Couple who quit jobs to sail the world lose everything as boat sinks two days in

The 28-foot boat hit something and had sank. (Picture: Jim Damaske/ Tampa Bay Times)

A couple who sold all of their worldly possessions to sail around the world have lost everything after their boat sank two days in.

Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh set off on the Monday on the once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh set off on the Monday on the once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

However emergency services were called on Wednesday following reports of a capsized boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Madeira Beach.

The 28-foot boat hit something and had sank. The couple and their pet pug, Remy, escaped without injury, however everything on board ‘floated away’.

Sunken dreams: Everything they own is at the bottom of John’s Pass
Local boat captains say sandbars often shift in the channel in John’s Pass where the sailboat capsized.

Speaking after the incident, they said they planned to escape modern life on the sailboat after leaving Breckenridge, Colorado, last year.

Now Broadwell says they have no jobs, no savings and no place to go.

Local boat captains say sandbars often shift in the channel in John’s Pass where the sailboat capsized.

Speaking to the Tampa Bay Times, Mr Broadwell said: ‘I sold everything I had to do this and I lost everything in a matter of 20 minutes.

‘I’m not going to give up now, I’m going to get another boat down the road. ‘We can’t just give up on our dreams’. – Metro


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