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1968 56 (ft.) RYBOVICH Sportfish

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General Information

Listing# 25351

Stuart, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Sports Fishing Boats
56 (ft.)
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General Details

The “HAIRY DOG” is hull #68 and her construction was overseen by Tommy Rybovich. Since her completion she has only had 4 owners who each have updated and maintained her to the highest standards. Currently in turn key condition in all aspects. The MTU 8V2000 have about 850 hours and give her a cruise of 27 knots burning only 60 GPH. “HAIRY DOG”  will not disappoint in any way. Always maintained by Mike Rybovich in Palm Beach.


Vessel Walkthrough
"HAIRY DOG" sleeps 6 in two staterooms plus companionway berths. There is one owners and one guest head. The salon and galley are on the same level. The companionway is offset to port and accesses guest head, master stateroom, companionway berths and forward cabin.
The bright and open salon is accessed via sliding door offset to port for maximum use of space inside. The salon is trimmed in matched high gloss teak throughout. The windshield is glass and lets in plenty of ambiant light. To port is the ice machine, sofa with storage below, and behind and separate refrigerator and freezer with stainless steel liners. Across to starboard is the entertainment center, dinette with chart inlay and full galley forward. Teak hand rails overhead Low voltage overhead salon light Custom teak and holly window blinds Icom Command Mic Sofa to port with storage below and behind Drawer storage aft starboard Dinette easily seats (4) with storage below and inlayed with straights of Florida chart Sliding door storage outboard of dinette
Entertainment Center
Sony TV is interfaced with electronics via push button selector switch XM radio Yamaha RX-777 AM/FM Tuner receiver Sony plasma 23" TV Panasonic phone and fax system
The galley is located forward to starboard with the refrigeration located to port. All appliances are located neatly concealed beneath the countertop or teak paneling. There is plenty of drawer and shelf storage throughout. Stainless steel sink Tapper microwave convection oven Teak and holly sole Princess (3) burner glass cook top
Moving below via the companion way there is a day head to port and access to master, starboard. There are two companion way berths to port with plenty of storage outboard as well as below the lower berth. Forward of the berths is a hanging locker & drawer storage.
Master Stateroom
The master stateroom is located amidship to starboard. The bunks are arranged in an over and under configuration with plenty of drawer storage located beneath each bunk. The mirrored vanity is located adjacent to the access to the ensuite head. Also a full length hanging locker is located just forward of the bunks. ICOM Command Mic VHF radio SMX II A/C system Reading lamps Mirrored vanity area
Master Ensuite Head
Stall shower with custom inlayed shower door and laundry hamper Linen closet Galley Maid head Marble flooring Granite countertops w/ceramic sink (4) Drawers for storage
Guest Stateroom-Forward
The forward stateroom is configured in a V-Berth configuration. Below each berth is a bank of drawers. Outboard of each bunk there is shelf storage with sliding teak doors to conceal and contain contents. There is access to the rope/chain locker forward. The ships safe is located low in the ships forpeak. This stateroom also contains a completely concealed head with wash basin and full length hanging locker. SMX II AC controls Overhead hatch Reading lamps
Guest Head
Storage below sink and vanity Teak and holly sole Stall shower with custom inlayed shower door Mirrored vanity Granite countertops w/ceramic sink
The flybridge is classic Rybovich. The helm pod is centerline and feature single lever controls, flush mounted state of the art electronics and fantastic visibility. The port and starboard bench seats open for easy access storage and each features forward and aft facing seating with backs. The main engine displays are conveniently located molded in the hardtop as well as 9/0 teaser reels that are concealed by a removable door in the hardtop. Rigid 3 sided enclosure Overhead hand rail (6) Rod rocket launcher Forward and aft facing spreader lights Auxiliary DC panel Automatic fog horn blower Trim tab indicators Rudder angle indicator Fresh water outlet Smart UPS 1500 backup Station transfer switch Trolling valves Manifold pressure gauges Rybovich helm chair Ritchie compass Molded in overhead lights Trim tab switches
