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1963 Rybovich 53' Jim Jim

$ 199,000

Jim Jim is a 1963 Rybovich 53' Yacht Fish 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.

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 USD:$ 199,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Yacht Fish

  • Year:


  • Location:

    St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 53 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: 15' 1"
  • Yacht 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
  • Days on Market:

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.


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