Unforgettable Sailing: Where Did They Go? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Unforgettable Sailing for 2023.

Over the last 3 years, I have watched many of Diego and Georgia’s YouTube videos.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with their Unforgettable Sailing channel πŸ˜ƒ)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Unforgettable Sailing afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If they’ll 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… πŸ™‚


Unforgettable Sailing FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Unforgettable

Crew Members

Diego Spiandorello (age 33)

Georgia Spiandorello (age 34)

They are from Brazil and have been dating for many years.

Their baby was recently born.

The Boat

They have had 3 boats on their journey. Their most-recent boat which just sold was a 1990 North Wind 435. This model isn’t well-known internationally but is highly regarded in Spain and much of Europe.

Previously they had a 2008 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i and a Finisterre 32′ yacht based on a Sparkman & Stephens design.

Upgrades

Fortunately, Diego and Georgia didn’t have to do too many upgrades, but it did include:

➜ Raymarine Chartplotter, AIS and autopilot

➜ Wind and diesel generators

Location

As they have recently sold their yacht, I’m not entirely sure where they are.

Their latest update on YouTube shows them to be in the Society Islands within French Polynesia, and then went to the Island of Moorea.

Then again, they haven’t uploaded for 6 months now…. :/

Past Cruising

Unforgettable Sailing has sailed throughout:

➜ South Pacific

➜ Brazil

➜ Galapagos

➜ Central and South America

➜ Bora Bora

They were planning to come to Australia and New Zealand in the near future.

Affording It

Diego and Georgia worked hard for several years in their 20’s to save up enough to buy their current and previous yachts.

Net Worth

Based on their yacht value and YouTube revenue, Unforgettable Sailing is worth $460,000 USD.

Making Loot

Their income sources include:

➜ Selling copies of their cookbook

➜ Monthly Patreon subscriptions

➜ Selling their own merchandise

➜ Amazon associates links in their video descriptions

➜ Referrals to yacht insurance

Based on this, they make around $7,200/month.

Collaborations

The Unforgettable Sailing crew is quite sociable and has collaborated with:

➜ Sailing Parlay Revival

Have you seen Unforgettable Sailing on any other YouTube channels? I can’t recall myself but if you have seen them, let me know!

Big Moments

Some interesting moments in their journey include:

➜ Losing their Jeanneau around 4 years ago in Hurricane Irma.

➜ Experiencing pain on board:

Future Plans

Where to next? Will they continue with their baby?

This video is worth the watch:

In summary, they HAVEN’T clearly explained if they’re finishing for good on YouTube or if the journey will continue. Boat life has been challenging with a new baby, so it’s understandable if they need to take some time off.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this beautiful channel?

➜ Buy an affordable yacht

➜ Always get hurricane insurance

➜ You can definitely sail with a baby

➜ Try to maximize your channel

And of course, don’t forget it’s a journey…one that’s almost as important as the destination.

Conclusion

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Unforgettable Sailing on YouTube. Never a dull moment and they have kept things simple.

They certainly make the dream more possible for us, and I’d love to help you with that too…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Unforgettable Sailing 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

Sailing Soulianis: Net Worth, YouTube Earnings and More (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Soulianis for 2023.

Since 2017 when they started, I have watched hours upon hours of episodes from Sailing Soulianis to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Kirk and Lauren’s channel πŸ˜ƒ they have really inspired me!)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Soulianis afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If you can buy any uncensored content

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


Sailing Soulianis FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Soulianis

Crew Members

Kirk Berryman (age 30)

Lauren Schroeder (age 27)

They spent 6 years living in busy California but are originally from the mid-west.

Their baby girl is called Renata

They join a long-list of cruising YouTubers who have recently become parents and continue sailing despite the challenges.

The Boat

Sailing Soulianis own a Tartan 37 with their home port being Wisconsin. The registration number is WS 4566 BX.

Upgrades

There have been several upgrades to their boat, including:

➜ RAHM their Highfield dinghy

➜ Repairing their own sails

Unfortunately, we’re all still waiting for a Sailing Soulianis boat tour!

