75' (22.86m)

Fort Lauderdale Florida United States
$4,350,000 USD

Yacht for sale is a 1972 RYBOVICH 75' "SHARK" CUSTOM Motor Yacht in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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BUILT 1972
BEAM 18' 6"
MX SPEED 23.5 Knots
LOCATION Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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SHARK is the one and only 75’ Rybovich cockpit motor yacht ever built and is arguably the rarest Rybovich yacht in the world. She is the ultimate creation of Tommy Rybovich, and was launched as MARGARET. She was subsequently named FRAPPE' and then WILDCAT. SHARK and has had one owner for the past 17 years who has spared no expense to achieve her "tip-top" condition. As Michael Rybovich recently said, the owner has been incredible to work with and has truly cared for her without regard to costs of any maintenance or upgrade. In addition, he says she's one of the most unique and beautiful yachts they ever built (one of only five motor yachts) and the largest of the category. SHARK has never needed a restoration and is currently looking like she just came out of the new build shed a few years ago.

Built of mahogany using the time-honored technique of cold-molded construction, SHARK is an amazing example of this craft perfected by Rybovich over their storied 104 years in business. The hull topsides are three diagonal layers of mahogany laid at 45-degree angles, with a total thickness of about 1" with an exterior layer of fiberglass, cloth, and resin. The hull bottom has five layers of diagonal mahogany planking in the vicinity of 1-1⁄2" thick. It is also fiberglass and resin-sheathed.
SHARK's bow has a recognizable sharp entry, which makes her unique among the fleet and allows her to slice through calm or choppy sea with a flow and smoothness rarely seen on similar vessels. She cruises at 20 knots and has a top speed of 23.5 kts. Powered by sparkling CAT 3406 engines, which reside in an engine room that could only be maintained at its current level by a car collector. And that's a real fact - the owner has a significant passion and collection of cars, and you can see the attention to detail in the cleanliness, layout, and engineering. It is stunning, with nearly everything looking brand new. A feature that is hard to escape from are the bright LED lights, which are mounted in the bilges casting light up on the engines and other equipment. It is museum-quality stuff.

SHARK's interior is comfortable, warm, and beautiful, with soft corners of mahogany woods, contrasted by all-white carpets, fabrics, and painted wall panels. The interior is tastefully decorated with colorful cushions, artwork, and historic yachting memorabilia.

The helm area on SHARK is a masterpiece of incredible wood craftsmanship. Clean lines and recessed electronics, and shiny gauges are all perfectly placed in this unique bridge. It is truly a captain's utopia with incredible sight-lines and ample side windows which make this an ideal spot to run the vessel from in any type of weather. 
  • Engines: 2 Caterpillar 800 HP
  • Engine model: 3406
  • Engine Serial No Port-9WRO1240, Starboard-9WRO1243 CAT 3406 engines were recently rebuilt and carry a 7 year warranty.
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Propulsion: Prop Shaft
  • Steering: Hydraulic with a main engine driven power assist pump
  • Stabilizers: 2x Naiad, Model 254, roll stabilizers. Fin Dimensions: width 40” x height 24”. Forward line guard fitted to hull. The backing blocks and installation appeared well done.

  • Propellers are five-bladed bronze Rolla. 34” pitch not sighted.
  • Shafts: Two-piece, 2 ½” diameter Aquamet 22 stainless steel.
  • Cast bronze rudders on 2" stainless steel Aquamet 22 rudder shafts
  • Racor 79/1000 fuel filter water separator designated solely for the transfer pump
  • Water Tanks & System

          Fresh water is stowed in two integral 250 gallon tanks located aft between
          the  aft integral fuel tanks and forward lazarette bulkhead.

          Pressure is supplied by the Headhunter Stingray 24vdc pump in the starboard
          forward corner of the engine room.
          Water Makers Inc Model WMSQ12502MSRANY1, Hours: 42.1hrs
  • Waste Tanks & System

         Two integral fiberglass lined waste tanks with discharge pump
  • Gray WaterTanks & System

         Two gray water tanks constructed of fiberglass with clear Lexan lids
         Each is fitted with a Rule submersible DC pump and float switch
  • Reservoir for the lazarette CO2 fire suppression system
  • Inboard is the high water bilge alarm with a diaphragm pump for the discharge
  • An automatic float switch for the Rule 2000 GPH bilge pump
Her transom reads "SHARK". She is painted with Sea Foam Green topsides, white decks and superstructure, varnished cap rails, and trim. Her boot stripe is Jade Green with a lighter green Antifouling bottom paint on the hull bottom. The transom is highly varnished.