The Ultimate Guide to Sailing Yacht Florence

Here's Everything You Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on S/V Florence for 2023.

Over the last few years, I have spent 26 hours watching and researching everything I could about Matt and Amy as I really enjoy their channel.

(I got really obsessed with them since their Whitsundays adventure, ’cause that’s my own backyard! 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➔ How Sailing Yacht Florence’s crew afforded their boat

➔ How they make their money today

➔ What boat they have and its upgrades

➔ 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 Yacht Florence FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Florence

Crew Members

Matt Bruce Humpreys (age 35)

Amy Cartwright (age 34)

The Boat

Florence is a 1985 37-foot Oyster Heritage blue ocean sailing yacht with 3 cabins and 1 head. It’s gross tonnage is 7 tonnes.


Matt and Amy have upgraded their yacht with:

➔ A brand new sailing dinghy without an outboard

➔ New B&G electronics including GPS and autopilot

➔ New spinnaker and spinnaker pole


Sailing Yacht Florence are in French Guiana and Suriname.

They have already finished their 6-year circumnavigation but have no plans to stop.

Past Cruising

Amy and Matt are pursuing a global navigation from England to England with one lap around the world.

So far they have cruised in:

➔ The Caribbean

➔ Panama

➔ The United States

➔ French Polynesia

➔ Tonga

➔ New Zealand

➔ Fiji

➔ Australia

➔ Indonesia

➔ Malaysia

➔ Thailand

➔ Seychelles

➔ South Africa

Affording It

Amy and Matt paid $75,000 for their yacht.

They bought this through diligent savings as they both have full-time jobs prior to sailing.

Net Worth

YouTubers are doing well for themselves.

As of 2023, Sailing Yacht Florence has a net worth of $725,000 USD. This is based on the value of their yacht, online business and small stock portfolio.

Evidently, you don’t need be a millionaire to sail around the world or even just enjoy the cruising lifestyle full-time.

Making Loot

Today in 2023, they make their money with:

➔ Working as digital nomads (real jobs)

➔ Donations from their Patreon subscribers

➔ YouTube advertising revenue

It only costs $3,500 per month for their sailing/cruising lifestyle.


Sailing Yacht Florence haven’t collaborated with any other YouTube cruisers as of 2023.

Big Moments

Some of the biggest highlights in their travels are:

➔ Being boarded at night on a remote island

➔ Sailing across the Indian and Pacific oceans

➔ Going through the Panama Canal (assisted)

Future Plans

Amy and Matt envision sailing the western side of Africa after Seychelles and South Africa.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from Sailing Yacht Florence?

➔ Blue ocean cruisers aren’t million-dollar yachts

➔ You don’t need to wait until age 65 to go cruising

➔ Keep your budget as low as reasonably possible

➔ Success on YouTube doesn’t require a bikini

➔ Stay humble and avoid the click-bait drama


I really enjoy Sailing Yacht Florence’s simple yet encouraging content having watched them on YouTube for too many hours.

After all, they sailed in my backyard (South-East Queensland) and onwards up the Great Barrier Reef and into South-East Asia.

They remind us to use the resources we have available to us and not let our 30’s go to waste.

Creating Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 It’s Joshua again….

Clearly I’m in love with S/V Florence and their worldwide sailing…

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.

Earlier I mentioned about finding the perfect cruising business model.

With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:

➔ Generate a sustainable $15,000/month with proof (yes, seriously!)

➔ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans

➔ Do it without selling to friends & family (’cause that’s icky, am I right?!)

➔ Share my lifetime passion of sailing, cruising and global adventures

Curious to learn more? Jump on the free training right now. 🔥