Ventura has provided a unique, classic maritime venue for commercial
photography, as well as sets for motion pictures and dramatic HD
helicopter video for TV. Shoots may be arranged on an hourly, half-day,
full day, or longer basis.
Clients who have shot high fashion
include Harper’s Bazaar. The “I Love New York” campaign featured
Ventura under full sail by lower Manhattan’s skyline.. Nautica recently
shot dockside for a new line of sunglasses. ABC-TV’s “Good Morning
America” shot their weather report – broadcast live nationally from on
Ventura -- in front of the Statue of Liberty. The NY Times did a
fashionable summer wardrobe shoot dockside aboard Ventura at the World
Also available for shoots, both as chase boat or “star of the show” is the classic mahogany speedboat “Petrel.”
Most uniquely, Petrel may be brought ashore, to your studio, making
this summer background available year-round, in your own setting. Have
a nautical thought for a bridal product? Think Petrel. Petrel's art
deco chrome details -- curved windscreen, cleats, red and green running
lights -- make a great backdrop. If your studio permits, she can be
trailered into your facility to guarantee lighting and
Ventura’s wealth of authentic, antique
nautical details – details that captivate the eye of an art director
and highlight a product -- are made more accessible by the yacht’s
on-board facilities. Operationally, Ventura provides 110 vac power --
even when sailing -- and features a private cabin area for hair and
make up; facilities for steamers to keep clothes fresh are also aboard.
for shoots vary according to location. Dockside shoots on Ventura are
generally half-price from shoots underway, a combination which can be
exceptionally cost effective: many savvy producers book, for example, 2
hours dockside and 3 hours underway, thus saving valuable budget
dollars. Petrel is priced according to location and time.
discuss your specific project, please contact Captain Patrick Harris
directly – with over 21 years of experience in New York Harbor alone,
“Captain Pat” knows where to find background, or no background, and can
answer all your financial as well as operational questions.
Considering a shoot in the Bahamas?
Captain Pat has been on location in the "glam" parts of Nassau (the
James Bond films "Casino Royale", in the Ocean Club, and "Thunderball"
in the Thunderball undersea grotton, Exumas) for over two decades. The
deserted beaches and dramatic cliff and sea locations are his
specialty. His 43' double cabin houseboat, and ocean-going yacht are
available in the Bahamas from November through March and may be booked
on a daily or weekly basis. See "Other vessels" in this site for
photos and details.
Contact Captain Pat via phone or email. PH 212 786 1204 E-mail: