Captain Scarlegs: Boat Type and YouTube Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Captain Scarlegs for 2023.

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

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with old mate from Fiji 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Captain Scarlegs afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ What is his real name

➜ 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… 🙂

Captain Scarlegs FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Haphazard

Crew Members

Captain Scarlegs’ real name is Hendrick de Jong. He is 52 years old and lives in Fiji.

He blew up on YouTube after his first video went viral and garnered 1m+ views:

He’s only created 8 or so videos and has 10,000 subscribers. We all love his content as it’s real, raw and authentic sailing without bikinis or bragging.

His wife in Fiji is a food blogger.

The Boat

Captain Scarlegs has a 1994 Radford 14 racing yacht designed by Graham Radform and built by Nick Edmunds.


He is currently upgrading his yacht and its electronics, hence why he hasn’t been on Youtube for some time. He is also enjoying his time away from the camera


He lives in Fiji and this is where the boat is based. Previously he lived in Australia and this is where he bought his boat.

Past Cruising

He has sailed competitively in numerous places and most of his sailing has been in the South Pacific.

Affording It

Captain Scarlegs is retired after years of working hard for his sailing dream.

Net Worth

Captain Scarlegs has a net worth of $320,000 Australian dollars.

Making Loot

He hasn’t tried to make money on YouTube, but does receive some support via Patreon and some revenue generated from YouTube ad


I haven’t seen him on any other YouTube channels. Additionally, he is very unique and I haven’t found other channels that are similar.

Big Moments

His biggest experience was sailing his dream yacht back home…all by himself! And of course, surviving a Tsunami.

He also dislocated his shoulder once after falling off a pontoon.

Future Plans

He plans to sail around the South Pacific.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this Australian sailing enthusiast?

➜ A racing boat can be used for cruising

➜ Be prepared to do your own boat research

➜ You can blow up on YouTube without click-bait

➜ Be willing to share your wins and failures

And of course, there is no time like the present!


What a journey he has had!

Just like you, I’m thrilled that he bought this boat and is looking after it, but more importantly, he focuses on sailing and not the bikini shots or sailing drama that other channels create.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Captain Scarlegs and his legendary boat…

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

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