Sailing Zero: How Can They Afford To Keep Sailing? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Zero for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 57 hours watching and researching everything I could about this cruising channel and its chosen vessel.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Christian’s HUGE and unique ship 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Zero afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How they can afford to keep sailing

➜ Where did they go and will they return?

➜ 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 Zero FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Zero

Crew Members

Christian (age 39) from Germany

Fay (age 27)

Yes they are dating, and yes they are nudists.

I haven’t found their last name(s) yet but I’ll keep this updated.

The Boat

Sailing Zero has a 1974 Hudson Force 50


There have been a ton of upgrades done to this boat:

➜ Watermaker

➜ GPS and AIS

➜ New coachroof


They were in Kapolei, Hawaii and are now in the Caribbean:

Past Cruising

Before selling, Sailing Zero explored:

➜ Alaska

➜ Hawaii

➜ Mexico

➜ Canada

➜ French Polynesia

➜ Tahiti

➜ San Diego

Their boat finished its final voyage in Hawaii before being listed with the boat brokers.

Affording It

Christian bought the yacht for cheap and spent many hours refitting everything in his spare time.

Net Worth

Christian and the crew ran on a VERY lean budget. They were only worth around $190,000.

Making Loot

Sailing Zero makes money through:

➜ Patreon subscribers

➜ YouTube advertising

They were only making around $2,000/month via their channel. It’s smaller and most people hadn’t heard of it until recently. The thing that really stands out is the unique boat they chose to explore the world.


I haven’t seen this couple on any other YouTube channel. If you have, then please write to me and I can update this article.

Big Moments

Unlike other channels, there haven’t been any remarkable or big moments in their journey. Apart from weathering a hurricane, not much other drama has occurred.

This means we aren’t distracted from the beautiful women that Christian brings on board… ☺️

Future Plans

Sailing Zero has recently purchased another boat, however, we’re yet to see what that boat is and get a tour, nor do we know what their future plans are.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ A unique ship is a beautiful ship

➜ Don’t be afraid to go further beyond your limits

➜ Learn to do much of the boat work by yourself

➜ For the men: find a beautiful woman like Fay!

And don’t be afraid to find your own freedom.


I can’t wait to see what Christian has in store for us next!

Until then, you could start creating your own freedom, starting today…

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

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