FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Announcing RyboRendezvous #5
The World’s Largest Vintage Rybovich Rendezvous & First-ever Vintage Rybovich Boat Parade!
WHERE: Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage, Stuart FL (just north of the Palm Beaches)
WHEN: The weekend of Friday Oct 12 – Sunday Oct 14, 2012
A historic weekend that lovers of Rybovich won’t want to miss!
If you have a passion for gleaming varnish, polished stainless steel and the classic lines of a ‘Rybo’ in her heyday, you won’t want to miss the upcoming vintage RyboRendezvous weekend hosted by Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart, Florida.
On the weekend of October 13, 2012 lovers of classic wood boats will descend the docks to view the Vintage Rybovich Boat Display—the largest collection of vintage Rybovich boats ever presented in one location, at the same time. And along with the sight of over a dozen Rybo’s on display, this year you’re in for a memorable treat with the first- ever, Vintage Rybovich Boat Parade. At the completion of the weekend, the breathtaking Rybo’s will parade down the St. Lucie River to thrill spectators on land and sea.
Along with the breathtaking sight of over a dozen vintage Rybo’s, the weekend has much more in store!
RyboRendezvous events you won’t want to miss!
Over a dozen rare and beautifully crafted Rybo’s on display—the largest Vintage Rybovich Rendezvous ever
Presentation of the just-launched “RYBOVICH” coffee-table book by Pat Rybovich with Q&A and book-signing afterward
Marine Art & Jewelry Show South Florida artists fill the marina with nautical art and jewelry in keeping with the spirit of the event.
“Spectator’s Choice” award voted by Rybovich-lovers
The world’s first Vintage Rybo Parade!
A B O U T R Y B O V I C H
In the world of boatbuilding, Rybovich is synonymous with excellence. Founded in West Palm Beach in 1919, the yard splashed its first custom-built sportfishing boat in 1947. To this day Rybovich retains its iconic status as one of the oldest and most sought after boatbuilders in America. We’re excited to host this Rybo Weekend not far from the original Rybovich & Sons Boat Works.
In 1961 Rybovich was proclaimed “The Stradivarius of sportfishing boats” by Fortune magazine. A Rybovich boat is still treasured to this day for her elegant lines and futuristic style, her rocket speed and superior craftsmanship. Since the 1940s Rybovich boats have been an object of desire coveted by America’s brand-name tycoons like Firestone, duPont, Hutton, Ballantine, Gillette and Maytag (along with Al Capone’s second in command and Bernie Madoff).
T H E B OO K P R E S E N T A T I O N
Along with the breathtaking sight of over a dozen vintage Rybo’s, Pat Rybovich, (daughter of designer/builder Tommy Rybovich) will present her recently-launched coffee table book, RYBOVICH with Q&A and book-signing afterward.
“My dad died when I was 16, leaving a sea of unanswered questions about his life and his passion to create. He was acclaimed as a genius yacht designer but he had no formal training in naval architecture. Surprisingly he had little interest in boating and yet he devoted his entire life to perfecting boat design—working alone at the boatyard until midnight nearly every night. In my quest to better understand the enigma that was my dad I set out on a mission to track down the men who worked alongside him, the men who knew him best. In the process I unearthed thousands of never-before published photographs of the boats and of my dad and his brothers in the boatyard along with countless sketches, notes, and other historical documents– which is how the RYBOVICH book came to fill over 600 pages!”Pat explains.
The result of 4 years work is RYBOVICH, a book that captures the spirit and struggle behind her family’s famed boatyard. Join Pat on Saturday, Oct 13 at 5pm for the Book Presentationand a behind-the-scenes look at the remarkable stories behind each custom-built Rybo on display at the dock. Afterword she will sign copies of her massive 608-page, 20-pound, limited edition coffee table book and answer audience questions. The book overflows with photos and history never published until now. Pat delves deep into the extraordinary world of Rybovich in its heyday, igniting newfound passion the world over for vintage Rybovich.
E V E N T D E T A I L S
COST: Admission to the RyboRendezvous Display, the vintage Rybovich Boat Parade and the Rybovich Book Presentation is free of charge.
LOCATION: Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage615 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart, Florida 34994 N27.12.004 W080.15.515
EXHIBITOR INFO: To be part of the RyboRendezvous, vintage Rybovich boat owners should book early as dock space is limited and available strictly as first-come-first-served basis. Deadline for Registration is Aug 30, 2012.
For boat registration and information regarding accommodations, email: email@example.com
For updates, check the event schedule at www.RybovichBook.com
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
FRIDAY OCT 12
Vintage Rybo’s arrive at the dock throughout the day. Open to public & admission is free!
Welcoming Reception 5-7pm for Rybovich Owners & their Guests
7pm Exclusive Rybovich Dinner Buffet with Guest Speakers & Entertainment for Rybovich Owners & their Guests
Vintage Rybovich Boats on Display from 10am-6pm. Open to the public & admission is free!
10am-6pm Marine Art & Jewelry Show – Open to the public & admission is free!
4pm-10pm Cocktails and Music – Cash bar open to public till 6pm!
5-6pm The Rybovich book presentation. The book presented on a large screen by author Pat Rybovich. Open to the public & admission is free!
7 pm – Traditional Clambake, Vintage Music & Dancing into the Sunset for Rybo-Owners & their Guests
SUNDAY OCT 14
10-11am Champagne Breakfast for Rybovich Owners & their Guests
11am “Blessing of the Fleet” and send-off – Open to the public & admission is free!
12:00 Vintage Rybovich Boat Parade – Open to the public & admission is free! – Vantage points along the St. Lucie River, ending at Sandsprit Park
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High resolution images and further information available upon request. For further information and high resolution images please contact Pat Rybovich, at Pat@RybovichBook.com