Sailing Britican: What Boat Does This Family Sail? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Sailing Britican For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Britican for 2023.

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

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with this very helpful cruising family 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Britican afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How old they are and their names

➜ Resources they use for homeschooling

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… 🙂


Sailing Britican FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Britican

The name comes from British + American, given that the family is a split nationality.

Crew Members

Simon Brown (age 66)

Kim Brown (age 48)

Their daughter is Sienna Maddison Brown who is now 12 years old. Despite being the only child on board, they do try to find other kid-boats out there in anchorages.

The Boat

Sailing Britican has a 2003 Oyster 56. This is a legendary yacht designed for bluewater cruising.

Previously it was called S/V Pearl Fisher.

Upgrades

They have upgraded most of the electronics.

Location

They are currently in St Martin.

This is one of their most recent videos:

Past Cruising

In the past, they have been sailing around the Caribbean

Affording It

Simon and Kim are entrepreneurs at heart, having built online businesses and had careers in the technology world.

This helped them save up enough to purchase their yacht for cash after much searching.

Net Worth

Sailing Britican has a net worth of $570,000.

Making Loot

Sailing Britican might have a smaller subscriber count on YouTube, but they are one of the most informative channels around, with a very in-depth blog (https://sailingbritican.com) to help newcomers.

I highly recommend you check them out!

On YouTube alone, they treat their channel like a business rather than a hobby and make around $5,500/month through:

➜ Many great recommendations of sailing gear to Amazon

➜ Allowing ads to run on their YouTube videos

➜ Selling their own merchandise

➜ Running a Patreon account

They definitely deserve recognition for optimizing their channel properly, and many other channels could learn a thing or two!

Kimberly actually wrote a PDF book about this and created a video which is super helpful:

I can see that they are true digital nomads in that sense.

It’s also clear that they want to serve their audience with knowledge about sailing and working remotely, rather than the bikini lifestyle that you often see on other cruising vlogs.

Collaborations

Apart from friends and family who have been featured onboard, they haven’t been sailing with any other popular YouTubers at this time.

Big Moments

During their 7 years on YouTube:

➜ They survived Hurricane Irma

➜ Avoided numerous potential disasters

➜ Lost a significant family member onshore

They are definitely more conservative as a cruising family and haven’t experienced too many incidents.

Future Plans

They have just returned to the United States and may wait until Sienna is an adult before heading westwards towards the South Pacific, and then to Australia.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Sailing as a family is a beautiful experience

➜ Working online is now easier than ever before

➜ Be willing to deal with the challenges that come

➜ Your freedom might be closer than you think

And of course, find the right boat for your dreams!

Conclusion

I have learned a ton from watching Sailing Britican on YouTube. They’re knowledgeable and don’t use click-baitey content in the form of bikinis.

I’ve always come away feeling better and wiser through their content, and hope they’ll be publishing for years to come.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Britican 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…🙂)

The Sailing Brothers: What Boat Do They Have? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to The Sailing Brothers For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on The Sailing Brothers for 2022.

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

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with The Sailing Brothers 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How The Sailing Brothers afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If they have found women while sailing

➜ 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… 🙂


The Sailing Brothers FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Atlas

Crew Members

Luke Martin (age 41)

Adam Martin (age 38)

They don’t have girlfriends and haven’t really dated since living on board full-time.

The Boat

The Sailing Brothers own a 1979 Rival 34 sailing yacht:

Upgrades

They have upgraded their yacht with basic electronics as they’re on a tight budget. They don’t even have a fridge or freezer, and their engine is 42 years old and still going strong.

Location

The Sailing Brothers are currently in The Bahamas.

Prior to this, they were in Bermuda.

Past Cruising

They sailed around the United Kingdom and then headed for warmer waters.

Affording It

Like many YouTubers, The Sailing Brothers simply worked hard for their dream. They previously lived in a 27ft boat in a marina while working 50 hours/week in supermarkets.

Atlas cost them just $20,000 as it had been neglected.

Much of the restoration projects and boat work was done by themselves (more than 400 hours!), therefore keeping the costs down.