Location

This is one of their most recent videos:

Unfortunately, Sailing Soulianis are almost 10 months BEHIND on their YouTube content. This is likely due to having a baby. For this reason, it’s hard to know their precise location.

Past Cruising

Much of their initial sailing was on Lake Michigan. Following that, Lauren and Kirk headed down the ICW towards saltwater.

Now in their 4th season, they have explored in:

➜ Mexico and The Bahamas

➜ Lake Michigan

➜ Illinois River

➜ The Mississippi River

I do hope they’ll explore South America in the coming seasons. I really do think they’re ready for it πŸ™‚

Affording It

Did Kirk or Lauren come from rich parents? Not at all!

They invested in rental properties while both were working full-time. They saved as much as they could, with enough for the purchase of their boat ($78,000) and 12-months of savings. In 2017, they set sail and haven’t regretted it since!

Net Worth

YouTubers often do well for themselves.

Today in 2023, Sailing Soulianis has a net worth of $567,000.

This is based on the value of their boat, truck and online business.

Making Loot

They make their money through:

➜ Offering Patreon memberships

➜ Running YouTube advertising

➜ Selling Sailing Soulianis merch

➜ Offering digital worksheets on their website

They make around $5,900/month on their channel. Strangely, they don’t provide affiliate links in their description nor do they take on sailing sponsorships all that much. If they did, this could easily double their nomadic income.

Collaborations

Have you seen Sailing Soulianis on other YouTube channels? I haven’t just yet, but if you do, please reach out!

Big Moments

Some remarkable moments in their journey include:

➜ Having a baby

➜ Having the boat get struck by lightning

➜ Running from a hurricane

They haven’t succumbed to controversy or have created any unnecessary drama to simply get clicks. Unlike other YouTubers, they have kept themselves out of trouble and simply wish to share their story.

Future Plans

With their new baby, they are only planning some mild coastal cruising.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Sailing with a young child is possible

➜ You don’t need to always be on the boat

➜ Old boats CAN be in perfect condition

➜ Work hard and save hard for the dream

Conclusion

The nomadic cruising lifestyle didn’t come easy for Lauren and Nick, but it’s certainly been worth it.

It certainly beats working for the man, especially as Nick hates work… πŸ˜…

They have built a remarkable channel that’s clean and refreshing which allows them to work remotely.

But…you don’t have to put yourself in front of the camera…

As I found something different…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Soulianis 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

RAN Sailing: Net Worth, Boat and YouTube Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on RAN Sailing for 2023.

Over the last 3 years, I have spent 57 hours watching and researching everything I could about RAN Sailing to learn more about their channel.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Malin and Johan’s story πŸ˜ƒ)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How RAN Sailing afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If RAN Sailing has met up with others

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


RAN Sailing FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V RAN II

Crew Members

Johan Hammarlund (age 44)

Malin LΓΆf (age 34)

Yes, they are 10 years apart in age! They’re both from Sweden

Vera (aged 2) is their daughter. Will they have another baby in 2022? *Watch this space* πŸ˜‰

The Boat

RAN Sailing has a 1988 Najad 440, but they are now building a new boat:

Upgrades

They have done a ton of upgrades including:

➜ Iridium Go! and Spot 3 Satellite GPS

➜ Raymarine e7D Cartography device

➜ Upgraded electric toilets

They don’t have a watermaker on this current boat, but they did have one on their previous one.

Location

RAN Sailing is currently in Mayreau, which is in the Grenadines.

This is reflected in both their Instagram and YouTube channels, making their content up to date.

Past Cruising

RAN Sailing has explored:

➜ Europe and the East Atlantic

➜ The Caribbean and The Pacific

They have also focused a lot on boat work.

Affording It

Did Johan and Malin come from rich European families? Clearly not. They simply worked hard to afford their dream, and their yacht is reasonably affordable.

Net Worth

Given the value of their yacht and business income, RAN Sailing’s net worth is $572,000.

Making Loot

Their income is made through:

➜ YouTube ad revenue

➜ Their loyal Patreon subscribers

➜ Amazon Associates links

➜ The occasional PayPal donation

This brings their monthly income from YouTube to $7,200/month combined.

