The Ultimate Guide to Sailing Ruby Rose

Here's Everything You Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Ruby Rose for 2023.

Over the last 18 months, I have spent 75 hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Ruby Rose so you don’t have to.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Nick and Terysa 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➔ How Nick and Terysa afforded their boat

➔ How they make their money today

➔ What boat they have and its upgrades

➔ 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 Ruby Rose FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

Ruby Rose (previously) flying a London flag, and Ruby Rose 2 (future).

They were currently leasing a Seawind 1260 in Australia but this ended several months ago.

Crew Members

Nick Fabbri (49) and Terysa Vanderloo (34) who, after dating for almost 10 years, Nick has NOT proposed to Terysa so they aren’t engaged to be married.

Terysa is originally from Adelaide, just like myself.

The Boat

Sailing Ruby Rose previously owned a Southerly 38 monohull which they had owned for 7+ years and sailed 20,000 nautical miles. Nick and Terysa ordered a Seawind 1370 in mid 2020, and this catamaran will be the first of the 1370 series off the production line.


Nick and Terysa made many upgrades to their first sail boat:

➔ Cockpit enclosure (Nick made this himself)

➔ Code Zero, Parasailor and Storm Jib.

➔ Custom marine mattresses for the aft cabin

➔ Solar, wind and hydro power upgrades

➔ Coffee Machine (yes, really…!)

➔ Apple TV, Television and Blu-Ray Player


According to Instagram and YouTube, they are in Saigon, Vietnam at the Seawind factory. They are visiting the factory and doing some work on their new boat.

This shows that they’re up to date on their videos.

This is one of their most recent videos:

Past Cruising

Nick and Terysa have sailed in the following regions:

➔ Bermuda

➔ Bahamas

➔ British Virgin Islands (BVI)

➔ Canary Islands

➔ England (Nick’s original home)

➔ France (including the canals)

➔ Morocco

➔ Portugal

➔ Peurto Rico

➔ Spain

➔ US Virgin Islands

➔ Caribbean

➔ United States of America

➔ Australia

Affording It

Nick worked as a dentist with his own practice in England, while Terysa worked as a paramedic in her original hometown of Adelaide, Australia. The couple met more than 10 years ago on a group tour in India and began dating soon afterwards.

Between personal savings and the sale of Nick’s dentistry practice, the couple was able to afford their first boat, the Southerly 38. At the time, it was almost 2x their initial budget but provided them an excellent base in which to do ocean crossings.

Net Worth

As of 2023, Sailing Ruby Rose has a net worth of $1,700,000 USD. This is based on the value of their new catamaran, online business and stock portfolio.

Making Loot

In 2023, Sailing Ruby Rose makes their money with:

➔ YouTube advertising revenue

➔ Affiliate links on YouTube videos

➔ Merchandise on their website

➔ Their hundreds of Patreon members

➔ Brand sponsorships (while remaining unbiased)

I estimate that they’re making $12,500 per month which is just enough to keep sailing.


Sailing Ruby Rose have collaborated with the following YouTubers:

Gone With The Wynns (5x episodes)

Distant Shores TV

Sailing Uma

Big Moments

➔ The worst moments for Sailing Ruby Rose are the numerous melt downs between Nick and Terysa

➔ The best moments are boat reviews and unbiased feedback with viewer scoring system

➔ Their most popular video is ‘How Much Does It Cost To Sail Around The World?’ and we have an excellent guide here.

Future Plans

Sailing Ruby Rose will transform into Sailing Ruby Rose II with a Seawind 1370. They plan on exploring Australia, and after COVID-19 is a distant memory, will explore Asia and beyond.

Key Takeaways

Nick and Terysa are the epidome of young and free while staying true to their values. Their engaging audiences sees the raw vulnerability and honest glimpse of #boatlife for budget-conscious cruisers.

They didn’t wait for the million-dollar catamaran and instead, used the resources which were available to them at the time.

They also remind us that boats at boatshows aren’t a true representation of what a boat can and can’t handle.


I expect Sailing Ruby Rose to continue their sailing travels for at least the next 3 to 5 years. You can bet I’ll be tuned in until the end!

Creating Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 It’s Joshua again….

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Ruby Rose 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.

Earlier I mentioned about finding the perfect cruising business model.

With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:

➔ Generate a sustainable full-time income with proof (yes, seriously!)

➔ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans

➔ Do it without selling to friends & family (’cause that’s icky, am I right?!)

➔ Share my lifetime passion of sailing, cruising and global adventures

Curious to learn more? Jump on the free training right now. 🔥