Electronics and Navigation
(2) 12" VEI monitors VEI 24 volt computer for navigation KHV Trac Vision 4 Sat TV system Weather channel marine MUX Matrix switcher Sea lever switcher VEI remote mouse and keypad All electronics are fully interfaced and the displays are switchable to either VEI screen or Salon TV 72 mile Furuno radar Sea 222 SSB Auto helm tri data Northstar 800x Loran Dyteck ST1800 water temp Standard Horizon VHF KVH trac phone with fax capabilities ICOM 602VHF radio Simrad AP20 Automatic pilot Northstar 6000I GPS plotter Furuno radar, separate back up radar
The tower is a Bosch American was installed Feb. 2006. Molded in navigation lights 24 volt 9/0 Miya Epoch teaser reels Rupp Auto lock rigger locks Molded hardtop, tower platform and tower sunshade Flat black pipe on tower sunshade Tower water spigot
Tower Electronics
Engine speed tachs Compass ICOM 502 VHF Furuno 12" monitor
"HAIRY DOG" has been completely rewired and a new electrical panel was installed in 2003 by Michael Rybovich. 12 Volt battery charger 24 Volt battery banks-replaced 11/05 12 Volt house/generator batteries 11/05 50 AMP shore power port and starboard Main electrical panel located near galley (2) 25kw Northern Lights Generators installed (2004) rebuilt by Florida Marine Tech (2009) 24 Volt battery charger
Engine Room
The "HAIRY DOG" was repowered in 2003 with MTU 8V2000 rated @ 900hp. During the repower the entire engine room was stripped out of all equipment, wiring and existing fiberglass and replaced with new. Today it shows as you would expect from a new Rybovich. Crisp clean and very functional. Palm Beach Power installed new long block port side March 2009. Starboard engine completely rebuilt June 2009 by Palm Beach Power. Twin MTU 8V2000 900hp motors Twin disc transmissions with trolling valves MTU Main engine ECM's Halon fire system Remote mounted oil filters Racor fuel filters with stainless drip trays Sea Recovery Watermaker Air compressor with engine room and cockpit quick disconnect 12 volt battery charger 24 volt battery charger 110 volt Blower system Stainless hot water heater High water alarm A/C Seawater cooling system pump with backup Fuel manifold to feed or return to all tanks (2) Northern Lights 25kw Generators Alfa Laval fuel centrifuge Pre lube and post lube oil system Oil change system 5 Cruise Air A/C compressors Galley and cockpit refrigerator compressors (2009) Engine room A/C Bilge pumps
Total Power: 900 Cruising Speed: 27 Hours: 850
Fuel: 1350 Fresh Water: 350
Generator and Lazzerette access hatches in hardtop are hinged & open hydraulically. The forward bulkhead is varnished in high gloss teak and contains tackle storage, bait freezer, refrigerated drink box, sink and engine room access in salon step. Cooling is done via misters. Teak sole and covering boards Rybovich large tuna chair with rocket launcher Port and Starboard in deck live bait wells Port and starboard gaff locker Transom Hawse pipe Transom door Fresh water washdown Electric reel plug to port (2) 50 Amp shore cord inlet Phone/TV inlet Compressed air quick disconnect Bait freezer Refrigerated drink box Sink Tackle drawer storage Engine room access Cockpit fly cover Transom cover Misters with 5 movable nozzles Teak transom
Deck/Hull Equipment
Marquipt removable davit Underwater lights Complete steering system updated Teak bulkhead Teak transom Teak Varnished toe rail Windshield cover Windlass Matterhorn white hull color with green accent Green bottom paint Dripless shaft and rudder logs Hull port lights-replaced 2006 Trim tabs
Fishing Equipment
Rybovich teak tuna chair 6 rod aft rail rocket launcher 2 live bait wells Rupp triple spreader outriggers Rupp custom outriggers
The “HAIRY DOG” is hull #68 and her construction was overseen by Tommy Rybovich. Since her completion she has only had 4 owners who each updated and maintained her to the highest standards. Currently in turn key condition in all aspects. The MTU 8V2000 have about 850 hours and give her a cruise of 27 knots burning only 60 GPH. “HAIRY DOG”  will not disappoint in any way. Always maintained by Mike Rybovich in Palm Beach.
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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