Net Worth

The Sailing Brothers have an estimated net worth of $175,000 based on their boat value + online income.

They probably care very little about their low net worth, as they’re sharing exactly the same views with million-dollar yachts…and with a lot less stress!

They’re also not trading in years of their life in the corporate slave-trade to buy a slightly nicer boat.

Making Loot

They make an estimated $2,400/month on YouTube from:

➜ Their loyal Patreon subscribers

➜ Allowing YouTube to put ads on their channel

This is only just enough to sustain themselves, but they do get odd jobs in ports. They could monetized their channel so much better.

Fortunately they’ve had incredible support along the way due to the generosity of humans.

Collaborations

They are a little more introverted than other cruising channels on Youtube, and haven’t done any collabs at this time.

Big Moments

Things haven’t been easy and they have experienced:

➜ Coming across a sailor in distress

➜ Experiencing multiple problems with their engine

➜ Almost getting a $10,000 fine in the BVI’s

Fortunately, they haven’t created any drama or click-baitey content.

Future Plans

Both Luke and Adam have no ambitions of stopping anytime soon. They’re genuine world cruisers and from Nova Scotia, are heading back to Martinique (in one hit) and through the Panama Canal.

I certainly hope to see them in the South Pacific in the next few years!

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from these friendly gentlemen?

➜ Make your dream happen today

➜ Learn to do your own boat work

➜ Work towards your own freedom

➜ You don’t need an expensive boat

And of course, open your mind to opportunities!

Conclusion

I’ve really liked watching these guys. They’re a smaller channel and don’t have the gloss of other channels, or the bikinis for that matter.

It’s as though they’ve created their channel for people who actually want to go sailing, rather than the dreamers.

Certainly, they’re more relatable than 95% of channels out there, and they command a huge amount of respect from me! I’ll be supporting them long into the future.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by The Sailing Brothers 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…🙂)

Sailing Tangaroa: Why Are They Missing From YouTube? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Sailing Tangaroa For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Tangaroa for 2023.

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

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with James and Hannah 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Tangaroa afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Their real names, ages and net worth

➜ 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… 🙂


Sailing Tangaroa FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Tangaroa

Crew Members

James Gogan (age 33)

Hannah Taylor (age 33)

The Boat

Sailing Tangaroa has a 2012 37ft James Wharram Catamaran. This boat is popular in Australia for coastal cruising, but certainly not the best bluewater cruiser.

They have since sold this vessel:

Location

Since selling their boat, their whereabouts have been unknown but it appears that they might be on Australia’s East Coast.

Past Cruising

They have sailed from Adelaide and all the way up to the remote Kimberly region of Western Australia.

Affording It

They both worked hard in their 20’s and were wise with their savings. Their boat only cost about $75,000 Australian dollars.

Net Worth

Sailing Tangaroa has a net worth of $230,000.

Making Loot

On YouTube, they were making around $2,000/month by:

➜ Their Patreon subscribers

➜ Allowing ads on their channel

It was only just enough to keep their travels going.

Collaborations

I didn’t see them collab with anyone else, but if you want to watch a similar couple then check out Sailing Nandji.

Big Moments

They came across numerous crocodiles (one circled their boat all night!) and they had numerous boat breakages, but the most notable moment was James’ proposal to Hannah.

Future Plans

Why did they sell the boat? What are they doing now? Did they have kids and settle down? No one really knows.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this genuine Aussie couple?

➜ Be willing to share your storm

➜ Do it all before you have kids

➜ Start work on your freedom project

➜ Head for the Kimberley’s if you can

And of course, plan for the future!

Conclusion

I really miss these guys on YouTube and hopefully they’ll start cruising again soon. If you have any more information about their future plans, then please let me know!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by S/V Tangaroa and their travels…

Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing Australia 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…🙂)

Nautistyles: What Is Rico’s Net Worth and Own Boat? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Nautistyles For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Nautistyles for 2023.

Over the last 3 years, I have watched almost every video that NautiStyles has published.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Nico and Victoria’s YouTube channel 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Nautistyles afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ What is their net worth in 2022

➜ 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… 🙂


Nautistyles FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Ocean Rox

Crew Members

Nico Chalaya (37 years old)

Victoria Chalaya (she is 35 years old) and shouldn’t be confused with the popular actress.

