Rybovich Yachts, West Palm Beach FL

Most recent update: June 23, 2018.


John Rybovich & Sons Boat Works was started in the 1930s, as a repair and refit center.  After WWII, John Rybovich's three sons took over and began building sportfishing boats.  They sold the yard in 1975 and it has changed the ownership structure several times since then, resulting in a wide variety of corporate entities.  Visit the yard at www.rybovich.com and see it from the air on Google here.  In addition, visit the latest incarnation of the company at www.MichaelRybovichandSons.com, which includes the definitive directory of Rybovich boats.  The table below has been extensively revised but is still very confusing and has some gaps: please send any additions or corrections to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Later Names and Disposition
Built by John Rybovich & Sons Boat Works in West Palm Beach
1 268099 Miss Chevy II Charles F. Johnson Yacht 10 34 1947 Binky II, Sail Ahoy, destroyed 1986
2 268296 Clari-Jo Tony Accardo Yacht 11 35 1949 Timid Tuna, Quandry II, Cassandra III, Eastender, Skip IV, Falcon, Renegade, Charmer, Liquidator, now Legend
3   Half Pint P. A. B. Widener Yacht   28 1949 Sea Urchin III, Marsharca, Gulf Bug, Mulletite, destroyed 1970
4   Alex   Yacht   28 1949 Tranquil, Tern, Confusion, Spendriff, Rhubarb, Tranquil, Kittiwake
5   Merry Marlin   Yacht   28 1949 Diana, abandoned 1985
6 289060 Bahama Mama   Yacht 12 37 1950 Seaboots, Little Nancy, Lucky Lu, Lucky Pat, Bahama Mama, Lucky Lew
7   Suzy III   Yacht   36 1950 Invictious, burned 1984
8 270482 Miss Chevy IV Charles F. Johnson Yacht 12 34 1952 Mojo, Mako, seized by Cuba
9 282763 Vael   Psgr. 13 35 1953 Hustler, Nan-Sea, Andale, Lady Iris, Renegade, Bahari, sank off Bimini 2000
10 273230 Escape George Gill Yacht 12 36 1953 Sea Mimi, Blue Yonder, Kembe, Libby, Willing, Lady Iris, Day by Day, Maya
11 278477 Helene R   Yacht 12 36 1951 Loot Lam, Scat, Chaser, Predator
12 267460 Butterball Frank J. Laiser Yacht 12 34 1954 Half Pint II, Witch Fin, Tern, Second Glance, Valhalla, now Tern
13 279789 Bimini Babe Robert E. Maytag Yacht 12 36 1954 Little Babe, Nimrod, Firthwete, Bimini Babe
14   Hina   Yacht   28 1954 Sea Urchin IV, Frantic, Miss Skeet-O, Frivolus, Gretchen Ann, Miss Alice, Coconut Southern
15 268765 Lazy Bones III W. H. Peters Inc. Yacht 15 40 1954 Release, Sea Bird, Moon River, Moon Pie, Lady Iris, burnt off NJ 1985
16 503870 Four Bells   Yacht 13 36 1955 Lazy Boy, Bon-Jo, Big Blue, Prowess, Tuna Tango, Desperato, Numero Uno, Westerly, Rapture, Christine VII, now Four Bells
17 269114 Cosa D. H. Braman Yacht 18 40 1955 Cosa, Also, Viento, Bounty Hunter, The Main Event, Bang II
