Sailing Salty Mermaid: Where Did They Go After YouTube? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Salty Mermaid for 2023.

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

Yes, I do like to check out the videos from older YouTubers in the cruising community! 😃

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Salty Mermaid afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Where they are today in 2022

➜ 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 Salty Mermaid FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Salty Mermaid

Crew Members

Austin Jensen (age 35)

Niki Jensen (age 34)

They are from Arizona but have lived in Florida.

The Boat

I’m not sure what their yacht was but it seemed like a Hunter.

The Accident

First, they got a hole in their boat (after hitting a drawbridge) so they headed to the docks to have it lifted out by crane.

This part was no problem, but they then needed another lift crane to get the mast off.

Unfortunately, the crane toppled over and destroyed their boat (and the crane) which marked the end of their YouTube channel.

Fortunately, they had insurance coverage that covered the boat.

Today in 2023

Niki Jensen has become a massive social media influencer on Instagram:

Together with Austin, they own Warrior Company.

Past Cruising

Before the accident, they had only briefly sailed in US waters.

Affording It

They both worked hard for several years to purchase their boat.

Net Worth

Austin and Niki Jensen has a net worth of $570,000 based on their business income. Today they’re located in Arizona and own two successful businesses.

Making Loot

They made money through:

➜ Ads running on their YouTube

➜ Their Patreon subscribers

They were aspiring to make some money from their channel, but after the boat accident, they decided to crate their own eCommerce brands.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Shop for the perfect boat

➜ Work hard for the dream

➜ Face the setbacks head-on

➜ Don’t let others judge you

And of course, find the perfect partner!


The Sailing Salty Mermaid channel was a very short-lived experience that sadly ended with the total destruction of their boat.

That said, in 2022, they are on a new journey that

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Salty Mermaid 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…🙂)