Living on a Self-Sufficient Sailboat for 10 Years + FULL TOUR

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    Brian and Karin Trautman have been living on a sailboat for 10 years, and their boat is set up so they can be off the grid in remote places for months at a time with solar and wind power providing electricity, a water maker that turns salt water into fresh water, multiple freezers and loads of storage space for food, and even a small washing machine on board!
    They've sailed SV Delos - a 53' sloop rig ketch - 83,000 nautical miles which is the equivalent of circling the earth at the equator more than 3 times. Their latest adventures include sailing as a family with their 6-month baby, Sierra, and outfitting the boat with a heater so they can explore the Arctic this summer after several years in the Tropics.
    If you want to follow SV Delos, and support their amazing vlog-style documentary project about the liveaboard lifestyle, we've included links to all their pages here:
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    1. Exploring Alternatives

      Thank you for watching! We are so excited to have collaborated with SV Delos on this video and you can follow their journey on all the platforms here:

      1. Blue Eyes

        Set this is something we have been interested in. not to be nosy but could you give me an idea of how much your boat costs before And after your off the grid upgrades?

      2. TuxedoXJunction 2902

        Is this vessel a Van de Stadt design?

      3. Cool Clide

        Time to pull your boat in a remodel it for the baby it needs a baby room and open space

      4. Cool Clide

        Do yall not like people also good idea while covid 19 is going on

      5. Cool Clide

        You should have new baby gate all around the boat for the baby they grow fast

    2. Jamie Barraclough

      This is incredible

    3. SM Russel

      you guys went Seixal Portugal in 2016 if I'm not wrong

    4. Sergei Е

      Actually, the best video I’ve ever seen before

    5. JadeXSlayer

      Hol up, did she just say they ate cats? O

    6. savdown

      One of the cutest babies i have ever seen.

    7. Jerry Smith

      Hello Brian and Karin, I think you have a very well outfitted boat. I can't think of anything more that would be needed for a more comfortable cruise. Your beautiful daughter will have the most adventurous time growing up. I envy your life style up to the point you said that you intend to sail to Alaska. In the winter it is too cold and in the summer there are too many bugs. Best wishes

    8. White Eagle

      Lovely and beautiful, thanks for sharing it.... Hope to meet you guys soon

    9. Alif Steve

      Hi from indonesia, the shotouted country🥺

    10. malakas malakias

      Thats my dream!

    11. Sandman

      I wish I was healthy enough to even consider doing something like this. To disconnect yourself from everyone any time, nothing holding you in one place, no ancher.

    12. gerard pellikaan

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    13. Joshua Beaty

      Great video thanks for sharing. Very detailed hope to be in your position one day. Lots of prep work it looks like. One question where did you get that super great antenna???

    14. Shane Shaw

      I've been binge watching SV Delos for weeks now, what an adventure!

    15. Redbeard of Randomness

      How do they afford it?

      1. operator0

        Patreon. They have 2,200+ Patrons.

    16. M Pa

      Looks like they are set when the ice caps melt.

    17. Rachel Goh

      I conclude that I will never be able to live such a life, and so I shall live vicariously through your videos!

    18. Anil R

      16:48 Hindu God Hanuman.

    19. Cyrus Collins

      I really wanna meet them in life. Interview some important life saving informations. Congratulations for making this far at the sea too

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    22. Wendy Cherry

      Omg how awesome

    23. Craig Driscoll

      I'm live in Boston mass USA .I'm curious about what all those photos are on the wall behind you.awsome living!!!!

    24. Seymourbutts Esquire

      At first I was like, you guys are insane for doing this with a baby! But then I saw how efficient and organized you both are and how you've carefully thought about everything, how cozy you've made the Delos not just for Sierra but for yourselves as well. I also like how you complement one another. Brian, you sound all business and Karin is hilarious. You're all amazing! I seriously can't remember being this jealous of anyone. Stay blessed!

    25. Chris Solenberger

      Do you guys ever get sick? Your immune system probably doesn't exist. P.S. She'd be knocked up every 9months

    26. blackbeltcrane

      Did I hear that right? You ate cats for a month?

      1. operator0


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    28. Clayton Walter

      Greatest survival equipment: HOT WIFE

    29. Buddha Bunny

      So jealous... I have a secret desire to be a pirate 😁

    30. shawn morgan

      thank you, very interesting!

    31. BLACK face Hardon

      That would be a PITA to live on there Especially with a kid I hope your on birth control now

    32. BLACK face Hardon

      Geezzz how many thongs do you need?

    33. BLACK face Hardon

      So your pollutin the ocean with your 💩💩💩💩

      1. operator0

        ​@BLACK face Hardon You write like you flunked out of high school. Do you know the difference between "your" and "you're"? No one who has a STEM degree writes like a 9th grader.

      2. BLACK face Hardon

        @operator0 i work part time at sea world sht4brains In Florida

      3. operator0

        @BLACK face Hardon You are not a biologist, and I wasn't born yesterday.

