Cruising Off Duty: They Disappeared From YouTube? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Cruising Off Duty for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent so many hours watching and researching everything I could about Cruising Off Duty’s channel to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Craig and Janice 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Cruising Off Duty afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Where they have gone from 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… 🙂

Cruising Off Duty FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Off Duty whose homeport is Washington.

Their registration number is ON5609772

Crew Members

Craig (age 51)

Janice (age 46)

They met around 15 years ago.

Craig was a police officer for 25 years and witnessed some of the most distressing stuff.

The Boat

Cruising Off Duty sails a Beneteau Oceanis 351 that they have owned for 12 years. They eventually want to upgrade to a cruising catamaran, preferably a Leopard.


They have fitted their yacht with a watermaker and additional solar panels.


Cruising Off Duty went missing off YouTube and social media for around 1 year.

Craig has recently came back with some helpful tutorials:

Past Cruising

They have sailed through:

➜ The United States and Canada

➜ South Africa and the Mediterranean

Affording It

Are they rich? Nope! They spent decades working hard in normal careers and saved up as much as they could.

They’ll be retiring soon and will start cruising full-time.

Net Worth

Cruising Off Duty has a net worth of $670,000.

Making Loot

Craig and Janice take their channel seriously, and so:

➜ They run ads on their YouTube channel

➜ They run their own Patreon account and also account PayPal donations

➜ They sell their own swag through their online store

➜ You’ll also find links to their camera equipment on their website which are affiliate links

They make around $4,100/month via their channel, and share a very helpful video about how you can do the same:


They have a smaller channel and haven’t been on any other channels. They do remind me of Distant Shores TV and hopefully, they’ll do a collab with Paul and Sheryl at some time.

Big Moments

They have had unique moments in their journey:

➜ They visited Snake Island and an abandoned building

➜ They did a Transatlantic crossing

➜ They also got stuck due to international border closures

Unlike other YouTubers, they don’t create silly click-bait drama to simply get views. Craig and Janice appeal to the older cruising couples.

Future Plans

Where to next? They might be boat-shopping and might return to YouTube in the near future.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this realistic couple?

➜ Be willing to work hard for the dream

➜ Buy a boat now to learn how to sail

➜ Avoid the glitz and glamour of YouTube

➜ Play the long game and make plans today

And most importantly, make your dream a reality.


I have really enjoyed their content on YouTube, particularly their boat tours and reviews.

It’s simple, realistic and super helpful. They have a quote on their website:

“Make every minute count, enjoy life to its fullest and join us as we create memories and share those with you.”

And I certainly agree! I do look forward to seeing them return to YouTube.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Cruising Off Duty 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…🙂)