18 269438 Timid Tuna E. E. D. Shaffer Yacht 12 36 1955 Seven Days, Caravel II, Fast Pay, Pilot Boy, Foxy Lady, Impossible Dream, Billfisher, Turtle Back, now Bump & Run
19 270090 Georgia May Dale Critz Psgr. 22 42 1955 Windswept, Blue Yonder, Sunny Sue, Mainbrace, Five Grand, Six Grand, Best Revenge, Lone Angular, now Boomerang
20 270649 Three Rings P. Ballantine & Sons Yacht 17 39 1955 The Animal Three, Pescador, Hooker, Vintage, now Twenty
21 270804 Chevy Clipper Charles F. Johnson Yacht 31 48 1956 Whistling Swan, Londu, Houka, Navesand, destroyed 2008
22 271265 Ban Gee Gene W. Goble Yacht 17 40 1956 Amigo IV, Wasp IV, Dead Ahead, now Mykonos
23 1230207 Jo Jack   Yacht 19 36 1956 Blue Fin II, Mai Toi, Lucky Louie, Bluebell, Dambuie
24 280099 Tranquil Bev Smith Yacht 9 30 1956 C C, Nomel, Sea Palms, now Cracker
25   Ses-Sah-Moie II Philips Petroleum Yacht   43 1957 Katie Lady, One More Time, Proud Lady
26 273013 Michalina II   Yacht 13 35 1957 Bilpat II, Georgia May, Lovango III, Syki II, Gerry, Libby, Dazzler, Fish Hawk, Brutal, now Havana
27   Frances H Kenneth B. Haynes Yacht   36 1957 Sugar, C B, Circe
28 277015 Tireless Roger S. Firestone Psgr. 20 41 1958 Chipless, Caravel, Swamp Fox, burnt 1965
29 281745 Miss Chevy Charles F. Johnson Yacht 14 36 1957 Waltius, Georgie May, Peco Bay
30 283663 Siki John S. Lucas Yacht 23 43 1957 Susan, Frantic, Chevy Won, How Too, Early Bird, JP's Tracker
31 277015 Epco Epco Inc. Yacht 20 42 1958 Cara Mia, Carillon, Lion, A As Lion, Sea Lion, Pacifier, Bushwacker, Sleuth, Show Piece, Timeless
32 275447 Mojo David Lake Yacht 27 43 1957 Ole, Sunny Bunch, Hibiscus, Maroc, Mrs Robinson, Tuna Tango, Baby Grand, Sneek-E-Peet, Brenna, Hairy Dog, Zeke
33 276473 Gem James S. Harrison Yacht 12 36 1958 Sassy Lady, Really Tica, Humdinger
34 277596 Rhino Thompson Bros. Inc. Yacht 36 54 1958 Princess, Rhino
35 277804 Blue Fin IV F. W. Roebling III Yacht 22 41 1958 Active
36 278092 Cosa D. H. Braman Yacht 24 46 1959 Gracious Lady, Phoenix
37 278811 Tranquil Bev Smith Yacht 13 35 1959 Jet Stream, Peanut, Reel E, Tintinajo, Trincaya, Buck Tail, Nemo, now Savannah
38 279213 Bimini Babe Robert E. Maytag Yacht 27 45 1959 Cassandra IV, Ole, Annabet, Swamp Fox II, Lovango IV, Vampire, Anejo, Glory Days, Popeye
39 1244556 Sapo D. H. Braman Yacht 10 36 1959 Dundiggin, Flashback, Ceilidh, Chieftain, Chino
40 280374 Lazy Bones IV W. H. Peters Inc. Yacht 19 42 1960 Hello Central, Compass Rose, Fondana, Rupp Rigger, Barbara Elaine, Bet-Sea, Beck, now Trincaya
41 280740 Nitso Gruber Underwear Yacht 21 44 1960 On Call, Hawk, Jaquelyn L, Grandeur, Miss Nansea, now Blondie
42 281027 Bil Pat Grifco Yacht 10 31 1960 Shawara, Captiva, Rybo One, Four Bells, M T Pockets, Point Maker, Snake Oil, Anasazi, Twilight Affair, now Sea Hammock II
