Onboard Lifestyle: What Is Their Net Worth and Boat? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Onboard Lifestyle for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent many great hours watching and researching everything I could about Onboard Lifestyle to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with their YouTube channel 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Onboard Lifestyle afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How much are they worth

➜ Ways you can gain your own freedom

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… 🙂

Onboard Lifestyle FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V bāsik

Crew Members

Teal Goben (age 58) from the United States

Linh Goben (age 44) from Malaysia

Emma Goben (age 16)

Compass is their dog which is a Yorkshire Terrier.

The Boat

Onboard Lifestyle has a 1993 Jace Hobbs 435 catamaran.


They have added a water machine, chartplotter and AIS for safety. They also built their own custom hardtop.


They are currently in Alcatraz.

Past Cruising

Most of their sailing has been through the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Affording It

Teal worked hard for many years as did Linh. Together, they were able to come up with enough money to buy their catamaran and start sailing permanently.

Net Worth

Onboard Lifestyle has a net worth of $420,000 US dollars.

Making Loot

They make money through:

➜ Various links to Amazon Associates

➜ Selling their own O.L. merchandise

➜ Donations via Patreon and PayPal

➜ Allowing YouTube ads on their videos

In total, Onboard Lifestyle is making around $3,100/month on their channel which is just enough to keep cruising.

Linh does NOT have an OnlyFans account, nor does she offer additional uncut footage.


I haven’t seen them with any other YouTubers at this time.

Big Moments

Some interesting experiences include:

➜ Experiencing crocs in the San Blas Islands

➜ Discovering Teal’s previous boat in a sad state of affairs

➜ Dealing with a few mechanical issues along the way

Future Plans

Where to next? Eventually, they plan on sailing around the world, but that’ll be once Emma leaves for college.

This is how they party:

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this cruising couple?

➜ You can sail with a solo teenage daughter

➜ Be willing to do what others won’t

➜ Get your kids involved in the process

➜ Freedom might be closer than you think

And of course, find a supportive spouse!


I really enjoy watching their channel and not just for the eye candy either! They’re very knowledgable sailors and keep persisting despite the challenges that lay ahead of them.

I certainly can’t wait to see them going into more remote areas.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by Onboard Lifestyle 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. 👨🏻‍💻

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