Sailing One Life: What Is Their Boat and Net Worth? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing One Life for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent so many hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing One Life to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Gary and Brooke 😃)

I regularly watch their YouTube channel just like you, so if you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing One Life afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How much is Sailing One Life worth

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 One Life FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V One Life

Crew Members

Gary MacGyver (age 39)

Brooke MacGyver (age 38)

The Boat

Sailing One Life has a 1983 Nautical Development Offshore 40, but was launched in 1984.

You can view a boat tour here:


Upgrades include new electronics, solar and B&G Zeus 3.


They were in Honduras.

Now they’re in Mexico.

Past Cruising

Most of their cruising has been in the United States, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Affording It

Gary was a mechanic while Brooke had a career in finance. These were their humble beginnings and they knew that they wanted more.

They paid under $100,000 for their yacht which is a beautiful design,1 of only 14 in the world too.

Net Worth

Sailing One Life has a net worth of $285,000.

Making Loot

So how do they sustain themselves?

➜ They run their own Patreon account

➜ There are YouTube ads on their videos

➜ You’ll find affiliate links to Epic Water Filters

➜ There is also One Life Merchandise

With this in mind, Sailing One Life are making around $4,200/month by creating YouTube videos. This is just enough to keep them going full-time.


Apart from friends and family, I haven’t seen them with any other YouTubers.

Big Moments

They have experienced very few incidents or problems, nor have they created any click-bait drama.

Future Plans

They are planning on taking on the South Pacific in the future, and may even sail as far as Australia.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this wonderful sailing couple?

➜ Be willing to do what others won’t

➜ It’s OK to end your job/career now

➜ Cruising is relatively affordable

➜ Plan ahead for your future freedom

Of course, for the guys, find a great Mer-mate like Brooke. 🙂


I really love supporting the smaller cruising channels on YouTube and S/V One Life is no exception!

They are funny, smart and super down to earth. While they have only been sailing for just over a year, they have grown so much as sailors…and I certainly can’t wait to see where this journey leads them!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing One Life 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…🙂)