43 690864 Frisky   Yacht 9 30 1960 Release, Gale Song II, Snee Kee Peet, Maroc, Sparrow, Haere Maru, Frisky, now Release
44 283149 Sea Mimi II American Liberty Oil Yacht 20 40 1960 Eau Babe, Eau Baba
45 284068 Wallaby Philip C. Barney Yacht 29 47 1960 George W, Georgie May, Mai Toi, Que Pasa, Scorpio, Nitsa, Happy Times, now Adah K
46 284232 Bound 'n' Blue Richard D. Irwin Yacht 29 48 1961 Bound's Blue
47 285081 Jet Stream P. A. B. Widener Yacht 13 36 1961 Katana, Sambo, Manalee, Bonanza, Kelly Kim
48   Sue   Yacht   40 1961  
49 285082 Blue Fox James Kimberly Yacht 34 50 1961 Prosit, Miss Budweiser
50 693235 Steamless   Yacht 8 30 1962 Rode Runner, Lil Bet, Rybo I, Cad VI, Geni, Carmen, Pepper, Vamonos, now Chela
51 287269 Miss Bavarian Anheuser-Busch Yacht 21 42 1961 Busch Bavarian, Falcon, B Bop, Pacifier, Marlynn, Griffin, Nimbus, now Perfect Season
52   Lucayan   Yacht   30 1962 Jem, Tweel, Taurus, Emprise, Joanne
53 507391 Tralee Kate II   Yacht 13 36 1962 Big Pete, Venture, Tobey, Adam's Folly, Rookie IV, Lil Liz, Pelagian
54 287853 Rogue Edward H. Jewett Yacht 26 45 1962 Medusa, Never a Doubt, Shamrock, Boot, Wire We Here, Tall Tails, Mary Agnes, now Mega-Bite
55 290802 White Swan Marvin S. James Yacht 31 50 1963 Jet Stream, One Bull, Prime Time, Capriole
56 290815 Scorpio Neptune Research Yacht 36 49 1963 Don Papa D, Bon Papa D, Rupy, Rudy, Esperanto, Q A, Kyway, now Corsair
57 293383 Whistling Swan Frances M. Schwann Yacht 39 51 1963 Now Jim Jim
58 294227 Frisky Lady John F. Willits Yacht 13 36 1964 Lucky Lady, Wooden Nickel, Windsong, Ship's Café, Solarol, Slip Stream, Sam V
59 295214 Volador Lois F. Henry Yacht 31 50 1964 Corinne, Calcutta, Crestliner, Miss Judy, Shelby Jean
60 297093 Florin   Yacht 16 37 1964 Invader, It's Me VIII, Hustler, Mischief, now Sapo
61 297552 Amigo V Herbert K. Clofine Yacht 25 42 1965 Way-We-Go, Liberator, now Maradel
62 299015 Kavirondo Whitmar Corp. Yacht 13 37 1965 Blue Fox, Ship's Café, Humdinger, Faz, Pretty P, Briar Patch, Papa, Thistle
63 502041 Una Mas George W. Hepworth Yacht 31 50 1966 It's Me, Carowin, Coquina, now El Viejo
64 504326 Wallaby Phillip C. Barney Yacht 26 42 1966 Rowdy, Ilona, Frances J, Dadson, Amigo VI, Lady, Buddy Boy, Billfold, now Amigo
65 506681 Little Pete Paul Leviten Yacht 38 52 1966 DoDo, Galatea, Pel Star, Show Piece II, now Lone Eagle
66 1183582 Little Mike Fred Brunner Yacht 44 55 1967 Catch One, Mango Tango, Tall Cotton, active
67 511584 Ole David Lake Yacht 27 45 1967 Big Blue, Galadriel, Cookie Monster, No Name, Final Draw, Islanaorta, Top Priority, Fountainhead
68 512672 Castabar M. K. Wells Yacht 44 53 1967 Dreamcatcher
69 515687 Annabet Floyd Gottwald Yacht 43 56 1968 Miss Judy, Fondana, Hairy Dog, now C-Shell
