As you read this, China Girl, Ryco Marine's latest project, will be anchored off some faraway island enjoying what her owners, Mr. And Mrs. Mickey Rupp, intended her to do: fish and relax.
Built using time-tested cold-mold construction in concert with the latest modern technology, China Girl has that traditional look others have tried to emulate. Michael Rybovich, along with his seasoned craftsmen and Mickey Rupp, have created a truly custom craft, fulfilling the owner's lifelong dream.
Equipped with everything you can imagine, China Girl is at home at the dock, fishing a rip, or on the hook. A virtual floating luxury home and classic fishing vessel, this boat takes the cake.
Step into the cockpit, and the first thing you notice is careful planning. Centered in the fighting arena is a cantilevered bluewater custom fighting chair. Everything has its place here. Custom refrigeration abounds in this all-varnished-teak area.
A custom Ryco ladder extending through a deck hatch and saving critical cockpit space leads to the bridge. The console is centered with all gauges and electronic equipment encased in either a retractable console or glass pane. Ample seating is provided on either side. Sightlines to the bow are unobstructed. The hardtop, supported by a Jack Hopewell tower, is made of cored construction to save weight.
Air-assisted doors lead into the saloon, where there's generous space for going over today's victories or tomorrow's agenda. A full galley, lounge, and dinette complete her layout. Teak veneer, black granite countertops, and custom draperies are used throughout.
Below-deck space is utilized to its fullest extent, including VIP, crew, and master staterooms, all with private heads and showers. The theme is exhibited throughout the cabins in fine touches such as Japanese shoji doors. State-of-the-art sound and circuitry complete this ultimate setting.
The engine room is a captain's dream. Powered by 1,480-hp DDC-MTU diesel inboards, the 65 has complete access around each engine. Mounted forward of the engines are fuel tanks, a watermaker, a pair of 21.5-kW Onan gensets, air conditioning compressors, head pumps, batter chargers, and batteries. Behind the engines on the aft bulkhead, you'll find Racor fuel filters and electronic modules.
Use of the broken sheerline is by permission, through a licensing agreement with Rybovich Spencer.
Ryco Marine (561) 848-9490. Fax: (561) 844-9982. www.rycomarine.com