In 1986 the opportunity to become a partner in a Bertram dealership in South Texas sounded too good to pass up. Today, with 29 years of experience in the boat business behind him, Bill is able to provide his clients with the product knowledge and firsthand experience that have come to be his trademark.
The lack of high pressure selling and the ability to answer questions honestly and thoroughly have provided Bill’s clients with a comfort level that has kept them coming back to him for many years.
Specializing in large custom sportfisherman and motoryachts, Bill is always eager to help and guide his clients toward selecting the right boat. Be it new construction or brokerage, there is no substitute for firsthand knowledge and experience.
Bill’s latest endeavor is the founding of Michael Rybovich & Sons Yacht Sales, with Michael himself, at the new yard in Palm Beach Gardens.
In the 1970s Mike managed Bertram Yacht yard in Miami, for Dick Bertram, and later his family boat yard in Stuart, FL.
In 1980 Mike joined Rybovich & Sons Boat Works in West Palm Beach and remained there, working in many capacities including President, through 1991.
Mike has previously served as President of the Marine Industries Association in Martin County, Director of Marine Industries Association of South Florida and President of the Stuart Sailfish Club.
Mike’s job these days is running Gamefisherman Boats in Stuart, FL and now multitasking as a broker with Michael Rybovich & Sons Yacht Sales. Mike has actually owned two Rybovich boats himself. Mike says “It’s great to again be associated with the Rybovich Family!”
If you would like a knowledgeable broker to work for you, give Mike a call!
Transitioning from construction to marine management in the mid 1980s, Dave also obtained his USCG Captain’s license. During the 80s and 90s, Dave operated and managed numerous sportfishing boats and motoryachts along the East Coast and Bahamas. He formed his own yacht management firm (Starboard Yacht Services) and prides himself in providing “hands on” service, before, during and after a sale!
Cory is also a 100-Ton Master Licensed Captain, and has completed the MTU Certified training program. Cory is currently the Captain on the 60’ Spencer, LAI DAY.
With a lifetime of experience and acquired knowledge Ben is most qualified to assist his clients in the purchase and sale of the finest sportfishermen available worldwide!
Bobby is still a licensed Captain, currently operating a 63’ Rybovich based in Costa Rica for the past two years. He also managed the construction on the 2018 73’ Michael Rybovich. With his infinite amount of insight and knowledge of sport fishing boats, Bobby is well qualified to assist you with your next purchase or sale!
Following numerous marine-related jobs throughout Florida and Louisiana, Blake earned a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Tulane University. After a brief stint working for a large mixed-use developer, Blake returned to South Florida in 2016 to take over the purchasing responsibilities for both new construction and service projects at Michael Rybovich and Sons Custom Boat Works.
As a member of the Rybovich family and with intimate knowledge of all aspects of parts and service for all builders of custom sportfishing boats, Blake is uniquely knowledgeable regarding the construction and maintenance of all vintages of sportfishing boats.
Blake is a proud supporter of The Billfish Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, and The West Palm Beach Fishing Club.
In June 2014, Estelle joined Michael Rybovich & Sons Yacht Sales and is excited about being involved in the startup of this new venture and loves the history of the Rybovich boat building legacy. The part of this business Estelle enjoys the most is the interaction with the clients and she believes that whether you are buying or selling a boat it should be a good experience for all and she strives to make it as smooth as possible!