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

18. april. 2020
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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.
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Mat & Danielle
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  • 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:

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    • I got my rowboat's paddle's on sale. It was quite an oar deal!

      MaplecookMaplecook16 dager siden
    • Great video. Scored the babe. Seems like a great wife. The baby too adorable. The dream, the inspiration and execution is off the charts mind blowing.

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    • А

      Anton WolfAnton WolfMåned siden
    • I used to live in Flagstaff Arizona for 7 years

      Master of PuppetsMaster of PuppetsMåned siden
    • @Ray Gun he didn't say how many therm he made a day as I had mentioned before - when I looked at the entire video he showed the engine room and battery banks - he has a 8 kw inverter gen I'm guessing it's an inverter gen - but he did mention that he burns 600 liters of fuel every 3 month it takes about 1 liter of diesel fuel to generate 1 kw or 1000 watts - if he is burning 200 liters a month say at anchor that's 6.66 liters of fuel a day - along with the solar panels he's having to generate an additional 6-7 kw a day to maintain there life style in gallons that's 1.5 gal of fuel a day - he might be using the boats propulsion engine at times so u could discount some of the kWs I mentioned if that's the case - eather way he doesn't have enough panels or wind turbins to sustain that much equipment so he gets the additional power from his diesel generator - if u don't have water makers, washing machines, refrigorators & freezers, electric stoves, electric hot water heaters, electric wenches & all kinds of electronics on a boat - u can get by with just solar panels and or wind turbines - once u add all the said devices theres not enough space on a boat that size for the amount of solar panels and wind turbines nessary - the battery AH capacity would have to be substantially increased to support all the equipment - were they anchor at in the tropics there is generally a brieze coming off the water - note they mentioned they only use the Air-condition when there in a port or harbor - it takes 12 liters of fuel a day to run a small 5000 BTU air-conditioned so they don't use there's at anchor lol

      Sidney BaudierSidney BaudierMåned siden
  • U two are brave

    doreen Bibbydoreen Bibby14 timer siden
  • imagine the amazing fishing opportunities they come across

    JakeJake16 timer siden
  • Who else saw Lord Hanuman!!!

    Chaitu ReddyChaitu ReddyDag siden
  • Jay Hanuman Dada 💪🏻

    Malhar SharmaMalhar SharmaDag siden
  • Really inspiring!

    Campsite SwedenCampsite SwedenDag siden

    Frank BalazsFrank BalazsDag siden
  • What does the can label have to do with cockroaches? I missed that.

    Anthony LAnthony LDag siden
    • Interesting. Didn't know that. I haven't seen cockroaches in years. Thanks.

      Anthony LAnthony L13 timer siden
    • Cockroaches will feed on the glue used on the labels, and can lay eggs in the space between the can and label. Additionally, if the cans get wet, the labels turn to mush..

      Scott CowenScott CowenDag siden
  • They didnt have much friends so they don't want their daughter to have friends either

    pyro eyespyro eyesDag siden
  • Awesome video! Ive seen many people say they can never get their camera equipment to show the true up and down roll of the sea. They are correct when you watch their videos. Your camera catches it nicely so whatever you’re doing differently it’s working a treat. 👍

    Terry 01Terry 01Dag siden
  • Why in the world can't you fish?!?

    zengalileozengalileoDag siden
  • So happy to have found your channel!!! I'm subscribed and can't wait to become a regular. You guys are living my dream. ❤️🙌

    Kim FosterKim Foster2 dager siden
  • Would love sail away from all this political turmoil in America and don't look back

    John MorganJohn Morgan2 dager siden
  • Que buenas que estás !!

    CampestreCampestre2 dager siden
  • Ngl this is my first time seeing this kind of title Imagine 10 years = 1Decade just floating around the sea

    Chi toseChi tose2 dager siden
  • Ever been to the Cook island and visited Suwarrow ( An Island to Oneself ( or Suvarov is another name. Next you will have home schooling on the boat. Several references to other people on the boat. How can a person have a trip on the boat?

    John SmithJohn Smith2 dager siden
  • Very nice mate!

    A1 Auto SportA1 Auto Sport2 dager siden
  • Real freedom

    David LusterDavid Luster2 dager siden
  • I’ve lived on a sailboat for almost 2 years now and will never go back to living on land

    Robert ThompsonRobert Thompson2 dager siden
  • The baby needs a seat that works like the stovetop moves with the waves ,

    Cynthia PowersCynthia Powers3 dager siden
  • She looks like Uma Thurman

    Cynthia PowersCynthia Powers3 dager siden
  • Wow! Very great information and vision. A tip for more money is to learn currency trading forex with the EMAs ands MAs this can increase your money needs. Its easy to understand and does not take all your time. Happy life to you!

    maxcp5maxcp53 dager siden
  • *Just a tip... Make sure you have a automatic machine gun/guns and marine radar to alarm your self for any incoming objects. There is always a pirate in the sea, so be careful.*

    ZimZim3 dager siden
  • No one sees the drug problem. Speed is a factor. You can put a towel over it while you're filming, but you show your true colors would you pick the camera up and start talkin too much.

