44' Rybovich Ryco Sport Fisherman 2000



Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

A handcrafted custom boat, unlike anything else available. In 2020 this vessel recently completed an extensive refit at Michael Rybovich & Sons with comprehensive mechanical updates by Smith & Wick Marine Diesel. The ROOK is now white and looks Fantastic! Recent work included: All varnish renewed, New teak transom, New Phasor generator, complete CAT servicing/New aftercoolers/New risers, New props, New enclosure and canvas, New electronics, stereo, and appliances, New cockpit BattleSaddle. This boat is in beautiful condition.   Cold-Molded WEST system, epoxy laminated hull construction. 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Gilman Yachts of Ft. Lauderdale, Inc.. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

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This vessel was built by Michael Rybovich during a period when he was operating under the corporate name as Ryco in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is hull #118 and has been named ROOK since built with only two caring owners, both who had kept her primarily in Nassau, Bahamas where she has had light usage with only a couple of voyages out of the area.  In the early summer of 2019, she was brought back to her builder, now as Michael Rybovich and Sons, where she was thoroughly refreshed with her relaunch in February 2020 sporting a totally new look being painted white with gleaming new varnish and teak (previously her hull had been black).  Further details of her updates follow in the specs.

ROOK was designed as a dayboat, but will\nsleep two comfortably in her V-berth, an extra person could reasonably bunk on\nthe settee which is 6 and a half feet long.


The air conditioned cabin is entered through\na center hinged door with window at the forward side of the bridge deck.  The top of the entryway is a bi-fold hatch\nthat hinges up which can be supported by a stainless keeper.  Down three teak non-skid steps to the cabin\nsole which is teak parquet and covered by bound edge, natural fiber, short pile\ncarpeting.  Herreshoff Style interior\ntheme with flat white panel strip walls with cherry stained mahogany cabinetry\nand trim, complimented by the teak steps and flooring.  Unlike many express-style boats that are dark\nbelow, Rook has hullside portlights, four to each side, that allow natural\nlighting combined with her white wall paneling. \nThis provides a comfortable, nautical feel when inside.  The headliner in the cabin is accented with\nmahogany trim strips and ceiling baton by the galley.  The cushions throughout the interior were made\nby C-Worthy and are custom Sunbrella material in Salmon color with white piping\ntrim.  To the starboard side as one\nenters the cabin there is a cushioned settee/couch with mahogany drawer storage\nbeneath and behind is a large hinged door which opens to a generous storage\narea.  Above this is a mahogany trimmed\nshelf and sliding glass doors cover a bookshelf with two hullside portlights\nbehind.  To the aft side of the settee is\na mahogany cabinet with a Bose Lifestyle stereo unit (interior) and a drawer\nfor CD/media case storage.  A pair of\ndual Bose mini-cube speakers are wall mounted.


To the portside is the U-shaped galley\nwith ButcherBlock mica countertop and mahogany fiddle railings.  Below are mahogany drawer and cabinet storage\nwith inlayed pull handles.  Behind the\naft side door is a new U-line refrigerator and above it some cubby style shelf\nstorage.  Also above aft is a larger\nmahogany cabinet with shelf storage and sliding doors.  The outboard counter has a two-basin,\npolished stainless steel sink with faucet and the aft counter has a Princess\ntwo-burner electric Ceran glass stovetop. \nAbove the sink there are two sliding glass doors with etched trim that\nopen to two white shelf storage areas and natural lighting from two portlights.  There is extra storage space under the salon\nsteps, which each hinge up and a water tank level gauge.


Back to the starboard side, ahead of the\nsettee is a tall mahogany door with a large storage locker.  Beneath panels in the bottom of this closet\nis where the air conditioning unit lives. \nAcross from here is the entry door to the head.  Parquet flooring with white wall\npaneling.  The vanity top is mahogany\nwith a polished stainless circular sink and chrome faucet.  Above is a wood trimmed mirror with medicine\ncabinet behind.  A Raritan___ head is aft\nand there is another mahogany door cabinet below the vanity.  Forward there is a separate shower stall with\nGrohe wand fixture/mixer, a frosted glass enclosure door, and small seat\ninside.  Inside the shower stall is a\nfrosted glass sliding door to a white towel locker and another hullside portlight.


