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Family Has Been Sailing Around The World Non-Stop For 9 Years

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The Gifford family left their home in Washington in 2008 to sail around the world. They have not stopped since. We met up with them in the summer of 2016 in Noank, Connecticut to learn their story and to see how they all live on a 47-foot sailboat. Follow the Giffords on their journey. Special thanks to Aline Escalon for providing some additional footage from her own film, "Totem." Special thanks to Sophie Boudet for providing additional DJI Inspire One drone footage: [email protected] Business Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, science, retail, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/ BI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessinsi... BI on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/businessins... BI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider
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PwnagePk1875 (19 hours ago)
"Poverty level income". $25:000 per year? Idiot.
hinanochick (22 hours ago)
Someone named Cliff Y said it perfectly!!! it is like the movie mosquito coast
Bethany Christensen (1 day ago)
those people need some sunscreen and a dermatologist
Danny waldo (1 day ago)
I don’t think this is something to brag, I would be ashamed as a parent. This is depriving them of their youth.
Yungsavage 11 (2 days ago)
They look greasy af
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Lily Talbot (2 days ago)
What do they do when a hurricane hits
Tiffany B (2 days ago)
Yes I am wondering. as we had so much bad weather flooding tsunami, cyclones and severe weather.
AmFilms123 (3 days ago)
Bunch of weirdo parents doing this to their kids & depriving them of essential stable social interactions.
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Looun Lao Bottomsby (3 days ago)
You can tell you all love each other and that is the 98% percent of it! strong mom as the base, good sailor dad and great son :) best fortune!
947969 (3 days ago)
MrMisterMan (3 days ago)
Poor kids probably don't even have any friends. Selfish parents living their dream but screwing over their kids
762fullmetal (3 days ago)
Non Stop for 9 years ??? how do they get food and clothes?
skankhunt 42 (4 days ago)
Ill kill myself if i have to eat dinner with my family how yall do that
J M (5 days ago)
It's remarkable you're doing what a lot of people would love to do. How do you avoid piracy at sea
Nick Mougros (5 days ago)
damn. Bunch of haters. Youre bashing this type lf living when some of you probably live in a cat piss smelling, bed bug infested trailer lol
MrMisterMan (3 days ago)
Triggered much?
Zdgd Huhk (6 days ago)
Sold their home in 2008?
Koichiro Kleps (7 days ago)
Please get that kid a guitar tuner
4TheRecord (7 days ago)
This will make sense towards the end of the video ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvAHaz_0gP0
4TheRecord (7 days ago)
non-stop? So they've never had to repair the boat or go get supplies from a dock somewhere?
CrackMonkey (7 days ago)
God imagine having to jack off two feet from your whole family for the last 9 years
Cole Amundson (8 days ago)
Okay but come on... that is not a normal childhood to live. Friends??? School??? Sleepovers? Nope none of that. You are stuck on a friggin boat.
Nemesis Nemesis (8 days ago)
How they make money?
William Pomeroy (8 days ago)
Seems a little selfish.
Hallward Hallward (8 days ago)
poor kids...
Jon Paul (8 days ago)
The men go to the bell end for a wank.
AW (9 days ago)
Really? These parents gave their kids a permanent summer vacation? What were they thinking? There’s no way this is healthy for kids. Children need a solid, stable life, with something called an education. School. With friends. This is just self-indulgent. The kids seem... I don’t know. The mom is crying missing her friends. They live on poverty level income. They put a happy face on it, but deep down this isn’t the life this mom and kids really want. This made me sad.
Joshua Hebert (9 days ago)
For living on a boat constantly those kids dont look very tan.
Joshua Graham (9 days ago)
Kids look ill and appear tovhave slight deformations
Markos Tesfaye (9 days ago)
have you been to Ethiopia or have you seen a SHARK
DANIEL APPLETON (9 days ago)
lot of pedos in these comments.
Joe Theobald (9 days ago)
Wind turban?
Wu tang pusheen (9 days ago)
All that water sailing hey? Lotta field trips ay? Lotta voyaging the seas ay.. Well good for you
Wu tang pusheen (9 days ago)
I'm not even being sarcampist either
LazySkull (10 days ago)
those poor kids are going to have skin cancer by the time they're 30.
