We were one of the first Marine Aerial Drone Operators and have built an enviable client base and reputation
We work with some major RIB, Sailing and Powerboat Manufacturers to provide and outstanding service that simply cannot be matched. I have spent over 30 years loving the sea, hold multiple RYA qualifications and can also provide a RIB for on water shoots often at no extra cost.
One company we provide all of the drone video footage for is Parker Adams Boat Sales. They have based their whole business around the quality of the drone work and photography.
The showreel on the right is all filmed and edited by us
Below is a selection of Marine projects that we have worked on
Grand RIB’s Project for Marine Matters
We managed the whole project to shoot 7 RIB’s on the water in one day and a studio shoot on day 2.
All Drone videography was provided directly by us and we briught in a production team to handle the on water filming
Fairline Targa 44GT for Parker Adams
This was a really exciting shoot to film, it was blowing a force 6 in the solent and the boat and drone both handled superbly.
The end result was a dynamic video which helped sell the boat in under 4 weeks.
Dry Stack Rally by Premier Marinas
We were commisioned by Premier Marinas to film and take part in their Dry Stack Rally in August 2019.
I provided not only the drone footage but also supplied a support boat and stable platform for launching and landing the drone
Why choose us for Marine Drone and Aerial Photography
In one word Experience. There is no other business that has more experience and hours working on the water with drones commercially in the Solent. We have filmed the following brands just to name a few:
Fairline Targas and Phantoms, Princess Yachts, Bavaria sailing baots and powerboatds, Legend, Cobra Ribs, Grand Ribs, Sunseekers, Merry Fishers, Colvic Crusiers, Regals Speedboats, Bayline Cuddy Cabins, Sealine S28, S38 and S41 and Stingher Ribs.
Without question the most experienced Commercial Drone Operator on the South Coast with the Marine Industry
Not only am I a commercial drone operator but I am alsop a professional photography so all images are perfectly edited with no more post work to be done
We also run a commercially coded RIB from the Hamble. This means any on water projects that we undertake can be done at a lower cost due to not needing the expense of chartering a RIB spearately – www.hambleboatcharters.co.uk is also our business
Photograpy only projects are handed over fully edited on the same day. If a video edit is needed then standard timescales on this is 2 days depending on the complexity of the edit. We will always be totally transparent on pricing. No surprises just quality work
What makes us different…
I am one of he only Sailing Photographers on the South Coast and Solent area who also holds the PFCO, Permission for Commercial Operations licence to legally fly my drones for commercial marine projects.
I am the offical photographer for the Warsash Spring Series and have also captured images for Key Yachting, Hamble Winter Series, Classic Yacht Regatta, Cowes Week and Blaze Nationals Being a sailor myself I understand how to capture Sailing and power boats from the air in a way that will be both breathtaking to you, your friends and even your clients.
I have also been commissioned by boat builders and to feature boats on their websites as well as charity work for the Ally Macallister Boat which takes disabled people on cruises down Southampton Water and the Solent.
Customer service is the key to all the photography projects that we undertake, high quality, fast turnarounds and stunning results.
To see my Marine Photography Website please visit:Close Hauled Photography
We would love to discuss your project in more detail. We are able to take on full Aerial Projects from ideas through to delivery or work in partnership with another video company to just provide the legal Aerial Images and video taken from the very lastest Drone Techology