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    I started thinking the other day about various wooden boats, both big and small, being used in various films and TV. I was able to come up with several, but I want to see what others can come up with. If you can, post the movie name, year released, boat name, and a picture of the boat used.

    Here are three to start with:

    Jaws - 1975, the "ORCA"



    Gilligan's Island 1960's - "SS MINNOW"



    Master and Commander - The Far side of the world - 2003, "HMS SUPRISE"

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    "Wolf Larsen" 1958 Ghost


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    "Crosswinds" (aka Jungle Attack) 1951 Seeker


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    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    "Lady Washington" as "Interceptor" in Pirates of the Caribbean.

    and without her makeup.
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    Sorry, wrong clip above

    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    The Truman show had a friendship sloop named Santa Maria. I believe they used two and on was totally destroyed during the filming.

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    The Spirit 54 achieved lasting fame when it was chosen as the 'Yacht of Choice' for James Bond in the film 'Casino Royale' in 2005. For those who have seen the film, the image of this beautiful yacht sailing into Venice is unforgettable. It was no accident that the film company, when searching for the most perfectly elegant and quintessentially stylish yacht for Mr Bond, settled on a Spirit!
    You can see a wonderful slide show here:

    http://www.spirityachts.com/spirityachts_54_ss.htm



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    Nice shots all of you! Some i didn't even think of!
    jimkeen - please explain how one of the friendship sloop was destroyed...

    For the jaws film, there were actually two boats, one functioning, and one made for the sinking scenes (with no engine/electronics etc)

    Here's a rare shot of the two of them together. Can you tell which one is which?

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    Dead Calm. Shudder..

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    Remember Gardiner McKay in Adventures in Paradise?



    The boats name was the Tiki III IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrosbyStriper View Post
    Nice shots all of you! Some i didn't even think of!
    jimkeen - please explain how one of the friendship sloop was destroyed...
    All is know is what I found on the Friendship Sloop Society page:

    http://www.fss.org/spring00.pdf

    We have learned through Jarvis Newman that #135 Hatsey
    was totally demolished during the filming of "The Truman
    Show" in Hollywood CA. The other Pemaquid used in actual
    sailing shots during the filming (#139 Lynx) has had its named
    changed to Santa Maria (name of the boat in the movie) and its
    hull color changed to white to match that of Hatsey. This sloop
    is currently for sale in Florida.

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    OVERBOARD! CAPTAIN RON! ROTFLMAO ON BOTH! Going to bed now.....put in the DVD.

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    Olinka's Last 2 owners were from the movie industry ( John Calley and Tony Bill ) . Olinka has been in 2 movies with us , Rat Pack , and Yours Mine and Ours .












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    My wife Beth , son Ryan , and daughter Megan work as stand-ins , sense nobody in the cast could sail .







    Denis Quaid was quite good at be knocked over the side , 1 take .







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    Costner's "Message in a Bottle" contains several sailing shots of Malabar II. It just barely makes the movie worth watching.

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    Message in a bottle also had a concordia sloop in it if I recal. Then there is the Formosa 51 "Wanderer" in Captain Ron.
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    "Spike Africa" in Joe and the Volcano.

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    That's Concordia # 85 Arapaho sailing out at the end of Message in a Bottle.

    If you were at the WBS a few years ago, you probably saw her

    http://www.concordiaboats.com/yawl.php?id=85

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    The Concordia yawl that was hauled out in Message in a Bottle was the MARGARET, owned by my buddy Bob, who later had to sue the movie company to get them to bring her back to the shape in which she had arrived...at least that's what he told me. My Swamscot Dory was in a terrible Sandra Bullock flim (I can't recall the name) where she played a detective that lived on a houseboat that was on the dock at the MBYC..it appeared for about a nano-second.

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    Arapaho, was that the one that caught fire a few years back? I seem to remember reading that on the forum somewhere, or was that another boat?

