Laura Dekker’s Net worth, child, husband, career, and biography

Who is Laura Dekker?

Laura Dekker is a New Zealand-born Dutch sailor. She is known professionally as “Laura Dekker” and this is her full name. Dekker was born on 20 September 1995 in Whangarei, New Zealand. As of 2022, she is 26 years old. She is one of the youngest sailors who had to circumnavigate the whole world alone and is known to the people for her outstanding work. Basically, she is a New Zealander but he has Dutch and German citizenship.

Laura Dekker Boat
Full nameLaura Dekker
ProfessionProfessional sailor
Famous foryoungest sailors who had to circumnavigate the whole world alone
Date of Birth20 September 1995
Age26 years old
Birth PlaceWhangarei, New Zealand
Home town/Currently lived inWhangarei, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
EthnicityDutch and German
Zodiac SignVirgo
SignatureLaura Dekker Signature

Laura Dekker Net worth 2022

As of 2022, The total estimated net worth of Laura Dekker is $500 thousand. She earns most of his income from Sailing.


Laura Dekker was born when her parents were on a 7-year sailing trip. Initially, New Zealandi borned Laura Dekker was raised by her parents. When she was only 6 years old, her parents got divorced. After that, she decided to live with his father and her father took care of Laura. Her father’s name is Dick Dekker who was of Dutch ancestry and his mother’s name is Babs Müller who was of German ancestry. Both his parents are sailors. She also has a younger sister named Kim, her sister started living with her mother in 2001 after her parents got divorced.

Laura Dekker
Father’s nameDick Dekker
Mother’s nameBabs Müller
Sister’s nameKim
Brother’s nameN/A


She had to buy a yacht and needed to collect some money before she decided to circumnavigate around the world. That’s why when she was just 8 years old, she started working in many places like cleaning shops, street-performing on a unicycle, delivering newspapers, and started saving all single penny that she was earning from these job. When she is only 11 years old, she bought a Hurley 700 of her own and spent most of her time maintaining and sailing in it.

Laura Dekker Boat

At the age of 13, she goes to England sailing alone. After some time he had accumulated a lot of money to circumnavigate around the world and at that time had learned all the skills to take a yacht to the desired place. One day she felt that as long as I could go up and down 100 times over England, I would cover the distance to Southern Europe. Then she set out to sail around the world where he had to face a lot of difficulties. At that time the Dutch childcare and government thought differently about her this plan and tried to revoke it. Many cases were filed in her name, which took her 10 months to finish.

At the age of 14, she started her circumnavigate around the world journey, and at the age of 16, she completed her journey. She was the first such girl who circumnavigate the whole world alone sailing at an early age. And till now she has traveled more than 80000 NM.


Dick Dekker received many achievements and awards at a young age. She holds the record for being the youngest single-handed person to sail around the world. She is also the author of the book “One Girl One Dream” and her book has been published in four languages ​​(Dutch, English, German and Polish). He has been able to get the Yacht-Master Ocean 200gt certificate at a young age. She received the Challenger of the Year Award by Faust A.G. in Tokyo, Japan (2012). 2013, Received Merit Award by Ocean Cruising Club in Whangarei, New Zealand.

Awards and AchievementsWhenWhere
Yacht-Master Ocean 200gt certificate
author of the book “One Girl One Dream”
Challenger of the Year Award by Faust A.G.2012Tokyo, Japan
Merit Award by Ocean Cruising Club2013Whangarei, New Zealand
Certificate of Appreciation by the Lighthouse2016Hong Kong
AYS Speakers Program by the American Yacht Club2012


Laura Dekker has been married once before and has taken a divorce from her first marriage. She married Daniel Thielmann on 23 March 2015 and was 19 years old at that time. They got divorced in 2017, after 2 years of marriage or not. After that, she was on a date with Sander Vogelenzang and is currently in a relationship with him. Sander Vogelenzang is a boat builder by profession. They also have a son who was born in 2018 named Tim Dekker.

Laura dekker child
Boyfriend/AffairsSander Vogelenzang
Relationship statusMarried
HusbandDaniel Thielmann
Marriage date23 March 2015
Children nameTim Dekker


Is Laura Dekker married?

Yes, She was married to Daniel Thielmann on 23 March 2015.

Laura Dekker’s net worth

$500 thousand

Where does Laura Dekker live?

New Zealand

How old is Laura Dekker?

26 years

Is Laura Dekker still married?

No, after 2 years of her marriage she divorces Daniel Thielmann.

Does Laura Dekker have a child?

Yes, She gave birth to a Child in 2018.

What is the name of the child of Laura Dekker?

Tim Dekker

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