Yawl filmographyI

Photo courtesy of Ian McIntyre.

Framing tallship Rose (starring as HMS Surprise) are Boat Base Monterey's
Jim Scofield and John Middleton. The pair lean against a whaleboat during
the filming of Fox Film's Master and Commander: Far Side of the World.
The film adaption of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey / Maturin books stars Russell
Crowe as HMS Surprise's Captain and Paul Bettany as the ship's surgeon
and natural philosopher. Lord of the Rings' Billy Boyd (Sam) plays Barrett
Bonden in the film.

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In 1997, boats and two crews from Boat Base Monterey were used in the filming of Amistad, a DreamWorks production. The film was the debut film for Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Pictures, and starred Djimon Hounsou, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew McConaughey.

During the filming of Amistad.
Photo courtesy of Jim Scholfield

Crew from Monterey on board
during filmimg of Amistad.
Photo courtesy of Jim Scholfield

Photo courtesy The Nautical Heritage Society.

Kermit the Frog stars as George Washington in this reinactment of the crossing of the Delaware. Boat Base Monterey's 4-oar boat sits in tank as commercial for the U.S. Mint's State Quarters series is filmed.

Photos by Judy Boulet courtesy of Fox Studios.

A full-size animatronic HMS Surprise is mounted on gimbals in the oceanside tank at Fox's Baja studio. This is the same tank where much of Titanic was shot. The Rose doubled for the Surprise at sea.

In these images, the 4-oar cutter is the boat on the right, and the 6-oar launch is at center. These boats are Russian Navy yawls and are now part of Boat Base Monterey. The cutter was formerly with the Admiral Nevel'skoi Maritime Academy (Vladivostok).
The launch was formerly with the Naval Engineering Institute (St. Petersburg).
The gig at the left formerly served as quarter boat for the Nautical Heritage Society's Californian.

The images are reminiscent of Geoff Hunt's cover paintings for the Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey / Maturin novels.

Photo by Judy Boulet courtesy of Fox Studios.

Crewmen from HMS Surprise in 4-oar boat with Rose in background.

Photo courtesy of Ian McIntyre.

Photo courtesy of Ian McIntyre.

(starring as HMS Surprise) with Boat Base Monterey's boats in foreground.

Photo courtesy of Ian McIntyre.

From one of the boats, looking towards Baja scene is being shot. In this scene, Stephen Maturin is operating on himself while the Surprises are playing cricket.

Photo courtesy of Ian McIntyre.

Again looking towards Baja, with a bit of the Rose and a few of the boats.

Photo courtesy of Ian McIntyre.

6-oar boat heading towards the Rose.

Photo courtesy of Ian McIntyre.

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