The timing of the Gamefisherman 43 hull rollover was a great excuse to jet up to the Treasure Coast and check on the happenings in Stuart, Florida. Luckily for me, 90 percent of these builders all lie within literally blocks from one another — some even right next door. On my way out of town, I stopped in Palm Beach to check in with my old friends at Michael Rybovich and Sons.
Not to be overshadowed by the builders in North Carolina and elsewhere, the boats emerging from Florida are among some of the finest and most refined custom sportfishermen anywhere in the world. Let’s take a closer look at a few new builds now underway.