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Jim Jim
53' Rybovich Yacht Fish 1963

$ 275,000

Jim Jim is a Rybovich 53' Yacht Fish listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Bill Kimball. Bill can be reached at 1-561-644-6924 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Antique and Classics and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

The JIM JIM is one of five Rybovich Yacht fisherman to be built. She has been owned by the same individual for over 25 years. Over this time, he has gone through every system and aspect of the vessel and had the Rybovich yard refit every possible detail without regard to cost. She is a remarkable boat and was primarily used for extended Bahamas cruises in the out islands. She is an excellent sea boat, has great accommodations, and a classic style seldom seen these days. Some improvements include the following:

  • NEW Awlgrip paint on hull and topsides 2019 including replacement of any rotted wood found on survey inspection
  • New shower enclosure and fixtures 2019
  • New Bottom Paint 2019
  • Engines and Genset Serviced 2018
  • JIM JIM has been donated to a national charity and available with very attractive lease/option terms to qualified individuals


  • Price: $ 275,000
  • Days on Market: 343
  • Builder: Rybovich
  • Model: Yacht Fish
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 53 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: 15' 1"
  • Category: Antique and Classics
  • Water Capacity: 400 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 850 gals
  • Engine Details: Detroit Diesel 8V92A
  • Engine 1: 1963 350.00 HRS 700.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1963 350.00 HRS 700.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Guest stateroom is forward with twin bunks with rod storage and drawer storage under. Aft to port is shower and vanity. To starboard is head. Aft to galley which is down. Galley has Jen-Aire stove, microwave, Subzero refrigerator, double stainless steel sink, built in pantry, and ample drawer and cabinet storage. Up to salon which has a L-Shaped settee to starboard with reel storage under. A custom teak table adjoins the settee. Forward in salon to starboard is a built in TV. Forward to port is an entertainment center with Sony stereo with CD player. Aft to port are two occasional chairs with a built in ice maker between them. Aft and across the salon bulkhead is a built in bookshelf. There is a doorway aft to port which accesses the bridge deck. Also aft to starboard is a companionway that goes down to the second head, stacked companionway berths, and the master stateroom with queen berth. Further aft in the companionway is a door leading up to the fishing cockpit. The bridge area has back to back bench seats shaded by an integrated hardtop and protected from the elements by a full length windshield. During her initial refit JIM JIM'S interior was substantially rebuilt.

  • 2 Anchors
  • Teak Anchor Deck on Forward Deck
  • Fresh Water and Salt Water Washdown
  • Manual Controlled Search Light
  • Electric Windlass Bow Pulpit and Rails
  • Dinghy Davit with Dinghy Storage Above Bridge Hardtop
  • Spreader Lights
  • Windshield Wipers and Washers
  • Robertson Auto Pilot
  • Sea SSB Radio
  • King VHF Radio
  • 48 Mile Furuno Radar
  • Furuno Color Fishfinder
  • Dytek Sea Water Temp
  • Datamarine Digital Depth with Repeater in Tuna Tower
  • Cockpit Freezer
  • Cockpit Sink
  • Cockpit Controls
  • Below Deck Bait Well
  • Below Deck Brine Tank Fish Box Rybovich Fighting Chair
  • Rybovich Outriggers
  • Rybovich Tuna Tower with Controls
  • Gaff Locker
  • Walk-Through Transom Gate
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Bilge Blowers
  • Emergency Engine Stops
  • Lube Oil Transfer System
  • Engine Synchronizers
  • 480 Gallons Per Day Village Water Maker
  • Engine Alarm System
  • Halon Fire System
  • Trim Tabs
  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • Chrome Kits On Engines
  • 50 amp Shore Power
  • 23kw Kilo Pac Generator
  • Battery Charger

In 1985 - 1986 the JIM JIM was gutted and rebuilt from stem to stern at Rybovich Boat Works. This refit included every conceivable system on the boat. Everything mechanical was replaced including engines, V-drives, refrigeration, AC, appliances, and so forth. The entire interior was replaced with a lavish use of teak paneling and trim and granite countertops. The galley, electronics, tower, cockpit, covering boards, and engine room were all completely redone. She got a new tower, teak transom, and exterior cabinetry. At the time, she was literally a new boat.

Today she remains in excellent condition having had in excess of $250,000 spent on her during a refit over the last year. She is currently getting the finishing touches on a full awlgrip paint jot and will be finished during March 2019.

JIM JIM is one of five Rybovich Yacht Fisherman ever built. She has been generously taken care of and upgraded to a level rarely seen. She is extremely unique and will please anybody with a discerning eye and the wish to acquire a pedigreed and very special yacht.

*Engine 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.


Our Rybovich listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 53' Yacht Fish. She is currently listed with United Yacht Sales broker Bill Kimball who can answer all questions about the boat for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team of professional yacht brokers to schedule a showing. There are many yachts listed for sale on the MLS each with a different history. We look forward to helping you complete your search for the perfect boat or yacht for sale.


United is the largest professional yacht brokerage firm in the world with over 150 yacht brokers in our network. By listing your boat or yacht for sale with us, all 150+ brokers on our team will be notified immediately which greatly increases the chances that your boat may sell before it ever even hits the market. With hundreds of used boats and yachts sold each year, there is no better team than United to help with the listing and sale of your vessel.


Buying a boat or yacht can be a daunting experience with so many available boats on the market. Let the team at United take the guesswork out of your boat search by enlisting one of our professional yacht brokers. Not only will we listen to your needs about budget, docking and storage, and how you plan on using your new boat, but we will do the research for you by looking through the MLS, researching the history of every listing, and negotiating on your behalf. From survey to acceptance, the team at United Yacht Sales is with you every step of the way.


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