Beds on Board partner with MDL to offer an exclusive managed service

Beds on Board has partnered with MDL, Europe's leading marine operator, to offer an exclusive Beds on Board Managed Service.

Beds on Board is a peer-to-peer platform that connects boat owners and accommodation seekers allowing owners to offset the cost of ownership by renting to overnight guests. The boat doesn’t leave its mooring and the owner decides who stays on board and when.

The new fully managed service means that owners berthing in any of MDL's marinas will be able to rent out their boats through

This exciting partnership helps boat owners offset their costs and offers guests amazing experiences in great locations. MDL staff will greet guests who rent boats through the peer-peer platform, giving them a bespoke tour of each vessel, ensuring each visitor has a unique and safe stay on board.

Beds on Board know that it takes expertise to make the experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. They have worked with British Marine and The Yacht Harbour Association to publish guidelines for owners and also have their own guest conduct policy to ensure guests respect the boat, the marina and the environment.

British Marine commented on the benefits the sharing economy can bring: “This new business model is a great opportunity to reinvigorate the industry, stimulating marinas and ports and opening up the marine sector and the joys of boating to a whole new group of people who may not have had the opportunity in the past. It is something British Marine is proud to support and we look forward to the continuing success of those who are embracing these new technologies.”

Dean Smith, Commercial Director at MDL Marinas, commented: “Within the tourism industry there is a growing appetite for alternative, unique accommodation and we’re thrilled to offer our members access to this audience through our partnership with Beds on Board. The platform will offer our members a hassle-free, safe and fully-managed approach to book out accommodation on their yachts, helping our members to create additional value through their boat ownership.

At MDL Marinas our unshakeable benchmark is to maintain a leading position within the industry, so it is essential we continue to evolve and provide access to services such as Beds on Board. Our dynamic network of marinas across the UK and Europe are situated in a variety of stunning locations, affording users of Beds on Board the opportunity to experience a stay on the water and see the local area from a novel perspective.”

All boat owners can list their boat for free at and MDL members can enjoy the managed service in the next few weeks.

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