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Filming at Illfracombe North Devon

Filming at Illfracombe North Devon with the RIB Aintree. Some shots of the trip and area below a shot of Illfracombe harbour. The slipway is only useable 2 hours before and after high tide as you can see from the last photo.
Illfracombe harbour with rib
There were two choppers on hire as well. Three good boys toys on one rugby pitch.
Boys toys
Lundy Island was interesting as only 21 people live there. Interesting disembarking there with a ferry pier the only way off. A 10 knot easterly made for a choppy sea and the rest of the island is just cliffs..
camera crew on riblundy from rib
The Lundy ferry arrived while we were there.lundy ferry arrives
The friendly ferry crew let us board through their side door. The ferry took the swell out of the situation .
Lundy Ferry
George practising his rib driving skills for when he next gets beached.Rib on mud Illfracombe HarbourThe whole day was a good experience and showed that the Bristol channel and the English channel have something in common apart from the channel bit!! They both have rough and confused seas….

Our skippers have been crewing RIBs for new Charles Dickens film on the Thames

For the first two weeks of November two of our skippers Will and Henk have been chartered to drive safety and camera ribs in the Royal docks for an up coming Charles Dickens Film. the crew converted a Tall ship into a paddle steamer which looked fantastic seen below going under the Dartford crossing in the fog
Tall Ship under Dartford bridge on Thames with ribFilming mostly took place in the dark so night shift action was required. Will was driving Marine Film Services 1, an 8.8m Ribcraft coded to cat 4 with a 250hp Suzuki four stroke hanging off the back, seen below.
Ribcraft Marine film 1 on the Thames
Henk was driving a 6m Valiant with a 115hp Yamaha on the back. A great work boat for all sorts of camera operations we ended up filming in daylight in the medway seen below. Rib safety boat in the River medway for film