Sailing Yabá: Their Net Worth, Income and Boat Cost (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Yabá for 2023.

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

I’m a little obsessed with Ben and MP 😃 since their boat restoration project is a mammoth one requiring persistence and flexibility.

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Yabá afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Their nationality 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 Yabá FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Yabá

Crew Members

Ben (from Belgium and Australia) and MP (from Brazil) are both 32 years old.

The Boat

Sailing Yabá owns an old wooden schooner that was originally built in 2006.


The upgrade list is endless, and they won’t be sailing anytime soon!


They are currently in Navegantes, but there is little time for paradise with so much boat work to be done!

Past Cruising

They haven’t really sailed all that much, with a strong focus on the restoration project.

Affording It

Ben and MP worked hard and poured their lives savings into restoring their old boat, but with some help from the cruising community.

Net Worth

Saling Yabá has a net worth of $245,000.

Making Loot

They treat YouTube as a serious revenue stream by:

➜ Allowing ads on their videos

➜ Running a Patreon account

➜ Offering their own merchandise

In total, Sailing Yabá makes around $3,300/month creating videos for their audience.


Outside of having friends, family and YouTube fans giving a helping hand, I haven’t seen them with other popular channels.

If you admire their restoration project, then be sure to check out similar channels which include Odd Life Crafting and Sailing Emerald Steel.

Big Moments

There are some big moments to come, so *watch this space*

Future Plans

This boat restoration project is expected to take 2 years. Following this, they plan to sail around the world.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Take on the big challenges

➜ Have a supportive partner

➜ Find a solid team to help you

➜ Overcome the highs and lows

And of course, look forward to those rolling seas and following winds!


I have really enjoyed watching their channel and eagerly waiting to see their boat launch into the water. 😀

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

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