Sailing Satori: What Boat Do Nick and Kelly Own? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Satori for 2023.

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

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

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Satori afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If Kelly offers extra footage

➜ 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 Satori FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Satori

Crew Members

Nick Johnson (age 42)

Kelly Porter (age 39)

Arthur is their dog who is 9 years old.

The Boat

Sailing Satori has a 1989 Morgan 44 Center cockpit. Check out the boat tour:


They have upgraded the water maker and electronics.


They are currently in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Past Cruising

In previous episodes, they have sailed throughout the Caribbean and the British Virgin Islands.

Affording It

Nick worked hard for years as an engineer and consultant, and eventually started his own business. He saved up as much as he could.

Meanwhile, Kelly owned her own dance studio which she later sold to partly fund the purchase of their boat.

Net Worth

Sailing Satori has a net worth of $730,000.

Making Loot

You can book to go cruising on their boat, either for a day or several days. This makes an excellent opportunity to both learn sailing, but also hang out with these awesome YouTubers!

This is one way that they’re making loot. Another way is through their YouTube channel.

Income streams include:

➜ Ads on their YouTube channel

➜ Amazon affiliate links

➜ Running their own Patreon

➜ Gaining brand partnerships

I estimate this represents $2,600/month in revenue.


Despite how social they are, I haven’t seen them featured on any other YouTube channels.

They are very similar to Beau and Brandy Sailing if you wanted to check out other YouTubers who are cruising full-time.

Big Moments

Things haven’t been easy as they have:

➜ Experienced a fire in their hull

➜ Busting a chainplate in a squall

➜ Getting a diesel bug in their banks

➜ Rescuing a guy in Dry Tortugas

Most days are pretty calm for them.

Future Plans

They are planning to stay close to the United States.

This is because of their aging parents.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this beautiful couple?

➜ Be willing to learn the ropes

➜ Take time to enjoy the experience

➜ Work towards your freedom today

➜ You don’t need to wait until age 65

and of course, for the gents, you have to find a beautiful mermaid just like Kelly! 😀


I’ve really enjoyed their simple yet sophisticated journey on a sailboat.

They’ve kept things as simple as possible to make their dream a reality.

Now it’s your turn…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Satori 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…🙂)