Tiffany B (2 days ago)
Yep they will for sure get skin cancer. as they are spending way too much time outside and too much vitamins from the sun. How are they going to get shots to prevent disease. They need to go to the dentist, doctor appts. I wonder if they are doing that and how are they getting food.
GOGO MEMES (10 days ago)
This could be a one heck of an adventure WHEN you do this once in a while
Barbara Out (10 days ago)
trebledc (10 days ago)
This should be a retirment life, i love it, but on the kids, the parents have to send them to school. A voyage always ends and Humans should enjoy the ocean not live on it.
Ron Mico Jacob (11 days ago)
Hes looking for OnePiece
Rahul Sharma (11 days ago)
I feel Extreme of anything is not a good Idea. As you miss out on lot of other things. Regardless of what it is, it could be travelling, work,eating or just anything. I agree and disagree on many things yes kids would love to learn different culture but what it matters is at what time of life. Culture learning can be done as a regular kid also. You don't have to physically go to moon to learn about it there are other ways to do that. Eventually these kids have to come back to land and work and make a living out of it so at that point they may feel what they missed unless they decide to spend their whole life on the sea. In the end I want to say if parents or 2 people have a point of view and want to explore their life in their way why are they forcing kids to do the same? these parents were from Washington and spent their good 25-30 years on Land and doing everything whatever normal person does and then they decide to sail and take their kids along with them to follow their passion ? does not make sense to me.
kitty mcpaws (11 days ago)
i would have upgraded my pirate ship
Abhishek Dev (11 days ago)
Did the children go to school?
Surfercurtis (12 days ago)
Time to take your family home dad. They need to live their own lives 👍🏻
Surfercurtis (12 days ago)
Mom’s a bit of a butter face.
wcatholic1 (13 days ago)
Beaver Retriever (13 days ago)
Them some ugly ass kids
Speed Demons (13 days ago)
Lol what if someone was sea sick
Caleb Pethtel (14 days ago)
Although it seems cool to do for a while, honestly the kids need to grow up and get jobs which are mostly on land, so that will be a weird transition. Also I wouldn't be surprised if they have trouble with skin cancer later on in life....
Nate Siwiec (15 days ago)
Actually this is a very selfish act by the parents, living out their dream but knowingly or unknowingly they are cutting their children off from all social and “real-life” activity. The kids are basically living in a dream and when they turn 18 the real world is gonna kick them right in the ass
Robert Sutherland (15 days ago)
5:06 says it all. You need to take a break from sailing. You're children also need some healthy sports...running, throwing, etc. so it seems. I'm a land person... slalom skiing, swimming...yes. Long boat trips...no. I can understand they are trying to generate income by posting the video...same as millions on youtube. If it came to isolation I think I'd rather live on an island than a boat, for myself. I think it's time for a new occupation.
Leonard Breau (15 days ago)
The oceans can be treacherous. They have definitely defied the odds by surviving this long.
candymr2 (16 days ago)
Kids look like they have sun spots already...not good
SaltyDad (16 days ago)
Next field trip kids........were being boarded by pirates who are going to hold us hostage until a random is paid.....here's the next 9 years...in captivity.
Deja Voodoo (16 days ago)
Congrats Mom and Dad! You’re going to be Grandparents! Great! When can we see the kids! Oh, maybe in 9 years.
Florida Man (16 days ago)
Seems like that family really liked the movie Capitan Ron.
Anthony Z (16 days ago)
What if they want sex?
Miguel Newman (16 days ago)
This wouldn't be the life for a YouTube addict 😂
Chris Paige (16 days ago)
thier kids look super rough tho lol ugly asses
M C A (16 days ago)
Kid is going to be a Navy SEAL then go to Harvard. He can’t just be a project manager, or something boring.
