Sailing Malou: What Ever Happened To Lynn? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Malou for 2023.

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

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Gustav and his adventures 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Gustav from Sailing Malou afforded his boat

➜ How he makes his money today

➜ What boat does he have and its upgrades

➜ When did Lynn separate from Gustav

➜ 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 Malou FAQs (April 2022)

Boat Name

S/V Stelle

Crew Members

Gustav (age 33)

He is originally from Sweden.

Gustav previously sailed with his girlfriend Lynn, but they separated in late 2019. This is the video announcing the breakup:

Prior to this, Sailor Malou used to be called Ocean Around. Gustav changed the name of the channel after the separation.

There was another (very beautiful) girl called Evelina from Sweden who joined for a short time too.

The Boat

His boat is a custom build.


He’s had to fit a new mast and electronics.


Malou is currently in Tromsø, Norway. It’s from here that he can see the Northern Lights.

It does appear that he’s up to date on videos.

Past Cruising

He has sailed mostly through the Mediterranean.

Affording It

Gustav is a budget-backpacker and didn’t have much money. After all, he only paid $2,000 for his yacht.

Most of the work has been done by himself to keep his costs down.

Net Worth

As of 2022, Sailing Malou has a net worth of $95,000.

Making Loot

Gustav makes his money through Patreon and running ads on his channel.


I haven’t seen him featured on other channels, but if you’re looking for similar creators, then check out:

Erik Aandereaa (he sails solo in cold climates)

Sam Holmes Sailing (he sails solo in warmer climates)

They did anchor next to Sailing La Vagabonde in one episode while they were in Antigua:

Big Moments

He’s sailed in the snow, in the tropics and came across some sunken boats. He’s been lucky enough to (temporarily) find someone who wanted to share the journey.

Future Plans

Gustav is planning to stay in Europe for now.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this ambitious young man?

➜ Use the resources you have

➜ Be willing to explore today

➜ Find a supportive partner

➜ Work through the challenges

Most importantly – have a ton of fun!


I really enjoy seeing how resourceful Gustav has been on his cruising journey. He just seems to be able to make things work and keep a level head despite the challenges.

I do look forward to see his journey continue to unfold.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Malou and his simple travels…

Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing the world is my childhood dream.

Gustav’s 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…🙂)