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This year, make it a FATHER’S DAY to remember!
Give Dad a gift he’ll never forget: a 1st Edition, signed & numbered Rybovich book! The lavish 13x15” leather-covered, 20-pound RYBOVICH coffee table book is created with the collector in mind. Printed in a limited-edition of only 900, this first-ever book about Rybovich celebrates the yard’s 90th year. Since the 1950s Rybovich has been coveted as the ultimate status symbol, with sportfishing boats built for brand-name tycoons like Firestone, Ballantine, duPont and Maytag. In keeping with the boatyard’s unsurpassed tradition of excellence, the book is created as an heirloom to treasure. Each book is signed & numbered by author, Pat Rybovich, daughter of the yachts’designer/builder Tommy Rybovich.
"Four years of research into the family boatyard has brought me closer to my dad than I could have hoped for," Pat explains. "He passed away when I was a teen so creating the book was a perfect chance to reconnect with my dad. I got a chance to interview Ol' Salts and folks who worked alongside him in the 50s and 60s, plus Rybo captains and people who have owned Rybovich boats over the years. Writing the book not only gave me a new-found appreciation of the boats he spent a lifetime designing & building, but it also gave me a new understanding of my dad as a person. He was a fascinating character: he didn’t like boating or the water (in fact he never once went out in one of his mahogany creations!) but with only a high school diploma he worked each night until midnight in his passionate pursuit of perfection. It’s a thrill to share the story about my dad and this exciting era, my greatest joy is hearing how the book reconnects people to the happiest times of their lives!”
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 ~ Enjoy free ground shipping through June 5
Wishing you a fantastic Father’s Day!
"This book has to be the epitome of nautical publishing."
Jim Connelly, book publisher and owner of vintage Rybovich Hull #13
"This book is a Herculean effort! A true labor of love. Your book speaks volumes for the legacy your father has left and the deep love you have for him. Well done Pat."
Martin Hiscock, owner of Rybovich Hull #4
"Pat, I am in tears and I am speechless. WOW!"
Neil Turney, vintage Rybovich owner, Hull #23
"Brilliant and exquisite!"
Rafael Garcia, owner of Rybovich Hull #75
"'Absolutely awestruck' is an apt description. It is extraordinary in concept, in design, in detail, in execution. I am fully aware of the amount of work you undertook and I am humbled by what you did. It is fascinating to read, to study, to stare at."
"This was a story that had to be told and it needed someone like Pat Rybovich to tell it. Someone that had the passion, the love, the pride and the energy to see it through."
Joe Chioffe, owner of Rybovich Hull #25
"Fabulous!! A wonderful history of the sports fishing world told through the eyes of the family, the owners, the captains and the boats that revolutionized the sport. Thank you so much for all your hard work, research and love and care that you have put in to this project."
Vintage Rybovich owner
"Pat, at last we have the Rybovich book. It is jaw droppingly fantastic, stunning and majestic. This book will indeed go down in history, and Pat, it must be worth every ounce of the blood, sweat and tears you have put into it."
Vintage Rybovich owner, Hull #59
"The BOOK is splendid...exquisite. Your Dad and Uncles must be smiling at the comprehensive, nearly reverent tribute you have given them, allowing their creations and craftsmanship to be shared with many not sufficiently fortunate to own an original."
Vintage Rybovich owner
"Nothing compares, nothing comes close! The wait was worth everything. Wow, what a creation!"
M. Taylor, Rybovich aficionado
"I received the Magnum Opus and its truly awesome. All that we had hoped and beyond. The design, presentation, materials and contents have put every coffee table book to shame. Truly a milestone."
Carlos Cavanagh, Rybovich aficionado