The Shiplife: What is Jay’s Net Worth, Girlfriend and Earnings? (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on The Shiplife for 2023.

I’m a huge fan of their channel, just like you!

If you wanted to know:

➜ What Jay’s net worth actually is

➜ Who is his girlfriend

➜ How much Shiplife makes on YouTube

➜ 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 Shiplife FAQs (April 2023)

Crew Members

Jay Herring (age 32)

He used to work as a crew member and now he’s a full-time vlogger.


At this time, Jay appears to be single.


He lives in Florida when he isn’t cruising!

Past Cruising

He’s been to a ton of places onboard cruise ships around the world.

Affording It

He saved up while cruising the oceans (no rent to pay) so he was able to start vlogging after he quit his job.

Net Worth

You’ll be surprised in a moment…

As of 2023, The Shiplife has a net worth of $760,000 USD.

This is based upon the value of Jay’s car, online business and camera equipment.

He isn’t a millionaire but gets to enjoy the million-dollar lifestyle onboard the ships of the world!

Making Loot

Jay is absolutely monetizing his channel properly.

In 2023, Jay from The Shiplife is making around $17,000 per month with his YouTube channel.

So yes, that’s a 6-figure annual income right there! And he hasn’t needed to wait until he retired for the big money to roll in.

He does this already, mainly through:

➜ Ads on his videos

➜ Affiliate links to cruise-related deals

➜ Sponsored links

➜ Patreon subscription

He isn’t given free cruises by cruise lines. Instead, he pays for them out of his own pocket and makes the money back from promoting that content to his loyal following on social media.


He’s been featured on a bunch of other channels.

Big Moments

Jay has done some interesting things, such as cheap cruises (and even super cheap cruises) plus has been the victim of racism and dealt with some rude people along the way.

Future Plans

He loves the cruising lifestyle and isn’t going to stop!

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ You can get paid huge money as a creator

➜ Open your mind to new opportunities

➜ Stay humble and consistent on the journey

➜ Surround yourself with other creators

And start publishing as early as you can.


Jay is not only awesome, but he has remarkably helpful content too. Whether you’re a crew member or passenger, you’ll come away more empowered to have a happier time on board.

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by The Shiplife and Jay’s travels…

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

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…🙂)