They are both Russian-American and they have been together for more than 10 years.

Their dog is called Marco.

The Boat

Unlike most nautical channels which have yachts or catamarans, Nautistyles has a 2004 Meridian 408 motor yacht powered by twin Cummins 330hp inboard motors.

The estimated valuation of this is $265,000 and was previously owned by a famous basketball player.

Their channel focuses almost entirely on motor yachts rather than sailing vessels, unlike many others which focus on sailing vessels. They appeal to a more exclusive demographic with higher net worth.

Upgrades

They haven’t done too many upgrades as the boat already came fully equipped with enough equipment for offshore cruising. They have their own custom table top and DJ setup, and may upgrade their fridge soon.

Location

They currently live in Miami, Florida and often travel to the Bahamas. Previously they were in Los Angeles.

This is one of their most recent videos:

Past Cruising

They are permanent liveaboards but don’t cruise too far from the United States. They are looking to head down to the Caribbean.

Affording It

Rico was known as DJ RICO ROX – HOUSE MUSIC and made excellent money and has since semi-retired. He was able to save as much as he needed to buy his boat.

For him today, DJing is his hobby. It reminds me of the quote ‘do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life’ and they’ve taken this to a whole new level.

Meanwhile, Victoria worked for 5 years as a creator for LA Fashion Week. This explains why she dresses so well!

Net Worth

YouTube influencers in the marine industry are typically wealthy.

As of 2023, Nautistyles has a net worth of $2,700,000.

They are one of the richest cruising YouTubers but still remain humble, friendly and down to earth.

Despite looking a bit upmarket, they aren’t afraid to get their own hands dirty as they do their own boat maintenance and servicing.

Making Loot

Nautistyles has created plenty of YouTube content and makes $15,000/month directly from their channel through:

➜ YouTube ads that play during their videos

➜ Amazon links to their favorite gear

➜ Offering a Patreon subscription

In addition, they offer yacht charters on their very own boat which brings them an additional $15,000/month.

They ultimately have the ‘dream job’ are able to review motor yachts for a living, mostly for fun!

You can also purchase their exclusive Nauti merchandise. They have the biggest collection of unique items that I’ve seen of any other YouTubers, so it’s clear that they’re willing to put in the work and go well beyond what others are doing.

Collaborations

They have collaborated with many motor yacht owners and some other popular channels.

Another similar channel is Sailing Ruby Rose which reviewed a ton of sailing vessels in 2019/2020 and used a unique scoring-based system.

Big Moments

They haven’t created any controversy or drama, unlike other channels. I really respect this couple for keeping things real!

Future Plans

It’s unlikely that they’ll do a circumnavigation but they are planning to head towards the Caribbean.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this beautiful couple?

➜ Turn your passion into your own gig

➜ Be willing to make real-world connections

➜ Always remain authentic and humble

➜ Start working hard towards your freedom

And of course, just be yourself.

Conclusion

NautiStyles are one of my favorite YouTubers. They’re wise, humble and willing to be honest with their viewers.

While many of us will never afford the luxurious yachts they review, we can still enjoy these modern pieces of art and engineering.

I have a ton of respect for NautiStyles. Their boat tours are memorable and they command a lot of love from their views too.

I and many others do look forward to seeing them explore beyond the United States.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Nautistyles 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…🙂)

Sailing One Life: What Is Their Boat and Net Worth? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Sailing One Life For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing One Life for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent so many hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing One Life to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Gary and Brooke 😃)

I regularly watch their YouTube channel just like you, so if you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing One Life afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How much is Sailing One Life worth

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… 🙂


Sailing One Life FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V One Life

Crew Members

Gary MacGyver (age 39)

Brooke MacGyver (age 38)

The Boat

Sailing One Life has a 1983 Nautical Development Offshore 40, but was launched in 1984.

You can view a boat tour here:

Upgrades

Upgrades include new electronics, solar and B&G Zeus 3.

Location

They were in Honduras.

