Jessica And Ryan Adventures: How They Can Afford It (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Jessica And Ryan Adventures for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have watched a ton of videos created by Jessica And Ryan Adventures to learn more about their story.

(You could call me a little obsessed with these two beautiful people 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Jessica And Ryan Adventures afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If you can access uncensored content

➜ 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… 🙂

Jessica And Ryan Adventures FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Honu

Crew Members

Ryan (age 36) who is 6 feet 2 inches

Jessica (age 34) who is 5 feet 3 inches

Kira (age 3, turning 4 in September)

I have not been able to find their last names.

Arya (age 6) is their dog which is a Samoyed.

The Boat

Jessica And Ryan Adventures own a Lagoon 410 which cost them $160,000.


Upgrades to their catamaran include:

➜ New watermaker

➜ New cushions

➜ New drawers and mirrors

They also had to repaint the bottom


They are currently in The Bahamas:

Their videos are only a few days behind, unlike most other YouTubers who are often months behind.

Past Cruising

Jessica and Ryan have focused on sailing through the Bahamas and the United States. They have also done the USVI and Caribbean.

Affording It

Before having kids, Ryan worked in his corporate job while Jess was a nurse for several years. The boat was purchased in 2017 right when cruising channels were becoming very popular on YouTube but fortunately, they only paid $160,000 for their catamaran. They didn’t take out a loan and simply paid with their personal savings.

They previously talked about their cruising budget here:

Net Worth

Today in 2022, Jessica and Ryan Adventures are worth $550,000 based on their boat value, personal savings and business revenue.

Making Loot

They treat their channel seriously and make money through:

➜ Selling their own t-shirts via Teespring

➜ Offering their own Patreon subscription

➜ Using Amazon Associates links in their video description

➜ Allowing YouTube to run ads on their channel

It’s estimated that they make $4,300/month with this strategy. Unfortunately, their website is lacking an SSL certificate and is not able to be accessed. By fixing this, they could add an additional $1,000 to $2,000 to their online business revenue.


Have they been on other channels? Not really. Unless I’m mistaken, I haven’t seen them do any collabs but I’m excited to see one!

Big Moments

Probably the coolest moment in their journey is meeting a guy who is riding his jet ski around the world:

Future Plans

Where to next? Well, having children certainly delayed their plans for a global circumnavigation, but they’re looking to explore the South Pacific in the next few years.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Find a cheap Lagoon 🙂

➜ Be willing to refit it yourself

➜ Having a baby on board is easier than you might think

➜ Don’t be afraid to quit your job

Above all else, take things slowly!


I have really enjoyed their stories, knowledge and vlogs to date. They have been able to afford to go sailing despite being on a lean budget, and there is certainly more to come!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Jessica And Ryan’s travels on YouTube!

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…🙂)