Live and Let Die Glastron GT-150Starring Roger MooreLicense to Thrill
SceneChase through Louisiana marshes.
QuirksThe Glastron GT-150 achieved a record breaking 120ft jump on its fast-paced chase through the marshes.
Screen TestThere were a 100 test jumps before the money shot was captured on film.
Behind The ScenesBlack rails were added to the hull to keep the boat level on the ramp and the steering was added to the centre of the boat to aid stability.
The Spy Who Loved Me Lotus Esprit S1Starring Roger MooreLicense to Thrill
SceneLong chase sequence on the Italian island of Sardinia.
QuirksLotus engineer Roger Becker climbed behind the wheel between takes and
was promptly hired by director Cubby Broccoli to do nearly all of the stunt driving.
Screen TestThe car transforms into a submarine, has cannons that can spray cement, wheel arches that turn into fins and a small periscope on the roof. Weaponry included a rear deck missile launcher, sprayed black dye and torpedoes shot from the front grille.
Behind The ScenesLotus provided 2 road cars and 6 body shells, one of which was
sealed so it could be used the underwater scenes.
Moonraker BondolaStarring Roger MooreLicense to Thrill
SceneBond tries to evade Drax’s men in Venice.
QuirksThe improbable boat chase was almost directly taken from a similar scene in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.
Screen TestThe amphibious gondola can travel over water or land. It has a hidden propeller,
concealed steering wheel and hovercraft capabilities.
Behind The ScenesThe absurdity of the chase was reinforced by a pigeon doing a double take as well as a waiter spilling a drink on a customer, both staring at Bond as he arrives on St Mark’s Square on his amphibious gondola.
A View to a Kill Iceberg "Sub"Starring Roger MooreLicense to Thrill
SceneBond’s Siberian escape at the end of the pre title sequence.
QuirksThe Siberian scenes were shot in Iceland on lagoon Jökulsárlón where scenes of Die Another Day were also shot. The production used polystyrene icebergs instead of the real ones on the lagoon which were not easy to manoeuvre
Screen TestThe submarine is disguised as an iceberg and has a luxury interior with the latest technology available throughout.
Behind The ScenesSwedish actress Mary Stävin who played MI6 operative Kimberley Jones also appeared in the James Bond film Octopussy as one of Octopussy’s female gang members.
Tomorrow Never Dies Sea Shadow IX-529Starring Pierce BrosnanLicense to Thrill
SceneBond finds villain Elliot Carver’s stealth ship in Ha Long Bay.
QuirksThe boat was filmed in the tank in Rosarito, Mexico that was built for James Cameron's romantic epic Titanic.
Screen TestThe Sea Shadow was an almost undetectable ship owing to its design because it rebounded signals.
Behind The ScenesExterior shots of the ship were created using a large scale miniature model based on the design of the Seacat cross channel ferries.
The World is Not Enough Q-BoatStarring Pierce BrosnanLicense to Thrill
SceneBond is chasing a Sunseeker yacht down the river Thames. He is aboard the retirement fishing boat created by Q, the MI-6 gunsmith behind 007’s gadgets.
QuirksThere were 15 examples of the Q's Fishing Boat, 4 of which were fully functional whilst the others were purely used for close ups and interior shots.
Screen TestEquipped with rocket propulsion, heat seeking torpedoes and a GPS tracking system, the boat was capable of driving on land and diving under water.
Behind The ScenesThe full size Q-boat was specifically built for use with a special effects air cannon where it was fired up a ramp for the final scenes where the boat leaves the water.
Casino Royale Spirit 54Starring Daniel CraigLicense to Thrill
SceneBond and Vesper Lynd travel from Montenegro to Venice.
QuirksThe boat was built in Suffolk and sailed from Puerto Rico to Tortola Harbour and then from Croatia to Venice for filming.
Screen TestSpirit 54 was the first sailing yacht to go up the Grand Canal in Venice for 300 years.
Behind The ScenesThe production company sought out the classic, British yacht especially for the film and it reappears towards the end of the film when Bond is sitting on the deck talking to 'M' on the phone.
Skyfall Pruva ReginaStarring Daniel CraigLicense to Thrill
SceneBond and Severine leave the floating casino in Macau.
QuirksThe shower scene with Bond and Severine didn’t take place on the yacht -
it was filmed in room 712 of the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf, London.
Screen TestThis sailing yacht, built by Pruva Yachting and named Chimera in the movie, boasts a large saloon and spacious deck areas for entertaining.
Behind The ScenesThe curtains, sunbeds and sofas on the aft and forward deck were altered so that they were red to add to the opulent feel of the yacht.