"We continue to subscribe to the same philosophy: Listen, think, and create. We are here to build a better boat. It's as simple as that."
Welcome to the official website of Michael Rybovich & Sons Boat Works, proud builders of the world's finest sportfishing craft. A legacy of innovation, uncompromising quality and unmatched performance since 1919.
We have recently acquired and renovated the former E & H Boatworks property on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Palm Beach, where we are operating a full-service boatyard with expert new construction, service, repair and renovation services.
At Michael Rybovich & Sons, we approach new hull construction with a reverence to our past and to the teachers who showed us the way.
But gone is the resorcinol glue, the heavy oak sawn timber frames and longitudinal carvel style planking that were the structural elements of our earlier boats.
In 1960, the brothers experimented successfully with their first cold-molded sport fisherman, the 30' Frisky. They went back and forth between their original structural methods and this "new" cold-molded method, with the last plank-on-frame sport fisherman, Olé, built in 1967. Ironically she was the 67th boat in the Rybovich production line. All Rybovich boats built after Olé are cold-molded.
Importantly, it needs to be noted that in 1958 the resorcinol glue was replaced with catalyzed epoxy resin. It proved to be a superior replacement and we continue to use epoxy resin to this day.
One may ask "why switch horses in mid-stream?" You have this strong, well-built plank-on-frame sport fisherman, people waiting in line to buy one, and now you're going to make this major change and build with a completely different method, this "cold molded" system. What do you gain? The answer is simple. It's not what you gain, it's what you lose, the boat builders' nemesis, weight! Along with eliminating the frame weight, interior space is created, a valuable commodity in the design process.
Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Michael Rybovich & Sons Boat Works is a complete working boatyard. If you are fortunate enough to have Michael build your boat, you need not worry about where to go when the time comes for service or repairs. The same holds true if you own another Rybovich or any other fine sport fishing craft or motor yacht.
Dedicated to maintaining the Rybovich tradition of excellence, our highly skilled crews are the best in the industry. Please consider Michael Rybovich & Sons when you need professional experience and first class craftsmanship.