Nautistyles: What Is Rico’s Net Worth and Own Boat? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Nautistyles for 2023.

Over the last 3 years, I have watched almost every video that NautiStyles has published.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Nico and Victoria’s YouTube channel 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Nautistyles afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ What is their net worth in 2022

➜ 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… 🙂

Nautistyles FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Ocean Rox

Crew Members

Nico Chalaya (37 years old)

Victoria Chalaya (she is 35 years old) and shouldn’t be confused with the popular actress.

They are both Russian-American and they have been together for more than 10 years.

Their dog is called Marco.

The Boat

Unlike most nautical channels which have yachts or catamarans, Nautistyles has a 2004 Meridian 408 motor yacht powered by twin Cummins 330hp inboard motors.

The estimated valuation of this is $265,000 and was previously owned by a famous basketball player.

Their channel focuses almost entirely on motor yachts rather than sailing vessels, unlike many others which focus on sailing vessels. They appeal to a more exclusive demographic with higher net worth.


They haven’t done too many upgrades as the boat already came fully equipped with enough equipment for offshore cruising. They have their own custom table top and DJ setup, and may upgrade their fridge soon.


They currently live in Miami, Florida and often travel to the Bahamas. Previously they were in Los Angeles.

This is one of their most recent videos:

Past Cruising

They are permanent liveaboards but don’t cruise too far from the United States. They are looking to head down to the Caribbean.

Affording It

Rico was known as DJ RICO ROX – HOUSE MUSIC and made excellent money and has since semi-retired. He was able to save as much as he needed to buy his boat.

For him today, DJing is his hobby. It reminds me of the quote ‘do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life’ and they’ve taken this to a whole new level.

Meanwhile, Victoria worked for 5 years as a creator for LA Fashion Week. This explains why she dresses so well!

Net Worth

YouTube influencers in the marine industry are typically wealthy.

As of 2023, Nautistyles has a net worth of $2,700,000.

They are one of the richest cruising YouTubers but still remain humble, friendly and down to earth.

Despite looking a bit upmarket, they aren’t afraid to get their own hands dirty as they do their own boat maintenance and servicing.

Making Loot

Nautistyles has created plenty of YouTube content and makes $15,000/month directly from their channel through:

➜ YouTube ads that play during their videos

➜ Amazon links to their favorite gear

➜ Offering a Patreon subscription

In addition, they offer yacht charters on their very own boat which brings them an additional $15,000/month.

They ultimately have the ‘dream job’ are able to review motor yachts for a living, mostly for fun!

You can also purchase their exclusive Nauti merchandise. They have the biggest collection of unique items that I’ve seen of any other YouTubers, so it’s clear that they’re willing to put in the work and go well beyond what others are doing.


They have collaborated with many motor yacht owners and some other popular channels.

Another similar channel is Sailing Ruby Rose which reviewed a ton of sailing vessels in 2019/2020 and used a unique scoring-based system.

Big Moments

They haven’t created any controversy or drama, unlike other channels. I really respect this couple for keeping things real!

Future Plans

It’s unlikely that they’ll do a circumnavigation but they are planning to head towards the Caribbean.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this beautiful couple?

➜ Turn your passion into your own gig

➜ Be willing to make real-world connections

➜ Always remain authentic and humble

➜ Start working hard towards your freedom

And of course, just be yourself.


NautiStyles are one of my favorite YouTubers. They’re wise, humble and willing to be honest with their viewers.

While many of us will never afford the luxurious yachts they review, we can still enjoy these modern pieces of art and engineering.

I have a ton of respect for NautiStyles. Their boat tours are memorable and they command a lot of love from their views too.

I and many others do look forward to seeing them explore beyond the United States.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Nautistyles 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. 👨🏻‍💻

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