On the Drawing Board: Michael Rybovich and Sons 82

A new build with modern lines and innovative technology

Modern lines, innovative technology and a storied pedigree for this new 82-footer.Courtesy Michael Rybovich & Sons

Michael Rybovich & Sons has started construction of a new 82-foot ­convertible at its Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, f­acility, with an estimated ­completion in late 2022. The cold-molded, triple-planked solid-mahogany hull is well underway, and will feature a four-stateroom, five-head layout with large undermezzanine tackle and tool room, among many other notable options.

The popular MTU 16V2000 M96L engines will power the new 82, and the builder expects performance numbers similar to its recent 78-foot convertible, which saw 50 knots on the initial sea trial. A full complement of hand-selected teak will adorn the toe rail, transom, half-round, bridge rails, aft bulkhead and mezzanine.

Built for a serious fishing team, she will feature numerous custom details that make fishing-equipment storage, access and deployment virtually effortless. Modern lines and innovative technologies from the storied South Florida family of boatbuilders are expected to make the project one of the most advanced sport-fishing boats to ever hit the water.