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5 Years Living on a Sailboat – Couple Shares Ups & Downs of a Liveaboard Life

We’re excited to share a full tour & interview with Nick & Terysa, a couple who quit their jobs as a dentist/paramedic and moved onto a sailboat 5 years ago. Once living aboard, it took them a year to prepare for the long-term travel adventure and they’ve since been sailing full-time for 4 years and counting. They’ve crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice, have sailed around Europe, the Caribbean, and the East Coast of the US; and they have plans to eventually circumnavigate the globe. You can follow their adventures and learn how they do it on their channel, Sailing Yacht Ruby Rose:

It’s always a scary thing to pursue your passion and to choose a lifestyle that’s off the beaten path. These two certainly admit it was a scary and stressful transition, and it took them three years to get rid of their stuff, sell Nick’s dental practice, find the right boat, and rent out their apartment so they could give it a go. And even though it’s not always easy, they say the past 4 years have been the best years of their lives.

To earn a living while they sail, they rent out an apartment in London, they earn income from YouTube where they share vlogs and tips for people who want to try living on a boat, too, and they also have a Patreon page:

We were almost able to cross paths with these two when we were in Portugal last year but it didn’t work out, so we want to say a big thank you to Nick & Terysa for filming & sharing their story with us 🙂

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Nick and Terysa from Sailing Yacht Ruby Rose

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20 comentarios

  1. Thank God you have both remained safe all this time. I hope you continue to be…..hope you have guns if you dock in NY or Florida

  2. Why do you avoid mooring buoys?

  3. Well, this is a lot of money…🙃

  4. seems like a horrible life.. you couldn't pay me to live on a cramped, constantly moving side to side, "home".. no thanks.

  5. Couldn't have said it better!

  6. Raesling Undomiel

    I give them credit–to live in a self-described stressful situation every single day isn't for me.

  7. you are amazing. Well done. Your life is great. it's great what you did. Your life is perfect. I never came across anyone so brilliant. I didn't even think such people existed in the world.
    How did you become such incredible people ? Can you make a video and tell us how you did. Thanks so much.

  8. Nice video liked it lot.

  9. Интерпарус Яхтинг

    Pretty look boat!

  10. What do they do during the proper rough seas

  11. well that sucks they used up a bunch of resources to become highly valued parts of society then ditch it to live on a boat ?

  12. I'm a day-sailer. Love this…retiree and could do this.

  13. Can you post a link to where the boat is for sale?

  14. Samantha Stouffer

    Thank you for sharing! It's great to see all of the challenges with the freedom. It puts things in perspective so much better than I've seen anywhere else.

    Safe travels!!!!

  15. what did you mean with the comment about hardship of meeting friends – said toward the end of your video –

  16. Chasing the Sun aka Bob in Germany

    Nick and Terysa good for you!! Humans were meant to be explorers and adventurers! Glad to see someone else going for it!! I used to own a 48ft Grand Banks and lived aboard for 7 years. It was the happiest 7 years of my life. Completely fulfilled! There is something about the connection between us, and living on top of water… it's really great!

  17. Hi I'm JoJo,
    It looks like you have plenty of room. Do you get closed in?
    I helped steam a Scallop boat to Corpus. It was a month out to sea . We got beat up in NC , eventually we hit the Gulf of Mexico. It was quite beautiful.
    You really have to come up with ideas to not spill the soup LOL!
    By the time I got to Corpus I was done
    You are blessed
    Enjoy make memories 🐦
    Jo Jo in VT 💕☃ 😊

  18. Did you max out all your credit cards before leaving? Because i think that might give me a good unsaid boost before i head out to sea. A extra 100k will be nice. I did not see any security. How do you fight off pirates in dangerous waters?

  19. Wht nobody say the yacht model

  20. preparing for life in the 23rd century


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