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1983 Rybovich 55' LUCKY

$ 1,150,000

LUCKY is a 1983 Rybovich 55' 55 Convertible listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Bill Kimball. Bill can be reached at 561-644-6924 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Rybovich Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

1983 Rybovich 55 Convertible Sportfish

Award-winning custom sportfish boatbuilder, John Rybovich & Sons was originally founded in 1919. The three sons, John Rybovich Jr, Tommy, and Emil realized an opportunity to focus on building sportfishing boats from the ground up for big game fishing off Florida's coast, the Bahamas, and Caribbean and built their first boat in 1947. The brothers became the innovators of sportfishing convertible yachts in what has become known as the Florida style. Some of those innovations include the sleek profiles, teak trim, transom doors for hauling aboard big gamefish, pedestal fighting chairs, aluminum tuna tower, and speed! LUCKY is a beautiful example of the Rybovich signature broken sheerline, originally sketched by Tommy Rybovich. Rybovich has been a major influence on other sportfish boat builders, both custom and production. Rybovich sportfish yachts are prized for their timeless beauty and superior cold-molded mahogany construction (since the 1960s). The Michael Rybovich & Sons boatyard continues to use the cold-molded epoxy method, along with newer innovative materials such as carbon fiber. The Master's Angling Tournament, founded in 1963 by Johnny Rybovich and sponsored by the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach, is the world's most prestigious release tournament. And that is what sportfishing is about--and LUCKY is designed and built for, in luxurious classic Rybovich style.

1983 Rybovich 55 Convertible Sportfish

"Lucky" is Rybovich hull # 84 built as the "Marlynn". In recent years she has undergone two major refits; the receipts for which total well above her asking price. Most recently, a full paint job was completed 6/2022. All work was done by Michael Rybovich. She is in extraordinary cosmetic condition and the 1,000 hour engine service was recently completed at 930 hours. Tuna Tower was new in 2016.

LUCKY is that turnkey opportunity that seldom surfaces on the market.


  • Price USD:$ 1,150,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    55 Convertible

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Palm Beach, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 55 ft in
  • Display Length: 55 ft
  • Beam: 17'
  • Yacht Category

    Sport Fishing

  • Water Capacity: 150 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 1176 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins QSM11-715 HO
  • Engine 1: 950.00 HRS 715.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 950.00 HRS 715.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Layout Walkthrough:

Starting Forward is the Master Head with:

  • Stall shower
  • Lectrasan head
  • Sink
  • Built in hamper
  • Generous storage

Aft to Master Stateroom with:

  • Walk around queen bed
  • (4) Hanging lockers
  • (13) Drawers for storage
  • Extensive built-in bookcase
  • Pop-up TV
  • Overhead hatch

Aft to Companionway Bunks:

  • (2) Stacked bunks with storage below located to Starboard
  • Large hanging locker

Aft to Starboard is Guest Head with:

  • Stall Shower
  • Sink
  • Lectrasan head
  • Clothes washer
  • Drawer and locker storage
  • Teak and Holly flooring

To Port is the Guest Stateroom:

  • There are criss- cross upper and lower berths
  • Vanity with sink
  • Large amounts of drawer and hanging locker storage

Up and Aft to the Island Style Galley:

  • Stainless sink and surround
  • Concealed pop-up microwave
  • Concealed Jennair cooktop
  • Four Kitchenaide drawer style refrigeration/freezer units
  • Abundant drawer and locker built-in storage

Up and Aft to the Salon:

  • To port is a large "L" shaped settee with custom table and storage below
  • To starboard are two occasional chairs
  • Concealed entertainment center
  • 50" Pop-Up TV
  • Ice Maker
  • Drawer and compartment storage
  • Pneumatic door to cockpit

Decor is extensive Teak paneling and trim through-out, Corian bathroom counters, textured wall coverings, Teak and Holly floor treatments, and Teak blinds.


The cockpit has twin tackle centers. To port is the drink box and bait freezer. To starboard is a sink, bait prep area, and cockpit controls. Below deck are an insulated fish box with macerator pump and a large baitwell with both natural and mechanical aspiration. There is a Murray tuna chair with rocket launcher an extra larger transom door and port and starboard lazerettes. There are triple spreader Rupp outriggers. Bulkhead, tackle lockers, fighting chair, and side wings are varnished Teak. The cockpit sole and covering boards are natural Teak.


Flybridge has a center console with concealed pneumatic electronics storage. There are port and starboard bench seats with storage below and a forward centerline bench seat. There are two Murray helm chairs.


  • Two Furuno Navnet displays
  • Furuno 120 mile radar
  • Simrad AP20 auto pilot
  • Icom M504 VHF
  • Furuno RD-33 fish finder
  • Twin Cummins vessel view
  • 5" Ritchie compass
  • Maretron digital fuel gauges

Mechanical and Deck Equipment:

  • Custom aluminum bow rail with anchor pulpit and Muir electric anchor windlass
  • 60# CQR anchor with 25' of chain
  • Auto CO2 fire system
  • Chain and cable steering
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Emergency engine driven crash pumps
  • Trolling valves
  • Cepar primary fuel filters
  • 30-Gallon electric water heater
  • Spare props
  • Cruisair AC
  • Air compressor
  • Full cockpit cover
  • Flybridge enclosure curtains
  • Chair covers
  • Saltwater washdown
  • Single lever electronic controls
  • Two 40-amp battery chargers


  • Cold molded mahogany and epoxy
  • Newly varnished Teak toe rail, bridge rail, flybridge trim, half round, bow pulpit, bulkhead, cockpit wings, transom, flybridge console, helm and fighting chairs

"Lucky" represents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a vintage, full dress Rybovich which has been thoroughly and extensively updated in every respect.

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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