Collaborations

I haven’t seen RAN Sailing on other channels, although I’ve seen them sometimes in the comments section. If you do see them, let me know via my contact page.

Big Moments

Some interesting moments in their journey include:

➜ Getting border at sea

➜ Sending out a PAN PAN PAN

➜ Having a 10kg heavy hatch falling on Malin’s big toe (ouch!)

➜ Giving birth AND buying a boat in the very same week!

Much of their best sailing happened before their daughter Vega came into the world, although the family does plan to resume more challenging sails now that Vera is growing up fast.

Future Plans

Where to next? It’s likely they’ll be exploring The Pacific.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this beautiful couple?

➜ It’s possible to sail with a young child

➜ Buy the best boat that you can afford

➜ Be genuine and avoid the bikini-bait

➜ Don’t be afraid to let go of the lines

Conclusion

RAN Sailing has become successful on YouTube by simply creating genuine content that takes its audience (including myself πŸ™‚) on a journey to beautiful places.

Their editing is simple and welcoming, and they’ve been able to derive a considerable income online.

Now it’s your turn…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by RAN Sailing 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

Tula’s Endless Summer: Net Worth, New Boat and Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Tula’s Endless Summer for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 57 hours watching and researching everything I could about Tula’s Endless Summer to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Billy and Sierra πŸ˜ƒ)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Tula’s Endless Summer afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Where to buy Sierra’s yoga pants from

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


Tula’s Endless Summer FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Adrenaline 1 their catamaran

M/V Mountain Myst their trawler.

Crew Members

Billy Swezey (age 33)

Sierra Groth (age 32)

They have been together for several years but aren’t married. The only time they separated was due to travel restrictions in March 2020.

Jetty is their dog. She is an Australian Cattle Dog, and one of the most highly regarded working dogs here in Australia.

The Boat

The Tula’s Endless Summer channel has had 4 boats in their journey.

Mountain Myst = 1978 43′ DeFever Trawler (this is the current project you see on YouTube)

Adrenaline 1 = 1988 41′ Crowther Spindrift

(Originally it was a 38-foot boat that was extended at the aft sugar scoops)

Neverland = 1973 Marine Trader Trawler

Tula = 1977 26′ Victoria Frances

Upgrades

Like many of their boats, the current boat has required a ton of upgrades.

I won’t list them all out here, but definitely check out their playlist on YouTube.

Location

According to Instagram, they are in the United States

According to YouTube, they are in the United States

This is one of their latest videos:

This means they are currently up to schedule.

Past Cruising

The Tula’s Endless Summer channel has been busy exploring in the United States, the Caribbean and South America.

I believe their next playground will be the South Pacific.

Affording It

Billy and Sierra both worked normal jobs and saved up enough to live their nomadic lifestyle.

Net Worth

YouTubers can make good money.

As of 2023, Tula’s Endless Summer has a net worth of $275,000 US dollars.

This is based on their boat valuations, personal possessions and YouTube income.

Making Loot

Curious to know how much their channel makes them?

Tula’s Endless Summer makes $7,400/month on YouTube.

They achieve this via:

➜ YouTube ads during their videos

➜ Amazon Associates links in the description

➜ Brand sponsorships and referral links

➜ Selling their own merchandise

They have done extremely well with their channel and certainly, they take their video content seriously.

Collaborations

Have they collaborated with any other sailing channels? I have only seen them on Odd Life Crafting and Taylor’s Travels. If you have seen them on any other channels, then let me know.

Big Moments

It’s been mostly smooth-sailing for this power couple, but some interesting experiences include:

➜ Experiencing a Coast Guard incident

➜ Finding an island full of pigs

➜ Having Neverland’s engines completely die (due to the transmission)

➜ Having someone steal their tender engine

➜ Almost losing their dog Jetty at sea

It hasn’t been easy but well worth it, especially compared to the restricted life of landlubbers.

Future Plans

Where to next? As a fan of their channel, I certainly look forward to seeing them completely overhaul their current project boat. Their previous catamaran was recently sold.

