SV Pyxie Nauticasay hello to the floating headquarters
SY Pyxie is not only my floating headquarters, but a seaworthy little ship fit for adventures all around the globe. She is a French beauty from the seventies, a Wauquiez Centurion 32, and she underwent major upgrades a few years back. The previous owner launched a zero emission project called Ren Glede, and did extensive work to make her as eco friendly as possible. She has an electrical inboard engine, wind generator, solar panels and other great solutions to keep the carbon footprint small and the environmental impact low.
But this is only the beginning! A big part of the yogini goes bear project is dedicated to coming up with, exporing, testing and showcasing big and small green ideas. I grow lots of yeasts and bacteria – kombucha, ginger beer and sourdough, that is. And one of the first things I got myself was an onboard herb garden. It survived a journey to Copenhagen and back – so it is absolutely possible to grow food on a boat, and I plan on expanding upon this to include hydroponic growing of greens and tomatoes. And larger tech solutions will be explored too. More to come on that later!
The name Pyxie derives from the constellation Pyxis Nautica, also known as The Mariner’s Compass.
Here are some technical data for you geeks out there:
|Length of hull||9.75m|
|Length of floating (L)||7.45m|
|Displacement charges (D) of it||5,150 kg|
|Weight in functioning order||4,650 kg|
|Weight of the ballast||1,980 kg|
|Nature of the ballast||lead|
|Height under deck-beams||1.80m|
|Width between berths||0.48m|
|Average width of the gangways||0.50m|
|Measure in customs (barrels)||7.43|
|Measure I.O.R.||6m 90 (22′ 8″)|