Sailing Britican: What Boat Does This Family Sail? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Britican for 2023.

Over the last several years, I have spent many hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Britican to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with this very helpful cruising family 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Britican afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How old they are and their names

➜ Resources they use for homeschooling

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… 🙂

Sailing Britican FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Britican

The name comes from British + American, given that the family is a split nationality.

Crew Members

Simon Brown (age 66)

Kim Brown (age 48)

Their daughter is Sienna Maddison Brown who is now 12 years old. Despite being the only child on board, they do try to find other kid-boats out there in anchorages.

The Boat

Sailing Britican has a 2003 Oyster 56. This is a legendary yacht designed for bluewater cruising.

Previously it was called S/V Pearl Fisher.


They have upgraded most of the electronics.


They are currently in St Martin.

This is one of their most recent videos:

Past Cruising

In the past, they have been sailing around the Caribbean

Affording It

Simon and Kim are entrepreneurs at heart, having built online businesses and had careers in the technology world.

This helped them save up enough to purchase their yacht for cash after much searching.

Net Worth

Sailing Britican has a net worth of $570,000.

Making Loot

Sailing Britican might have a smaller subscriber count on YouTube, but they are one of the most informative channels around, with a very in-depth blog ( to help newcomers.

I highly recommend you check them out!

On YouTube alone, they treat their channel like a business rather than a hobby and make around $5,500/month through:

➜ Many great recommendations of sailing gear to Amazon

➜ Allowing ads to run on their YouTube videos

➜ Selling their own merchandise

➜ Running a Patreon account

They definitely deserve recognition for optimizing their channel properly, and many other channels could learn a thing or two!

Kimberly actually wrote a PDF book about this and created a video which is super helpful:

I can see that they are true digital nomads in that sense.

It’s also clear that they want to serve their audience with knowledge about sailing and working remotely, rather than the bikini lifestyle that you often see on other cruising vlogs.


Apart from friends and family who have been featured onboard, they haven’t been sailing with any other popular YouTubers at this time.

Big Moments

During their 7 years on YouTube:

➜ They survived Hurricane Irma

➜ Avoided numerous potential disasters

➜ Lost a significant family member onshore

They are definitely more conservative as a cruising family and haven’t experienced too many incidents.

Future Plans

They have just returned to the United States and may wait until Sienna is an adult before heading westwards towards the South Pacific, and then to Australia.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Sailing as a family is a beautiful experience

➜ Working online is now easier than ever before

➜ Be willing to deal with the challenges that come

➜ Your freedom might be closer than you think

And of course, find the right boat for your dreams!


I have learned a ton from watching Sailing Britican on YouTube. They’re knowledgeable and don’t use click-baitey content in the form of bikinis.

I’ve always come away feeling better and wiser through their content, and hope they’ll be publishing for years to come.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Britican 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…🙂)