Barefoot Sailing Adventures: Boat, Crew, Net Worth and Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Barefoot Sailing Adventures for 2023.

Over the last 18 months, I have spent 29 hours watching and researching everything I could about Ashley and Mike’s channel as I tune in every single week.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with their YouTube content

You’re about to discover:

➔ How Barefoot Sailing Adventures afforded their boat

➔ How they make their money today

➔ More intimate details about Ashley

➔ How you can start crossing oceans

And so 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… 🙂

Barefoot Sailing Adventures FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Split Personality

Crew Members

Ashley (age 27) and Mike (age 29) from Florida.

I am still sourcing their last names. If you have additional information, please reach out to me at Cruising Freedom here.

The Boat

The Barefoot Sailing Adventures boat is an Odin 820.

It’s a 27-foot trailer sailor designed for coastal and inland waterways.

Its registration is SC-2588-DJ.


Mike and Ashley have made numerous partial repairs of their trailer sailor, but not much has been covered on their channel.

They have opted to create a lifestyle channel focused on Ashley (and her backside) as opposed to a boat electronics and maintenance channel.


They are currently in Venice, Florida. They haven’t left the state for some time now.

Past Cruising

Given that Mike and Ashley only have a small trailer sailor, they are limited in their cruising potential.

They have visited:

➔ Miami

➔ Tampa Bay

➔ Key West

➔ Honeymoon Island

➔ One Tree Island

➔ Caladesi Island

➔ Passage Key

They have also toured part of the ICW.

Affording It

Mike and Ashley worked in landscaping for several years, saving just enough money for the boat.

Their boat cost only $59,000 (used) so it’s reasonably affordable for most people.

Net Worth

They aren’t millionaires but have a ton of freedom…

As of 2023, Barefoot Sailing Adventures has a net worth of $320,000 USD.

This is based upon the value of their boat and online business.

Making Loot

How does Barefoot Sailing Adventures make their money? It’s quite simple actually, and I estimate that they make:

➔ $2,754/month from their uncensored/nude content on Vimeo

➔ $705/month from their Patreon account

➔ $1,104/month from their YouTube advertising revenue

➔ $657/month from brand sponsorships

This means they make roughly $5,700/month from their YouTube channel.


Barefoot Sailing Adventures have not collaborated with any other YouTube channels at this time.

Their content focuses on a specific type of content…and most other YouTubers aren’t into it.

Big Moments

Mike and Ashley have had some interesting moments while cruising:

➔ They had a jet ski crash into them in episode 11, early in their YouTube career. This was a personal friend who only created minor damage.

➔ They have struggled with anchoring several times given they’re new to the sailing lifestyle.

➔ Numerous encounters on naturalist beaches and going topless

➔ Experiencing and surviving Hurricane Ian (as did several other channels)

Future Plans

Given that YouTube pays them enough to keep going, Mike and Ashley aspire to keep creating more revealing content.

They are also looking to sail through Europe and South America in the next few years.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from their channel?

➔ It’s clear that bikini-style content brings in many views

➔ Keep living the dream and find a way to make it happen

➔ YouTube cruising channels make great money if done from the right ‘angle’.


While I’m not the biggest fan of these types of cruising channels, it’s clear that it’s working well for Mike and Ashley.

They’re making great money each and every month, with Ashley being front and centre as a naturalist.

Their channel appeals to the middle-aged man who enjoys this type of revealing lifestyle content.

The same man who also has the potential to build his own income stream to start sailing well into the sunset too.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Mike, Ashley 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…🙂)