Yes, this one had a water
maker as most of them do. But I think it packed up half way across and the guy had to fall back on a small manual unit.
He had a specially designed boat - self-righting, etc.. So it is not like you or me jump into a beach toy and start rowing mad.
But out there in the ocean alone and dependent on the wind
/ and yourself ... uhmm - adventure, big adventure.
I think it is a bit strange so many of them fancy adventurers carry so much communication equip. I say a PLB is one thing but all the talking / blogging from the middle of nowhere is simply not me. I see being out of reach one of the great benefits of offshore