No Wallet (17 days ago)
They haven't gotten attacked by Somali pirates yet?
itss charlie (18 days ago)
its all fun in games until a 50 foot wave comes by capsizing the boat and drowning the whole family while they're sleeping
Shadow GT (18 days ago)
The ocean is salty cause of their throwup when you stay for a long time on a boat
Shadow GT (18 days ago)
Who would win A large family boat or some Somalian bois
Ruscus Gron (16 days ago)
Shadow GT depends what weapons each side has. I can see that mom pulling a bazooka out the bunk
Deven Shetty (18 days ago)
Is it weird that at my on land house I don’t have everything that they have on their boat house
IStillWill Kill (19 days ago)
Must be close family why they left. To escape persecution from other family and friends.
albert7139 (19 days ago)
9 years is a long time... I would have ran away..
SV Windrush II (19 days ago)
All the negative comments on here are uneducated and biased, and mostly out of jealousy because most of these guys are broke and could never afford a yacht let alone cruise the world. You guys are an inspiration to so many and your kids are i am sure more educated about life than most. Hope to see you out their somewhere, your always welcome aboard our yacht Windrush II anytime. Fair winds and following seas to you, from Capt Rob, offshore sailor.
hhds113 (19 days ago)
I think somebody is taking the movie Water World a little too serious.
mc gee (19 days ago)
This reminds me of Kensuke’s Kingdom
SB 50cal (19 days ago)
“They have not stopped since”... 0:27 footage of them, stopped.
Random Apex Moments (20 days ago)
just wait until the Kids get older and horny lmao
Jon P (20 days ago)
This is the perfect example of parents enforcing their self interest in life to their kids.
Daniel (21 days ago)
Go see a dermatologist please
Cameron Duquette (21 days ago)
jesus they're so sunburned
RoBoVader (21 days ago)
For the children, wouldn't home schooling be called boat schooling? Just like in Spongebob.
Yep Yep (21 days ago)
You guys Are Happy I like what you do for your family keep kids together with you good luck guys I wish I have like this wife she's so happy but my life is f****** sorry for my language but good luck guys I wish you guys good wing for good travelling
Yep Yep (21 days ago)
If I going to have money like you guys I going to travel not 9 years probably at 29 years I never gonna be loved Travel without Money in your Bank Account how much your parents left money for you guys but anyway I like this
Eddie Gee (21 days ago)
Wow.. This is so cool.. This has been my dream for a long time
fabio alameti (22 days ago)
It feels like the brother has had sex numerous times with his ugly pale sisters 👯‍♀️
The Rasclrt (22 days ago)
They sailed straight past Somalia ...brave af
Tiffany B (2 days ago)
what do they do during hurricanes and bad weather??
Dawner Yumnam (22 days ago)
A daring Lifestyle, with lots of adventure.
Bigdaddy 69 (23 days ago)
The kids have major autism and Down syndrome if I were there parents I would lob them overboard
Tall Thingy (23 days ago)
dude they're all burnt af
Desidedo Mohabal Jr. (23 days ago)
Their front yard is ocean, their backyard is ocean too😂
DashDrones (23 days ago)
It's fun, but has made the kids useless
alex 05 (24 days ago)
These kids need socialization...
Luke Tipping (24 days ago)
Poverty level income?! $25,000 with no bills or taxes sure does sound hard.
Luke Tipping (23 days ago)
Nathan Williams Besides docking fees what else would they have to pay for?
Nathan Williams (23 days ago)
Luke Tipping they still have bills to pay
Ahmard Bell (25 days ago)
so how do they go to school ? idk they must be dumb
Alban Sadiki (25 days ago)
Boring boring .........
Rip cord (25 days ago)
“They haven’t stopped ever since” Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Itz Gram (26 days ago)
Only white people I swear
Strong Addictions (26 days ago)
Hey that's a beautiful family sized melanoma spot you have there...
brapganistan (26 days ago)
the oldest boy prolly knows how to one pump bust when his sister goes for a pisser
CAS (26 days ago)
Way to get killed in international waters
11jf111j1f1 (26 days ago)
Emma Adams (26 days ago)
Lol I don’t know how they kids don’t get sun burned they white af
Mohammed (26 days ago)
beware of Somali pirates
Brady Kelly (26 days ago)
This is so cool this is something I really wanna do I have sailed all my life and this would be my dream please private text me giving me some details on how to start
Alain Franzolini (26 days ago)
all these negative reactions are sheer ignorance
dambigfoot (27 days ago)
Dry fap for his entire life, that is rough man. We feel for you brother

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