Key Takeaways

We can learn a ton from these two:

➜ Keep things super simple

➜ Do most of the work yourself

➜ Don’t be afraid to live in an old boat

➜ Dogs love boats as much as we do!

Conclusion

I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Tula’s Endless Summer on YouTube. Just like you, I’m glad they’ve figured out how to build a business on the platform within the sailing community.

Now it’s your turn…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Tula’s Endless Summer 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

Lala Libra: Where Is She Now? Is She Married? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Lala Libra for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 44 hours watching and researching everything I could about Lala Libra to learn more about her story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with her story πŸ˜ƒ)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Lala Libra afforded her boat

➜ How she makes her money today

➜ What boats was she on (including Doodles)

➜ Who the father of her new boy is

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


Lala Libra FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

Lala Libra doesn’t have a boat. She was simply sailing as a crew member on Sailing Doodles and Sailing Nandji. I believe she was planning to join SV Delos as a crew member but then she got pregnant.

This was one of her first episodes on YouTube:

Crew Members

Laura (age 31)

I cannot find her last name. If you do know what Lala Libra’s last name is, please contact Cruising Freedom today.

Relationships

It’s been hard to discover whoLa La Libra is dating. The same man is the father of her newborn son.

Location

According to Instagram, she is in Couer D’ Alaine, Idaho.

She has just given birth to her first child, with this being her last video published:

You can send her gifts or postcards to 150 East B Street #266, Casper, WY, 82602, United States.

Past Cruising

Lala Libra has done a lot of sailing in her numerous years on YouTube. She has explored in:

➜ SE Asia

➜ The Mediterranean

➜ South Pacific

➜ United States

She is taking a break from sailing for a few months while looking after her son.

Affording It

Libra was a full-time nurse for several years…but I bet you knew that already. πŸ˜‰ She did save up quite a bit and went full-time on YouTube once she finished her career.

Net Worth

Lala Libra currently holds a net worth of $475,000 US dollars.

Making Loot

She also makes around $23,000/month. That’s made through:

➜ Patreon (she has two channels)

➜ YouTube advertising revenue

➜ Selling 2022 calendars

➜ Brand sponsorships

She is no stranger to being in front of the camera, although she’ll probably be relaxing now for the rest of the year.

Big Moments

Before she became a mother, Laura definitely has some incredible moments in her journey. She visited some of the most remote areas of the world. Fortunately, nothing challenging happened and she didn’t create any click-bait drama like other channels often do.

Future Plans

Where to next? Well, watch this space. Laura is chilling for a while and will soon plan her next trips abroad.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from her?

➜ Make the most of your 20’s

➜ Boat life = affordable life

➜ Don’t be afraid to sell content

➜ Aim to explore in the most remote areas

And of course, have a ton of fun!

Conclusion

I believe just about everyone has come across Laura at some time during their binge-watching sessions on YouTube. She holds a special place in our hearts for simply being herself, being playful and avoiding any drama.

We certainly can’t wait to see her return when she’s ready!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

Clearly, I’ve been very inspired by Laura and her remote cruising…

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

She was living the dream and one that I’ll be living pretty well shortly!

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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

La Vida a Vela: Everything You Wanted To Know (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to La Vida a Vela For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on La Vida a Vela for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent around 33 hours watching and researching everything I could about Noemi and Josep to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with La Vida a Vela πŸ˜ƒ)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How La Vida a Vela afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If you can access uncensored content

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


La Vida a Vela FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

Tirant

Crew Members

Noemi (age 47)

Josep (age 56)

Josep has two children – Pau and Alba – from a previous relationship.

They have been sailing since 2001, making them one of the oldest sailing couples around. And yes, they are true nudists.

Their dogs Fosc and Ona are sometimes sailing on board, but not that often due to Ona being old.

The Boat

The La Vida a Vela boat is a 1987 Nauticat 35. It’s 10.7 metres long and with a 3.5m beam (width). The boat is from Finland.

Previously they owned a Tirant Belliure 40. This was their first boat. If you have seen them on any other boats, then these belong to their friends.

Upgrades

La Vida a Vela have done numerous boat upgrades but that isn’t quite what their channel is about… πŸ˜‰

Location

They are in Sitges, EspaΓ±a.