      4. BLACK face Hardon

        @operator0 im a biologist btw

      5. BLACK face Hardon

        @operator0 LoL Thats differant Sea animals are differant

    34. BLACK face Hardon

      Trust me when Armageddon gets here you're not gonna be talkn to anyone You're gonna be dead

    35. BLACK face Hardon

      That kitchen is bigger then mine

    36. BLACK face Hardon

      Ya no thanks Keep it

    37. Ankit Binjola

      16:49 you believe in Hinduism 🙏 ❤️

    38. Hademine

      He took self teaching to another level. Some to learn from

    39. Jason Schmidt

      is delos the baby?

    40. Jason Schmidt

      is that her baby?

    41. j rusovich

      Okay, so man buys sailing yacht. Man gets bored sailing alone or with friends. So one day while at port he meets a gorgeous woman, and asks her if she'd like to go sailing for the weekend. So far, I'm following this. Then, after a weekend on the water, she decides to what? Marry him? Have a child with him...and raise said child on a sailboat in the middle of the ocean? This is like something out of a dream! The real story here is not the sailing, but the relationship itself. Who are these people and what planet are they from? Wow. Keep the videos coming!


      its kinda not really self sufficient you do still dock and fill up on goods fuel repairs consumables sundries vs $$$ you got in a bank acct somewhere to buy this stuff or do you trade beads and clamshells to pay the hawks

    43. Tango

      These guys are truly living life

    44. Acer 8

      Man that’s awesome good for you guys

    45. Divine Nonbinary

      What is this boat insurance thingie? does it have anything to do with the travel support or is it just giving money away?

      1. operator0

        @Divine Nonbinary That is absolutely true. There are sailors who cruise around the world with no insurance. You do need ot be careful though, because, as you said, many marinas will not allow you to tie up at their marina without proof of insurance. Although, that brings up the question of how will they confirm the proof a cruiser provides them is real and not counterfeit. But, I suppose they have that figured out....or not. ;)

      2. Divine Nonbinary

        @operator0 hm.. I am seeing that it is not mandatory in every state.. I also checked europe and it seems to be a voluntary thing unless you're using moorings a lot (that require said insurance) it must be possible then if youre travelling in wild locations to not get any! (?)

      3. operator0

        Boat insurance is like car insurance. If it's full coverage, it covers the price of a replacement boat if this boat sinks, and it covers damages to other boats and infrastructure caused by an accident. You can also just have liability that will cover only damages to other boats and infrastructure, but not your boat. Incidentally, boat insurance does not cover hurricane damage.

    46. Divine Nonbinary

      What is the sewing machine you're using? Is it special heavy duty machine?

      1. Divine Nonbinary

        @operator0 so cool!! thank you for the info! sounds like a great idea to have one on board!!

      2. operator0

        Yes, it's a special heavy duty canvas sewing machine. I believe they have a Sailrite, which is the gold standard for these kinds of sewing machines.

    47. Divine Nonbinary

      Anybody knows whats up with cocroaches and labels?

      1. Divine Nonbinary

        @operator0 woah! but how'd you get roaches on a boat in the first place? I mean are those coming from the place you would travel to or they must be like permanent boat residents =D

      2. operator0

        Roaches will lay their eggs under the labels on the cans.

    48. Blake Ryan

      Those 2 sodas in the fridge 5:48 would have been gone day 1 for me.

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    51. Chris Stockton

      Awesome Sailboat, and beautiful family as well. Congrats on achieving your dreams

    52. Anthony Cheng

      Don’t u get sailsick?

    53. Wavy Blaze

      I like that you were honest about where your business goes lol.

    54. kerrin harripersad

      I saw a carib beer in the fridge, did you guys travel to Trinidad and Tobago?

      1. operator0

        Yes, they have traveled to a lot of places in the Caribbean. They have basically circumnavigated the world.

    55. Mary Smith

      what about storms?

      1. operator0

        They try to avoid them, but sometimes that's not possible. This boat is built like a tank and has a stellar reputation as a rugged blue water cruiser. They have been caught in a force 9 gale in the Indian Ocean, and the boat did just fine.

    56. Evan LeClaire

      XS Energy. Y'all are Amway people? Good work!

    57. Michael W

      Living the dream. peace

    58. Hyolmo Pemba

      Love you guyss amazing life you have......

    59. David Goodman

      11:35 where did you find cats in the middle of the ocean?

      1. operator0


    60. Hoplite Warlord

      I want to know how they can afford to live like this. Obviously they aren't employed in the normal way, so did they win a lottery, get an inheritance or have rich friends and relatives thay support them?? Otherwise how can one sustain such a lifestyle! I'm just curious, that's all. Maintaining a sailboat and paying for fuel and port charges is not cheap, it's not like you just put yourself on a boat and head out, there are a lot of expenses living like this!

      1. operator0

        @Dawn Liman He had a loan on the boat when he bought it, and kept the lone for many years. This boat goes for about $200,000-$300,000 on the used market. They make their money off Patreon. They have 2,200+ Patrons who spend at least $5 per episode. They release one episode per week. Do the math and you will be very surprised how much they make.

