Sailing Tangaroa: Why Are They Missing From YouTube? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Tangaroa for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent numerous hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Tangaroa to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with James and Hannah 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Tangaroa afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Their real names, ages and net worth

➜ 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 Tangaroa FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Tangaroa

Crew Members

James Gogan (age 33)

Hannah Taylor (age 33)

The Boat

Sailing Tangaroa has a 2012 37ft James Wharram Catamaran. This boat is popular in Australia for coastal cruising, but certainly not the best bluewater cruiser.

They have since sold this vessel:


Since selling their boat, their whereabouts have been unknown but it appears that they might be on Australia’s East Coast.

Past Cruising

They have sailed from Adelaide and all the way up to the remote Kimberly region of Western Australia.

Affording It

They both worked hard in their 20’s and were wise with their savings. Their boat only cost about $75,000 Australian dollars.

Net Worth

Sailing Tangaroa has a net worth of $230,000.

Making Loot

On YouTube, they were making around $2,000/month by:

➜ Their Patreon subscribers

➜ Allowing ads on their channel

It was only just enough to keep their travels going.


I didn’t see them collab with anyone else, but if you want to watch a similar couple then check out Sailing Nandji.

Big Moments

They came across numerous crocodiles (one circled their boat all night!) and they had numerous boat breakages, but the most notable moment was James’ proposal to Hannah.

Future Plans

Why did they sell the boat? What are they doing now? Did they have kids and settle down? No one really knows.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this genuine Aussie couple?

➜ Be willing to share your storm

➜ Do it all before you have kids

➜ Start work on your freedom project

➜ Head for the Kimberley’s if you can

And of course, plan for the future!


I really miss these guys on YouTube and hopefully they’ll start cruising again soon. If you have any more information about their future plans, then please let me know!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by S/V Tangaroa and their travels…

Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing Australia 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…🙂)