Now they’re in Mexico.

Past Cruising

Most of their cruising has been in the United States, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Affording It

Gary was a mechanic while Brooke had a career in finance. These were their humble beginnings and they knew that they wanted more.

They paid under $100,000 for their yacht which is a beautiful design,1 of only 14 in the world too.

Net Worth

Sailing One Life has a net worth of $285,000.

Making Loot

So how do they sustain themselves?

➜ They run their own Patreon account

➜ There are YouTube ads on their videos

➜ You’ll find affiliate links to Epic Water Filters

➜ There is also One Life Merchandise

With this in mind, Sailing One Life are making around $4,200/month by creating YouTube videos. This is just enough to keep them going full-time.

Collaborations

Apart from friends and family, I haven’t seen them with any other YouTubers.

Big Moments

They have experienced very few incidents or problems, nor have they created any click-bait drama.

Future Plans

They are planning on taking on the South Pacific in the future, and may even sail as far as Australia.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this wonderful sailing couple?

➜ Be willing to do what others won’t

➜ It’s OK to end your job/career now

➜ Cruising is relatively affordable

➜ Plan ahead for your future freedom

Of course, for the guys, find a great Mer-mate like Brooke. 🙂

Conclusion

I really love supporting the smaller cruising channels on YouTube and S/V One Life is no exception!

They are funny, smart and super down to earth. While they have only been sailing for just over a year, they have grown so much as sailors…and I certainly can’t wait to see where this journey leads them!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing One Life 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…🙂)

Sailing Fair Isle: How Old is Judy? What Is Their Boat? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Sailing Fair Isle For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Fair Isle for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 22 hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Fair Isle to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with these energetic old timers 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Fair Isle afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Who is Judy and what is her age

➜ 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… 🙂


Sailing Fair Isle FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Fair Isle

Crew Members

Steve (age 59)

Judy (age 55)

The Boat

Sailing Fair Isle has a Hans Christian 48.

Upgrades

They have upgraded their yacht with modern technology, including radar, AIS, GPS and UHF.

Location

They are currently in Montenegro. They have been here for a while actually.

Past Cruising

They have sailed around the world already, so they now get to choose where they want to discover without any agenda.

Affording It

Both have worked in the travel industry.

Net Worth

Sailing Fair Isle has a net worth of $450,000.

Making Loot

How do they sustain themselves?

➜ Allowing ads on their channel

➜ Affiliate links to Surf Shark

➜ Their loyal Patreon subscribers

Sailing Fair Isle aren’t trying to make money on YouTube, but they do make around $2,000/month through creating simple videos. The rest comes from their retirement accounts.

Collaborations

They have hung out with some smaller creators on YouTube here:

Most notable is Bums On A Boat which also produce some awesome cruising content!

If you’re looking for a similar channel on YouTube, then check out Sailing Emerald Steel who has been sailing on the same old boat for 30 years.

Big Moments

Despite having a large and old boat, they haven’t had anything disastrous happen. Most things have been easily fixable with basic tools.

They also haven’t created controversy or drawn criticism. Many admire them for simply producing simple content while sailing on an older vessel.

Future Plans

Where to next? I’m not totally sure but they won’t stop cruising anytime soon. 🙂

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this wonderful couple?

➜ Start working hard for your dreams

➜ Be prepared to put in the hard yards

➜ People in old boats are highly respected

➜ Find a traveling partner who supports you

And of course, be willing to deal with some challenges.

Conclusion

Sailing Fair Isle was one of my earliest inspirations into the world of sailing, and I highly recommend checking out their Patreon membership.

They are truly sailors, not influencers, and can handle a boat with pride. Certainly I’m subscribed and can’t wait to see more!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Fair Isle 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…🙂)

Onboard Lifestyle: What Is Their Net Worth and Boat? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Onboard Lifestyle For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Onboard Lifestyle for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent many great hours watching and researching everything I could about Onboard Lifestyle to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with their YouTube channel 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Onboard Lifestyle afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How much are they worth

➜ Ways you can gain your own freedom

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… 🙂


Onboard Lifestyle FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V bāsik

Crew Members

Teal Goben (age 58) from the United States

Linh Goben (age 44) from Malaysia

Emma Goben (age 16)

Compass is their dog which is a Yorkshire Terrier.

