The boat

What make and model is RAN?

She is a custom built Beason 40 made of Aluminium from 1987. Read more about RAN here.

How long have you owned RAN?

Since 2012.

What kind of water maker do you have?

We have a SeaMaker 20 from Cruise RO water and power.

What kind of satellite phone/device do you have?

We have an Iridium Go (satellite phone) and a Spot (satellite tracker).

How do you get electricity?

We have two solar panels which give 300W in total, an Airamp which is a combined wind- and towing generator. Then we also have a portable Honda generator.


The videos

What camera gear do you have?

We have a Sony a6500, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 with a 14-140 mm lens and external Rode video mic, a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition, a GoPro 5 with Karma grip (stabilizer) and a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Drone.

What editing software do you use?

Final Cut Pro X.

How do you find the music to the videos?

We use copyright free music from Epidemic Sound.

Have you made videos/film before?

No, we started with the YouTube channel and are self taught.


The crew

Do you still have your jobs left?

No, we have quit our old jobs.

How long do you plan to sail?

As long as we can and want to.

What is your planned route?

Our plans for 2018 is Hawaii, Alaska, British Columbia (Canada), west coast U.S and then south to Mexico.

How can you afford sailing and not having a job?

We sold everything we owned and lived on the boat for more than a year before departure. We now live from our savings and then we have an income from our supporters on Patreon and from adds on YouTube.

9 thoughts on “FAQ

    • ransailing says:

      Hi Plio! Hard to say because it depends so much if something breaks on the boat. But when we left Sweden we planned to sail for 2-3 years and then work in places when we needed money. Cheers!


  1. Ryan Cook says:

    Hey Johan and Malin. Congratulations on your water maker! Suggestion: Now you can go change that info in the FAQ #3. I’m friends with Dan Deckert from school. Hoping to run into you out there sometime when I get by boat. Keep up the great videos!


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  2. Heikki says:

    Hi Malin and Johan!

    Great youtube videos, thanks for doing that!! 🙂

    We have somekind of escape-from-rat-race-dreams with my girlfriend. One question, how much have been your average monthly budget? I am asking because I find that is quite hard to estimate before hand and that info would help us a lot for planning.

    Regards, Heikki

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