Sailing Merewether: Boat, Crew and YouTube Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Merewether for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 59 hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Merewether to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Sailing Merewether 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Kieran and Isabelle afforded their yacht

➜ How they make their income remotely

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If they do OnlyFans and similar platforms

➜ How you can start crossing oceans like them

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 Merewether FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Merewether

Crew Members

Kieran Wyse (age 31) from Australia

Isabelle Nee (age 29) from Sweden

The Boat

Sailing Mereweather owns a Beneteau Cyclades 43.4 which they bought in Croatia. Yes, this is the same boat type that Riley from Sailing La Vagabonde owned before purchasing the Outremer catamaran.


They haven’t really done too many upgrades to their yacht, apart from solar panels, a wind generator and a dinghy.


According to Instagram and YouTube, they are in Australia:

This shows that they’re up to date on video production.

Past Cruising

Sailing Merewether has done a ton of cruising.

They have been to:

➜ The South Pacific

➜ The Caribbean

➜ The Mediterranean

They have also done 2 Atlantic crossings.

We look forward to seeing them soon in Australia!

Affording It

Do Kieran and Isabelle come from rich parents?

Not really. They worked hard and saved for several years for their yacht which they paid $107,000 for.

Today their net worth is approximately $360,000 USD when you consider their business valuation and boat value.

Making Loot

Sailing Merewether makes $5,700/month on YouTube.

Their income is generated through:

➜ YouTube advertising revenue

➜ Patreon subscribers

➜ PayPal donations

➜ Sponsorships with sailing gear

They also work remotely on some projects.


Sailing Merewether hasn’t really collaborated with other YouTubers, but hopefully, we’ll see them on Sailing La Vagabonde really soon. There is so much synergy here!

Big Moments

There have been some interesting moments in their journey:

➜ Having a pirate encounter (wasn’t serious)

➜ Being stuck outside Australia due to border closures

➜ Getting their anchor chain stuck

➜ Going through The Panama Canal

Fortunately, nothing too serious and it’s been mostly peaceful passage-making.

Future Plans

Now being in Fiji, I believe their next port is either New Zealand or Australia. Now that borders are relatively open, we’ll be welcoming them with open arms!

Key Takeaways

There is a ton of takeaways from this beautiful couple:

➜ Keep things simple (they only have two bedrooms)

➜ Your budget doesn’t need to be all that huge

➜ Remote atolls are surprisingly easy to get to

➜ Be patient. Not every day is going to be perfect

And above all else, have fun!


While they do use some click-baitey thumbnails, these YouTubers are still experienced, careful and considerate sailors.

They have handled some of the pressures of being a cruising couple with ease, and have pushed forward each and every day.

I look forward to watching their cruising adventures long into the future.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Merewether 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

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