cruising sailing yacht / open transom / with enclosed cockpit / 2-cabin
open transom, with enclosed cockpit
53'10" (16.4 m)
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.