Next forward is a doorway to the\nstateroom.  Immediately to the right is a\nfull height door with hanging locker and a hullside portlight.  The stateroom has a large V-berth with\nmahogany drawers and cabinets beneath it. \nThere is a matched filler cushion that fits neatly in between to make a\nlarge full berth.  Overhead is a custom\nmade teak deck hatch which floods the stateroom with light in addition to the\ntwo hull portlights.  The hullside liner\nis off-white textured wallpaper with a mahogany valance panel and trim.  There are a couple of chrome reading lights\nmounted on the aft wall.  All the way\nforward is a wood trimmed door that opens to the chain/anchor rode locker.


Back up at the entryway to the cabin,\nwithin arm’s reach of the helm deck:


To portside a new Main Electrical Panel\ncovered by a hinged clear Lexan door with analog meters for AC volts/amps and\nDC volts/amp, battery/shore power monitoring, switching for Shore/Gen,\ngenerator controls, bilge pump manual switches, and AC / DC breakers.  To starboard is a mahogany cabinet, inside\nmounted on top on a varnished wood face, 2019 Fusion MS UD755 marine stereo\nwith Bluetooth.  In the back of the\ncabinet, Two JL Audio M600 amps with 4 JL speakers mounted on the Bridgedeck, 4\nin the cockpit, and 2 under the tower helm.  There is vent fan for this compartment and\nalso other storage space, including a hand held fire extinguisher.

This entire area was refinished and\nrepainted in white with all hardware either replaced or replated.  All the cushions were remade in 2017 and are covered\nin a distressed leather-look material. \nThe ROOK bridge deck has an amazingly comfortable arrangement with two\nlarge L-shape settees and two varnished teak tables.  The concept was to accommodate a group and\neven a large group meal, as there is a matching teak leaf with slide out supports\nbeneath the two outside table to make one giant table.  The deck is surrounded by a brand new\npolycarb enclosure with side panels that can raise up and pin beneath the\nhardtop.

The helm bench seat, forward to\nportside, has a varnished teak ladderback style backrest with cushion that slips\nover top to attach.  A thick seat cushion\nis the seat base with a teak trim lip around the top of the console.  There is a built in helmsman’s teak foot rest\njust forward below the gorgeous varnished helm pod.  Beneath the inboard side of the bench is a\nnew U-line ice cube machine.  Outboard\nforward in the bench is a cabinet with a glovebox drawer and open storage area\nbelow convenient for safety gear.



The helm pod has ZF single lever\ncontrols with the custom selector panel (synchronizer), just to the port of the\nhelm, with DC electronics breakers below it. \nThe ICOM Vhf radio handset mic is remote mounted just outboard of\nhere.  A Ritchie powerdamp magnetic\ncompass is above the helm electronics console on the forward dash panel.  Engine start/stop buttons and trim tab\ncontrol levers are beneath the lower edge of the helm pod.

All equipment has been configured and\ninstalled by Offshore Marine Electronics. \nVirtually all is new in late 2019.


·       \nTwin Garmin 8612\nGPSMAP displays with CHIRP sonar and Radar with 4’ open array on upper hardtop

·       \nGarmin GHC 20\nReactor autopilot

·       \nGarmin GMI\nmultifunction digital data display

·       \nGarmin weather\noverlay interface

·       \nGarmin AIS\ntransmitter

·       \nICOM M506 Vhf\nradio with remote mounted mic

·       \nACR RCL-100 LED remote\ncontrol spotlight

·       \nCustom switch\npanel for CAT helm control functions, horn, and hardtop lights



To the starboard side of the bridge deck\nis a console with center opening door that houses new appliances, a LG\nstainless front microwave oven and U-line drink refrigerator.  Below the microwave is a storage cubby with a\nhandheld fire extinguisher.  This console\nif trimmed with a teak lip around the upper edge and a seat cushion on top.

