Celebrity Hunted Filming on board Allegro

Spencer and Jamie on board Allegro

Stand up to Cancer


Spencer and Jamie planning their next moves to evade capture on board Allegro in Bembridge Harbour. Shot while filming Celebrity Hunted – Stand up to Cancer for Channel 4 last summer.

After making their escape from London by helicopter from London to Bembridge airport on the Isle of Wight the pair headed straight to their secret pre-arranged hideout on board Allegro with Hamble Powerboat Charters.

We were pleased to help out for the charity program and we had a couple of hours  on board with Jamie and Spencer with the channel 4 cameraman, waiting for the tide to come in before their planned escape in Tom Montgomery-Swan SUNUS ocean racing‘s race boat..

Look out for the release of the new race boat branding on June 9th 2018

Then out of the blue, literally we noticed a helicopter circling overhead. The hunters had figured out the route Jamie and Spencer had taken and were now scouring the marina for any sign of them. They hid below while we kept them updated as the helicopter continued to circle.

Luckily by then the tide had started to come back into the harbour and Jamie and Spencer were able to switch to the other pre-arranged boat alongside Allegro on the Bembridge Harbour pontoon. Only this time they were boarding Tom Montgomery-Swan’s 100mph race boat. The SUNUS Racing Spectre c237 which even a helicopter can’t follow for long.  They sped off on board for a game of Speedboat vs. Helicopter eventually heading to Torquay after giving the helicopter the slip!

Fun Times on board Allegro.. Thanks to Channel 4, Spencer Matthews, Jamie Laing,  Tom Montgomery-Swan and SUNUS Ocean Racing and Bembridge Harbour and staff.

Hunted HQ

Look what I’m up against tonight.

Spencer and Jamie think they can outsmart me. BIG mistake…

#CelebrityHunted for #StandUpToCancer, 9.15pm on Channel 4

Powerboat and Rib Magazine, Quicksilver 9m Photo Shoot

Quicksilver 9m Hamble Powerboat Charters

Hamble Powerboat Charters was recently asked to provide a camera boat for Powerboat and Rib Magazine to shoot some action shots of the brand new  9m cruiser from Quicksilver.
The new Quicksilver 9m will feature in an upcoming review in Powerboat and Rib Magazine

Here is some video footage from the Powerboat and Rib Magazine shoot.

When asked to provide the camera ship for the shoot,  “Allegro” was “locked” in literally, at Port Solent as the annual maintenance repairs were underway and the lock gates were out of action.  So the task fell on “Endeavour” skippered by Simon C with myself as crew.
The Quicksilver 9m was being helmed for the day by Tom Montgomery-Swan of Sunus Ocean Racing,  who was recently awarded UK marathon class Powerboat Championship winner for 2017.

The weather was set fair on the 12th Feb with. So in near perfect and sunny conditions we readied Endeavour our Hamble Powerboat Charters Cranchi Mediterainee 43 HT. Endeavour is the perfect boat for a sunny February as she is well protected with her hard top.

We met up with Tom and Greg as they made their way down the Hamble River from Swanwick Marina on board the Quicksilver. Greg the photographer and staff writer transferred to Endeavour at her berth at the Royal Southern Yacht Club  and from there we headed out together into Southampton water and across the Solent to Osborne Bay, our playground for the shoot.

Tom was able to put the Quicksilver through her paces in the wake from Endeavour’s twin Volvo D6’s and her IPS drives at around 20 knots, as we shot some behind the scenes photos and video of the Quicksilver and photographer Greg in action.

We had a great time and got the shots that were needed. Look out for the upcoming review.

If you need a “camera ship” for an upcoming event or shoot, or you would simply  like the best vantage point for any of the upcoming Solent Events then please contact us

Hamble Powerboat Charters