Living With The Tide: They’re Missing Off YouTube? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Living With The Tide for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent a lot of hours watching and researching everything I could about Living With The Tide because their ketch really fascinated me.

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Living With The Tide afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If they’re still sailing and returning to 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… 🙂

Living With The Tide FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Morna

Crew Members

Matt (age 27) and Paige Grogan (age 22) from the United Kingdom.

The Boat

Living With The Tide has a 1920 Dickies of Tarbert Gaff Ketch that’s 61-feet long. Yes, their sailboat is more than 100 years old and yet, it’s still sailing strong! You can find more details about the ship on the Old Gaffers Association website.

They also have a tender that comes with a paddle. No modern outboard for these ambitious sailors!

That said, their ship does have a Volvo Penta diesel for navigating in and out of marinas, anchorages and boat yards.


They have upgraded their yacht extensively as you can tell by their YouTube and Instagram channels.


What happened to Living With The Tide? Did they break up and stop YouTube entirely? Or give up on the project? Or just run out of cash?

This was their last video:

If you do have more information, I’d like to know. I messaged them on Instagram but they didn’t respond.

It appears they are just doing some extensive boat restorations and will return to making YouTube videos again in the near future. Yes, they ARE still together. 😃

It’s been a while…… actually its been longer than a while and for a long time we didn’t really have an update for you guys.

As you can imagine COVID put us in a position where we didn’t know what we were going to do. For over a year we couldn’t go to the marina to work on Morna and so she just sat there drying out. We worried about what state she would be in by the time we finally were able to get back to her. When the restrictions were finally eased we were able to move morna down to Fairlie Quay marina, ready to start the long restoration process.

Paige – early 2022

Living With The Tide are currently in Fairlie Quay Marina.

Past Cruising

It’s not all boat work with these two. They have explored:

➜ The Caribbean

➜ Madeira and The Canary Islands

➜ UK, Ireland and Europe

➜ The Mediterranean

They have even done a crossing of the Atlantic with their mighty ship

Affording It

They were able to pay about $50,000 for their classic yacht which came from personal savings.

Net Worth

Living With The Tide has a net worth of $410,000.

Making Loot

They don’t make all that much on YouTube, choosing to simply share their renovations and travel. They both receive a small pension from the UK government that keeps them going.


I haven’t seen them on any other channel. They’ve very unique and one of a kind, so it’s hard to compare them with anyone else either.

Big Moments

They have so far:

➜ Run aground a couple of times

➜ Struggled to find marinas that can handle a boat their size

➜ Dodged a few container ships

➜ Accidently anchored without realizing

Future Plans

I’m not sure what 2022 holds for these two. Much like you, I’d just like to see them return to YouTube!

Key Takeaways

We can learn so much from these two:

➜ Big, tall, old ships can definitely cross oceans

➜ Don’t be afraid to be super ambitious

➜ Find someone that’ll support your wanderlust


I must admit – I do miss Matt and Paige. It was only the other day that I realized that they haven’t been uploading for a while.

They are now active again on Instagram but not on YouTube. I’d love to see them return to creating their epic videos and soon after, continue their great journey around the world with their classic ship.

Australia will welcome them with open arms. 😊

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Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by Living With The Tide 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.

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➜ Generate a sustainable full-time income through learning basic skills

➜ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans

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➜ Share my lifetime passion for sailing, cruising and global adventures

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