Accidental Sailor Girl: Will She Ever Return to YouTube? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Accidental Sailor Girl for 2023.

Over the last several years, I have spent many hours watching and researching everything I could about Accidental Sailor Girl to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Kourtney 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Accidental Sailor Girl afforded her boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Will she ever come back to Youtube

➜ How you can start crossing oceans

Then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Before we start, a quick introduction from me…

The Cruising Freedom Author

Ahoy, Matey! I’m Joshua from Australia.

I’ve built the perfect business to sail the world.

A business model which can allow me to:

➜ Own a catamaran debt-free

➜ Go for weeks without WIFI

➜ Create semi-passive income

➜ Inspire others to dream big

But more on that later… 🙂

Accidental Sailor Girl FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Norna

Previously she owned a 27-foot Hunter called S/V Happy.

Crew Members

Kourtney Patterson (age 25) who is originally from Florida.

The Boat

This was a gaff cutter rig.

Final Message

This was her final message on YouTube after many years of sailing:

She has opted for a life on land in the woods. If you do have more information about her, please let me know!


No one knows where she is, but she was in Spain.

Past Cruising

Most of her sailing was in the United States.

Affording It

She worked casual jobs to buy her boat for just $7,000.

Net Worth

Accidental Sailor Girl has a net worth of $93,000.

Making Loot

Kourtney made her money with:

➜ Sales of her book on Amazon

➜ Monthly donations via Patreon

➜ She also sold some of her art and music


I didn’t see her with any other YouTubers, but if you miss her content, check out White Spot Pirates. She is also a solo female sailor.

Big Moments

She wasn’t click-baitey and didn’t have any dramas while sailing, either by herself or with a crew.

Future Plans

She is now doing van life (with a VW Kombi) and has sold her boat.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Remain in the moment

➜ Believe in the impossible

➜ Work hard for your dreams

➜ Change your plans as needed

And of course, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.


Kourtney was ready for some change, and has since sold her boat. I would love to see her continue with her down-to-earth YouTube content.

It felt raw, real and empowering at the same time.

Hopefully she starts a new channel really soon!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Accidental Sailor Girl and their travels…

Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing the world is my childhood dream.

They’re living the dream, but that dream isn’t actually that far away.

I mentioned earlier about discovering the #1 cruising business model.

With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:

➜ Generate a sustainable full-time income through learning basic skills

➜ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans

➜ Do it without selling to friends and family (I found a better solution!)

➜ Share my lifetime passion for sailing, cruising and global adventures

Keen to discover more? Jump on the free training right now. 👨🏻‍💻

(I share more about it on the next page…🙂)