Did they get a shot of you out on the water?

BoatPhotos.co.uk, the on-the-water boat photo service, is expanding with new ways to buy shots of your craft underway.

The service operates from a Sunseeker, mainly in the Solent, with company owner Tony Toller and his assistant Jacqui taking shots of leisure boats out on the water.

They have recently uploaded their 20,000th photo to the website, with shots buyable in a number of different formats.

The team have also swapped from a Sunseeker Tomahawk to a San Remo which has enabled Tony and Jacqui to live aboard throughout the summer.

“As a consequence” says Tony, “we are out taking photographs nearly every day of the week.”

He continues: “Improved Wi-Fi facilities at MDL marinas mean we can operate entirely from the boat.

“After a day’s shooting we spend the evening sorting and uploading the photos.

“We check for orders two to three times a day and with the exception of CDs, which are produced on board, these are sent to Bonusprint for printing and despatch.”

A boat owner can have his photo taken on a Sunday, order it on the website on Monday morning and receive the print(s) on Tuesday.

BoatPhotos say they are ‘fanatical’ in logging boat names so that in most cases an owner merely needs to enter his boat name or sail number and the pictures are displayed.

Tony says” “Un-named boats can be searched for by date, location and type of craft.”

“Unlike some companies,” he says, “we concentrate mainly on the leisure boater – people just out for some fun – whether they be sailors, motor boaters, or even kite surfers and water-skiers.”

From 15 June, the website will be offering an increased range of products.

“We find that demand increases dramatically in late November/early December and we want to offer products that will make ideal presents, not just for Christmas but at all times of the year.

“The new range will include low-res photos by email, mugs, jigsaws, canvas prints, greetings cards, mouse mats, postcards and framed prints.”

BoatPhotos use 10 Megapixel Canon 350 and 400 cameras with image stabilised 28-300mm telephone lenses.

All shots are taken at the highest resolution, resulting in a pixel size of 3888 x 2592 and a file size of approximately 3.5mb.

www.boatphotos.co.uk