About Us

With over 35 years’ experience in both  the marine industry as well as Film and Television, Jim Dines is ideally placed to provide support when filming on and around the water. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of traditional and historic vessels, backed up with the practical knowledge of how to operate and convert them to your requirements

Heritage Marine Limited can provide the complete marine co-ordination package including sourcing the correct boat and crew for both sides of the camera. as well as construction of sets, conversion of existing vessels, co-ordination of boat scenes and checking of scripts for factual and historic accuracy.

The team from HML as well as building and rigging your sets can then be used as  knowledgeable crews and extras who look as if they know one end of a boat from another!

Please click through the gallery on the right to see examples of or previous work.

Set Building

Heritage Marine can build sets or replicas to your drawings as well as converting existing vessels, they can produce drawings from their own research material.

Sets can be constructed off site and assembled in the studio, tank or onboard a floating platform to reduce time spent in studio.

Full size replicas to small ship sections can be reproduced and dressed accurately to the period that is required. We have a large selection of original and replica marine hardware to dress sets as required.

Previous projects include:

Design of Rig, sails spars as well as construction and operation of  ships and flying boats  “Shadow and Bone 2”

Design of Ship, Rig, sails spars as well as construction and operation of 55m three masted Barquentine  “The Last Voyage of the Demeter”

Design of Rig, sails spars as well as construction and operation of Sand Skiffs and other ships “Shadow and Bone”

Provision of Boats, construction of piers, sets and set dec “The Third Day”

Design and construction of Spars and Rigging, Script Editing and Naval Advisor “The Terror”

Supply of Boats and Crew “A Private War”

Design and build of sails and rigging , Supply of Boats and Crew “Wonder Woman”

Marine Coordination ship conversion “Victoria and Abdul”

Boat build and crew “Death on the Nile”

Design and build of road transportable modular sailing ships “King Arthur Legend of the Sword”

Design build and operation of replica trimaran “The Mercy”

Supply of Boats and crew “Monuments Men”

Design and Build of 24 metre Sailing Ship “Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood”

Build of Sailing boatsnad Nile Barges “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Rigging Design and Build for Captain Fritton’s Ship "St Trinnians II

Provision of Thames Barge on Dunkirk beach “Atonement”

Rigging Design and Build for Pop Promo "Biffy Clyro" The Captain

Set Build and boats “The Blackwater Murders”

Rigging of Endurance mock-up    "Shackleton\'s Endurance"

Marine co-ordination and set building "Longitude"

Supply of Traditional barges and crew “Plotlands”

Provision of Yachts and set dressing "Second Sight"