|Location:||West Palm Beach Florida United States|
|Beam:||14' 10" / 4.52 m|
|Max Draft:||3' 11" / 1.19 m|
|Cruising Speed:||30 knots|
|Max Speed:||36 knots|
|Fuel:||600 gal Diesel|
|Water Capacity:||100 gallons|
See ROOK at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. This boat is in beautiful condition. A handcrafted custom boat, unlike anything else available. In 2020 this vessel recently completed an extensive refit at Michael Rybovich & Sons with comprehensive mechanical updates by Smith & Wick Marine Diesel. The ROOK is now white and looks Fantastic!
This vessel was built by Michael Rybovich during a period when he was operating under the corporate name as Ryco in West Palm Beach, FL. She is hull #118 and has been named ROOK since built with only two caring owners, both who had kept her primarily in Nassau, Bahamas where she has had light usage with only a couple of voyages out of the area. In the early summer of 2019, she was brought back to her builder, now as Michael Rybovich and Sons, where she was thoroughly refreshed with her relaunch in February 2020 sporting a totally new look being painted white with gleaming new varnish and teak (previously her hull had been black). Further details of her updates follow in the specs.
ROOK was designed as a dayboat, but will sleep two comfortably in her V-berth, an extra person could reasonably bunk on the settee which is 6 and a half feet long.
This entire area was refinished and repainted in white with all hardware either replaced or replated. All the cushions were remade in 2017 and are covered in a distressed leather-look material. The ROOK bridge deck has an amazingly comfortable arrangement with two large L-shape settees and two varnished teak tables. The concept was to accommodate a group and even a large group meal, as there is a matching teak leaf with slide out supports beneath the two outside table to make one giant table. The deck is surrounded by a brand new polycarb enclosure with side panels that can raise up and pin beneath the hardtop.
All equipment has been configured and installed by Offshore Marine Electronics. Virtually all is new in late 2019.
To the starboard side of the bridge deck is a console with center opening door that houses new appliances, a LG stainless front microwave oven and U-line drink refrigerator. Below the microwave is a storage cubby with a handheld fire extinguisher. This console if trimmed with a teak lip around the upper edge and a seat cushion on top.
In 2011, Palm Beach Towers removed an aging full tower and replaced it with a lower Marlin tower. This tower was outfitted with Bomar hatches in the hardtop, tri-colored LED lights, custom bench seating in tower, LED spreader lights, with a 63" control box housing electronics console and an oversized sunshade to cover the seating in the tower. The radar pod is installed on top of the sunshade to free up room on the front of the hardtop, where an offshore liferaft is mounted in a quick release cradle. During this vessels very thorough repaint in 2019 all the tower fiberglass components and hardtops were refinished to white and the undersides of the tops were done in light blue with texture.
There is a teak cockpit with one short center step up to the helm deck. The step is teak decked and hinges open to the engine compartment. There are two beautifully refinished varnished teak cockpit center boxes, on the starboard side is a large stainless lined freezer box with inset tray for drink storage without freezing. On the portside there is a freshly rebuilt rigging station and tackle center with white solid surface counter and molded cockpit sink with faucet. Below there are two doors that open with six large drawers and a good sized open storage area. The lids on both boxes have strong moonspring keepers. Both boxes have short backrests and there are matching trolling cushions for both. Thick teak coverboards surround the cockpit with three flush rod holders to either side. Beneath the gunwales on outboard side are hinged door lockers for gaff, wash poles, and storage. There is a transom door and flip up gate which also has a custom built fold-out swim ladder with slot attachment. Beneath the deck are two hatches with a large stainless steel lined fish box with macerator pump out on one side and a live well in the other. The center of the cockpit is a new Bluewater BattleSaddle with 6 rod holders, a center tray with a tackle drawer and drink holders. Moving back towards the bridge deck there are two large drawers at the ends of the bridge deck settees which are very handy for additional tackle storage. Also the starboard teak box has a door inboard that have narrow storage compartments where coiled rigs could be stored nicely. There are also fresh and saltwater washdown spigots.
Entire boat was painted by Michael Rybovich and Sons in 2019/2020 with Awlcraft 2000 in Matterhorn White.
Unique two level bow rail is a combination of the classic custom hoop rail with burgee mast and a lower extension back towards the deckhouse. It is satin finished pipe with polished/painted welds and the stanchion bases fasten right into the teak toe railing. The bow is non-skid finished and has a stylish crown pitch. In the center is a teak deck hatch with chrome bezeled tinted window also with that matching curved pitch. All the deck hardware is perfectly chromed or new and the bow has fairleads and chafe strips neatly bedded on the varnished toe rail with two cleats set just behind. There is a spring covered hawser pipe to access the anchor chain and rode. There is a good sized Fortress stored in the aft lazarette. There are also mid-ship spring cleats with chafe strips and safety railings on the deck sides just below the hardtop.
Moving back to the deckhouse there is a fixed windshield and an electric wiper on the helmsman’s pane. Between the line of the curved windows and the finish of the teak deckhouse there is not much that compares to ROOK on style points. There is a new enclosure which is a combination of polycarbonate and Strataglas nicely tailored by Canvas Designers. New chrome strike railing around the boat with lower splash rails from the transom up to the beginning of the deckhouse. A new teak transom accentuates the tumblehome feature and the red, white, and blue boot stripe with the gold leaf lettering is timeless.
There is a canvas dockside cockpit shade/canopy with stainless support poles that fit into the rear rod holders.
There are canvas covers for almost everything. A full set for the deckhouse windows, a cover for the forward deck hatch, a full cockpit cover from back of the hardtop to the rubrail on three sides, a transom cover, covers for the cockpit teak boxes, cover for the Battle Saddle, coco mat style mat runner for the bridge deck. Also there are canvas runners for inside the cabin.
Engines are Caterpillar 3196TA at 660hp. Total hours on the motors are approximately 2920, but both have been overhauled by CAT dealer, Smith & Wick Marine Diesel who has maintained the motors since 2009. Port Motor overhauled December 2013 at 2287 hours (less than 740 hrs SMOH). Starboard Motor overhauled November 2019 at 2903 hours (less than 60 hrs SMOH).Work also completed November 2019 to both motors: 1000 hour service, new aftercoolers, Blue-printed Turbos, new engine mounts, new exhaust risers, new starter (starboard), new alternator (port), all hoses updated as well as belts and new AirSeps.
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