The Charity ‘Friends of M.V. Freedom’ has been registered since 1984.
They provide an opportunity for people living with disabilities, the elderly and young people to experience a trip to sea.
M.V. Freedom has been adapted to safely carry a maximum of 12 passengers including four wheelchair spaces. The boat is moored in Weymouth Harbour and is accessed by ramp opposite the council buildings. She is Skippered and Crewed by trained volunteers.
Their sole intention is to provide a very special adventure for our treasured passengers. Sailings are on the stunning Jurassic Coastal waters of Dorset and provide sightseeing, fishing and picnic opportunities. The trip destinations vary between Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Portland Harbour depending on sea conditions.
Regular passengers include people from residential homes, day centres and special needs schools throughout Dorset and the surrounding counties. They are also happy to carry less able holiday makers and day trippers from the community.
The voluntary Crew and Skippers aim to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our passengers with tales of monster Mackerel and Moby Dick sightings a regular feature.
M.V. Freedom was recognised for her work with people living with disability, by being trusted with the privilege of carrying the Olympic Flame for the 2012 Paralympic sailing events held in Portland Harbour.
The charity is completely reliant on fund raising to survive. Every penny donated is spent on the running, maintenance and promotion of M.V. Freedom.
For more information visit the website.
For a video introduction from the M V Freedom Chairman follow this link.