55 Convertible
55' / 16.76m

Palm Beach , Florida , United States
1983 Rybovich 55 Convertible Sportfish - Refit, updated vintage Rybovich, LUCKY is ready to fish! Rare opportunity to own a classic Rybovich in excellent condition--Call now!
Flag of Registry: United States
Sport Fishing
Wood Hull
HIN/IMO: RBV550840683
Vessel ID# 2790032
$1,250,000 USD
€1,160,687 Euros
CA$1,687,606 CAD
£1,006,747 GBP

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 turn-key opportunity that seldom surfaces on the market.

Data Sheet
LOA 55' (16.76 meters)
Type power
Year 1983
Beam 17'
Draft Max 4'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Wood

Engine 1

I D 119765
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model QSM11-715 HO
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 715.00

Engine 2

I D 119766
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model QSM11-715 HO
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 715.00


For more information about this vessel, please contact Bill Kimball.
We look forward to working with you!

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Bill Kimball

Yacht Broker
Serving the Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami Area
Florida United States
Cell: 561-644-6924


I have been a licensed Yacht Broker in the State of Florida since 1980. During the last 31 years I have worked for 5 different Brokerages, Dealers, and Builders, but spent 24 of those years at the world famous Rybovich Boatworks where I was Brokerage Manager and New Construction Sales Manager. I have been lucky enough to have worked with some of the best Owners, Captains, and Crews in the sportfishing world, not to mention some truly awesome boats. I have always specialized in high end custom and stock sportfisherman and have sold well over a hundred Rybovich boats, which is a number that no other broker has ever come anywhere close to. I haven’t sold every Rybovich ever built, but I have sold most of them at least once and many of them several times. You can bet that I know where most of the skeletons are buried, what’s been done to them over the years, who babied them, who ran them hard, and which ones are just a little better for one reason or another.


I learned a long time ago that the truth will set you free and have made it a central tenet of my sales philosophy. There are thousands of brokers out there that you, as a buyer or seller, can choose to deal with…but why would you? It doesn’t cost a penny more to deal with somebody who has a long history of honest representation, firsthand knowledge, and industry leading acomplishments. If you are ready for a new yacht acquisition or are looking for a no-nonsense, effective, and professional marketing effort for your present yacht please contact me and enjoy the difference that my experience will bring to the table. I’m an expert at saving you time, hassles, and money and I’m here to earn your business one boat at a time.


I grew up in a boating family in Newport Beach, California and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1977. After graduation I spent a couple of years hanging out in the Bahamas where I quickly became addicted to big game fishing and custom sport fisherman. I have lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida for the last 18 years and am blessed with my wife of 22 years, three daughters (Go Gators) and one grandson. Most of my down time is spent fishing for swordfish off of Palm Beach or deep dropping over in the Bahamas on my custom express fisherman “Sunchaser”.