Garrett’s Adventure: Boat, Income and Story (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Garrett’s Adventure for 2023.

Over the last several years, I have spent many hours creating Cruising Freedom to document the lives of people living their dreams!

So if you wanted to know:

➜ How Garrett’s Adventure afforded his boat

➜ How he makes money today

➜ What boat he has

➜ 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… 🙂

Garrett’s Adventure FAQs (August 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Hooligan

Crew Members

Garrett Targer

The Boat

1972 Nor’sea 27


While he has an older sailing vessel, Garrett has fitted his boat with a tender, GPS, autopilot and more.


Right now he’s in French Polynesia.

Hopefully he’ll come to Australia soon!

Past Cruising

Garrett grew up in Hawaii and has done a lot of ocean cruising, but this video highlighted his first actual ocean crossing:

What an incredible life experience!

Affording It

Garrett worked numerous jobs as a teenager to buy his sailing yacht for cash. He didn’t have rich parents or a trust fund to go sailing.

Net Worth

Garrett’s Adventure only has a net worth of $45,000 (the value of his yacht + his YouTube channnel) but he’s living in complete freedom.

Making Loot

Garrett has only just kicked off his YouTube channel, but I imagine he’ll be making $2,000 to $3,500 per month by 2024.


I haven’t seen him on any other channels, but a collab with Sam Holmes would be epic!

Big Moments

He’s done numerous crossings and upwind sailing, and fortunately, nothing scary has happened (yet!)

Future Plans

I imagine Garrett wants to sail around the world one day, just like myself. *watch this space*

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from Garrett’s story?

➜ Life is too short for mortgages

➜ Stay humble and focused on the dream

➜ Make the most of your youth

➜ Be rational with your decisions

And solo ocean crossings are very much possible, even if you’re just a teenager.


Garrett’s ocean crossings have inspired me, just as he has inspired thousands of people. He’s definitely someone I look forward to crossing paths with one day.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Garrett and and his ambitious cruising…

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…🙂)