Sig Hansen is an American fisherman and the captain of the ‘Northwestern’ on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Sig began working as a fisherman on his dad’s boat when he was just a teenager, and by the time he was 24, he was captain of the ‘Northwestern’.
Learn about his family, net worth, and wife, June Hansen, right here.
1. They Have Two Daughters
Sig and June have two daughters together, Nina and Mandy.
Two years ago, Mandy joined her father on his boat for the TV series. Since she was young, she would spend summers fishing with her father, and was committed to one day giving crabbing a go. Sig told Yahoo, “She’s always been in love with the water. She just wants to be outdoors; she’s the adventurous type. As far as being able to go fishing or whatever she can do, she wants to be a part of that.”
2. They Live in Seattle
Sig and his wife June live in Seattle, Washington, with their two daughters. They have a loyal relationship, and though Sig spends many months on his vessel each year, they find different ways to connect when they have the opportunity to be together. In an interview with Yahoo last year, Sig was asked if having a heart attack changed his vision of “how long [he] wants to stay in the wheelhouse.” He responded by saying that for right now, it’s something that he has to do, although he doesn’t know what the future will bring.
…last night, my wife and I were sittin’ in the family room, and we were watching that Ron Howard movie In the Heart of the Sea, and in all honestly, it’s kinda hard to watch a lot of it for me. I started thinking, ‘Yeah, there’s gonna be a time when you wanna not go up there, just because you don’t want to take risks.”’ But for now, I have to. It’s still my responsibility.
In an interview with TMZ, Hansen informed the public that after his heart attacks, doctors told him to quit smoking… and sex (temporarily). He tried to cut down on the cigarettes, but when it came to the latter, it was a no-go. “We’ve been out here for months… we’ve been her at sea. You want to go home and obviously… And what do they say? They say no sex for you!” Sig laughs, adding on that the doctors also gave him a prescription of Viagra.
3. Her Husband’s Net Worth Is $3 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sig’s net worth is $3 million, which he has accumulated from a variety of endeavors– not only is he the captain of a fishing boat, but he is the author of a best-selling book, does many TV appearances, and makes $500,000 each season on The Deadliest Catch.
Sig’s first language is Norwegian, which he spoke in his home growing up. He also follows the “Norwegian Fisherman’s Diet” when he’s at sea, which consists of coffee, chocolate, and cigarettes.
4. The Couple Does Meet and Greets for Their Fans
In an article with Patheos last year, Sig Hansen and Jake Anderson discuss what it’s like been married when you’re at sea for a majority of the year. Sig was Jake’s captain on the Kiska Sea Crab Fishing Vessel, and he even officiated Anderson’s marriage.
Anderson says that he looks up to Sig and his marriage to June. The deckhand told Patheos, “I just watch what he does… and I just do that. Whatever that is, that’s that I do, that’s what I take from it. Don’t cheat on your wife, that’s number one.”
Hansen added on,
That’s the big one. I’ve been pretty loyal, and we’ve had a lot of opportunities, you know what I mean? So, I feel pretty good about that. We did that tour for the fans, we’ll do meet-and-greets at casinos and stuff, and there’s always some tenacious person out there who’ll say something crazy, but … it’s flattering. My wife, she gets it.
5. She Stood By Her Husband After His Heart Attack
In March, Sig was airlifted from sea after suffering a heart attack. His daughter, Mandy, went to Instagram with a post of her father linked up to IVs. His wife, June, is standing behind him. The caption reads, “Capt survived the ‘widowmaker!’ Beating a heart attack ain’t easy. Welcome back boss.’
Hansen is also religious. He told Patheos, “I’m talking to God 24/7. Being Lutheran rocks because you get to drink and smoke and still stay out of Hell.”