Cat Greatcircle: How Did They Afford The Outremer? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Cat Greatcircle for 2023.

I am learning more about this beautiful couple.

In the meantime, if you wanted to know:

➜ How Cat Greatcircle afforded their Outremer

➜ How they make their money today

➜ Any upgrades they’ve made to their catamaran

➜ What exactly happened with the boat crash

➜ 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… 🙂

Cat Greatcircle FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Surya

Crew Members

Mark and Marijke Ham.

Joost Ham

They have their teenage (Els, Annelies and Thomas) children on board who have their own channel called Sailing Surya.

This family are originally from Denmark and have explored much of the Netherlands, Norway and the Mediterranean Sea.

Their friend Ann is also seen on some episodes.

They also have their dog dogs onboard. Morris is their Wolf Pomeranian and Nelson which is a Chihuahua.

The Boat

Greatcircle has a 2021 Outremember 55 (5X) which cost $1,750,000 including options. They have opted for as much carbon fiber as much as possible.

This is only hull #4 of the current model. The 55 is one of Outremer’s latest models and became popular after Sailing La Vagabonde became a brand ambassador.

Previously they had a Lagoon 52S catamaran called S/V Greatcircle and carried the name forward onto the new channel, although the Outremer is called S/V Surya.

Previous to this, they owned a Lagoon 39 catamaran.

And previous to that, they had a smaller Rival 34 yacht which Marijke originally owned when she was younger, so this was actually bought back but then later sold to make room for the Lagoon.


They have upgraded their Outremer catamaran extensively, but I’m not entirely sure which options they chose. I’ll reach out and update this article soon.


According to YouTube, they are in Fiji:

Past Cruising

Where have they been so far? Many places:

➜ Mallorca and Ibiza

➜ The Canary Islands

➜ Martinique (Regatta)

➜ Panama and the Galapagos

➜ Marquesas

They are heading towards Vanuatu and Fiji.

Affording It

Both worked for several decades and built businesses to afford their catamaran.

Net Worth

Cat Greatcircle has a net worth of $3,500,000.

Making Loot

They make most of their income through investments. They haven’t really monetized their channel all that much, unlike most other channels. They’re certainly not doing this for the income… 👍


Have they met up with any other sailing YouTubers? Not really, but they have been in the GLYW0500 (Around The World Rally) where they met up with several other Outremer owners.

Big Moments

Some of the best moments include:

➜ Getting delivery of their Outremer 55

➜ Sailing in the Regatta

➜ Conducting factory tours and test sails

➜ Experiencing the boat crash in Aruba (they were hit by a motor vessel)

Future Plans

Where are they sailing to? Well, New Zealand is the ultimate destination!

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ It’s OK to buy an expensive catamaran

➜ You can certainly take your teenage kids

➜ Outremer make an epic catamaran

➜ Don’t wait until it’s simply too lat


Cat Greatcircle are unique within the YouTube sailing community. They actually have a late model catamaran that’s worth a lot…and the deserve every bit of it!

They’re down to earth and I look forward to seeing more of their adventures. But for now…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by Cat Greatcircle 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

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