Introduce Your Friends

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As an MDL Freedom Berthing member, we hope that you enjoy the benefits that MDL offers, with the use of 150 marinas in the UK, France, Spain and Portugal, fuel at cost and generous discounts. Well now you can earn rewards for yourself and your friends by introducing them to the benefits of becoming an MDL Freedom Berthing member.

How does it work?

'Introduce Your friends' is your own friends network where you can introduce up to nine friends at once, or one at a time throughout the season. Everyone in your friends network will receive the same value in rewards when your friends become Freedom Berthing members. As well as giving you rewards we'll also do our best to arrange that you can all berth as near to each other as possible, or your friends can even join at one of our other marinas and still be part of the scheme.

For example if you introduce Mr Ford and Mr Hamill to your marina during April you'll all receive rewards to the value of £300. Should you then introduce Ms Fisher in July and she chooses to berth at one of our other marinas, she'll then receive the next reward up, £400, and you and your original two friends will receive an extra £100 worth of rewards - so that you're always receiving the same.

You'll be able to redeem your services with these tenant companies:

Company Service Website Telephone Location
Chris Rothwell Marine Electrics Electrical specialists 01803 850960 Dartside Quay
Colin Bridle Marine Services Shipwright and boat repairs N/A 07850 934496 Hythe Marina Village
Hayling Yacht Services Joinery work, repairs, refits N/A 023 92469246 Northney Marina
Holes Bay Marine Marine engineering 01202 667202 Cobb's Quay Marina
Marine Options (Poole) Interior, electrical, engineering 01202 677755 Cobb's Quay Marina
Mike Wills Marine Engineering, servicing, repairs N/A 01202 679756 Cobb's Quay Marina
Northney Yacht Repair Services Yacht and boat repair specialists 07880 527807 Northney Marina
Plymouth Powerboat School RYA training centre 01752 255700 Queen Anne's Battery
Power Marine & Auto Marine engineering 01202 669699 Cobb's Quay Marina
Powerboat Training UK RYA training centre 01202 686666 Cobb's Quay Marina
Purbeck Marine Engineering Engineering 01202 686592 Cobb's Quay Marina
S&P Leisure Caravanning and camping 01473 780033 Woolverstone Marina
Sail & Cover Boat covers, spray hoods, dodgers 01473 780075 Woolverstone Marina
Seapower Marine Engineering and electronics 01473 780090 Woolverstone Marina
Volspec Volvo Penta centre 01473 780144 Woolverstone Marina
Woolverstone Chandlery Chandlery N/A 01473 780172 Woolverstone Marina

Your Friends Network

For each new friend that joins your network, the value of the reward goes up. It doesn't matter when your friend take up Freedom Berthing so long as they do so by 30th June 2021 - your rewards will be adjusted retrospectively.

Your Rewards

  • Spend on services with participating marina tenant companies throughout the MDL Marinas Group.
  • Wine from our Freedom Berthing wine partner Naked Wines; they'll add the value to your online account.
  • Credit on your MDL customer account to use for additional MDL services.
  • For even greater value, you will be able to 'bank' your rewards and receive up to 125% against your 2022/23 Freedom Berthing package.
  • Or choose a donation to the RNLI - and Gift Aid your donation to add extra value.
  • Or you can choose any combination of the above.

Your Questions Answered

Q. Where can I spend my rewards?

A. Full list of participating marina tenant companies listed here above and will be updated constantly.

Q. How long is the shelf life of my rewards? Do they have to be taken in 2021?

A. Your rewards must be redeemed or cashed-in within 12 months of issue.

Q. What happens if someone that I introduce then goes on to introduce someone himself, do I get anything then?

A. No; unless you directly introduce someone you don't benefit. In this example he would create his own network and leave yours, as you can only ever be in one network.

Q. It says that it doesn't matter when your friends take up annual berthing – your rewards will be adjusted respectively – how does that work?

A. The scheme is based upon attracting genuine new customers and additional vessels into our marinas. If your friends join us on a 12-month berthing contract we'll honour the reward(s).

Q. Why won't you give a reward for trailer/sailors, jet-ski, dory or swing moorings, they are still new customers to you?

A. Frankly, there is not enough gross value in these types of contract to justify rewards at the level we are offering – and we did not want to offer two-tier rewards.

Q. What happens if one or more of my friends cancel, do I have to pay something back?

A. No – once you have successfully introduced someone and they have signed up for and occupied an annual berth in the usual way, then your reward(s) and those of all the friends in the network is secure.

Q. Do I have any responsibility for friends that cannot pay for their berthing for any reason?

A. Definitely not – once you have successfully introduced someone and they have become an annual member, then you are entitled to your reward(s) and any credit risk is ours.

Terms and Conditions

  1. 'Friends' are new members to MDL Marinas and/or old members – either of whom (a) must not have held an annual (Freedom Berthing) contract with MDL Marinas in the last 12 months and (b) are introduced/reintroduced to MDL Marinas by you during the period up to and including 30th June 2021 when this offer ends.
  2. Rewards issued under the scheme can be redeemed at the following percentages of value:- Nominated tenants – 100%; Wine company – 100%; Gift to charity with the RNLI – 100%; Consumables (except fuel) on your MDL current account – 80%; Against next year's 2022/23 berthing package – 125%.
  3. Only one person can introduce a particular 'friend'. In the event of any competing claims or conflict as to who has introduced a friend we will take the first proven point of introduction as we see it and our decision in the matter must be accepted as final. You can only belong to one friends network.
  4. This offer cannot be used with any other promotions and will not apply to any existing suspended account or ownership transfers already notified to us and in process.
  5. This offer will not be extended to any introduction of monthly customers, trailer/sailor, jet ski or swing mooring contracts. The scheme applies only to introductions that lead to a genuine new (to MDL) member and vessel coming via a Freedom Berthing contract (pontoon or dry stack).
  6. MDL existing Terms and Conditions also apply, including those of Freedom Berthing membership which can be found on the MDL website and in your annual contract.
  7. You must be a continuing MDL member yourself at all times in order to redeem your rewards.
  8. Services must be redeemed within the time detailed by the providing tenant company.

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