    Nolan MailhosNolan Mailhos3 dager siden
  • The electric bangle internationally travel because character interstingly rule in a third plough. hanging, shocking beat

    nate levinsonnate levinson3 dager siden
  • great way of life. thanks for sharing

    sergio msergio m3 dager siden
  • Jn.14:6

    Mark BensonMark Benson3 dager siden
  • How have y'all not run into any pirates.

    kaneki kunkaneki kun3 dager siden
  • I absolutely love the Delos tribe! I miss Brady and Blue but I love seeing how Brian and Karen’s family grow. Their beautiful baby girl is absolutely gorgeous in every way. Love them all.

    PandabellaPandabella4 dager siden
  • That baby will have the best sea legs in the world lol. Get those sea shanties on boys! Time to explore the open ocean!

    Luke RobinsonLuke Robinson5 dager siden
  • You are both so awesome!! I get sea sick, I have claustrophobia and I have acrophobia!!! Imagine me doing all this. LOL How wonderful your life is! Safe travels!✌🏻👱🏻‍♀️

    Tamz LifeTamz Life5 dager siden
  • that baby is gonna become tarzan in a few years when you guys crash that ship lmao

    King CrocKing Croc5 dager siden
  • i was always concerned with expenses/complications - small simple well built pedigree (67 Bristol Yacht modified full keel ( cutaway forefoot) Masthead Sloop ( added detachable baby sta - builtt in the Hereshoff Yard - non reliance on electronics, salt + water + electronics = cluster f_ck - most sailers sail on a budget and a prayer.- God save me, i miss it ....... ( fade to black)

    kingscairnkingscairn6 dager siden
  • top loading fridge doesn't dump the chill out on the sole - thereby saving energy needed to rechill - there ya go, just heard 1 good thing about top loaders

    kingscairnkingscairn6 dager siden
  • galley

    kingscairnkingscairn6 dager siden
  • Are you captain and how you learned Please answer for me Please

    mucaad hajiow tvmucaad hajiow tv7 dager siden
  • The Hanuman ji was the last thing I was expecting to see. Thanks alot. Jai shri ram.

    Dr. Sumit BansalDr. Sumit Bansal7 dager siden
  • i just love the barefoot lifestyle. Glad some one is doing it. i will gladly chip in for people living their dream

    Bob RichBob Rich7 dager siden
  • Do you have any worries about your security on the boat from criminals or pirates ?

    pederalismopederalismo8 dager siden
  • I had to comment when I saw the server rack. Love it dude. Y'all rock

    Howard Atkins IIIHoward Atkins III8 dager siden

  • @11:28 until you fish....right off the side of the boat

    YeoldeloleYeoldelole9 dager siden
  • Wow you have the life most would want . Great vid

    Gary DineenGary Dineen9 dager siden
  • Can u adopt me as your kid?

    Sheeraz KhanSheeraz Khan9 dager siden
  • This is how the very rich live

    PhineusPhineus9 dager siden
  • Brian is clearly one intelligent dude. The knowledge base to live this life is incredible...the repairs alone must require a lot of expertise.

    Scott HallScott Hall9 dager siden
    • and boocoo bucks

      kingscairnkingscairn6 dager siden
  • Beautiful people.Nice video.Good continuation

    Ridha DababiRidha Dababi9 dager siden
  • 🇵🇷!! 🤩

    E. SedaE. Seda10 dager siden
  • You are living my dream life. Congratulations you are a very lucky family. You daughter is adorable.

    Joseph MatareseJoseph Matarese10 dager siden
  • Bajarang bali💖🙏 16:50

    Ninad BhandeNinad Bhande10 dager siden
  • 0:50 awe, check out the baby!

    Andre NobleAndre Noble10 dager siden
  • You can now upgrade to a faster internet service.starlink ;)

    Ollie HOllie H10 dager siden
  • That's how you disappear when irs tryna find you 🤣

    Ollie HOllie H10 dager siden
  • How much was the boat

    DaveDave10 dager siden
    • These boats run for about $250,000 on the used market. This a considered quite a large and luxurious cruising sail boat. If you go smaller and simpler, you can spend way under $100,000 for a good, blue water cruising boat.

      operator0operator010 dager siden
  • You should buy gas struts for the under bed storage it will change into a normal cabinet door.

    royal decree for the church of muskologyroyal decree for the church of muskology11 dager siden
  • My god I’m so jealous

    stephen lennoxstephen lennox11 dager siden
  • Beautiful home, rather jealous. Best wishes to the three of you

    MarcMarc12 dager siden
  • common say it ,... jail for baby ! lololol great video guys . good luck and God bless . wish you guy's safe sailing.

