2014 saw us running film crews aboard luxury yachts for a GQ magazine shoot for a Marks & Spencer film and photoshoot. This was followed by cruise liner companies using our boats for the arrival of new super liners into Southampton throughout the year and the new container ship arrivals.
2015 we were seen operating a survey RIB for pier inspections, filming for a new BBC new series due for release late 2015/early 2016. Two RIBs were used with video and still cameras supported by a drone unit. The grounding of the Hoegh Osaka in January 2015 saw us supply media boats for BBC, ITV and Sky channels with live broadcasts from alongside the stricken vessel. In May we supplied to film at short notice to a southern BBC Broadcast following a high speed powerboat crash early in the morning saw us deployed to film offshore with fishermen involved in the rescues of four men.
We now regularly supply boats to film crews for the start of The Fastnet Race 2015 and Round the Island sailing event, During 2017 we assisted whilst filming in the rescue of a yachtsman in the water.
2017 also saw us filming with Channel 5 for a programme with Larry Lamb cycling Britain with his son and sailing from Bucklers Hard to Portsmouth. In the same period we supplied a safety boat and a cruiser for a film due for release in 2018 Born a King.
Do you need a work boat in support of your business? C2 RIBs operate MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) coded RIBs from their base in The River Hamble Southampton.
The RIBs are also work boat coded under MCA regulations, so we can operate services for you supplying a safety boat for your event, a RIB to carry out survey work, or a boat for photographic, filming, or photographic work
The boats meets the requirements of the MCA The Workboat Code (June 2014) which covers all the common types of on-board safety equipment.
This Technical Standard can, from 1 June 2014, be used for new workboats as an equivalent construction standard to the requirements of "The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats - A Code of Practice", published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in 1998