Superyacht Photoshoots - Heesen Al Khaliq

Heesen Yachts is a luxury yacht company based in the Netherlands. Since its launch in 1978, Hessen have developed a name as one of the most respected shipyards in the world as a builder of luxury yachts. Heesen yachts have worked with over 100 clients and have launched luxury yachts from 30-50 meters in length. 

Aerial Marine Media provide magazines and manefacturers with offshore marine, helicopter aerial, superyacht photography services for advertising and editorial purposes.

In 2003 the company were commissioned by Yachts and Yachting Magazine to photograph the Heesen build 40.18 meter super yacht Al Khaliq, for a photo spread.

The yacht was located in Port Dickson, Selangor, in Malaysia so the photographer used an R44 helicopter from Subang Airport as an aerial platform for the offshore imagery of the yacht under speed. After the aerial imagery, he spent another day on board photographing the interior before the imagery was sent to the publishing house in Europe. 

Al Khaliq was named "Power Boat of The Year" in 2008.

Project Description

Client: Yachts And Yachting Magazine
Role: Helicopter Aerial Photographer
Helicopter Support: Solaire Helicopters
Format: Canon EOS
Filmstock: Kodachrome
Project: Advertising Photography
Location: Port Dickson, Malacca Straits