    I know both of the "Orca"'s used in jaws are no longer, the sinking Orca was left in Menemsha pond on the beach after filming, and sat there rotting until 2005. At that time, her owner chopped up what was left (which really wasn't much). (Anyone have pictures of her on the beach in menemsha? I cant seem to find any decent ones on the net)

    The functional one was incredibly top heavy, so after the film, they gave it to one of the film crew, who sued it as a personal boat for a year or two, and then sold it to Universal Studios for a large sum. It was put in the pond for there Jaws theme ride, and became waterlogged. There are many different stories on what happened to her, but whichever one is true, I do know she was hauled out of the water with a crane, and the waterlogged hull broke apart, and then she was thrown in a dumpster somewhere around 2005 i think.

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    What was Orca? Who built her (them)?

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    The original Orca was called the "Warlock" I can post a picture later, and was heavily modified for the movie (you will see what I mean when I post the picture) She was a Nova Scotia build, but I don't know who or when. (I have tried desperately to find this info, but had no luck) The second Orca was built by Universal for the Movie, an exact replica. She had no bottom, instead she had air barrels, that when filled with water allowed her to sink. Ironically, this Orca was more stable and seaworthy than the original, which was severely top heavy.(although her hull was fiberglass, whereas the original Orca was wood)

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    The inspiration for Jaws was Frank Mundus of Montauk, who ran the Cricket II. Here's some pics:





    42 feet LOA built by Tiffany Yachts in 1947

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    "McHale's Navy", that was supposed to feature a PT Boat, but which actually seems to have used a Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat, but I assume it was wooden. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McHale's_Navy#Cast_2

    "PT-109", again about PT boats, but it seems they used a Norwegian built wooden patrol boat that was in use by the US at the time the film was made. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PT_109_(film)#Production

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    The schooner that was just in Rum Diaries is based in the usvi, new boat, 25 years building.
    The cool trimaran in watewrworld, i guess they used 2.
    I ran into "monster man " frank mundis in my early years in sint maarten. he was as ornery as the actor who played ornery in the movie.
    Edit, I just watched rum diary, there was "Heron" , the main boat,, Patient Lady(25 years building) and "Liberty" , all Alden schooners
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    For those who are curious here are some before an after pictures of the rebuil of the "Orca" for Jaws.

    Here she is at the time of the movie production purchase:


    And here she is as the "Orca" after the rebuild.

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    Those are some pretty interesting changes made to her. The cabin windows, the pullpit, the break in the sheer forward. I do prefer her before the changes though. They look boxy and harsh.
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    Post war Chris-Craft runabout in a pre war scene in "Pearl Harbor" (Afleck and Hartnett).
    Wooden runabout at very end of "Some Like It Hot" with Joe E. Brown? and Tony Curtis in drag.
    Glastron fiberglass GT150 in James Bond film jumping over the isthmus.
    Wooden cruiser used by Mike Nelson (Lloyd Bridges) in "Sea Hunt" TV series
    1950 Chris-Craft U-22 Sportsman utility used in "On Golden Pond". One of the three boats used in the film lives here in Minnesota. The Lyman mail boat was recently "disovered" and is being restored.

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    Both of my boats have been in movies and television shows. My first job in the film biz was driving 'Beauchemin', our family launch, in a chase scene with helicopters, machine guns and explosives. My St. Lawrence Skiff was rowed by John F. Kennedy in ' Jackie, Joan and Ethel' and the actor, Paul Gross in 'Chasing Rainbows'. It played in 'Silence' in front of a CGI (computer generated image) waterside theatre set. In 2011 it was used on the beach set of 'Silent Witness' a MOW (movie of the week). She's probably been in a half a dozen others.
    The old saw is quite true, three things that will blow a films budget are: Kids, animals, and boats. Evidenced by 'Waterworld'.
    Boat's are usually rented for productions and therefore the name is usually painted on a board installed on the transom over the real name, a pet peeve of mine. Remember the TV series 'Riptide'?
    I don't remember what happened to the Friendship Sloop in 'The Truman Show' but I would speculate that for the storm scene it would have to be lightened and bolted to motion control hydraulics which would cause a lot of damage.
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    "Dulcibella" ? She looks perfect !
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    ...and at the small end there was Bolger's Light (Gloucester) Dory in Yellowbeard. Can't remember anything else about it.

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    What about the boat that Gibbs is building on "NCIS"?