In 2011, Palm Beach Towers removed an\naging full tower and replaced it with a lower Marlin tower.  This tower was outfitted with Bomar hatches in\nthe hardtop, tri-colored LED lights, custom bench seating in tower, LED\nspreader lights, with a 63\" control box housing electronics console and an\noversized sunshade to cover the seating in the tower.  The radar pod is installed on top of the\nsunshade to free up room on the front of the hardtop, where an offshore\nliferaft is mounted in a quick release cradle. \nDuring this vessels very thorough repaint in 2019 all the tower\nfiberglass components and hardtops were refinished to white and the undersides\nof the tops were done in light blue with texture.

Tower Electronics:

·       \nGarmin 8610 GPS\nChartplotter in network

·       \nGarmin GPSmap 742\nChartplotter in network

·       \nICOM ram Mic Vhf

·       \nFusion MS-NRX300\nremote stereo control

·       \nACR RCL-100\nspotlight control

·       \nElectronics are\nmounted inside recessed boxes beveled towards the helm with gas shock ram\nsupported covers that help shade the screens in bright sun.  There is also an eisenglass panel from the\nfront of the control box to the edge of the sunshade to provide wind\nbreak.  JL Audio Stereo speakers are\nmounted on the underside of the control box as are the dual trumpet air horn\nand LED running/anchor light.

·       \nRitchie magnetic\ncompass


·       \nSmall ZF single\nlever dual control binnacle and Custom chrome helm wheel 

There is a teak cockpit with one short center step up to the helm deck. The step is teak decked and hinges open to the engine compartment. There are two beautifully refinished varnished teak cockpit center boxes, on the starboard side is a large stainless lined freezer box with inset tray for drink storage without freezing. On the portside there is a freshly rebuilt rigging station and tackle center with white solid surface counter and molded cockpit sink with faucet. Below there are two doors that open with six large drawers and a good sized open storage area. The lids on both boxes have strong moonspring keepers. Both boxes have short backrests and there are matching trolling cushions for both. Thick teak coverboards surround the cockpit with three flush rod holders to either side. Beneath the gunwales on outboard side are hinged door lockers for gaff, wash poles, and storage. There is a transom door and flip up gate which also has a custom built fold-out swim ladder with slot attachment. Beneath the deck are two hatches with a large stainless steel lined fish box with macerator pump out on one side and a live well in the other. The center of the cockpit is a new Bluewater BattleSaddle with 6 rod holders, a center tray with a tackle drawer and drink holders. Moving back towards the bridge deck there are two large drawers at the ends of the bridge deck settees which are very handy for additional tackle storage. Also the starboard teak box has a door inboard that has narrow storage compartments where coiled rigs could be stored nicely. There are also fresh and saltwater washdown spigots.

·        \nRupp triple spreader silver outriggers are\nmounted on the hardtop

·        \nRupp center rigger

·        \nDual Birdsall Marine pancake-style teaser reels\nmounted under the tower sunshade

·        \nThree clear-out rod holders on each rear tower\nleg

·        \nFive rocket launcher rod holders along the lower\nrear rail of the tower


·        \nThe tower bench seat backrest can fold down to\nclear the captain’s cockpit vision

Unique two level bowrail is a\ncombination of the classic custom hoop rail with burgee mast and a lower\nextension back towards the deckhouse.  It\nis satin finished pipe with polished/painted welds and the stanchion bases\nfasten right into the teak toe railing. \nThe bow is non-skid finished and has a stylish crown pitch.  In the center is a teak deck hatch with\nchrome bezeled tinted window also with that matching curved pitch.  All the deck hardware is perfectly chromed or\nnew and the bow has fairleads and chafe strips neatly bedded on the varnished\ntoe rail with two cleats set just behind. \nThere is a spring covered hawser pipe to access the anchor chain and\nrode.  There is a good sized Fortress\nstored in the aft lazarette.  There are\nalso mid-ship spring cleats with chafe strips and safety railings on the deck\nsides just below the hardtop.  

Moving back to the deckhouse there is a\nfixed windshield and an electric wiper on the helmsman’s pane.  Between the line of the curved windows and\nthe finish of the teak deckhouse there is not much that compares to ROOK on\nstyle points.  There is a new enclosure\nwhich is a combination of polycarbonate and Strataglas nicely tailored by\nCanvas Designers.  New chrome strike\nrailing around the boat with lower splash rails from the transom up to the\nbeginning of the deckhouse.  A new teak\ntransom accentuates the tumblehome feature and the red, white, and blue boot\nstripe with the gold leaf lettering is timeless.


