Owen Chase Boat

The Fairey Swordsman 33, a fast classic from the sixties

Our Solent based fast chase boat will get the perfect on-water images


Owen Superyacht Marketing has a fast chase boat based in the Solent area for customer support. The Fairey Swordsman 33 is a classic 1968 all mahogany, race bred powerboat, with a pair of 300hp diesels producing a top speed of over 30 knots. It is the ideal platform for yacht photography and video shoots, from underway sequences to lifestyle/toys. The deep-V design provides a very stable platform.

Our clients have often routed their yachts from northern Europe and from the Channel so we have the opportunity to get the first underway images for PR and editorials.

Yacht photography, whether from a fast motorboat or helicopter, requires a thorough knowledge of boat and aircraft handling. Roy Roberts has helmed a fast motor yacht for marine photography for over 30 years. Roy also held a fixed wing pilots licence for over 15 years with extensive helicopter flying as well.

With helicopter work, this experience creates cost savings in helicopter time through clear and accurate instructions from the passenger area to the pilot. Working with professional drones is also available from our photo team.

Roy Roberts is a member of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Fairey Owners Club and the Cowes Offshore Powerboat Club. Owen Superyacht Marketing belongs to the BMF, Superyacht UK and is a lifetime corporate member of the recently re-named Professional Yachting Association (PYA) which he was a founding father.