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The Rybovich story... on PBS!
Thanks to the Palm Beach Film Commission, a 2-part Rybovich documentary has been created for the celebrated Burt Wolf show, Travels and Traditions!
Burt and his lovely family traveled all the way from their home in Switzerland to spend days filming and fishing aboard the 51 year old Rybo Hull #66. Burt did a fabulous job capturing the colorful Rybovich story in his signature playful style -- and he is every bit as delightful in person as he is on TV!
Burt Wolf surrounded by PBS film crew as he reels in a 7 foot shark
The documentary will premiere on PBS in a few weeks but I was able to get you a sneak peek! Part #1 is where I share the Rybovich family story. And Part #2 focuses on Michael and his boatyard.
It's an honor and a thrill to have the Rybovich story featured on PBS so many, many thanks to the extraordinary people at the Palm Beach Film Commission (especially film commissioners Chuck Elderd and Michelle Hillary) for making the magic happen.
Enjoy the Burt Wolf show & wishing you an awesome 2019!
"This book has to be the epitome of nautical
Jim Connelly, book publisher and owner of vintage Rybovich Hull #13
"This book is a Herculean effort! A true labor of love. Your book speaks volumes for the legacy your father has left and the deep love you have for him. Well done Pat."
Martin Hiscock, owner of Rybovich Hull #4
"Pat, I am in tears and I am speechless. WOW!"
Neil Turney, vintage Rybovich owner, Hull #23
"Brilliant and exquisite!"
Rafael Garcia, owner of Rybovich Hull #75
"'Absolutely awestruck' is an apt description. It is extraordinary in concept, in design, in detail, in execution. I am fully aware of the amount of work you undertook and I am humbled by what you did. It is fascinating to read, to study, to stare at."
"This was a story that had to be told and it needed someone like Pat Rybovich to tell it. Someone that had the passion, the love, the pride and the energy to see it through."
Joe Chioffe, owner of Rybovich Hull #25
"Fabulous!! A wonderful history of the sports fishing world told through the eyes of the family, the owners, the captains and the boats that revolutionized the sport. Thank you so much for all your hard work, research and love and care that you have put in to this project."
Vintage Rybovich owner
"Pat, at last we have the Rybovich book. It is jaw droppingly fantastic, stunning and majestic. This book will indeed go down in history, and Pat, it must be worth every ounce of the blood, sweat and tears you have put into it."
Vintage Rybovich owner, Hull #59
"The BOOK is splendid...exquisite. Your Dad and Uncles must be smiling at the comprehensive, nearly reverent tribute you have given them, allowing their creations and craftsmanship to be shared with many not sufficiently fortunate to own an original."
Vintage Rybovich owner
"Nothing compares, nothing comes close! The wait was worth everything. Wow, what a creation!"
M. Taylor, Rybovich aficionado
"I received the Magnum Opus and its truly awesome. All that we had hoped and beyond. The design, presentation, materials and contents have put every coffee table book to shame. Truly a milestone."
Carlos Cavanagh, Rybovich aficionado