Mac Boats are proud to announce the supply of a Mac 570 Fisherman for David Ireland’s Wild Australia movie.
David is known worldwide for his ‘wildlife man’ documentaries shown on the Discovery Channel.The Wildlife Man is currently producing a feature length film titled “Wild Australia featuring the Wildlife Man”. This 104 minute duration film will be released worldwide in the cinemas by Optopixx USA, later this year (find out more at www.davidireland.com).
David’s movie will showcase the awesome diversity of Australian environments and animals. Mac Boats are thrilled to be associated with such a fantastic venture. Our Mac 570 will be used in a lot of the boating scenes and adventures.
Of special interest are all the offshore reefs, remote islands, inland billabongs, rivers and mangrove swamps David will be exposing our Mac 570 Fisherman to while filming. Mac Boats are the perfect boat to cope with these demands.
David chose the Mac Boat for his rugged wildlife filming because of a number of fantastic features. Many elements of the Mac Boat ticked all the boxes for David such as its lightweight hull, extremely tough durable polyethylene hull and the huge work space available for the Wildlife Man’s film crew.
“The boat is totally fitted out now and we took it out in rough seas yesterday, it is everything I could wish for!! So happy with this Mac boat, thanks guys!! The Mac boat is fantastic.”
“During the making of my movie Wild Australia we have to achieve numerous animal encounters, some on land and others underwater, using our NEW Mac 570 Fisherman we have managed to successfully achieve hand feeding of Wobbygong sharks off the coast of NSW. We launched the Mac boat at Cronulla and traveled to an offshore reef. Our first boat trip was very successful with five sharks being hand fed. While underwater a 40 knot southerly wind hit, thankfully, with the low sides of the Mac hull we managed to scramble back on board with no problems. I fired up the Honda four stroke, pulled up the anchor and headed for home. After about 15 mins the wind speed had reached around 55 knots but by quartering the horrible chop we had no problems whatsoever, I was amazed how soft the ride was and how no spray filled the cabin! At no time did we feel the slightest worry being so far offshore in a rather bad southerly storm. The Mac remained completely stable and handled the conditions with ease and total safety. My crew and I were very impressed with our new New Zealand boat that first day of filming.”David Ireland
More updates to come as David and his team take their new Mac to sea to achieve more excellent film footage.