Sailing Zingaro: James’ Net Worth, Breakup and Earnings (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Zingaro for 2023.

Over the last 3 years, I have spent 25+ hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Zingaro to learn more about this unique channel.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with James and his sailing adventures 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Zingaro afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Little-known secrets about Kim Jensen

➜ 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 Zingaro FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Zingaro

Crew Members

James Evenson (age 37) and is a huge Elon Musk and Joe Rogan fan. He encapsulates the same freedom we are all seeking.

Previously, Kim Jensen (age 28) was a crew member but they separated during the Pandemic.

Ana B Munzon and Brenda are two recent additions to the crew in the Caribbean (namely Aruba) and have been on for some time. Is James sleeping with them both? That’s the million-dollar question… 😉

Brenda did say ‘and this is where the magic happens’ when entering James’ bedroom in this boat tour:

There was another Anna on board recently but she left.

The Boat

S/V Zingaro is an Oyster 485 that they paid $200,000 for.

James bought this while married to Kim.

Previously they were sailing on a catamaran (a Spindrift 37 designed by Crowther), but after the accident where the starboard hull broke off, this was sold for a mere $10,000 when they finally got into Lahaina, Maui.


Sailing Zingaro has upgraded the yacht with:

➜ Lithium batteries and solar panels

➜ Spectra Watermaker

➜ OC Tender

He hasn’t need to upgrade too much but does plan to upgrade his toilets to electric.


Zingaro is currently doing an Atlantic crossing:

They are currently up to date on video production. Both James and the girls are Spanish-speaking and James’ channel appeals to both language groups.

Past Cruising

James is a true sailor and has explored:

➜ The United States and Hawaii

➜ The Caribbean

➜ South America

Affording It

Does James come from rich parents? Not really. He simply worked hard over a decade and saved up enough money to purchase his first catamaran for cash.

When that unfortunately crashed, he was earning enough to purchase the Oyster for cash.

Net Worth

YouTubers can do well for themselves.

As of 2023, James from Sailing Zingaro has a net worth of $350,000. He paid $200,000 for his boat and his business valuation is approximately $150,000.

He does want to become a millionaire one day, much like many of us. But even if he doesn’t, he gets to enjoy million-dollar views.

Making Loot

How much money does James from Sailing Zingaro make on YouTube? Around $5,700/month and it’s made through:

➜ Running YouTube ads on every single video

➜ Placing Amazon Associates links under the videos

➜ Affiliate links to expensive camera equipment

➜ Monthly revenue from his loyal Patreon subscribers

➜ PayPal donations (although these a kinda rare)

➜ Selling official Zingaro merchandise

His channel has done well to attract a loyal audience, although he doesn’t share his strategies for working remotely. His website is also down at this time of publication.


Sailing Zingaro has collaborated with:

➜ S/V Too Short

Sailing Yacht Talisman

Sailing Parlay Revival

David Shih (a good friend of mine too!)

He has a friendship with Gone With The Wynns and I look forward to seeing him collaborate with Sailing Doodles given how much synergy they have.

He’s had Duca and Roberta from Odd Life Crafting on board for a while. They are one of the best restoration couples on YouTube.

He’s also done a couple of podcasts and episodes with Plukky from Sailing Into Freedom. To me, that was the perfect collaboration!

Big Moments

James hasn’t had an easy sailing journey. Incidents include:

➜ Falling asleep and running aground with his previous catamaran (making him a true sailor!)

➜ Both rudders fell off his previous boat

➜ Sailing Zingaro getting shipwrecked while on the catamaran. You can learn a lot about what happened here:

Essentially, his catamaran ripped in half while sailing in nasty conditions. 😔

➜ Sadly separating from Kim in late 2020 but she’s doing well today

One thing’s for sure – James is constantly pushing forward.

Future Plans

Where to next for James and his beautiful crew?

He’s going to keep sailing for years to come, and we all can’t wait to see the journey unfold!

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from James’ story on Zingaro?

A lot, actually:

➜ Keep things as simple as possible

➜ Find some beautiful women to share the journey with

➜ You can absolutely work remotely

➜ Don’t fall asleep when sailing 🙃

Above all else…have fun!


James is a unique content creator on YouTube who has done well with his channel. He combines boat maintenance with a beautiful crew and stunning anchorages!

He certainly finds the best crew and the best guests (Plukky, anyone?) to share the journey with the rest of us.

I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Clearly, I’ve been very inspired by Sailing Zingaro and James’ travels…

Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing the world is my childhood dream.

James is 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…🙂)