This means they are currently a few weeks behind on their video production. Typically they sail through summer and edit/publish new content through the winter.

Past Cruising

Unlike other YouTube couples, La Vida a Vela have only sailed the Mediterranean Sea. They’ve been exploring this beautiful part of the world for a staggering 20+ years now.

Affording It

Josep and Noemi come from a middle-class background and worked for many years to afford their boat. Initially they were part-time cruisers but eventually became full-time given the revenue they were making off YouTube.

Net Worth

La Vida a Vela has a net worth of $570,000 USD.

Making Loot

They make a full-time living from YouTube via:

➜ Selling uncensored content on their Vimeo

➜ Gaining a ton of Patreon subscribers

➜ Running YouTube advertising

➜ Selling art and getting the occasional donation

This brings their monthly income to $7,200.

Collaborations

I have not yet seen them hanging out with any other YouTubers. If you do – please let me know and I can update this.

Big Moments

Some of their best moments are simply sailing and experiencing true freedom. Noemi is the centerpiece for most of the videos.

Future Plans

Where to next? We look forward to seeing them head into new waters – particularly the Caribbean or the South Pacific. Their yacht is definitely capable of crossing oceans.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from Noemi?

➜ YouTube can help you attain a lot of viewers

➜ Don’t be afraid to keep things as simple as possible

➜ Leave anyone’s judgment behind you

➜ Always be free. Always.

Conclusion

While I’m not much of a fan of these types of cruising channels (I prefer the mechanical side), it’s clear that it’s working for Noemi. She’s been able to turn her desire to be clothing-free into a full-time income.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by La Vida a Vela 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

White Spot Pirates: Who Is Nike Steiger From YouTube? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on White Spot Pirates for 2023.

Over the last 6 years, I have spent 32 hours watching and researching everything I could about White Spot Pirates to learn more about her sailing story.

I really respect her bravery and determination!

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Nike from White Spot Pirates afforded her boat

➜ How much she makes on YouTube

➜ What boat she has and its upgrades

➜ Where did Nike Steiger actually come from

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


White Spot Pirates FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Karl

Crew Members

Nike Steiger (age 33) from Germany, although she’s fluent in English and Spanish too, with some French as well.

Nike is a rare exception in the YouTube sailing community given that she’s a solo female creator. Her dad is a sailor and that’s where she learned her first skills.

The Boat

S/V Karl is a Reinke Super 10 yacht that is 33-feet long.

Upgrades

Nike has done extensive (yet budget-conscious) upgrades to her yacht.

You’ll find those boat upgrades in Season and Season 2 of her videos from 6 to 8 years ago.

Location

Nike is in Costa Rica and has ventured there previously.

Past Cruising

Nike has explored the Caribbean and South America extensively. She has also ventured through the Baltic andNorthern seas.

Affording It

Nike only paid around $8,500 USD for her yacht, making this quite an affordable purchase for most people. She had to undertake extensive works to get her seaworthy.

Previous to this life, she worked in a corporate role where she saved up as much as she could.

Net Worth

YouTube sailors often do well for themselves…

As of 2023, White Spot Pirates from YouTube has a net worth of $495,000 US dollars.

This is based on the value of her boat and online business.

Making Loot

Despite not trying to make an income from Youtube, she does make approximately $3,600/month which is generated through:

➜ YouTube advertising

➜ Amazon affiliate links

➜ Patreon and PayPal subscribers

➜ Royalties from her sailing documentary ‘Untie The Lines

She only spends around $1,000/month to live her nomadic lifestyle, so she is able to save a lot of her income.

Collaborations

Nike recently had an episode with SV Delos, while Sam Holmes would make a perfect collaboration!

She has had some family and friends on board, but prefers time by herself. She does not have a boyfriend but would like to get married one day. Interestingly, her boat’s name “Karl” actually means “husband” in her native tongue.

