Sailing SV Sarean: Have They Gone Missing? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing SV Sarean for 2023.

Over the last 4 years, I have spent many fine hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing SV Sarean to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with my fellow Australian sailors 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing SV Sarean afforded their boat

➜ Where they went since the Pandemic

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Why they haven’t uploaded for more than 2 years

➜ 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 SV Sarean FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Sarean

Crew Members

Meg and Darren (both 60 years old)

Meg is from NZ while Darren is from Australia. They met on the Noosa river which is not too far from where I live and both have been sailing since their 20’s.

They also have their dog Moo on board.

The Boat

S/V Sarean is a 1985 Bowman 47 which is worth $120,000.


They have upgraded their yacht with:

➜ Coursemaster 950 autopilot

➜ B&G GPS and Chart Plotter

➜ VHF and UHF radio

➜ Two outboard motors for the tender

➜ 1100w Pure Sinewave Inverter

Most of their yacht came ready for off-grid living on the ocean.


Sailing SV Sarean has not uploaded anything about cruising or their boat in more than 2 years. Their plans were halted due to the Pandemic, but they’re preparing to head out again from New Zealand to Australia. This was the original plan but the borders were closed.

Past Cruising

They have only explored New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.

Affording It

They made their money throughout their professional life and invested wisely to purchase their boat.

Net Worth

In 2022, Sailing SV Sarean are worth $950,000.

Making Loot

They created a YouTube channel to share their adventures rather than make an income, but they did make around $2,000/month on the platform by:

➜ Receiving PayPal donations

➜ Running a Patreon account

➜ Using Amazon affiliate links

➜ Running ads on their channel

They kept things simple and I really enjoyed their website. Definitely a ton of knowledge there!


I haven’t seen them on any other cruising YouTube channels.

Big Moments

Some moments in the past few years include:

➜ Meg got a cancer diagnosis

➜ They were stalked by sharks in New Caledonia

➜ They saw baby turtles hatching

Future Plans

Where to next? I’d love to see their channel continue but haven’t heard anything.

Key Takeaways

There is so much we can absorb:

➜ Do the trip while you can

➜ Buy a boat with a low carbon footprint

➜ Don’t be afraid to do your own boat work

➜ Sailing short-handed is surprisingly easier than you might think.

And again – don’t leave it too late. 🙂


I really do miss Meg and Dazza. I always enjoyed watching their channel as I could support these smaller creators. Hopefully they’ll return to publishing new YouTube videos soon enough.

Until then…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Darren and Megan’s cruising adventures…

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…🙂)