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With so many members of the Brown family gathered in Colorado to film Alaskan Bush People … or so fans hope … it’s easy to remember that some of the Browns are conspicuously absent.

Bam Bam Brown hasn’t exactly been in the public eye all that much.

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Now he’s giving updates on his life, his girlfriend, and their boat-related adventures, and it’s interesting, to say the least.

Of the "missing" Browns, Noah is usually the easiest to spot.

Though fans have been pissed at Noah Brown for "abandoning" his family, he’s actually remained pretty visible.

Fans bump into him and his fiancee, Rhain, in various parts of the U.S.

We know that Noah’s goal is to eventually move to Alaska and become sheriff of a small town.

(No idea why that’s his desire, but live your dreams, my guy.)

We’ve known for a while now that Bam Bam Brown is living on a boat with his girlfriend, Alli.

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During Season 6 of Alaskan Bush People, Bam Bam Brown parted ways with his family and the show to live his own life. 

He went with Alli (Allison Kagan), who was a producer on Alaskan Bush People. The two of them are dating.

Reports said that it was a luxury yacht, which is … true and yet not true, as we’ve learned.

Bam Bam is clearing the air and giving fans a thorough update on his life.

The boat thing is true! But a little more complicated.

See the boat was built in 1986, and needed a lot of work. And Bam Bam and Alli have been doing a lot of that themselves, as you can see in the above photo.

On November 1st, Bam Bam tweeted:

Bam Bam Brown

"Celebrating 1 year with our little girl. All she needed was a little TLC and a new name. #boatanni​versary #also​starteddatingayearagotoday"

By "our little girl," they definitely mean their boat. Don’t panic that there’s been a secret Brown grandchild that we never knew about until she had already turned one.

(Though that would be quite something.)

On a Twitter account dedicated to their boat, now named Fathom This, Bam Bam and Alli (who run the account together) shared a series of tweets detailing changes that they had made.

They disposed of old, ’80s tiling and gave other much-needed updates to the boat.

Rather than calling it a yacht, they choose to characterize it as a ferry.

Joshua Brown

In an update, Bam Bam described how they decided that they wanted to do this:

"The boat idea came to us when we were on the Staten Island ferry … and how cool it would be to have a space that large and also be on the water."

Wow. It’s rare to hear anything positive related to Staten Island. We don’t mean that in a mean way, just … it’s literally rare to hear that kind of positivity.

"Alli searched and found the old ferry just before she was going to be sold for scrap!"

A real fixer-upper, then.

"We have been gutting and renovating her ever since. … Alli has great artistic vision and huge plans for the renovation."

Admittedly, if it’s been a year and you’re still talking about "plans" and "vision," things aren’t coming along super quickly.

But hey, what’s the rush?

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Also, other members of the Brown family will be pitching in, as Bam Bam writes:

"My dad is excited to help us with the plumbing, and the rest of the family can’t wait to come aboard."

And it looks like he’ll keep us all updated:

"We are excited for you to follow her progress … and unveil her when she is finally finished!"

Bam Bam and Alli did add, almost as an afterthought:

"Also, we are not moving to the Bahamas…although that would be nice."

We have a sad suspicion that Ami Brown’s stage 4 lung cancer has, well, made it harder for any of the Brown family to make decisions as they otherwise might have.

Maybe Bam Bam and Alli were planning on living in the Bahamas at one point, or maybe they weren’t.

But it’s hard to imagine them being comfortable settling down while Ami is fighting for her life.

Whatever Bam Bam and Alli have planned, though, we’re excited to see more of it.

And if the family’s planning to come aboard, we wonder if — even though it doesn’t fit the show’s brand — we might see Bam Bam’s boat on Alaskan Bush People.