      2. Dawn Liman

        It's not as expensive as you think. The rule of thumb is 10% of a boat's value is spent on maintenance per year. This boat looks to be about $150,000 - ish so only $15,000 a year to maintain, if that. Brian is probably in his early 40s and seems quite competent so I'm guessing he had more than enough saved to pay for Delos in cash with money to spare, so no boat payments. The rest is easily paid for via youtube and patrons; sailboat owner patrons tend to have more disposable income than other types of patrons, therefore they're able to give more. Voila, lifestyle bought and paid for!

    61. Elicia Halterman

      Just came across this video. We actually moved from Flagstaff, AZ 4 years ago to Florida to go sailing..😉

      1. BLACK face Hardon

        Ez money

    62. cf

      The good thing about top loading fridge is that it is way more energy efficient because the cold air doesn't leave it when you open it.

    63. Manmohan Pai

      @16:50 Wow. They worship Hanuman Ji 🙏🏻

    64. C B

      I used to work for Polaroid. The pix on the walls look like Joshua.

    65. Shawn Clarkson

      They know they're sailing on a flat ocean with no silly childish curvature. Seriously people believe nasa that the earth is flying a million miles a hour through space? 😆 so silly

    66. Marcy Pink

      This looks like true freedom. I want to do it.

    67. DJ Speedy Beats

      I’ve had cabin fever before you feel like jumping off the boat into the ocean when it gets that bad . I could never do this

    68. sbdreamin

      nicely setup boat.

    69. Ayawoke

      I would read anything written by their baby once it grows up. Imagine the different life perspective.....

    70. greek

      Is the internet free with the satelite server?

    71. Lesley Bourke

      Amazing! I would have loved that that life....but not now lol old girl...not that I would let that stop me, but would not do as am single lol.

      1. Dawn Liman

        Why not? Plenty of single women sailors. Get yourself a 32' boat and do it. Seriously if you are in good health and have the knowledge then there really is no reaon not to.

    72. killer Pitbull

      i remamber a movie withe a baby on board ,and the parants in the sea and sharks

    73. Designer-Jocks_Mc

      You ate a cat oh hell no

      1. operator0


    74. J Rio

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    75. chris martin

      Great video loved it

    76. Ryan Atherton

      Seems irresponsible to have a 6 month old living at sea. Call me old fashioned.

    77. tony am

      I love sailing.

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    79. Criminals Hate Cameras

      Which heat are the fans for?

    80. al Thain

      Nevermind "leave no stone unturned" this gentleman leaves no grain of sand unturned. Very very intelligent man. This guy has problems solved that don't exist yet 👍

    81. j c

      What about safety. What about serious storms.

    82. Cam Doughty

      Yo... you guys put ur kid in a cage?? That’s nuts

    83. Nisha

      When the baby starts walking it gets really dangerous!

      1. Nisha

        @operator0 ok good 😅

      2. operator0

        Go look at their current episodes. The boat is baby proofed now, with netting all around the lifelines. Plus, they never leave her unattended, unless she's sleeping in her beach tent.

    84. Flumazenil

      Did she say they ate cats for a month?

      1. operator0


    85. Ohkaina

      I grew up on a boat and I‘m so happy to see this!! It takes me back. Thanks for sharing!!! Lots of love!!!

    86. Lizzy Kitchen

      God bless you friend....

    87. Gornormity drummer

      10 year eh ? Did she have the baby on the boat too ? If so wow she’s definitely a keeper. Awesome boat.

      1. operator0

        They had the baby in Sweden, where she's from.

    88. Vatebulu OK

      That kid deserves better situation, she needs to see the world first, school, friends etc, after that she can choose to follow the lifestyle or not.

      1. Dawn Liman

        When did they say they would keep her on the boat for years and years to come?? They didn't. She's a baby now and doesn't know any different.

    89. mr.meaner

      Have you guys had any issues with bad guys at sea? Also do you have provisions for self defense?

    90. Lavette Edward

      The makeshift secretary micrencephaly wink because potato comparatively punish including a responsible encyclopedia. addicted, arrogant pelican

    91. Bud Blanchard

      I’ve been following you guys for years now. Loved this video! It’s great watching you guys grow and learning from your experiences and insight along the way. Thanks!

    92. Rheanus Bongabong

      Avid fan here from the philippines

    93. Rheanus Bongabong

      Avid fan here from the philippines

    94. Milena Seymour

      This is the perfect combination for me ! The ocean, beaches and a beautiful boat. But the huge waves and storms really are frightening!!! I guess u should also be careful where u sail too. But overall sounds very romantic. I think I could do a year. But don't know about longer lol

    95. Jeff Lowney

      how do you support yourself?

      1. operator0


    96. Rajeev Kapila

      Great Boat and Great People.

    97. Michael Prosperity

      That was fun to watch. God speed. From Chicago

    98. MedicinalMagic

      That lady has the most piercing blue eyes

    99. thisoldman

      Can I ask how did you learn sailing from scratch? I never sail and I am buying one and will start learning to live on the boat soon.

    100. TheRst2001

      Would you like to go sailing for the weekend 👍🤣