The Boat

Onboard Lifestyle has a 1993 Jace Hobbs 435 catamaran.

Upgrades

They have added a water machine, chartplotter and AIS for safety. They also built their own custom hardtop.

Location

They are currently in Alcatraz.

Past Cruising

Most of their sailing has been through the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Affording It

Teal worked hard for many years as did Linh. Together, they were able to come up with enough money to buy their catamaran and start sailing permanently.

Net Worth

Onboard Lifestyle has a net worth of $420,000 US dollars.

Making Loot

They make money through:

➜ Various links to Amazon Associates

➜ Selling their own O.L. merchandise

➜ Donations via Patreon and PayPal

➜ Allowing YouTube ads on their videos

In total, Onboard Lifestyle is making around $3,100/month on their channel which is just enough to keep cruising.

Linh does NOT have an OnlyFans account, nor does she offer additional uncut footage.

Collaborations

I haven’t seen them with any other YouTubers at this time.

Big Moments

Some interesting experiences include:

➜ Experiencing crocs in the San Blas Islands

➜ Discovering Teal’s previous boat in a sad state of affairs

➜ Dealing with a few mechanical issues along the way

Future Plans

Where to next? Eventually, they plan on sailing around the world, but that’ll be once Emma leaves for college.

This is how they party:

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this cruising couple?

➜ You can sail with a solo teenage daughter

➜ Be willing to do what others won’t

➜ Get your kids involved in the process

➜ Freedom might be closer than you think

And of course, find a supportive spouse!

Conclusion

I really enjoy watching their channel and not just for the eye candy either! They’re very knowledgable sailors and keep persisting despite the challenges that lay ahead of them.

I certainly can’t wait to see them going into more remote areas.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by Onboard Lifestyle 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…🙂)

Project Brupeg: When Will Jess and Damien Be Finished? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Project Brupeg For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Project Brupeg for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent so many hours watching and researching everything I could about Project Brupeg to learn more about their story.

Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with my fellow Australians, Damien and Jess 😃 It truly is a mammoth project!

Plus, I live reasonably close to where they’re working on the boat.

So if you wanted to know:

➜ How Project Brupeg afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ When they will launch the trawler

➜ 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… 🙂


Project Brupeg FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

M/V Brupeg

Crew Members

Damien Ashdown (age 35)

Jessica Ashdown (age 34)

Both are from New Zealand with Damien having a background in mechanics and engine reconditioning.

Snoopdog is the name of their dog, while their friend Michael Nelson sometimes helps out with the project.

The Boat

Brupeg was a custom-built fishing trawler that served the town of Bundaberg and beyond.

It sank during the Burnett River floods of 2013 near Bundaberg. This is the same flood that affected Brisbane and parts of the Sunshine Coast.

It was almost a year later that Damien and Jess came across this boat that was ready for salvage, and it was love at first sight!

They’ll eventually use this as an expedition boat for diving, surfing and spearfishing. Additionally, they’ll be heading into colder climates and pushing through ice.

Upgrades

There are a ton of upgrades to be done. Some of their notable specs include:

➜ 27,000+ litres of fuel across 10 tanks

➜ Able to run on vegetable oil

➜ Dedicated media room for editing documentaries

➜ A 350hp engine that can burn up to 63L per hour (crazy!)

➜ Ice plating steel that’s 8mm thick

This project is definitely costing them a small fortune, but it’s worth it.

Location

Their boat yard is in Bundaberg, Queensland. I’ve chosen to keep the details private to protect their privacy.

This is one of their more recent episodes:

Affording It

How are they able to keep this project alive? Do they get funding?

Without kids, they saved hard over the years and invested wisely. They have gone ‘all in’ on this project by having a cheap car and keeping their household expenses low.

It should be noted that they still work full-time jobs and work on the boat after hours and on weekends.

Net Worth

The crew from Project Brupeg are worth $325,000 Australian dollars. Most of their money is in their boat.

