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The Best Sailing Channels on YouTube

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There’s a new theme of lifestyle channels finding their popularity on YouTube and and they’re focused on live-aboard sailing.

Okay, so it’s not new, sailing channels have been around for a while, but rarely with the regularity of uploads we see now and usually usually targeting a more mature demographic of people who sail as a hobby.

Now, thanks to the largest sailing channels on YouTube, such as Sailing La Vagabonde and Sailing Delos, we’re seeing a trend of younger sailing families, showing us all what we’re missing out on!

So if you’re not already familiar with these YouTubers, let us tell you about some of the most popular ones:

Sailing La Vagabonde

Sailing La Vagabonde Riley and Elayna with Lenny

Sailing La Vagabonde comprises (currently) of Riley, Elayna and their young boy Lenny, they’re soon to be joined by another baby boy but we suspect we won’t know his name until he’s born!

Riley owned a monohull (a boat with a single hull, unlike their current boat) and was sailing alone when he met Elayna on his travels, who herself was traveling at the time as a musician. Both Australian, young and attracted to eachother, Elayna was asked to join Riley on the boat and the rest is history. They’ve now been sailing the world for 6 years.

Sailing La Vagabonde Riley and Elayna

A few years back they entered into a lease/ambassador agreement with the French boat/catamaran maker Outremer. The boat is a 14m x 7m catamaran, meaning it has two hulls and a deck which bridges the gap between them. In the sailing world catamarans don’t appear to be the first choice with those passionate about sailing, but often they offer more space, more comfort and practicality but some marinas will charge you more, given your boat takes up more space than a monohull.

Sailing La Vagabonde Outremer 45

Elayna edited the videos and possibly still does to some extent but it’s understood that this has been outsourced now to someone else. The videos often feature a good variety of upbeat music and this makes for good, entertaining videos with a better than average production value, some animations and comedic skits too.

Sailing La Vagabonde offers good humour and a sense of adventure and excitement. Riley and Elayna are both free divers so the underwater scenes are usually without scuba diving equipment, Riley has often recorded his spear-fishing of lobsters and groupers but for the most part the food cooked on the boat are vegetarian dishes.

Sailing La Vagabonde have invited Patreons to join them on the boat in the past, although they stick to trusted friends to help on the boat now from time to time, given they have kids to think about and no doubt they wish to enjoy their privacy too.

What is Sailing La Vagabonde’s Net Worth?

According to Statsmash.com, Sailing La Vagabonde is estimated to be worth approximately $517,000 from their earnings on YouTube.

The number of people currently supporting Sailing La Vagabonde on Patreon is 3,930 and the basic supporters package is valued at £2.50 per episode all the way up to £153.50 per episode for the top package. Assuming all 3,930 people subscribe to the base £2.50 episode (and they won’t all be), based on their 4/5 videos released per month, Sailing La Vagabonde make between £39,300 and £49,125 per month from their Patreons.

It’s not known how much Sailing La Vagabonde make from selling their merchandise on their website, from the sales of Elayna’s music tracks, or from their ambassador deal with Outremer, but it’s suspected the ambassador deal just heavily discounted their lease agreement for the catamaran.

Sailing Zatara

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The Sailing Zatara family

Sailing Zatara consists of a family of six! Although the eldest of the kids, Anna has now left the boat to pursue her education at a Texas University.

Sailing Zatara Anna

The story of Sailing Zatara is an inspiring one, as they haven’t always been sailing, Keith, the father was more into planes than he was boats, but he and his wife Renee decided to up the family from their home, to sell up and to live a life on the ocean.

Much like Sailing La Vagabonde, their time on the water began on a monohull, it’s understandable that with such a large family that they can now be found on a 59ft Privilege 585 catamaran. Keith knew the boat he wanted before he found it, their catamaran was a used one and it now suits their purposes just fine.

Sailing Zatara Privilege 585

Now living on the boat is Keith (the dad), Renee (the mom), Jack (the eldest son), Finn (the youngest son) and Kate (the youngest daughter). Keith can often be found at the helm, navigating the huge catamaran safely between destinations, plotting routes, playing guitar, fixing things around the boat or catching and gutting any fish he might catch.

Sailing Zatara Keith and Renee

Renee films and produces the videos, she’s not so keen to appear on camera as she is to film her family, but she does appear on the videos quite regularly and does narrate the videos nicely too. The production quality of her videos is very good!

Sailing Zatara Renee and Keith

Jack is the teenage heartthrob of the boat and is a favourite of many of the younger fans on YouTube. Jack plays guitar, skateboards with his brother Finn, enjoys Kiteboarding and playing video games, on the boat Jack is second on command and will help with the maintenance and some of the more physical aspects of boat maintenance.

Sailing Zatara Jack

Finn plays some mean guitar and enjoys doing stunts on his scooter, he also loves Kiteboarding. Kate has recently started Kiteboarding too but otherwise she helps her mom with tasks and is a promising young chef, it’s understood she makes pretty good doughnuts!

Sailing Zatara Finn
Sailing Zatara Kate

The kids are homeschooled to a good standard, Anna who was homeschooled on the boat previously is now at university for example. They enjoy the same curriculum as they would study in a normal school environment, Renee ensures the quality of their comprehension and of their work.

When Zatara is on passage (traveling a particularly long distance, as sailing can take days or weeks between destinations), all of the kids take it in turns throughout the night to observe the actions of the boat on a 3 hour shift pattern. This is not to say that the kids are sailing the boat, although there’s technically nothing to stop them.

Sailing Zatara boat on the hard

When the boat is under way between destinations, it uses an autopilot, so they don’t really have to do a lot, but it’s important to ensure that the boat is on course, that there are no technical or structural failures, any ripped sails or snapped ropes and observe that there are no nearby boats or ships to be concerned with. They do of course also have to wake the next person to take over their shift from them.

Sailing Zatara Boat at night

Keith ensures to involve the viewer in some of the more technical aspects of sailing, maintenance and repairs, he also does a regular Q&A section for followers which is really informative. Sailing Zatara is a very entertaining YouTube channel.

What is Sailing Zatara’s Net Worth?

According to Statsmash.com, Sailing Zatara is worth roughly $148,000. Socialblade gives very approximate YouTube earnings for Sailing Zatara of between £256 and £4,100 per month.

Sailing Zatara does earn money via its online shop and paid campaigns which feature in their videos, it’s not known what the value of these is. Sailing Zatara does not earn money via Patreon.

They do have a members only section on Facebook, which they operate similarly to Patreon, offering early access to videos and updates on their adventures which may not be shown otherwise in their videos

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