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2014 CUSTOM SHOOT-OUT
"The problem in the industry," said ...
"The problem in the industry," said Mike Rybovich, president of Rybovich & Sons in Riviera Beach, "is that the number of talented artisans is diminishing.
We're constantly on the lookout for experienced craftsmen in woodworking, mechanical, electrical and painting.
But the world is changing.
"We're raising our children to sell things - not to make things anymore.
Many people are graduating with master-of-business-administration or computer-programming degrees, yet there aren't enough engineers or craftsmen.
"We assume everyone should earn a degree, but a lot of people were born with a talent to use their hands," Rybovich
Carpenters also need a grasp of basic geometry and basic math, Rybovich
: "You have to know the materials, how to apply them, and how long a product will last above or below the waterline.
It takes time to develop the knowledge of where and how you need to apply paint, fiberglass, resins, epoxy primers, finish topcoats, clear coats and varnish - both interior and exterior."
As a boat builder becomes more proficient in any of these areas, he
can work up to journeyman level and earn $20 to $26 an hour with good benefits.
Contact Rybo & Sons
Rybovich & Sons | 1900 Broadway Suite E | Riviera Beach FL 33404
2013 CUSTOM SHOOT-OUT
Rybovich News/News Desk
Michael Rybovich Returns To Rybovich!
Returns To Rybovich!
...WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - October 31, 2005- Michael Rybovich, the third generation boatbuilder and 30 year veteran of the boatbuilding industry, today announced that he has decided to combine his current boatbuilding business, Ryco Marine Custom Boat Works, with the West Palm Beach company that his grandfather started back in 1919.
Operating in Palm Beach County since 1984, Michael Rybovich
and his Ryco company
have been innovative and influential leaders in the world's sportfishing and boatbuilding industries.
"The opportunity to combine Ryco
, the company that my grandfather founded and where my father and two uncles operated and innovated for so many years, was not something that I could pass up", says Michael Rybovich
, noting the vast contributions that his
family has made to sportfishing."Although it has been extremely rewarding to build boats under my own Ryco brand, the opportunity of bringing not only myself but my entire staff back to building boats under the Rybovich
name was simply a challenge whose time had come."Rybovich
is today a highly respected yacht service, marina and boatbuilding company in West Palm Beach.
...Michael Rybovich will become President of the boatbuilding division of the company and will have a significant equity ownership in that division."Michael and I are friends and we have been talking about his potential return to the company in some capacity since the day I acquired it", says Huizenga Jr. "Michael is a widely recognized and visionary boatbuilder in his own right and it was my hope that one day he would return to apply his incredible talents under his family's name.Today we have put the Rybovich back in Rybovich."