Sven Yrvind is willing to pay a big price for some alone time.
The Swedish sailor wants to cruise non-stop around the world by himself in a sailboat slightly larger than a bathtub.
Armed with a stack of books and 880 pounds of mainly sardines and granola, the 73-year-old seasoned boat builder plans to wedge inside what he affectionately calls a “survival capsule,” and spend up to a year-and-a-half reading, writing, thinking and soaking up the wonders of nature.
“I’ll be completely safe. It’s like a ping-pong ball in the sea, it never breaks,” Yrvind said while showing the boat in his workshop.
“A small boat constructed the right way is always stronger than a big boat.”