The Sailing Brothers: What Boat Do They Have? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on The Sailing Brothers for 2022.

Over the last several years, I have spent many hours watching and researching everything I could about The Sailing Brothers to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with The Sailing Brothers 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How The Sailing Brothers afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ If they have found women while sailing

➜ 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 Sailing Brothers FAQs (January 2023)

Boat Name

S/V Atlas

Crew Members

Luke Martin (age 41)

Adam Martin (age 38)

They don’t have girlfriends and haven’t really dated since living on board full-time.

The Boat

The Sailing Brothers own a 1979 Rival 34 sailing yacht:


They have upgraded their yacht with basic electronics as they’re on a tight budget. They don’t even have a fridge or freezer, and their engine is 42 years old and still going strong.


The Sailing Brothers are currently in The Bahamas.

Prior to this, they were in Bermuda.

Past Cruising

They sailed around the United Kingdom and then headed for warmer waters.

Affording It

Like many YouTubers, The Sailing Brothers simply worked hard for their dream. They previously lived in a 27ft boat in a marina while working 50 hours/week in supermarkets.

Atlas cost them just $20,000 as it had been neglected.

Much of the restoration projects and boat work was done by themselves (more than 400 hours!), therefore keeping the costs down.

Net Worth

The Sailing Brothers have an estimated net worth of $175,000 based on their boat value + online income.

They probably care very little about their low net worth, as they’re sharing exactly the same views with million-dollar yachts…and with a lot less stress!

They’re also not trading in years of their life in the corporate slave-trade to buy a slightly nicer boat.

Making Loot

They make an estimated $2,400/month on YouTube from:

➜ Their loyal Patreon subscribers

➜ Allowing YouTube to put ads on their channel

This is only just enough to sustain themselves, but they do get odd jobs in ports. They could monetized their channel so much better.

Fortunately they’ve had incredible support along the way due to the generosity of humans.


They are a little more introverted than other cruising channels on Youtube, and haven’t done any collabs at this time.

Big Moments

Things haven’t been easy and they have experienced:

➜ Coming across a sailor in distress

➜ Experiencing multiple problems with their engine

➜ Almost getting a $10,000 fine in the BVI’s

Fortunately, they haven’t created any drama or click-baitey content.

Future Plans

Both Luke and Adam have no ambitions of stopping anytime soon. They’re genuine world cruisers and from Nova Scotia, are heading back to Martinique (in one hit) and through the Panama Canal.

I certainly hope to see them in the South Pacific in the next few years!

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from these friendly gentlemen?

➜ Make your dream happen today

➜ Learn to do your own boat work

➜ Work towards your own freedom

➜ You don’t need an expensive boat

And of course, open your mind to opportunities!


I’ve really liked watching these guys. They’re a smaller channel and don’t have the gloss of other channels, or the bikinis for that matter.

It’s as though they’ve created their channel for people who actually want to go sailing, rather than the dreamers.

Certainly, they’re more relatable than 95% of channels out there, and they command a huge amount of respect from me! I’ll be supporting them long into the future.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by The Sailing Brothers 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

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