A Unique Opportunity For The Less Able To Enjoy A Costal Sea Trip
The MV Freedom is a Blythe 33 motor vessel that has full wheel chair access approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. It sails on the stunning Jurassic Coastal waters of Dorset and provide sightseeing, fishing and picnic opportunities. Destinations vary between Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Portland Harbour depending on sea conditions.
M V Freedom proves a unique service for people of all ages with a diverse range of abilities who would not otherwise be able to go to sea. The boat can carry up to 12 passengers including 6 wheelchair users, the skipper and 2 crew. Lifejackets are included and are who board the vessel are required to wear them.
Trips take around 3 hours and depart from Weymouth Harbour where there is level access straight from the Pontoon.
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 is the second vessel to be operated by the charity and 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.
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. An extremely proud moment for all of our volunteers and passengers.
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.