Everything You Always Wanted To Know
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 Whitsunday 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 (April 2023)
Matt Bruce Humpreys (age 35)
Amy Cartwright (age 34)
Florence is a 1985 37-foot Oyster Heritage blue ocean sailing yacht with 3 cabins and 1 head. Its 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
According to Instagram, they are in:
According to YouTube, they are in:
This means they are currently [up to date/behind]
Sailing Yacht Florence are in French Guiana and Suriname.
They have already finished their 6-year circumnavigation but have no plans to stop.
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
➔ The United States
➔ French Polynesia
➔ New Zealand
➔ South Africa
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.
Not having children certainly helped! 😅
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.
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 hasn’t collaborated with any other YouTube cruisers as of 2023.
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)
Amy and Matt envision sailing the western side of Africa after Seychelles and South Africa.
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.
Create Your Own Cruising Freedom
Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…
I’ve been very inspired by Florence 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…🙂)