Rendering of China Girl

Ryco 65
While the look of sportfishing boats has changed over the years to match evolving styles, few can deny that the classic lines of older sportfishers remain timeless. That low-slung, sleek look of boats from the heyday of sportfishing certainly stirs dreams and memories. That's exactly what outrigger manufacturer Mick Rupp wanted when he contracted Mike Rybovich at Ryco Marine to build his 65-foot China Girl, a boat designed to combine classic lines and modern functionality.

At first glance, the China Girl's profile immediately reminds you of older sportfishermen with her sleek, low silhouette, port lights and the characteristic shape of her bow. Everything, however, including the throwback hull design, is state-of-the-art.

Although the China Girl is built using time-honored cold-molded, triple-planked mahogany glassed both inside and out for added structural integrity, its shape benefits from a modern design. To provide a smoother ride, Ryco designed the bottom with a warped deadrise that begins at 18 degrees amidship and tapers off to 7 degrees. The deep, fine entry at the bow provides excellent head-sea performance.

The cockpit features teak decking and covering boards with traditional varnished teak cabinetry and transom. The transition from the cockpit into the cabin begins with a center companionway enclosed by a remote-controlled pneumatic sliding salon door. Inside, the China Girl offers plenty of comfortable seating, and the galley is not only spacious, but also well appointed. Interior finishes include tricell

honeycomb doors and cabinets with teak veneers and wall vinyl. All countertops are black granite.

Down below, the layout includes three staterooms and three heads. Both the guest stateroom and the full-beam master suite feature queen-sized berths, private heads and full-sized showers. The bridge has a large center console with all electronics encased in a retractable console and all gauges and switches housed behind a retractable glass door. Plenty of additional seating is also provided.

Use of the broken shear line by permission through licensing agreement with Rybovich/Spencer, Inc.

65' 0"
18' 0"
4' 10"
65,000 pounds
1,800 gallons
275 gallons
Ryco Marine,
2100 Avenue B
Riviera Beach, Fla., 33404

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