Just up the waterway from Wayne Huizenga Jr.’s marina, Rybovich, is the Michael Rybovich & Sons Boat Works in Palm Beach Gardens at 2175 Idlewild Road, where Michael and Dusty Rybovich build sportfishing boats in their family’s tradition.
An heir to the Rybovich boat-building legacy has left his family's namesake company - now owned by the Huizenga family - and is striking out on his own venture.
His hope: to get a family-owned boat yard flourishing on the waterfront again.
In the heady world of custom tournament fishing, dockside wisdom is easy to come by-even if the wind blows from a 20-something captain or a proud owner who's new to the sport. All are happy to tell you who makes a true tournament boat and how it should be built.