For the past 50 years, Rybovich sport-fishing boats have set the standard as a top-quality custom boat that performs admirably in any sea. While plenty of things have changed over the past five decades, Rybovich's recently completed Shibumi proves that the best things remain unchanged over time.
Shibumi represents Rybovich's milestone 100th hull and was built for a first-time buyer of a large sport-fisherman using proven cold-molded construction techniques. Designed and built in the classic Rybovich style, she features the builder's trademark broken sheer, window lines and complete varnished teak package in the cockpit. Unlike most other boats being built these days, though, this 55-footer features a forward-facing tinted windshield rather than a painted bulkhead, offering a clear 360-degree view. That dictate from the boat's owner means a loss of some storage in the forward bulkhead compartments, but the resulting view is easily worth the tradeoff.