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    At one time, I was on a few movie-makers' rolodexes and I'd get calls for a particular type of vessel needed for location shots in the SF Bay Area. I once spent a day on a powerboat driving Wolfgang Petersen ("Das Boot") and some bimbo arm-ornament all over SF Bay doing location scouting for some movie. They wouldn't say what the movie was about and Petersen just kept saying, "No, that's not what I'm looking for... I'll know it when I see it." Went from one funky marina to another all day. The studio lunch and champagne was great, though and I got paid. Petersen didn't know diddly about anything maritime, but it was his dime, so I've got no gripe.

    Another time, I connected Clint Eastwood's Malpaso Productions with the Redwood City Sea Scouts. Eastwood was making "Escape From Alcatraz" on which I was a technical advisor on the prison stuff. One of the set dressers said they were having a hard time finding a boat to use as the "Warden Johnson," the water taxi that used to run from the City to the prison carrying prisoners and staff. I told them I could probably get them the real one to use if they wanted it. They went nuts. It was the Redwood City Sea Scout Base boat. The movie company had it hauled and completely refinished professionally for the Scouts at what must have been huge bucks. As I recall, it was on screen for less than 30 seconds!

    Just last year a little Elco-lookiing 1920's derelict hulk showed up in the yard where I hang out. It was totally beyond repair. A crew then started tacking masonite or something all over the stove in bottom and gluing some sort of plastic sheeting on it. Everybody was rolling their eyes. They they did this faux paint job on it topside, even to the point of faux wood grain on the plywood they'd nailed to the deck. I saw it back in the water in a slip with pumps keeping it afloat and she looked pretty good from twenty-five feet. At that point I knew it must be a movie prop. I asked the yard owner what the story was and he told me it was going to be "Pilar," Ernest Hemmingway's boat in a biopic by HBO. Turns out it will be called "Hemmingway and Gellhorn" staring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, produced by James Galdofini ("Tony Soprano") and will air this spring on HBO.

    Hemmingway's real "Pilar" remains on display in Cuba, but is reportedly in a sad state (termites). A group in the US wanted to donate money to preserve her, but the State Department said "no go" because of the embargo on all things Cuban. Here's what the original looked like. The movie "stand in" is pretty damn close, although about ten feet shorter than the real McCoy.



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    Sandavore was in The Four Seasons

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    Zaca in "The Lady from Shanghai"


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    Hey. that movie is on tonight! Gotta go see.

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    I Father Goose, the boat that gets blown up is named Catherine. The dinghy is named Jenny, for some reason, and painted on the hull backward.

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    Righto, Breakaway. That's why I thought of her.

    Meanwhile, I've been searching without success for a view of Marmalade in "The Golden Boys".

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    I believe it was the Zodiac that got used in a TV movie of The Sea Wolf. And Lady Washington was used in Star Trek Generations as the Enterprise (supposedly on the Holodeck.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipper68 View Post
    Dead Calm. Shudder..
    Though Nicole had a very shapely transom...

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    Fairey boats in Bond film "From Russia With Love"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0-yjdFxT9U

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    The first that comes to my mind is the Stormvogel.

    It was designed by E.G. vd Stadt and owned by Bruynzeel (yes, the plywood guy).
    As mentioned above it was featured in Deadcalm.

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    Romancing The Stone - 43 Mason?
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    Caddyshack - Rodney Dangerfield's boat looks like a Stryker. The guy fishing who gets pulled overboard is on a Trojan 30.
    But what about Ted Knight's boat?


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    THAYER IV - On Golden Pond. I believe the other boat used in the film is on Lake Winnepesauke

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    PROVIDENCE V was used in a remake of "survive the savage sea". PROVIDENCE V is a schooner dad built and owned at the time. the filming was done on the gold coast.

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    "Unicorn" used as the slave ship, captained by Ed Asner in the miniseries "Roots".
    "Bundinn er bįtlaus mašur" Bound is boatless man.

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    "White Squall" with one of the Bridges boys, Jeff I think.

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    A Venetian water taxi in "The Tourist" a Johnny Depp Angelina Jolie bomb.


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