Sailing Zola: Net Worth, Income and Nellie Cronen’s OnlyFans (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Sailing Zola for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent 27 hours watching and researching everything I could about Sailing Zola to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Captain Banner and the beautiful Nellie 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Sailing Zola afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If you can buy uncensored videos of Nellie Cronen

➜ 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… 🙂

Flying Zola (previously Sailing Zola) FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Zola

Crew Members

Banner Sullivan (age 29)

Nellie Cronen (age 27) and is leaving the channel for a while.

Banner and Nellie are actually friends and aren’t dating. Yes – Nellie is single!

The Boat

They’re sailing with a 2006 Beneteau Oceanis 39.


They have upgraded their yacht with:

➜ B&G Chartplotter

➜ Microwave

They have 3 cabins and 2 heads.


They are currently in The Bahamas, as per their latest video:

This means they are currently up to date on their videos

Past Cruising

Where have they explored since buying their yacht? So far…

➜ The United States

➜ Bahamas

➜ Dominican Republic

The plan is to continue sailing for years into the future.

Affording It

How did they afford the boat? They’re influencers who also had jobs. They saved up enough, sold their cars and funded the purchase of their yacht which cost $143,000 US dollars.

Net Worth

As of 2023, the crew from Sailing Zola has a net worth of $670,000.

Making Loot

They make very little on YouTube, although the boat is operated by Instagram influencers who have brand sponsorships (Buff Bunny Collection) and make a full-time income living on the boat. They also have a small Patreon membership but they don’t offer uncut footage.


Have you seen them on any other YouTube channels dedicated to cruising? I haven’t, but if you have, please let me know.

Big Moments

They were novices when they started and experienced:

➜ Dragging anchor for half a mile

➜ They had a few struggles with their engine

➜ Nellie left the boat due to family issues

Future Plans

Where to next? Will they fly their new plane around the world? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this beautiful couple?

➜ Buy a simple yacht

➜ Learn basic maintenance

➜ You’ll learn a ton by doing

➜ Working remotely is possible

And of course, find a beautiful woman to support your cruising journey!


I have enjoyed watching their journey so far and can’t wait to see Nellie come back to the channel in the near future!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

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