We launched Pyxis, an exciting 54 offshore cruiser on May 15, 2008, in under two years of construction. We built this ocean cruiser for a couple who are experienced sailors from California. The new 54' design from Ed Joy & Chuck Paine is intended for far offshore cruising with excellent speed potential.The tall and powerful, fractional rig and easily tacked 106% jib is balanced by a moderate draft bulb keel for controllable speed in all conditions. The D/L ratio is 187 and SA/D ratio(IMS) is 18.04. The rudder is of carbon fiber and of up to the latest in design performance.The designers and owners have developed a truly unique open plan interior with the feeling of spaciousness akin to that of a much larger yacht. Sightlines are excellent from galley to nav area and throughout the yacht when the doors are left open, as they will most of the time, this being a single couple design. The cabin sole is on a single level with no steps to trip on. The yacht's joiner work is in a variety of figured woods of light color.