    Steve LampertaSteve Lamperta12 dager siden
  • Is this Joel from the Last of Us? LoL

    Yamil AyendeYamil Ayende12 dager siden
  • That baby is blessed with not getting seasickness for the rest of her life

    rusO_16rusO_1612 dager siden
    • She's gonna get land sickness.

      Joe daneroJoe danero2 dager siden
  • What about pirates?

    First Choice Inspectors, LLCFirst Choice Inspectors, LLC12 dager siden
  • Come to Croatia .. Adriatic Sea ..... you would love it

    Sasha PusicaSasha Pusica13 dager siden
  • 1st time 1st video of yours...nice video, nice setup. Thank you I have enjoyed it. Safe travels to you guys.

    P PP P14 dager siden
  • Very, very NICE!!! Thank You for showing this! Your boat is gorgeous!!

    Sunshine JennySunshine Jenny15 dager siden
  • Y'all lost me at 2500/month

    DCoDCo15 dager siden
    • Can be a lot cheaper. This is quite a large and luxurious cruising sail boat. If you go simpler, you can cut the maintenance costs and purchase price of the boat considerably. There's a guy sailing on youtube on a much smaller boat with no motor, and he spends less than $15K a year.

      operator0operator010 dager siden
  • You guys are the best. I've watched you for quite some time. I don't understand how you used a sander under water. Please explain .......maybe I'm just seeing things ! All the best to you. Karin, You are an awesome person...Those eyes !! Cheers, Jerry

    Gerald GottsGerald Gotts15 dager siden
  • You are so awesome. I wish you good luck. You make me dream.

    Peanut QuirinPeanut Quirin15 dager siden
  • Millions to do such a thing. Must be nice while we slave away

    On A MissionOn A Mission15 dager siden
  • Thank you for sharing this awesome experience. I couldn’t help but wonder how you guys manage when you have a medical emergency, specially with a small baby onboard, and you are in the middle of the ocean. As you said, babies are already a full time job even in the comfort of a city where you (think you) have all you need at hand. Good luck and keep enjoying life at sea!

    Javier G. VisiedoJavier G. Visiedo15 dager siden
  • What's a boat like that cost, anyone please 👍✌️💪

    Friends of The Amazon JungleFriends of The Amazon Jungle16 dager siden
    • This is an Amel, Super Maramu. These boats run for about $250,000+ on the used market. This a considered quite a large and luxurious cruising sail boat. If you go smaller and simpler, you can spend way under $100,000 for a good, blue water cruising boat.

      operator0operator010 dager siden
  • Well jealous, ever any problems with pirates and what did or do you do?

    Paul HesterPaul Hester16 dager siden
  • Question: When Sarah gets older (around 6 yrs old) how are you going to educate her? There’s no schools in the middle of the ocean so r u just going to homeschool her?

    Gwaggle 204Gwaggle 20416 dager siden
    • @jj kfl yeah but I don’t think they will just leave Dullos behind like that

      Gwaggle 204Gwaggle 20410 dager siden
    • @Gwaggle 204 They said they're anchored 905 of the time in the video. I also assume they'll move somewhere bigger once she gets older, that boat looks claustrophobic af for 2 adults and an older child.

      jj kfljj kfl10 dager siden
    • @jj kfl I know but how are they gonna get her to go to school when most of the time they are sailing in the ocean hundreds of miles away from any school?

      Gwaggle 204Gwaggle 20410 dager siden
    • She needs to be surrounded by children her own age, only knowing your parents during your early development is a recipe for social awkwardness

      jj kfljj kfl11 dager siden
  • Man, one Day I will by a boat!

    Florian HillenFlorian Hillen17 dager siden
  • Anybody know how many fits have this boat?

    Miguel Angel SierraMiguel Angel Sierra17 dager siden
  • - “We can live off grid for 3 to 6 months” - both on laptops

    SuperGingerRobSuperGingerRob17 dager siden
  • You claim to be free but yet a slave to youtube (the most oppressing organization on the planet)....interesting.

    AlbertAlbert18 dager siden
  • The question is how do they get the money to do that...

    lott niolott nio18 dager siden
    • They explain it half way through the video. They make their money off NOworld, Patreon, merchandise, and sponsorships. By my calculations, they make about $600K a year just off Patreon.

      operator0operator010 dager siden
  • Ultimate social distancing

    ClearTrackSpeedClearTrackSpeed18 dager siden
  • 16:50 Jai Bajrang Bali

    G PG P18 dager siden
  • How much longer do you plan to live on the boat? I live all the spaces you have.

