The Daley Adventure: No More YouTube? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on The Daley Adventure for 2023.

Over the last 4.5 years, I had spent many hours watching and researching everything I could about The Daley Adventure to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really got *that* obsessed with David and Hayley 😃 after all, I was actually in the market for the same catamaran they owned)

If you’re super curious to know:

➜ How The Daley Adventure afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Why have they been missing from YouTube for 12+ months

➜ How you can start crossing oceans just like they did

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… 🙂

The Daley Adventure FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Susan Ann II

Crew Members

David Dobson (age 43)

Hayley Dobson (age 42)

Missing from YT

Why has The Daley Adventure not been uploaded to YouTube for a while? It’s because they now have 3 children (Ayla and Cooper, plus a newborn) and Dave is often working away in Portugal while they live in Dubai.

This was their last video which was published around 2 years ago:

The Boat

Before selling the catamaran, The Daley Adventure owned a 2017 Lagoon 250S.

They shipped a ton of their gear from the UK to the Lagoon factory in France.


Dave got to work pretty quickly and modified their boat with:

➜ Their own microwave

➜ Underwater lights

➜ Washing machine

Past Cruising

Before becoming parents, they explored in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean.

Affording It

Dave and Hayley worked hard but didn’t have enough cash. They had to take out a bank loan to purchase their boat. Financing options appear to be more readily available in some countries.

Net Worth

The Daley Adventure is worth $980,000.

Making Loot

They didn’t monetize their channel at all, despite putting so much effort into their video production.


I don’t recall seeing them on other cruising channels, but perhaps I’m mistaken? If I am – please reach out so I can update this article. Plus – who knows, we might see them on other channels in the near future.

While their boat has been sold, I’m sure they’re itching to go sailing again now that the kids are getting a little easier.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this stunningly beautiful British couple?

➜ Sail before you have kids

➜ Be willing to take risks

➜ Make the most of today

➜ Don’t have any regrets

And of course, find a partner who’ll 100% support your dreams.


I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them and their journey on the Lagoon. Perhaps they’ll become like The Sailing Family and pick up sailing again soon. I know that Hayley is tired of Dave constantly flying away.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Dave and Hayley’s time on YouTube…

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…🙂)