Adventures Of An Old Sea Dog: What Type of Boat? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Adventures Of An Old Sea Dog for 2023.

Over the last 15 years, I have spent 70+ hours watching and researching everything I could about Barry’s channel to learn more about his story.

(Yes, he has been on YouTube for THAT long 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Barry afforded his unique sailboat

➜ How he makes his money today

➜ What boat does he have and its upgrades

➜ Where is going to sail to next

➜ And 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… 🙂

Adventures Of An Old Sea Dog FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V White Shadow

Crew Members

Barry Perrins (age 61) who is originally from the UK

The Boat

Adventures Of An Old Sea Dog has a 2004 Van De Stadt ‘Seal’ 36.


He has upgraded his yacht extensively and shares a lot of his knowledge on his channel. He’s modified the coach roof and I won’t take any more of his limelight, so I highly recommend checking out his upgrades and repairs video collection.


Barry is in Fiji and is doing most of his sailing solo these days.

Past Cruising

Where has he sailed? Pretty much around the world. He has had some epic adventures and has taken the audience along for the ride.

Affording It

Barry worked hard for many years to afford his yacht, although it didn’t cost all that much. He wanted to have a safe buffer in the bank account.

Net Worth

As of 2023, Adventures Of An Old Sea Dog has a net worth of $350,000.

Making Loot

He makes YouTube his part-time income through:

➜ Running a Patreon account

➜ Allowing ads on his channel

My estimation is that he’s making around $2,200/month on the platform. He could monetize his channel so much more by using referral links and gaining sponsors.


Has he been spotted on other channels? I haven’t seen him anywhere but he met the legendary Captain Fatty Goodlander around 4 years ago.

Big Moments

Moments in his journey include:

➜ Coming across a yacht wreck

➜ Having a fire on board

➜ Sailing single-handed to numerous companies

➜ Coming across many beautiful women

And of course, experiencing lots of sail, wind, rain, hail and sunshine!

Future Plans

Barry is heading for Australia soon and we’ll be welcoming him with open arms!

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this legend?

➜ You don’t need to spruce out on a great boat

➜ Avoid all the glitz and glamour of YouTube

➜ Be resourceful enough to do your own boat work

➜ Cruising full-time is cheaper than you might think

And above all else, find that special mermaid to join you!


Barry is considered to be iconic within the cruising community and for good reason – he’s down to earth and makes firm decisions as the captain of his own vessel.

He avoids all the fancy editing and slick camera equipment, and simply tells his story for those (like me) that’ll pay attention.

His demographic, mostly people who actually want to go cruising full-time, appreciate his storytelling and authenticity on and off the camera.

I certainly can’t wait to see what’s coming on the horizon for his journey. He doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Barry has definitely inspired me with his travels…

I’m obsessed with his channel, but sailing the world is my dream.

He is 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…🙂)