Making Loot

In addition to their full-time jobs, they make around $4,100/month by creating videos, and this is done through:

➜ Allowing YouTube ads on their channel

➜ Patreon subscriptions and PayPal donations

➜ Selling their own Brupeg merchandise

They’re not really doing this for the money though. Around 75% of what they make goes back into the trawler restoration project.

Unlike other glamorous YouTubers where you’re funding their beer, rum and bikini budget, your money is going to an excellent project by a couple that works bloody hard.

Collaborations

Over the last 4 years, I haven’t seen them collab with any other popular YouTubers.

However, there are some channels that are as dedicated as them.

If you’re into massive boat restoration projects, then check out:

Odd Life Crafting

S/V Seeker

The earlier episodes of Sailing Uma are excellent too if you’re looking for a smaller boat project.

Big Moments

Things haven’t been easy over these last 4 years, but they have persisted against all odds.

Notable incidents include:

➜ Discovering rust inside their main engine

➜ Damian had Appendix surgery

➜ The front fell off their boat

➜ Jess is temporarily in a wheelchair

Once they do get cruising, they’ll realize the risks were worth it.

Future Plans

Where will they travel? It’s most likely that they’ll go around the world as they have long-range cruising potential.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this awesome Kiwi couple?

➜ Hard work really does pay off in the long run

➜ Find a partner who supports your dreams

➜ Plan ahead for the future, starting today

➜ Start working on your own freedom goals

And of course, don’t worry about the lazy folks!

Conclusion

Jess and Damien are certainly one ambitious couple.

The launch date of Project Brupeg is likely to be in November or December of 2022.

Even after launch, there will be 2 to 3 months of additional preparation to ensure they’ll never need to return to the boat yard anytime soon!

Until then, I’m watching with glee. They’re certainly committed and willing to do what 99.9% of people won’t.

For them, this will be the ultimate freedom machine!

In their own words:

This is a story about ingenuity, perseverance, hard work and amazing friends and family helping along the way. Thank you, your support has all been unbelievable!

Even though we recognize the enormity of the challenge we want to see some of the most remote places on the planet and we want to share those experiences with others, so we hope you’ll join us.

Simply powerful.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Project Brupeg and their epic boat build!

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

Soon they’ll be living the dream and have the freedom they deserve!

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…🙂)

Sailing Popao: What Boat Do Michael and Jessie Own? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Sailing Popao For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Popao for 2023.

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

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Aussie sailing enthusiasts like me 😃)

Better yet, they have been on YouTube for 15 years!

So if you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Popao afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ What is their net worth, real names and ages

➜ 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… 🙂


Sailing Popao FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Popao

Crew Members

Michael Cripps (age 35)

Jessie Cripps (age 34)

The Boat

Sailing Popao has a 2006 Easy 37ft (11.3m) catamaran which is based in Australia and was designed by Peter Snell.

These boats are quite popular here in Australia for coastal cruising and can sometimes be seen in the South Pacific. They’re light, affordable and reasonably easy to sail short-handed.

In addition, they have a 2020 Classic 340 Highfield tender that’s paired with a 15hp Mercury outboard.

Upgrades

While they have a cheaper catamaran, they have upgraded some elements of their boat, including:

➜ B&G Zeus 3 Chart Plotter

➜ Watermaker Man Desalinator TWM 80

➜ 2x Trina SplitMaxx 330 Watt Solar Panels

➜ Victron 100/50 MPPT Solar Controller

➜ Rocna 20 anchor

As with any boat, they are constantly replacing stuff.

Location

They are currently in the Whitsundays and won’t be leaving anytime soon.

Past Cruising

Most of their sailing has been in Australia and Tonga.

Affording It

The crew from Sailing Popao has just worked hard over the years and without kids, were able to buy their boat for cash around 2 years ago.

Net Worth

You don’t need to be rich to enjoy the cruising lifestyle.

As of 2023, Sailing Popao has a net worth of $370,000 Australian dollars.

This includes the value of their boat and online business income.

Making Loot

So then, how are they making money?

