News, Film, Photo & Drone

Need to rent a boat for a news piece, TV spot, video / film production, or photo / ad shoot? We offer captained boat rentals for shoots on or by the water.

DRONE SHOOT, April 2020. USA Today team covering the burial of COVID-19 victims on New York City’s cemetery on Hart Island, in Long Island Sound (adjacent to City Island). Our Carolina Skiff Semi-V 23 is the ideal platform for photo, film and drone shooting: mobile, stable, and low profile to get out of the way of the shot.

New York Sailing Center has frequently been in the news and on Cable TV. But we’re also called on routinely to facilitate productions and shoots on and by the water. If you need a particular boat or look, we can find it for you. Stills, video, drone… we facilitate it all. We understand photography and video; we know boats. We know how to set things up so you get the shot. We’ve been doing this for over 20 years. Put our experience to work for you!

New York Magazine brought us on board for their piece last summer on the less known, and more remote, islands of New York. This view is from City Island Harbor looking out into Long Island Sound. Yup; we’re in NYC, and that’s the Gold Coast of Nassau County, Long Island in the background. It’s all minutes away from our dock on our go fast boat, or with your drone! We drove NY Mag’s photo and drone crews down to the Brother Islands of the East River, and out into the Sound off Westchester – as well as our local haunts with interesting islands right by City Island.

The Sailing Center has been featured on numerous Cable and Network shows and news segments over the years, so we understand both ends of the lens.

NBC, WPIX 11, NY 1 News, Discovery Home Channel, New York’s Fox 5 and numerous other outlets have featured us in their content. We’ve been hired by all manner of producers from family-funded indie spec projects to full-on production companies and media outlets. Fashion/model, outdoor lifestyle, adventure sports, scenic/nature, and just plain sailing… we can help you cover it all. And, we can travel to where your special boat and location are, too.

Check us out on Instagram: some clips we took while facilitating a shoot…

On our Instagram: drone action out on Long Island Sound, and back on our own dock. We can facilitate small hand-launched DJI’s and “mother of all dragon” drones, as well as conventional video and still photography. Our 23′ Carolina Skiff is like a landing craft with a landing platform for drones – wide open and configurable for your gear and crew, and stable enough to stand and shoot from.

Check us out on YouTube: some of our features on broadcast shows and news…

One of our YouTube playlists: shows we’ve been featured on.

Questions about what we can help YOU do? Hit us up!