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.
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 the script wanted our beautiful powerboat to hit a sand bank at 20 knots!!! We were able to provide a location where this could be filmed…with out running aground!
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.
For more pictures of the filming of Antiques Road Show Click here
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’
Pre-filming took place in the Solent to ensure the sequence would work. We spent several days blasting around the Solent in glorious sunshine researching all the possibilities.
The plans for the sequence were approved and all Marine Events ideas 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!
Jaguar approached Marine Events in an attempt to source a ‘mother’ boat for a promotional film they were planning to produce showing the similarities 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 equipment, the boat was a superb platform for the day and the camera man had great views as ‘Blade Runner’ passed us at 80 mph.
To see Jaguar’s promotional film click here
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
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!
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.
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