With helicopter time ranging from $500 to more than $1,000 an hour and two-hour flight-time minimums fairly standard in the aviation charter industry, it’s important to use that time efficiently when put a photographer is in the air for a powerboat shoot. The more boats you can line up for a given photo session, the more you can spread out the cost and the more you get for your money.
A pair of Outerlimits beauties hit the water near Bristol, R.I., for a photo shoot that produced stunning results (click image to enlarge). Photos courtesy/copyright Halsey Fulton.
No strangers to aerial photo shoots of go-fast boats, the team at Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats is well aware of helicopter-photography economics. So whenever possible they try to involve multiple boats in the same photo session. But for a custom boat company that builds a handful of new boats a year—Outerlimits will complete eight builds by the end of 2019 according to operations manager Jason Amaral—that’s most often easier said than done.
As it happened, Outerlimits had two boats in need of photography last week at its home base in Bristol, R.I. One was the new SL 50X built and delivered last weekend to Canada’s Dave Scotto. The other was 2018 SL 52 owned by Ed Urbanek and stored this winter at the Outerlimits facility.
Check out the slide above for more images from last week’s two-boat Outerlimits photo session.
And so it happened that Halsey Fulton, a talented young local photographer who handles most Outerlimits shoots in Bristol, ended up with two beauties to capture last week. He shot each boat individually, but he also captured them running side by side.
Fulton did his usual bang-up job, as we’re sure you’ll agree. In fact, his work almost left us seeing double.