Its a uniquely American success story: Three self-made brothers rise from humble beginnings to create the finest sportfishing yachts the world has ever seen. With simple hand-tools and a dream, the three Rybovich brothers, Johnny, Tommy and Emil splashed the 1947 Rybovich Hull #1. Little did they know but the launch of their first attempt at boatbuilding would soon spark todays billion dollar sportfishing industry. The birth of this classic American company is a story steeped in history: the creation of the modern sportfishing yacht. While Ernest Hemingway pioneered big game fishing in Bimini during the 1940’s, Rybovich was there to show how the sport could be played in style. Combining performance with high-life extravagance, owning a Rybo became the ultimate status symbol. Each was custom designed and built by Tommy Rybovich as a mahogany masterpiece, blending technological innovation, speed and performance with his futuristic signature style. Magazine declared Rybovich the Stradivarius of sportfishing boats. The worlds most prominent sportsmen were already waiting in line alongside such brand-name tycoons as Firestone, Hutton, Ballantine, duPont, Gillette, and Maytag, plus a handful of crooks & gangsters from Tony Accardo (Al Capones second in command) to Bernie Madoff to keep things interesting! Since the companys founding in 1919, Rybovich & Sons Boat Works has enjoyed iconic status as being one of Americas oldest and most celebrated boat works in America. But it would take almost a century before a book about the fabled boatyard would be written. The story told thru the eyes of family. Only a Rybovich could bring to this project the knowledge and relentless passion the legend deserves. With insiders perspective, Pat Rybovichthe daughter of designer/builder Tommy Rybovichspent four intensive years chronicling the yards 90-year history in order to capture the spirit and struggle behind her familys boatworks. The result is a lavish, large-format, limited-edition coffee table book befitting the legend. The book features thousands of breathtaking photographs, original blueprints, memorabilia, never-before-seen vintage boatbuilding photography unearthed from boatyard archives and from family scrapbooks shared by boatyard workers, captains and crew and classic Rybovich boat-owners. Like a time-capsule tour, many of the Ol Salts who worked on the boats during the Rybovich heyday of the 50s and 60s bring the story alive with their rich recollections. With Pats in-depth knowledge of the family yard we are given a behind-the-scenes look at the three Rybovich brothers and their complementaryand often conflictingapproaches to boatbuilding. The book is a unique tribute to the three spirited Rybovich brothers whose can-do innovative spirit helped define the sport. The book delves deep into the history of the 79 boats built by the three brothers, igniting newfound passion the world over for classic Rybovich as a true collectors item. The book culminates with Hull #126, the latest creations of Pats cousin, Michael Rybovich who carries on the 90-year boatbuilding heritage to this day. Limited 1st Edition collectors book. In the world of boatbuilding, Rybovich is a name synonymous with excellence. In keeping with this unsurpassed tradition, the first-ever Rybovich book is created as an heirloom to treasure. The book sports the iconic 1947 Rybovich angelfish on the cover. Interestingly, the angelfish design was created by another young Rybovich, Mary, when she was a teen. She designed the angelfish as a cabinet-door vent for her brothers 1947 Rybo Hull #1a design still used by Rybovich to this day. The First Edition Rybovich book is massive (13×15 and almost 20 pounds) with 608 pages exquisitely bound in deepest glazed marine blue leather. Offered exclusively at the Rybovich book website in a limited-edition of only 900 copies, the tribute is top-flight. All the way, no expense spared. No one with a passion for Rybovich or the sport of billfishing will want to be without it. This book has to be the epitome of nautical publishing. Jim Connelly, book publisher and owner of the 1954 classic Rybovich Hull #13, Bimini Babe. Limited to 900 copies which celebrate the boatyards 90th anniversary. Is available in two exclusive editions. Created with the collector in mind, the book is superbly bound in leather with breathtaking silver or gold accents. Each luxury book is crafted as an heirloom to treasure. 1 SILVER: The standard. (a total of 600 copies printed) 2 GOLD: The deluxe. (a total of only 300 copies printed). A side-by-side comparison of the two Editions is provided in the chart, below. EXCLUSIVE Limited 1st Edition: Only 600 Collectors Edition books printed. DELUXE FEATURES FOUND IN BOTH EDITIONS. Is a massive, 13×15 hardcover coffee-table book weighing in at nearly 20 pounds! The book features 608 pages of heavyweight archival coated paper featuring hundreds of never-before-published vintage & new photographs of each Rybovich boat built along with hundreds of vintage boatyard images from back in the day. Lavish two-page spreads bring the rich Rybovich legacy to life. EXQUISITE LEATHER COVER This breathtaking edition is impeccably finished, wrapped in the deepest glazed marine blue leather, with RYBOVICH engraved in silver on the spine. The silver ribbon page marker and shimmering silver page-edges are icing on the cake! SIGNED & NUMBERED Each book is individually signed and numbered by the author, Pat Rybovich. A Rybovich Book-plate, signed & numbered by hand, further guarantees authenticity. Please, see few of pictures. This book as signed by Pat Rybovich and dedicated to The Boat Owner “Carl”. It’s signed at November 29, 2010. There’s a slightly scratch on at front cover and at back side cover. Inside it’s like a new. If you have any question about this book, please, contact me. I will be very happy to answer. No weekend and holiday. The packing: This book is heavy. So it will be heavier. I want to make sure that you will receive this book the same condition. As it is right now. For that I will pack it correctly and efficiently for security. Will assume all responsibility and risk. The item “RYBOVICH & SOON BOAT WORK BOOK” is in sale since Sunday, June 13, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Other Naval Collectibles”. The seller is “ntreasures” and is located in Stuart, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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