    Susan CarringtonSusan Carrington18 dager siden
  • I really like this video but you have to know there is no end game here. At some point you either win the lottery or get jobs and settle down. Just say'in. Good luck.

    Howard TaylorHoward Taylor20 dager siden
    • They do have jobs. They make content for youtube and make more than most doctors. They explained this halfway through the video.

      operator0operator010 dager siden
  • I like that you are using ham radio for comms. -73

    David LollingDavid Lolling20 dager siden
  • Haunuman

    phil hallphil hall20 dager siden
  • I am watching incredible at this couples living out on the sea with their baby all communications absolutely incredible really

    cellphonenutcellphonenut20 dager siden
  • You are doing something that many people can only dream of I'm one of those people. I just found your channel and I'm going to watch it and listen to everything that you say and video. You are living the dream and doing it in an amazing way. I live off the grid but nothing like you. I sold all my assets my property my bank accounts I own nothing of value and have everything outside the continental United States. I'm getting the rest of my things together before I leave for good. And I hope it's before the war starts but every day that goes by the tension the insanity and the violence it gets worse and worse. It feels like I'm sitting on a keg of dynamite and the fuse is lit. Everybody is in fear of each other they're in fear of everything it's insane. And the news media we have no longer reports on the news. But total propaganda and lies. But I can only dream of doing it the way you're doing it and maybe I will.

    Patrick HackettPatrick Hackett22 dager siden
  • A good way to store potatoes and onions for longer time at sea is to put them in a dark box away from any source of light

    Odel TarkhanOdel Tarkhan23 dager siden
  • Посмотрел ролик. Смелые люди ! Умные и работящие люди ! Этот вид свободы требует особого склада характера и увлечений !!!

  • Hey guys, you are very interesting and brave family :D what is a model of your bout? What is approximately price of it?

    Matas RadvilaviciusMatas Radvilavicius23 dager siden
    • @operator0 Thank you very much for your answer ;)

      Matas RadvilavičiusMatas Radvilavičius10 dager siden
    • @Matas Radvilavicius It would be really hard to find a live-aboard boat for 20k. If you do find one, it's probably going to need a bunch of work. I'm not saying they aren't out there, and I'm not saying they all need a bunch of work, but a live-aboard boat at 20k that's in good condition is going to be small and it's probably not going to be a good boat for open ocean traveling. A much more realistic price range is $40k to $60k. For that kind of money you can find a good, blue water boat that's in relatively good shape that you can sail to the Bahamas or Mexico and live on for a few years. It won't be huge, and it will almost assuredly need a little work, but boats like that can be found relatively easily. Go look on yachtworld to see what the market is offering right now.

      operator0operator010 dager siden
    • @operator0 Thanks. What is your opinion about budget livable boat (up to 20k)? Is it possible to find something for that price? Hard to find information about such a budget options

      Matas RadvilaviciusMatas Radvilavicius10 dager siden
    • This is an Amel, Super Maramu. These boats run for about $250,000+ on the used market. This is considered quite a large and luxurious cruising sail boat. If you go smaller and simpler, you can spend way under $100,000 for a good, blue water cruising boat.

      operator0operator010 dager siden
  • What adventures! God bless them in their travels

    Christopher McLeanChristopher McLean23 dager siden
  • My 1st question: You do have travelled so far in oceans. So what are your thoughts on flat earth theory?

    Nani CozyNani Cozy23 dager siden
  • God bless your family all the time!!! S.V delos.

    Rodante SacdalanRodante Sacdalan23 dager siden
  • Haay Raam 💙 this is awe inspiring 🙏

    Anand PandeyAnand Pandey24 dager siden
  • Followed SV DELOS for so long! What a wonderful crew that has changed over the years too. A great story full of adventures!

    m1sterpunchm1sterpunch24 dager siden
  • So what do you do during a bad bad storm? I would be so scared.

    Denese WeatherbyDenese Weatherby24 dager siden
  • Happy for you guys! Living your dream. Freedom !!!! You got like and Subs.. from me!

    Kayman FamilyKayman Family25 dager siden
  • Love to know how much the Boat cost? And what's this about cockroaches how do they get on the boat?

    Highland_BikerHighland_Biker25 dager siden
  • Seglade ni till Sverige också?

    Darkangel WDarkangel W25 dager siden
    • Nej men de fick barnet i Sverige.

      operator0operator010 dager siden
  • Jättefint :)

    Darkangel WDarkangel W25 dager siden
  • I sail with 2 deck dogs 5 cans of bear pepper spray, shotgun . My dogs wake me up if water is in the bilge or anywhere it’s not supposed to be.

    ROBBANKS666666ROBBANKS66666626 dager siden
  • 25:10 We woke up? Who was on watch!!!!!? You need a deck dog trained to wake you up at least.

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