First. Ensure you do have a properly registered will. Ensure assets registers are up to date. Ensure the family
and the nominated executor know where the will is kept. Just good house keeping.
However, most legal
systems require formal proof that the person leaving the will is actually dead. I am sure you can understand why.
I suggest you ask your state or national probate office (the folks who allow the will to be legally enacted and collect any taxes
etc.) about any time frame or conditions.
There may be no simple outcome to your inquiries but maybe, just maybe, you can register your will in different ways or even in different states or authorities.
A past acquaintance passed away on his yacht while alone on his yacht at anchor
in the tropics. His demise was not discovered for many, many days and consequently the coroner could not precisely determine just how he died. The pathologist could not be definitive.
The outcome was that it took over a year to allow the will to be enacted. He was certainly dead but although it has always been assumed he had a heart attack in his sleep as he made no radio
contact, the cause was never formally established.
There is a lesson here somewhere.
But he was doing what he wanted up to the end.
Maybe you should disburse your assets before you go sailing! (This is a very common practice among older folks. It depends on how probate is assessed in your jurisdiction.)
Also make use one of those satellite
trackers so the family
and friends know just where you are and keep in contact. When you stop contacting them or the boat
does something strange, at least they can send out information regarding your whereabouts.
If you are over 70, take up with a buxom 28 yr old floozy. Then the family will know just how you died and that you were happy up to the end.
Checking this scenario out with the spouse may bring on an early demise and solve all the problems.
Sailing off into the sunset. It is what many folks dream of doing. Beats turning into a vegetable in a retirement