Filming & Photo Shoots

The Happy Bunny is an ideal option for filming, pilots, photo shoots, advertising and music videos. Please contact us for more information, or perhaps come and see us, look around the boat and discuss the possibilities.

By making the most of this boating facility, filming or photography can include still or motion shots, by day or night, you can even choose your setting. Fast action out at sea or cruising on the Thames or Medway, your scenery options are extensive, from the White Cliffs of Dover, to St. Katharine’s Dock by London’s Tower Bridge, sedately against the picturesque town of Henley or even the Palace at Hampton Court, the ideas are endless.

Our experience gives us an understanding of patience and principals for filming continuity and the need for precision re-takes. With safety considered the manoeuvring of the boat can be repeated to assist film crew requirements.

We’ve already enjoyed the pleasure of hosting a number of artists and corporate ventures for film and photo shoots, including the provision of luxurious nautical transportation to and from London, the O2 Arena and out to cross-Channel destinations.

A partial list includes War of the World’s cast Jeff Wayne, Jennifer Ellison, Shannon Noll, Alex James also Kenneth Benson, DiamondGirlz, the Ferrari Owners Club, Red Carpet Productions, ITV’s this morning show and the Daily Mail.

Photos: © Catherine Stewart 2008

Sample Charter Itinerary

We can either share your day as your hosts passing on our experiences or fade into the background and let you enjoy the luxurious surroundings you will find on board our Princess V48 Motor Boat. Just let us know whatever you need and we will endeavour to provide it. This is your day and we want you to enjoy it to the full, whatever your preference.

One thing we are unable to plan for is the weather. We therefore suggest that you come prepared for any changes. It can feel cooler on the water than on land so therefore a light fleece and waterproof jacket are recommended. During the warmer days of summer, please feel free to bring your swim wear and a towel. Sun cream is a must, although if you forget, we have supplies on board. Sunglasses are essential as the reflections from the water can be strong even when the sun is not shining.

Sensible footwear must be worn, so please no stiletto shoes! Non-marking sole shoes/trainers or deck shoes are recommended.

Please feel free to bring along cameras/video recorders to capture your day on film.

A Typical Day Charter 9am: Upon arrival at Chatham Maritime, you will be met by your hosts, Karen & William and escorted to your motor boat, a Princess V48, called Happy Bunny. We will welcome you on board with hot coffee/tea, bacon rolls and danish pastries, followed by a safety briefing. 10am: Depart Chatham Lock for a leisurely cruise up the River Medway towards the Thames Estuary, where we can open up the engines and show you the great handling and manoeuvrability of the boat. Lunch: A lunch will be prepared on board to your special requirements and a lazy afternoon spent at anchor in Sharfleet Creek. You may wish to take a swim, enjoy a glass of Pimms or chilled beer and have fun on the water. 5pm: Return to berth at Chatham Lock and guests disembark.

The Linton Motor Yacht Charters Crew

William McGibbon the skipper of Happy Bunny is a commercially endorsed Yacht Master and spent many hours of his youth sailing the Scottish waters. He gained 12 years of experience at the helm, enjoying many race days on the Clyde.

William was born in Gourock on the West Coast of Scotland and spent many hours of his youth sailing the Scottish waters. He gained 12 years of experience at the helm, enjoying many race days on the Clyde. Having relocated to Kent 10 years ago, his love for the water was rekindled after a visit to the Southampton Boat Show in 2003 and a change of heart from sail to power. William the skipper of Happy Bunny is a commercially endorsed Yacht Master and has an enthusiastic approach to life on board, who likes to share his knowledge of the technology and mechanics of the boat with those guests who want to learn more.

Karen, his wife, was born and raised in Kent. Her role on board is as chief deck hand, where she takes charge of the lines, fending off, anchorage and the responsibility of safety officer. A woman of many talents, she is also the cook, cocktail waitress and chief bottle washer!

Together, they have enjoyed many hours afloat, experiencing the waters of the South and East Coasts, Belgium and the Channel Islands. Their passion for the sea and life aboard is something they love to share with others. As your crew and hosts, they thrive on making others happy, through the high standards they set themselves and their focus on every little detail promises to make your time on board a truly memorable experience.

Our Boat is Moored At Chatham Maritime Marina The Lock Building Chatham Martime Leviathon Way Chatham Kent ME4 4LP

About Linton Motor Yacht Charters

Linton Motor Yacht Charters are based at Chatham Maritime Marina on the River Medway, providing bespoke motor yacht charters from the River Medway and beyond.

All our motor yacht charters are based on board a Princess V48, called Happy Bunny, a luxurious sports motor boat which is licensed to carry up to 10 Guests.

Everything on board is to the highest standard. We only serve the best quality teas and coffees. We have a full range of twinnings teas including fruit, camomile and green teas. For coffee lovers, we use the Nespresso capsule system which guarantees an exceptional coffee everytime. Long lattes, frothy cappuccinos and rich expressos are all on offer.

Happy Bunny is a fully licensed premises and has an extensive cellar of fine wines, champagnes and spirits. Standard champagnes include Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot and Laurent Perrier. For the discerning customers, we can also provide Krug, Perrier Jouet, Dom Perignon and Cristal.

We have a wide selection of Molton Brown products on board for your pleasure. Scented candles and room sprays, as well as handwashes and lotions that gently cleanse and moisturise while leaving your hands delicately fragranced.

For your convenience, we have kept our website simple and easy to navigate. Just click on the tabs for more information on the charters we can provide on our motor boat along with a sample itinerary. We cater for both private and corporate events. The Vessel provides you with full details of what you can expect on board. You can see for yourself the beautiful interior of our luxury motor boat, giving the perfect venue for a special celebration or a fun day out.

The photo gallery shows some of the trips we have taken on the River Medway, River Thames and further afield into Belgium and the Channel Islands to give you a taste of what you could enjoy with Linton Motor Yacht Charters.

We are happy to take your calls to discuss what we can offer in further detail or, alternatively, you can contact us via email.

Linton Motor Yacht Charters wish to welcome you on board.

Our Boat is Moored At Chatham Maritime Marina The Lock Building Chatham Martime Leviathon Way Chatham Kent ME4 4LP