The Paper Boat Project: Who is Stefan’s New Girlfriend? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on The Paper Boat Project for 2023.

Over the last 2 years, I have spent countless hours watching and researching everything I could about The Paper Boat Project to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Stefan since he was with Audrey 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How The Paper Boat Project afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ Who is his new beautiful girlfriend

➜ 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… 🙂

The Paper Boat Project FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

They don’t have a boat but are looking for one.

Currently, they’re working on other people’s boats, doing boat deliveries and charter work now that Stefan is a YachtMaster with his offshore qualifications.

Crew Members

Stefan Heiberg (age 39) also known as Captain Leeu from South Africa.

Oliwia Z (age 29) is from Warsaw, Poland, who Stefan calls the ‘Polish Princess’ and boy….he isn’t wrong. 🤩

Previously, Stefan was popular on Sailing Miss Lone Star.

That wasn’t without controversy though. I noticed in her comments that some people felt that Audrey was manipulating him, and she has since deleted some of the episodes.

It’s great to see him on a new channel and on new frontiers.

As one of his commentators has said “You are in a way better place than before, no more bimbo just good honest comments

And as far as Audrey being caught stealing, it was only Audrey that was found guilty. Stefan had NOTHING to do with it. He’s just always come across as an honest guy in my eyes.

The Boat

To be updated once Stefan buys his boat.


Again, to be updated.


Where is Stefan?

According to YouTube, they are in the Mediterranean while being only a few weeks behind on uploading their latest videos.

Past Cruising

Stefan has sailed the Caribbean, United States and now the Mediterranean.

Affording It

Was Stefan rich? Kind of. He worked hard in the world of investment banking and corporate for several years. He saved up enough to purchase some boats and sail the world.

Net Worth

The Paper Boat Project has a net worth of $450,000.

Making Loot

Stefan makes his money through:

➜ Running his own investments

➜ His Patreon and PayPal donations

➜ Using referral links to Amazon

He hasn’t mastered the art of YouTube yet and the bulk of his active income is through being hired by owners to sail their yachts.


Apart from Aubrey’s channel, has he been featured elsewhere? Not really but he is close friends with Sailing Uma.

Big Moments

The biggest moment in his journey was leaving the ‘trainwreck’ behind (not my words, but those of many viewers) around 2 years ago:

So far his channel has been able fun, freedom and fulfillment rather than click-bait content.

Future Plans

Stefan is still looking for a yacht with his Polish Princess.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from him?

➜ Always chase your dreams

➜ Get your charter boat qualifications

➜ Be wary of who you sail with

➜ Hunt for the perfect boat

And find a beautiful mermaid to join you on the journey!


In Stefan’s words “You can achieve anything you set your mind to!” and I totally agree.

Go and make your dreams of crossing oceans happen!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

Clearly I’ve been very inspired by The Paper Boat Project 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…🙂)