70 518112 Hadit Eligio del Guercio Yacht 28 46 1969 Argah, All Wright, Sylvia II, Black Ribbon, Anejo, now Savannah
71 522150 Apava Charles B. Bolton Yacht 47 56 1969 Later owned by Bernie Madoff, active
72 524622 Seven Days Frances O. Day Yacht 40 54 1970 Born Free, Marguerite, Gypsy Lady, Ambush, Sea Hut, now Taboo
73 538468 Margaret Saltra Ltd Yacht 88 76 1972 Frappe, Wildcat, now Shark
74 530288 White Swan Marvin James Yacht 46 55 1970 Miss Boots, Sonny
75 533620 Frisky Lady John F. Willits Yacht 32 46 1971 Sea Eagle, Brier Patch, now Bandida
76 538391 Loot Lam Gulf & Western Industries Yacht 32 46 1971 Bonte, Jobsite, now Other Love
77 552615 Little Pete Paul Levitan Yacht 59 58 1973 Celia P, Gallant Lady, now Toy Won
Built by John Rybovich & Sons Boat Works in West Palm Beach (under new ownership)
78 579402 White Cap D. Mead Johnson Yacht 36 49 1975 Francis M, Nina, Christina, Time Out, Silky, Wire We Here, Blue Fox, Ilena, active
79 570671 Swamp Fox Buck Fulp Yacht 56 55 1976 Private I, Nany
80 678216 Flying Fisher   Yacht 68 65 1980 Seven Days, Limit Bid, Blue Boy, Caught, Conquest, NLD
81 590706 Cookie   Yacht 27 43 1978 Cookie Too, Twilight, Mirage, Maverick, Sea Biscuit
82 586971 Private I   Yacht 37 48 1977 First fiberglass hull, later Vampire, Taboo, Da Svidaniya, active
83 635095 Shiron   Yacht 35 50 1981 Alacra'n, Ansley, Papa, Salem Wolf, Dilligraf, Can't Complain, NLD
84 659934 Marlynn Harvey Wilson Yacht 29 55 1983 Time Out, Christina, Cheri, Lucky
85 909725 Bonte' Tripletale Marine Yacht 64 60 1986 Reel Maniac, China Girl, Sunrise, Papa, Sea Cup, Tripletale
Built by John Rybovich & Sons Boat Works in Riviera Beach
30-25 678529 Kelli Lynn   Yacht 11 30 1984 Blue Runner, Green Machine, Nauti Nights
30-44 676477 Clipper Nancy T. Suslavich Yacht 11 30 1984  
30-54 682050 Toby II Gordon Linkenhoker Yacht 10 30 1985  
30-55 917424 Wing Commander Sunshine V, Inc Yacht 10 30 1985 Ice Man, active
30-60 915209 Serious Business   Yacht 10 30 1986 Jora
Built by Rybovich Marine Services in West Palm Beach
86 945825 Boss Lady   Yacht 32 48 1988 Terry Lea, Jolly Roger, Snake Oil, Nereus, Nerus, Cookie Monster, Miss B Haven, Ram Rod, active
87 953739 Charmer Larry Wilson Yacht 30 44 1989 Miramar, Charmer, Blue Oasis
88 962678 Boss Lady Conch Shipping Yacht 30 44 1990 Black Jack, Barbie Doll, Mar Sal, active
Built by Rybovich/Spencer in West Palm Beach
89 990604 Class Act Joseph A. Natoli Yacht 35 44 1990 Breathless, Janice, Boots
90 990253 Terry Lea   Yacht 56 58 1991 Jolly Roger, Cooking Good, Mac's Tracks, In Roam, Rookie, Motivation, Razzmatazz
91               Hull # not used
92   Charmer   Yacht   54 1992 R & R, R and R, Days Ease, Prowess, active
93 979411 Sea Genie II Sea Genie Inc Yacht 22 39 1991 Active
Built by Rybovich Yachts in West Palm Beach