There is a canvas\ndockside cockpit shade/canopy with stainless support poles that fit into the\nrear rod holders.



There are canvas covers for almost everything.  A full set for the deckhouse windows, a cover\nfor the forward deck hatch, a full cockpit cover from back of the hardtop to\nthe rubrail on three sides, a transom cover, covers for the cockpit teak boxes,\ncover for the BattleSaddle, coco mat style mat runner for the bridge deck.  Also there are canvas runners for inside the\ncabin. 

Engines are\nCaterpillar 3196TA at 660hp.  Total hours\non the motors are approximately 2920, but both have been overhauled by CAT\ndealer, Smith & Wick Marine Diesel who has maintained the motors since\n2009.  Port Motor overhauled December\n2013 at 2287 hours (less than 700hrs SMOH). \nStarboard Motor overhauled November 2019 at 2903 hours (less than 20hrs\nSMOH).  Work also completed November 2019\nto both motors:  1000 hour service, new\naftercoolers, Blue-printed Turbos, new engine mounts, new exhaust risers, new\nstarter (starboard), new alternator (port), all hoses updated as well as belts\nand new AirSeps. 


·       \nTwin Disc\ntransmissions with new high pressure hoses and coolant hoses.

·       \nMechanical gauge\npanels on motors, oil pressure, coolant temp, alternator output, fuel pressure.

·       \nFuel priming\npumps

·       \nRacor primary\nfuel filters

·       \nSingle aluminum\nfuel tank was replaced in 2011 and has a sight gauge as well as an entry port\non top (if dip stick use preferred)

·       \nDripless shaft\nlogs and rudder logs, Tides Marine

·       \nNew 4-blade Veem propellers,\nspare set of 3-blades

·       \nMain engine\nintake diverter valves for emergency flood pumping

·       \nEngine room bilge\nhas been refinished, new rubber mats and is clean.  Entranceways are from the cockpit step or drop\ndown from forward bridge deck.

·       \nNew Phasor K4 –\n12.5kW generator with Kubota motor in sound shield with remote digital control\npanel in ER or operation from Ships Main Electrical panel in Cabin

·       \nNew Main\nElectrical Panel in cabin covered by a hinged clear Lexan door with analog\nmeters for AC volts/amps and DC volts/amp, battery/shore power monitoring,\nswitching for Shore/Gen, generator controls, bilge pump manual switches, and AC\n/ DC breakers.  Also there are new\nsub-panels at helm.

·       \nNew 50amp shore power\ncord and inlet plug with breaker in engine room

·       \nAcme 10kva Shore\nPower transformer

·       \nQuicksilver\ngalvanic isolator

·       \nNew Dolphin Pro\n24v, 40amp smart battery charger

·       \nSentry 12v /\n20amp battery charger and timer, (generator)

·       \nNew AGM\nbatteries, DEKA Intimidator Group 31 (4) + 1 generator battery

·       \nPerko radial\nswitch allowing engine start paralleling

·       \nNew engine room\nLED lighting

·       \nNew engine room\noverhead sound suppression panels

·       \nRaritan hot water\nheater

·       \nRotary DC battery\nswitches, 24v DC

·       \nGFI 110v plug outlets

·       \nShurflo\nfreshwater system pump with in-line canister filter

·       \nEngine room\nblowers

·       \nReplaced Murray\nMarine engine room ventilation boxes

·       \nDometic Marine\nAir reverse-cycle Air-Conditioning, 12,000btu, R-22

·       \nDometic Cockpit\nFreezer compressor with thermostat

·       \nFireboy engine room\nauto/manual suppression tank, manual deploy pull is inside the cabinet inboard\nof the cockpit freezer just above the aft engine room entrance.  The remote/override panel is in an outboard\ncabinet next to the helm.

·       \n5\nautomatic/manual bilge pumps, 1 shower sump pump


·       \nSmoke C02\ndetector alarms

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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