Big Moments

➜ Fracturing her heel bone

➜ Grounding her sailboat

➜ Making her own microplastic trawler

➜ Going skinny dipping on multiple occasions

She also created her own documentary which won multiple awards:

Future Plans

Where to next? Nike is planning a South Pacific adventure in 2022 and 2023. *Watch this space*

Key Takeaways

We can learn a ton from her journey:

➜ You CAN sail as a solo female

➜ Buy the cheapest boat that’s seaworthy

➜ Learn how to do your own boat work

➜ Go now. Go simple. Make it happen

And of course, don’t let the opinions of others stop you!

Conclusion

Nike has what’s called “Fernweh” which translated, means to break away from normality and chase our dreams.

That certainly comes through with every video I’ve watched…and I can’t wait to watch more.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by White Spot Pirates and her travels…

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

Nike 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

Wildlings Sailing: Divorce, Boat and YouTube Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Wildlings Sailing for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 14 hours watching and researching everything I could about Wildlings Sailing to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with the Wildlings Sailing boat restoration πŸ˜ƒ)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Mark and Nadiyana afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Where they plan to sail

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


Wildlings Sailing FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Wildlings

Crew Members

Mark Farnworth (age 30) from the United Kingdom

Nadiyana (28) from Yunnan, China. They met while Mark was working as an English teacher and after 4 years, they separated which came as a shock to the YouTube community.

Crew Members

After 4 years, the couple from Wilding Sailing separated which came as a shock to the YouTube community.

Their dog Yoshi (a Jack Russell) also joins them in the renovation projects and sailing adventures.

The Boat

Wildlings Sailing currently owns a 1975 Sailcraft Cherokee 35 sailing catamaran. This has been lovingly restored with a lot of hard work and effort.

Their previous boats ‘Minke’ and ‘Good Tidings’ were sold to fund the current project.

Upgrades

There has been a ton of upgrades done to this boat. I don’t want to list them all out here, but you’ll find a ton of videos on their YouTube channel. πŸ™‚

Location

They are sailing in Italy as per their latest episode:

Past Cruising

Before undertaking the current renovation, they did a ton of sailing through:

➜ The Mediterranean

➜ The French Canals

We look forward to seeing them hit the Caribbean and the South Pacific in future years.

Affording It

Mark worked for several years in China at an English school where he saved up a lot of money. It’s also there where he met Nadiyana and together, they sailed on a 1967 Covic Sea Rover before purchasing the current boat.

Net Worth

They are only worth $220,000 but they make do with what they have.

Making Loot

The Wildlings Sailing YouTube channel makes approximately $3,200/month. They do this through:

➜ YouTube ads playing on their videos

➜ Affiliate links to Kamikoto knives

➜ PayPal donations

➜ Selling their own T-shirts via Teespring

They haven’t really monetized their channel as much as others.

Collaborations

Wildlings Sailing has collaborated with Sailing Melody.

As far as I can tell, there aren’t any other Chinese sailors on YouTube, making the Wildings channel quite unique.

Big Moments

Moments in their journey include:

➜ Getting caught in a king tide and running aground in their yacht

➜ Having a couple of mishaps in the French canals

➜ Being caught amongst border closures

➜ Bodging their catamaran several times

➜ Getting fined by police due to using the UK flag (whoops!)

All in all, a wonderful adventure.

Future Plans

Where to next? Will they have kids?

It’s more than likely that once this current project is done, they’ll be sailing for several years and doing multiple ocean crossings. I certainly can’t wait to see what unfolds!

Key Takeaways

We can learn a ton from this ambitious couple:

➜ You CAN do most of the work yourself

➜ Be ambitious yet persistent at the same time

➜ Don’t be afraid to take on a new boat project

➜ For men: Find a woman just like Nadiyana πŸ™‚

Above all else, make the most of every moment.

Conclusion

Mark and Nadiyana seriously commit to some of the most insane projects. Fortunately, that pays off!

It’s that same commitment you’ll need to see the world.

I can’t help thinking of how these life lessons will play out for years to come. One thing is for sure..I’ll definitely be watching with excitement. ✌️

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

Clearly, I’ve been very inspired by Wildlings Sailing 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

Sailing Zingaro: James’ Net Worth, Breakup and Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Zingaro for 2023.

