour access at all states of the tide is certainly a benefit. It’s where you will find us every weekend during the summer!
Bob Ludlow, Chatham Maritime Marina
We’ve been berth holders for the past nine years. Northney Marina is a little gem and by far the best marina experience I have had. It’s really easy to access, competitively priced, and you always feel at home as the staff are so friendly and helpful.
Peter Bottomley, Northney Marina
I am just going into my third year as an MDL berth holder. Brixham is close to my home and I fully take advantage of that – visiting the marina whenever I get the opportunity, particularly during the summer. The team at Brixham are really approachable, knowledgeable and friendly and are always on hand if you need them.
Rob Rogers, Brixham Marina