Everything You Always Wanted To Know
Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom
This is the definitive guide on Sailing Soulianis for 2023.
Since 2017 when they started, I have watched hours upon hours of episodes from Sailing Soulianis to learn more about their story.
(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Kirk and Lauren’s channel 😃 they have really inspired me!)
If you wanted to know:
➜ How Sailing Soulianis afforded their boat
➜ How they make their money today
➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades
➜ If you can buy any uncensored content
➜ 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 Soulianis FAQs (April 2023)
Kirk Berryman (age 30)
Lauren Schroeder (age 27)
They spent 6 years living in busy California but are originally from the mid-west.
Their baby girl is called Renata
They join a long-list of cruising YouTubers who have recently become parents and continue sailing despite the challenges.
Sailing Soulianis own a Tartan 37 with their home port being Wisconsin. The registration number is WS 4566 BX.
There have been several upgrades to their boat, including:
➜ RAHM their Highfield dinghy
➜ Repairing their own sails
Unfortunately, we’re all still waiting for a Sailing Soulianis boat tour!
This is one of their most recent videos:
Unfortunately, Sailing Soulianis are almost 10 months BEHIND on their YouTube content. This is likely due to having a baby. For this reason, it’s hard to know their precise location.
Much of their initial sailing was on Lake Michigan. Following that, Lauren and Kirk headed down the ICW towards saltwater.
Now in their 4th season, they have explored in:
➜ Mexico and The Bahamas
➜ Lake Michigan
➜ Illinois River
➜ The Mississippi River
I do hope they’ll explore South America in the coming seasons. I really do think they’re ready for it 🙂
Did Kirk or Lauren come from rich parents? Not at all!
They invested in rental properties while both were working full-time. They saved as much as they could, with enough for the purchase of their boat ($78,000) and 12-months of savings. In 2017, they set sail and haven’t regretted it since!
YouTubers often do well for themselves.
Today in 2023, Sailing Soulianis has a net worth of $567,000.
This is based on the value of their boat, truck and online business.
They make their money through:
➜ Offering Patreon memberships
➜ Running YouTube advertising
➜ Selling Sailing Soulianis merch
➜ Offering digital worksheets on their website
They make around $5,900/month on their channel. Strangely, they don’t provide affiliate links in their description nor do they take on sailing sponsorships all that much. If they did, this could easily double their nomadic income.
Some remarkable moments in their journey include:
➜ Having a baby
➜ Having the boat get struck by lightning
➜ Running from a hurricane
They haven’t succumbed to controversy or have created any unnecessary drama to simply get clicks. Unlike other YouTubers, they have kept themselves out of trouble and simply wish to share their story.
With their new baby, they are only planning some mild coastal cruising.
What can we learn?
➜ Sailing with a young child is possible
➜ You don’t need to always be on the boat
➜ Old boats CAN be in perfect condition
➜ Work hard and save hard for the dream
The nomadic cruising lifestyle didn’t come easy for Lauren and Nick, but it’s certainly been worth it.
It certainly beats working for the man, especially as Nick hates work… 😅
They have built a remarkable channel that’s clean and refreshing which allows them to work remotely.
But…you don’t have to put yourself in front of the camera…
As I found something different…
Create Your Own Cruising Freedom
Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…
I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Soulianis 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…🙂)