Owner: Alan Baron
City: Newport Beach
Boat Name: DRAMBUIE
Length Overall: 36 ft.
Literally West Coast barn find Rybovich. All new technology below decks and true-to form externally. She still has plenty of project in her and just keeps getting better.
1956 Rybovich 36’ Sportfish – Hull #23 – This boat was found in the Pacific Northwest during the Summer of 2015 in a heated warehouse. The boat had been out of the water approximately 5 years, had been re-powered, and had some very nice work done to make her fresh again. Unfortunately, the previous owner fell short of completing the project. We were fortunate enough to stumble upon her and could see through the fact she was incomplete and needed someone with a little ability, and vision, in order to bring her back into pristine condition.
Untouched and indoors until April of this year, we have been working feverishly on her to bring her back to the point we can thoroughly enjoy her this summer.
She still has plenty of project left in her, and has come a very long way in a very short period of time.
Her list of past owners is quite impressive, including the Roebling family, most known for the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Kaiser family, known for steel and health-care institutions.
She was set up to be more of a cruiser, and has some nice amenities, like extra water and heaters throughout the boat. And although not was rich in accommodations as you will find in new boats today, she is very long on style.
We are focused on her true pedigree and very soon she will be in full ‘Sportfish Dress’ and will be a regular on the fishing grounds this season.
Powered by a pair of new Yanmar 6LY3’s rated at 440 hp, and a brand new 6Kw Northern Lights generator makes her 100% current-state below decks while retaining her vintage all frame. Expect to see her running in the front of the pack on any shotgun starts, as she a real sleeper, and much faster than a 1956 wooden boat should be.
Enjoy the ‘work in progress’ and I hope you find her as enchanting as we do.