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Especially designed for the serious collector, this most exclusive edition was created to commemorate the 1947 launch of Rybovich Hull #1. This luxury edition features exclusive gold detailing and sculpted artwork handcrafted in steel, covered in gold leaf by the author, and then is recessed into the cover.

EXCLUSIVE Limited 1st Edition: Only 174 Commemorative 1947 Edition books have been printed, each signed and numbered by author Pat Rybovich.

DELUXE FEATURES FOUND IN BOTH EDITIONS Rybovich is a massive, 13x15” 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 and 1947 embossed in brilliant gold on the spine. The book includes a gold ribbon page marker and shimmering gold page-edges as icing on the cake.

*HANDCRAFTED GOLD-LEAF MEDALLION RECESSED INTO THE COVER This most exclusive edition book sports artwork handcrafted in stainless steel, covered in genuine gold-leaf by Pat Rybovich, and recessed into the cover. Interestingly, the angelfish design was created in 1947 by Mary Rybovich as a cabinet-door vent for her brothers’ Rybo Hull #1 when she was just a teen. Her angelfish vent is still used by Rybovich to this day, over 60 years later.

*THE DATE 1947 ENGRAVED IN GOLD ON THE SPINE   The Commemorative 1947 Edition books are distinguished with year ‘1947’ engraved in gold on the spine, commemorating the launch of Rybovich Hull #1.

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.

PRICE  $700

FREE GROUND SHIPPING Complimentary ground shipping for US orders with delivery in 7-10 days.

For faster delivery, 2-3 day Priority Mail in the US is available for $64.  Please see chart for International shipping rates.

For questions, feel free to email Pat at

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Yoshiaki Kuwayama
Thank you for Everything

Thank you very much for your prompt and courteous service from the order to the shipping arrangement from Japan .I really appreciate the Pat for taking charge.

Todd Missroon

the book is wonderful

Something Special

Beautiful. My kids will love them and cherish them through the generations. Thanks for doing this. i look at my copy every day. Stirs up special memories of the boat your Dad built.


Carlos Cavanagh, Classic Rybovich Aficionado

I received the Magnum Opus and it's 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.

Classic Rybovich owner, Hull #79

I don't know what I was expecting but it certainly wasn't THIS! Thank you for creating the book Pat, it's wonderful.