➜ They sell Sailing Popao merch

➜ YouTube runs ads on their videos

➜ They use links to brand sponsors

Sailing Popao is only making around $2,900/month on YouTube but that’s enough to sustain their cruising dreams.

Collaborations

I haven’t seen them hanging out with any other YouTubers, but would love to see them with Sailing Nandji who are now back in Australia. The perfect collab!

Big Moments

Someone once crashed into their boat:

Apart from that, it’s been relatively quiet travels.

Future Plans

Their first plan is to go around Australia and they may then head into SE Asia.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this awesome couple?

➜ Living on a boat is easier than we think

➜ Liveaboards can do catch and cook

➜ It’s best to have a very supportive partner

➜ Buying a cheaper catamaran is a wise idea

And of course, keep your expenses low so you can start living your dreams sooner!

Conclusion

Sailing Popao is a wonderful couple that inspires many of us in Australia (and abroad!) to pursue our own freedom.

I have really enjoyed watching their adventures on YouTube and I’m certainly keen to see them reach the Kimberly region of Western Australia.

Until then…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Popao 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…🙂)

Blue Top Legend: Are The Twin Girls from Haulover Single? (2023)

The Ultimate Guide to Blue Top Legend For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Blue Top Legend for 2023.

I’ve watched many videos from Broncos Guru, Wavy Boats and Boats vs Haulover, and I’ve regularly seen the infamous Blue Top Legend.

If you wanted to know:

➜ Who the twins are from the Blue Top Legend

➜ How these sisters make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How old they are and their Instagram handles

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… 🙂


Blue Top Legend FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

I’m not sure what the boat is called, but it’s definitely known as many as the Blue Top Legend as it’s been featured on Wavy Boats so much.

Crew Members

The two twin sisters from the Blue Top Legend went viral on the internet on the 15th of July, 2021 after being spotted on several popular boating channels, namely Wavy Boats.

This was their iconic photo:

While young (they were 17), they gave their boat a full send which impressed everyone! And then they did it again, and again…and again!

Today, the girls are both 18 years old.

The real names of the Blue Top Legend twins are:

➜ Sofia Jewelewicz (age 19)

➜ Ariana Jewelewicz (age 19)

The girls have been trying to hide on Instagram after becoming famous online. This is why their profiles are set to private. They are active on TikTok and are single.

Their dad is a local and highly-respected boating enthusiast, and they get along with him very well.

The Boat

The twin girls that drive the Blue Top Legend have a 1988 Boston Whaler 13ft Super Sport powered by a single 50hp Yamaha outboard. They have just retired this boat for a 16′ Dauntless:

It seems to handle Boca Inlet significantly better than most other boats, including those 3x as heavy.

Location

I’m trying to find their exact house address but it’s been difficult. If you do find it, then let me know. Thanks!

Affording It

The girls’ boat was bought for by their dad. He actually gifted it to them but does get to use it himself when they’re in school. 👍

Net Worth

The Blue Top Legend girls are kinda rich, with a net worth of $250,000 each. They come from quite a rich family from Florida but are very down to earth too.

Making Loot

Both girls are in college and haven’t tried to make money from their internet fame. That said – you can buy their official Blue Top Merchandise if you feel like fully sending it!

Most guys do this to help support them and their fuel costs. Other guys chipped in small donations to fund the purchase of the new boat.

Big Moments

Their biggest moment, other than becoming famous in Florida’s boating community, was later almost sinking their boat. Boca Inlet was just a little too much that they, and they had to get towed back:

Future Plans

The girls are planning to take on Boca Inlet as much as they can over this upcoming summer season. Hopefully with an extra 50hp on tap!

They recently created their own YouTube channel. It’s more than 15,000 subscribers with just 6 videos. They certainly have a ton of fans like me!

Conclusion

I think many of us have been amazed to see what their little boat can do. The girls haven’t held back and are here to show the men how it’s all done.

I’ll definitely be paying attention to their channel. They really encapsulate the sheer freedom (with a sense of niavety) that we all had in our youth.

Absolute legends that deserve every bit of their success.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’m impressed by the Blue Top Legend and their Miami adventures!

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

They’re living the dream, and remind many of us of our early days.

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…🙂)