94 1021082 Karyatis   Yacht 35 45 1994 Amnesia, Bad Company, active
95 1025304 Breathless   Yacht 50 55 1994 Tantrum, Mohawk, Easy Rider, active
96 1050249 Gallant Lady James M. Moran Yacht 93 73 1997 Showcase, Tough Catch, Sledgehammer, Reef Skimmer, active
97 1039399 E. T. A. Preston Hood Yacht 36 45 1995 Reel Fun, Tash, Cuda, Bluefin, active
98 1060739 Dixie Alan Jackson Yacht 65 60 1997 Mad Max, now Hideout
99 1271162 Cutting Edge Centaur Inc. Yacht 55 72 1999 Active
100 1084495 Shibumi Shibumi Llc Yacht 50 55 1999 NLD
101 1100990 On Guard   Yacht 107 63 2000 No Agenda, active
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103 1123909 E. T. Sherman A. Scott Yacht 87 65 2002 Cacique, Roro, active
104 1136506 Pescador Pescador Inc Yacht 69 60 2002 Active
105 1151646 Breathless Shibumi II Llc Yacht 71 62 2004 Marea, now Shibumi
106 1164829 Tash Tash Marine Llc Yacht 26 55 2004 Active
Built by Rybovich International in West Palm Beach
1 686099 Ruthie   Yacht 10 30 1985 Charmer, active
2   Li'l Deuce   Yacht   33 1986  
3 999232 Spray   Yacht 15 33 1987 Hunter's Niche, Buddy Boy, Twilight Affair
4 930856 San Two   Yacht 14 34 1988 Eagle, Fish'n Edition, Sweet Thing, Tango, active
5   Kingfisher   Yacht   24 1989  
6 974209 Wildcat Kelly Tractor Co Yacht 20 38 1991 Active
7 993287 Addie Anne L G Inc. of Palm Beach Yacht 26 43 1993 Rascal, Macdaddy, Out of Bounds, active
8 1033836 Bandarlog Chuck Schooley Yacht 32 45 1995 Heaven Lee, Rae Jean, Dark Star, Cumbanchero, Déjà Blue, Griffin, active
9 1074626 Heaven Lee   Yacht 61 60 1998 Reel Fun, Rosemary, Fondana, Rose
10 1082186 Boxer Rodger A. Renzulli Yacht 9 28 1999 Active
11 1175010 Rook Stonebrook Marine Yacht 32 44 2000 Active
12 1096388 Charmer Larry Wilson Yacht 27 39 2000 Lori G, Sugar Daddy
13 1117766 China Girl Dan E. Swanson Yacht 71 65 2002  
Built by Rybovich & Sons in Riviera Beach
121 1145165 Castabar Castabar LLC Yacht 75 65 2003 Triple 7, Scalawag, active
122 1190139 Coral C Coral C Llc Yacht 77 65 2006 Two Cats, active
123 1200285 Lizzy Bee Blue Water Explorer Yacht 52 54 2007 Barbie Doll, Scout, active
124 1218348 Speculation D H Edwards Jr Llc Yacht 100 68 2009 Badonkadonk, Line Set, active
125 1222315 Persistence Adventures Hold'gs Yacht 120 78 2009 Seamaster, active
126 1227623 Game On The Game's Over Yacht 120 78 2010 Migration, active
Built by Rybo Pro LLC in West Palm Beach
1 1149980 Last Mango II Margaritavich LLC Yacht 12 42 2003  
2 1156236 Marlin Marlin Chartering Yacht 12 42 2004  
Built by Michael Rybovich & Sons Boat Works in Palm Beach Gardens
1 1255595 Lizzy Bee Marine Documentation Yacht 76 65 2014 Active
2 1263256 Cynthia Birdie Marine Yacht 90 78 2015 Active
3 1276395 Lady Rebecca Lady Rebecca LLC Yacht 91 68 2017 Active