David Shih Sails: Net Worth, Boat and Earnings (2024)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on David Shih for 2024.

Over the last several months, I have become fascinated with David Shih’s well-edited cruising videos on YouTube.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with his boat salvaging projects with Parlay 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How David Shih afforded his Lagoon.

➜ How he makes his money today

➜ What boat does he have and its upgrades

➜ The really cool story about him finding Bitcoin again

➜ 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… 🙂

David Shih FAQs (2024)

Boat Name

S/V Epic

Crew Members

David Shih (age 41)

He also brings his super-supportive wife Mary (who’s had a long and successful career in the medical field) and their 4 children on board.

The Boat

David Shih owns a Lagoon 450 which he is slowly restoring to be capable of crossing oceans.


He is currently in the United States, specifically San Francisco, to get his boat finished. He resides in Texas.

Past Cruising

David has been in the British Virgin Islands and through the Panama Canal.

Affording It

David worked hard for years in the tech and corporate world.

He made some epic returns through owning cryptocurrency, which he then lost as it was in cold storage.

He later found his hard drive which according to Parlay Revival, had a mid-6-figure amount in it.

Net Worth

David Shih has a net worth of $750,000 US dollars.

Making Loot

He makes his money by owning a stake in numerous businesses and providing consulting to startups.

He also has a couple of brand sponsorships that help to fund his channel.


David hangs out a lot with Parlay Revival as they were parked next to each other for months in the boat yard.

In addition to Colin, he has hung out with:

S/V Delos

Calico Skies

Gone With The Wynns

Sailing Zephyr

Odd Life Crafting

Expedition Evans

Sailing Doodles

Taylor’s Travels

Sailing Zingaro

MJ Sailing

Cruiser’s Academy (Brady from Delos)

Sailing Project Atticus

Sailing Avocet

Out Chasing Stars

Monday Never

Harbors Unknown

They met many of these at the Annapolis Boat Show:

It’s so great to see a smaller YouTuber hanging out the big dogs in the cruising world.

Future Plans

His children are attending school so he continues to his catamaran on the side.

Key Takeaways

David reminds us to:

➜ Make sacrifices when it’s needed

➜ Be willing to get your hands dirty

➜ Stay very humble yet ambitious

➜ Be willing to take calculated risks

And of course, freedom is possible…even with 4 kids!


David is unique in the world of cruising. He’s funny, smart and humble at the same time, with a mindset for success.

He’s a digital nomad who’s done well in the world of startups, and today is living his dream, paired with a super supportive wife and family.

Perhaps it’s time to start building yours too…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by David Shih and his epic storytelling…

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

Keen to discover more? Jump on the free training right now. 👨🏻‍💻

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