Sailing Coco: What Boat Are They Cruising With? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Coco for 2023.

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

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Alfie and Ceylan 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Coco afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Who was the French boat and crew they rescued

➜ 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… 🙂

Sailing Coco FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Coco

Crew Members

Alfie and Ceylan Kioufi who are both 34 years old.

They are both from the United Kingdom, and Ceylan’s name is pronounced as ‘Jaylan’, not ‘Seelan’.

The Boat

Sailing Coco has a 2020 Fountaine Pajot – Lucia 40 Catamaran in the popular owner’s cabin layout.

Previous to this, they owned a 33ft Colvic Countess


They have upgraded her past the base level with improved electronics, water maker and additional solar panels.


They are currently in The Bahamas and plan to stay here for some time.

Past Cruising

They have sailed in the Mediterranean, United States and most recently, the British Virgin Islands. They have also been apart of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, otherwise known as ‘The Arc’.

Affording It

Alfie and Ceylan are some of the hardest workers I know.

They have worked since they were both teenagers and sought to find their freedom in their 30’s.

They worked full time jobs, renovated properties in their spare time (property flipping) and ran a photography studio business too. They talk about that journey here:

It was really through hard work and determination that they were able to purchase their own catamaran at such a young age. No cheats. No gimmicks. No rich parents either.

That hard work has led them to where they are today. Not much of that hustle around nowadays where young people typically want instant results.

They definitely play the long game and kept consistently working towards their end game. You can see their determination and calmness shine through in their sailing vlogs, and I admire them greatly!

Net Worth

Young YouTubers are typically doing well for themselves.

As of 2023, Sailing Coco has a net worth of $1,300,000.

This is based upon the value of their boat and their online business.

Making Loot

Sailing Coco makes $2,700/month on YouTube by:

➜ Running a Patreon account

➜ Allowing ads on their channel

➜ Recommendations to camera gear

➜ Selling their own Coco merchandise

This is just enough to look after the monthly boat expenses. They also work remotely.


Apart from hanging out with friends, they haven’t really hung out with any other YouTubers.

If you’re seeking some similar channels to watch, then I recommend checking out Sailing Uma and Sailing Yacht Florence. They’re also young couples who decided to sell up and go cruising.

Big Moments

In the last few years, they have experienced:

➜ Rescuing a demasted sailor at sea (I watched the whole thing…it was epic!)

➜ They got married in Cyprus and it was a beautiful experience

➜ Numerous challenges with bureaucracy and interrupts to their travel plans

They seem to take this all in their stride.

Future Plans

From the BVI’s, they are planning to go to the South Pacific. This may take them a couple of years to reach as they’re having a ton of fun. 🙂

Key Takeaways

We can learn a ton from this down-to-earth couple:

➜ Work your butt off in your 20’s

➜ Be willing to take calculated risks

➜ Find a wonderful partner who supports you

➜ You can definitely work remotely

Start planting your roots right now.


I have really enjoyed watching their channel and they deserve a ton more subscribers. They’re just genuine sailors who want to share their world with us.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

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