Photo & video guide
While you are welcome to shoot your own photos and videos, the easiest and fastest solution is opting into the BoatList™ Media package when you submit your boat. We have professionals that come to you and shoot high quality photos and videos for the auction listing – which are yours to keep forever. Photos of boats tied to a dock or on a trailer are not accepted for BoatList.
2 Hr shoot
After submitting a boat for auction you can opt into a photo / video package for only $295 that includes a 2 hour on location shoot. Each additional hour is $100.
Start at the bow and work your way to the stern, stopping along the way to highlight major areas – seating, helm, cockpit, cabin, motors.
Shoot the gauges and motors for 3 speeds – idle, cruise and wide open.
Demo the sounder, radar, plotter, cameras, and any other major electronics the vessel has.
Use a drone, a chase boat or stand at the edge of a dock to get exterior shots of the boat. Pictures of boats tied to a dock or on a trailer are not acceptable.
Show that major accessories are oper- ational – livewells, washdowns, a gyro, a motorized coffin box lift – basically anything that turns on / off.
Start your motor (s) and show them running at idle. Trim out the motors to demo the engine trim / tilt and show the condition of each prop & skeg.
Cabin / Interiors
If there is a cabin or interior space, shoot a separate walk through video showing the layout and various spaces / cabin.
Walkthrough Portait Format
As a bonus, shoot a vertically oriented walk through video as well. A tall orientation is better suited to promote the boat on social media.