Chase The Story: They Divorced – No More YouTube? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Chase The Story for 2023.

Until they stopped uploading to YouTube, I watched a ton of their videos!

(Yes, I really was *that* obsessed with Tasha’s cruising adventures 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Chase The Story afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Why they got a divorce and if they’ll return 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… 🙂

Chase The Story FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Cheeky Monkey

Crew Members

Captain Tasha Hacker (age 39 now)

Ryan Hacker (age 40 now)

They had a divorce in early 2018 while in French Polynesia, sold their boat and returned to normal lives.

I’m not sure why they separated as they seemed quite happy and didn’t really have kids or financial issues.

The Boat

Chase The Story owned a 2015 Fountaine-Pajot Helia 44


No one knows what happened to Tasha. If you have more information, please let me know.

This was her last video:

Trouble in paradise?

Past Cruising

They sailed through the South Pacific.

Affording It

Both worked for years in corporate and got a boat loan to purchase their catamaran.

Net Worth

Chase The Story has a net worth of $720,000.

This is based on their boat’s valuation, personal savings and own investments. They also had a small business while cruising and creating videos.

Making Loot

Before selling the boat and leaving YouTube, they made money through Patreon and referral links to Amazon.


I recall seen them featured with:

Monday Never Sailing

Gone With The Wynns

Were they on any other channels? If you did see Tasha somewhere else, please let me know. 🙂

Big Moments

The biggest moment was the divorce and her going ocean racing. Otherwise, she had quite the journey!

Future Plans

I’m not sure what plans she has, given that she hasn’t bee on YouTube or social media for a few years now.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Cruising divorces do happen

➜ Be willing to take the risks

➜ Don’t sweat the small stuff

➜ Work harder every single day

And of course, find a partner you absolutely click with!


Sadly, according to Tasha: “Turf to Surf is a blog that started with a couple sailing around the world, and ended in divorce.”

I think this was written when she was in the depths of the divorce. Today I imagine she is so much happier, and look forward to seeing her return to sailing!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Before they left YouTube, I was inspired a lot by Chase The Story…

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

Tasha was 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…🙂)