Man Living Off-Grid on a $23k Sailboat & Spearfishing for Self-Reliance + FULL TOUR

Sailing Essentials
Daniel is a solo sailor who’s been living on a 38-foot 1984 Beneteau Idylle sailboat for the past 4 years. His boat and lifestyle are set up to maximize the amount of time he can spend exploring off-grid: he has 1000 watts of solar panels for electricity, a watermaker to create freshwater, a wood-fired grill for cooking outside, he grows and sprouts some of his fresh food, and he catches the majority of his protein by free-dive spearfishing.

Although he does solo sail his boat, he says the liveaboard lifestyle is much more fun when traveling with a buddy boat, and he also takes on crew half the time. He bought the boat for $23,000 USD, and has refitted it several times to get it where it is today. And by keeping his expenses low, he’s able to earn a living from documenting his adventures on YouTube and Patreon with his Adventureman Dan social media project:

Living on a sailboat isn’t always easy. Daniel says some of the challenges include constantly monitoring the weather, dealing with sleepless and stormy nights, battling loneliness, and always repairing things that are breaking on the boat.

Daniel is currently sailing in the Bahamas, but eventually plans to cross over into the Pacific and maybe head North towards Alaska, where he was first inspired to buy a sailboat, and pursue an ocean harvesting life on the water.

All footage and photos in this video were provided by Daniel 🙂

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:
Footage and photos provided by Daniel from Adventureman Dan

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