The Ultimate Guide to Sailing On Finding Avalon For 2023

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing On Finding Avalon for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 57 hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing On Finding Avalon to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with my fellow Australians, Jackson and Xanthe 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing On Finding Avalon afforded their boat

➜ Why they haven’t uploaded in over a year

➜ How they made their money while sailing

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Xanthe’s details including age and location

➜ 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 On Finding Avalon FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Finding Avalon

Crew Members

Jackson Cranfield (age 31)

Xanthe Cranfield (age 29)

They met at a bar at a ski resort in Victoria and bonded instantly.

The Boat

Sailing On Finding Avalon has a 2005 Elan Impression 384.

This was previously a charter boat but they have converted her for bluewater cruising. She was purchased in Europe and they sailed her back to Australia.


Some upgrades to their boat include:

➜ 2019 3m dinghy with 2018 Suzuki 6hp outboard

➜ Spectra watermaker


What happened to the crew from Sailing on Finding Avalon? Well, Xanthe got pregnant! She gave birth in early 2022.

They also sold their boat.

Currently, they are home in Melbourne, Australia and don’t plan to be sailing anytime soon.

Past Cruising

Before they became a family and settled down, where did they go?

➜ The Caribbean

➜ The Mediterranean

➜ The South Pacific and back to Australia

They got back just in time before Australia went into a hard lockdown which lasted almost 2 years!

Affording It

Were they rich? Nope! They both worked hard and their yacht only cost them $120,000 at the time.

Net Worth

Sailing on Finding Avalon is worth $247,000.

Making Loot

Their income was derived from:

➜ YouTube ads on their videos

➜ Patreon and PayPal

➜ Selling their merchandise

They were making around $3,000/month before they finished uploading any new videos to Youtube.


Did you see them on any other channels? I haven’t, but they did share the yacht with Ben and Luke who were mates of Jackson.

I can see a ton of symmetry between them and Sailing La Vagabonde.

Big Moments

Some moments in the Avalon journey include:

➜ Running their yacht aground

➜ Dragging anchor more than once

➜ Spending 26 days at sea

Future Plans

Where to next? Now that the sailboat has been sold (what a heck of a journey!), these two will settle down for a while before embarking on their next epic adventure.

It’s likely that they’ll buy a car and caravan and do the big lap around Australia

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this Aussie power couple?

➜ Charter boats CAN cross oceans!

➜ You need to make this all work.

➜ A <40′ yacht is quite reasonable

➜ Go small and go now. You can!

And of course…make it memorable!


I really do miss these guys on YouTube. They were craft, knowledgeable, and definitely had a ball out there!

And certainly can’t wait until they’re back. In the meantime, it’s your turn…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing On Finding Avalon and their travels…

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

Jackson and Xanthe were living the dream at such a young age. Inspiring!

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…🙂)