Over the last 3 years, I have spent 25+ hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Zingaro to learn more about this unique channel.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with James and his sailing adventures πŸ˜ƒ)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Zingaro afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Little-known secrets about Kim Jensen

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


Sailing Zingaro FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Zingaro

Crew Members

James Evenson (age 37) and is a huge Elon Musk and Joe Rogan fan. He encapsulates the same freedom we are all seeking.

Previously, Kim Jensen (age 28) was a crew member but they separated during the Pandemic.

Ana B Munzon and Brenda are two recent additions to the crew in the Caribbean (namely Aruba) and have been on for some time. Is James sleeping with them both? That’s the million-dollar question… πŸ˜‰

Brenda did say ‘and this is where the magic happens’ when entering James’ bedroom in this boat tour:

There was another Anna on board recently but she left.

The Boat

S/V Zingaro is an Oyster 485 that they paid $200,000 for.

James bought this while married to Kim.

Previously they were sailing on a catamaran (a Spindrift 37 designed by Crowther), but after the accident where the starboard hull broke off, this was sold for a mere $10,000 when they finally got into Lahaina, Maui.

Upgrades

Sailing Zingaro has upgraded the yacht with:

➜ Lithium batteries and solar panels

➜ Spectra Watermaker

➜ OC Tender

He hasn’t need to upgrade too much but does plan to upgrade his toilets to electric.

Location

Zingaro is currently doing an Atlantic crossing:

They are currently up to date on video production. Both James and the girls are Spanish-speaking and James’ channel appeals to both language groups.

Past Cruising

James is a true sailor and has explored:

➜ The United States and Hawaii

➜ The Caribbean

➜ South America

Affording It

Does James come from rich parents? Not really. He simply worked hard over a decade and saved up enough money to purchase his first catamaran for cash.

When that unfortunately crashed, he was earning enough to purchase the Oyster for cash.

Net Worth

YouTubers can do well for themselves.

As of 2023, James from Sailing Zingaro has a net worth of $350,000. He paid $200,000 for his boat and his business valuation is approximately $150,000.

He does want to become a millionaire one day, much like many of us. But even if he doesn’t, he gets to enjoy million-dollar views.

Making Loot

How much money does James from Sailing Zingaro make on YouTube? Around $5,700/month and it’s made through:

➜ Running YouTube ads on every single video

➜ Placing Amazon Associates links under the videos

➜ Affiliate links to expensive camera equipment

➜ Monthly revenue from his loyal Patreon subscribers

➜ PayPal donations (although these a kinda rare)

➜ Selling official Zingaro merchandise

His channel has done well to attract a loyal audience, although he doesn’t share his strategies for working remotely. His website is also down at this time of publication.

Collaborations

Sailing Zingaro has collaborated with:

➜ S/V Too Short

➜ Sailing Yacht Talisman

➜ Sailing Parlay Revival

➜ David Shih (a good friend of mine too!)

He has a friendship with Gone With The Wynns and I look forward to seeing him collaborate with Sailing Doodles given how much synergy they have.

He’s had Duca and Roberta from Odd Life Crafting on board for a while. They are one of the best restoration couples on YouTube.

He’s also done a couple of podcasts and episodes with Plukky from Sailing Into Freedom. To me, that was the perfect collaboration!

Big Moments

James hasn’t had an easy sailing journey. Incidents include:

➜ Falling asleep and running aground with his previous catamaran (making him a true sailor!)

➜ Both rudders fell off his previous boat

➜ Sailing Zingaro getting shipwrecked while on the catamaran. You can learn a lot about what happened here:

Essentially, his catamaran ripped in half while sailing in nasty conditions. πŸ˜”

➜ Sadly separating from Kim in late 2020 but she’s doing well today

One thing’s for sure – James is constantly pushing forward.

Future Plans

Where to next for James and his beautiful crew?

He’s going to keep sailing for years to come, and we all can’t wait to see the journey unfold!

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from James’ story on Zingaro?

A lot, actually:

➜ Keep things as simple as possible

➜ Find some beautiful women to share the journey with

➜ You can absolutely work remotely

➜ Don’t fall asleep when sailing πŸ™ƒ

Above all else…have fun!

