Marine Events
"A bad days sailing is better than a good day in the office - how true! The thing is we've never had a bad days sailing with Marine Events!"
Ian Middleton – Britannic Money PLC

Waterbased Film and Television Specialist

Marine Events have been supplying yachts and powerboats for the television and film industries since 1999.

 

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Over the years we have provided luxury yachts and powerboats for television documentary’s, TV programs, comedy drama’s, reality TV shows, brand promotions, magazine shoots and even feature film companies.

Whether for filming or photo shoot’s on the water, Marine Events can help with all your water based requirements.

 

‘Loaded’ for Channel 4

 

October 2016, we received a call from the line producer of the Channel 4 production ‘Loaded’, created by Jon Brown and produced by Hillbilly productions, this 8 part comedy Drama was filmed on the Hamble and Beaulieau Rivers in January 2017.

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Marine Events provided the ‘hero’ boat, the stunning Sunseeker Yacht 82 ‘Fantasia’ as well as a ‘lunch boat’ for additional crew, the Princess 65 ‘Liquidator’, we also provided a 40 ft work catamaran for the sound man, makeup team and a few extra’s and finally we provided a RIB, especially to bring out food and refreshments to the hungry crew when we were out on the water.

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Marine Events knowledge of the river’s and surrounding area’s meant we also sourced a suitable location for filming on shore and a base to feed the crew (65 in total) we also provided a suitable location for the main action on the shoot, this was a difficult brief as things were to happen to the boat that needed careful planning! (all can be revealed after the show airs)

The producers call this ‘smokes and mirrors’ watch loaded when it comes out on May 10th 2017  at 10pm (powerboat scene is episode 5) and decide for yourself if the location choice was a good one!.

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For more pictures from the 8 days of filming see here

 

BBC One’s Antiques Road Show with Fiona Bruce

 

We had a call from BBC One, requesting a yacht to take a select film crew and the host of the Antiques Road Show, Fiona Bruce, out on the water for filming.

 

The episode of the Antiques Road Show they wanted to film was taking place at Eastney barracks in Southsea, a short boat trip took the crew off shore from the Barracks so that Fiona Bruce could record her opening introduction to the show.

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The filming took no longer than a day, it was a pleasure to have them on board, as Fiona Bruce turned out to be quite the adventurous sailor and was reluctant to head ashore!

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For more pictures of the filming of Antiques Road Show Click here

 

SYCO Entertainment and the X Factor

 

Marine Events was approached by SYCO Entertainment looking to put together the opening sequence for the X factor Shows, they suggested a single powerboat for the judges to cruise up to the O2 arena in London, we suggested 4 smaller Sunseeker boats, the same boats as in the opening sequence of the James Bond Film ‘The World is Not enough’

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Each judge would have their own identical boat and with permission granted from the London River Authority we would re enact the opening sequence, Pre-filming took place in the Solent to re assure the sequence would work, a days blasting around the Solent in glorious sunshine realized the possibility’s.

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The plans for the sequence were approved and all Marine Events idea’s for the new and improved opening sequence were agreed, at the 11th hour an International boat building company heard of our idea’s and offered the boats for free! job over!

 

Brand promotion film for the Jaguar XE

 

Jaguar approached Marine Events in an attempt to source a ‘mother’ boat for a promotional film they were planning to produce showing the similarity’s between the aerodynamics of their Jaguar XE and Ice Marine’s ‘Blade Runner’

  

We had up to 12 film crew on board our stunning Prestige 500, with all their camera gear and equipment, the boat was a superb platform for the filming day on the water and with it’s large spacious fly bridge meant the camera man had 180 degree views as the ‘Blade Runner’ sped past at speed of up to 80 mph.

 

 

To see Jaguar’s promotional film click here

 

Other filming and television shows done on Marine Events Boats

 

Alan Titchmarsh filming for a nature programme

 

All filming was done from on board our Sealine S 48 around the Western Solent, the boat anchored in Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight and filmed all around the Needles

 

GMTV with Tony Blackburn

 

In the days shortly after the jungle, Tony Blackburn used to announce the competitions for GMTV viewers, on this occasion, Marine Events were asked to provide a luxury Powerboat for ‘Captain Tony’ to be filmed on, showing the viewers what might happen if they won the prize.  May I just add what a legend Tony Blackburn is!

 

Holby City

 

Our 25 Metre Princess Odile, was used in this classic TV drama, in the show one of the Dr’s owned a large boat and they visited it for the weekend, filming took place over a few days and the boat looked superb in the show.

 

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean

 

Well its not really filming but Disney used five Marine Events Boats for the home coming of their Pirates of the Caribbean race boat from the Volvo Ocean race, they named our boats Jack Sparrow (captain), Will Turner, Elizebeth Swann, Captain Barbosa and Joshamee Gibbs

 

 

Above is a selection of the water based Film and Television productions that Marine Events has been involved in. Some of the work we have undertaken we are not able to share with you. Marine Events are happy to be able to help with all aspects of filming on the water. Whether for a small or large production, we have many vessels that will hopefully suit your requirements. Please get in touch and see how we can help