Before we untie the lines
Meet the crew
Where did you know each other?
We meet in January 2014 at a little pub in Viborg where we both had a flat at the time. We quickly became a couple after that evening. ‘
Why a monohull instead of a catamaran?
That’s an easy one. In Denmark or actually in Scandinavia catamarans are rare to see, so there isn’t many for sale.
Also, many marinas aren’t sized to receive a boat that wide.
What make and model is Idéfix?
She is a Bavaria 44, built by Bavaria 2004 made of GBP. Read more about Idéfix here.
Which company ensures Idéfix?
How long have you owned Idéfix?
We bought here in 2015.
How do you get electricity?
We have mounted an arch with three solar panels which give 480W in total.
What kind of satellite phone/device do you have?
We have an Iridium Extreme (satellite phone) and GARMIN inReach Mini as tracker.
How long do you plan to sail?
We are planning to sail in 15-16 month, starting 1. April 2020.
Do you still have your jobs left?
Yes, we made a deal with our workplaces that we are back late 2021.
What is your destination?
Our plans for 2020 are the Mediterranean Sea, primarily the eastern part. We have written our course in the sand at low tide.
Do you have private health insurances?
No, because we are covered by the Swedish social health security when were in Europe. But we have travel insure by safeAway.
Which breed is the cat?
He’s a British Shorthair, also known as the British, is a breed of cat, often referred to as the “teddy bear” because of its large, round and soft appearance.
It is England’s national cat and has been bred for over 100 years.
Where do you get the cat from?
He’s from a cattery, named: Wikis British Shorthair.
Idéfix is a Bavaria 44 AC, and she built in 2004, designed by J&J Design and is very suitable for long-distance cruising.
Idéfix is a Bavaria 44 from 2004, build in Gebelstat, Germany. Idéfix is a cruiser with a lot of space below and sails well too. She had a large cockpit and equipped with an arch.
We love to anchor, so we have installed three solar panels on the arch, 160 watts each. We tried a wind generator, but it doesn’t do the job. But it’s a “maybe” on our list of things to buy… We just started to prep Idéfix for long-distance cruising, and of course, we have a lot on the “nice-to-have list”, but right now we are more focused on the “need-to-have”, and the “must-be-done” list.
Specifications about Idéfix
Model: Bavaria 44 AC
Design: J&J Design
Boat type: keelboat
Hull type: Fin w/bulb & spade rudder
Length: 11,43 m. (LWL)
Beam: 4,24 m.
Draft: 1,65 m.
Displacement: 9600 kg
Ballast: 3,003 kg
Beds: 6, in warmer places it’s possible to sleep with two outside in the cockpit also.
Freshwater: 360 L
Diesel: 208 L
Model: Volvo Penta D2 55 B
Power: 55 HP