Conclusion

James is a unique content creator on YouTube who has done well with his channel. He combines boat maintenance with a beautiful crew and stunning anchorages!

He certainly finds the best crew and the best guests (Plukky, anyone?) to share the journey with the rest of us.

I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

Clearly, I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Zingaro and James’ travels…

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

James 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)

Catamaran Impi: Net Worth, Boat and YouTube Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Catamaran Impi for 2023.

Over the last 6 years, I have spent more than 37 hours watching and researching everything I could about Catamaran Impi to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Brent and Ana on YouTube πŸ˜ƒ)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Catamaran Impi afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How old is Ana Hills (Brent’s beautiful wife)

➜ 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… πŸ™‚


Catamaran Impi FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Impi

Crew Members

Brent Grimbeek (age 55)

Ana Hill (age 52)

Yes, they are married. Brent’s son is Kent Grimbeek and works for Just Catamarans in Florida. If you’re ever in the market for a catamaran, I highly recommend reaching out to him. He does attend most of the boat shows too.

Both Brent and Ana are from South Africa but left Cape Town in November 2011 for their global voyage.

The Boat

Brent and Ana from Catamaran Impi own a Lagoon 440. While it’s built as a charter vessel, they have modified it to suit ocean crossings. This process took around 18 months.

Upgrades

Brent and Ana did a ton of upgrades, including:

➜ Replacing their 8 AGM batteries with Lithium

➜ Conducting numerous teak deck repairs

➜ Reassembling the anchor windlass➜

Location

Catamaran Impi are currently in New Zealand. This isn’t their first time in the country. They loved it so much the last time!

Past Cruising

Where have Brent and Ana explored in 10+ years? Not as much as one might expect, but they’ve been taking it quite slowly.

They have been to:

➜ The South Pacific

➜ Australia and New Zealand

➜ The British Virgin Islands

➜ Indonesia and soon SE Asia

Affording It

Brent and Ana aren’t rich…but they aren’t poor either.

They worked hard for many years and diligently saved as much as they could. Once they sold their house, they had enough money to purchase Impi from Lagoon and set sail around the world. Their catamaran at the time cost them $670,000 and this was more than 10 years ago.

Net Worth

They have as much wealth as you might imagine.

As of 2023, I estimate that Catamaran Impi has a net worth of $4,720,000.

This is based on the value of their boat and stock portfolio.

Making Loot

How does Impi continue making money while sailing?

➜ They run ads on their YouTube channel

➜ They have Amazon Associates links on their website

I estimate they only make $2,700/month on their YouTube channel. It’s way under-monetized and many other sailing channels are doing much better.

Collaborations

Catamaran Impi hasn’t collaborated with anyone on their channel directly but has been featured in other channels.

They gave a shoutout to Sailing La Vagabonde in this video:

They were also featured at this guest speaking event alongside Sailing Zatara and Gone With The Wynns:

Just Catamarans is the same company that Brent’s son works for.

Big Moments

It hasn’t quite been smooth sailing for Catamaran Impi. Some challenges include:

➜ Almost running out of diesel and asking for help from a passing container ship (was risky…but it worked!)

➜ Finding an abandoned dog on Casy Island in New Caledonia

➜ Sailing in 40-knot winds en route to Tasmania

➜ Anchoring in the heart of Brisbane City

Future Plans

Where to next? Now that international borders are mostly open, Catamaran Impi is aiming to explore Asia and slowly return back to South America.

Key Takeaways

We can learn a ton from Brent and Ana, including:

➜ You can definitely sail short-handed

➜ Catamarans offer so much more room

➜ Keep things as simple as possible

➜ Your circumnavigation could take much longer than expected (and that’s totally OK!)

Overall, aim do this for the journey AND the destination.

Conclusion

Many say that Lagoon Catamarans simply CANNOT sail around the world. Clearly, that’s been proven wrong in this instance. With some preparation work, almost every charter-ready catamaran is capable of crossing oceans and seeing the world.

Your dream might therefore be closer than you think…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! πŸ˜ƒ it’s Joshua again…

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by Catamaran Impi 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. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

(I share more about it on the next page…πŸ™‚)