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1957 Rybovich Custom Sportfish

  • 44 ft
  • Sport Fishing
  • Oakdale, NY, US

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The "Proud Lady"

"Proud Lady" is a beautiful example of a Rybovich 44 Custom Sportfish.

Built in 1957 Hull# 25 she has had only two owners in that time. The current owner has had her in his stewardship for nearly 45 years.

She benefits from many tasteful upgrades including a glassed over hull, Cummins diesel engines, and a redesigned much larger flybridge for friends and family.

Rybovich more or less set the gold standard for what would become the modern sport fishing boat both in terms or design and layout.

"Proud Lady" is an outstanding opportunity to own an extremely well preserved and upgraded piece of yachting history.


Basic Information

Custom Sportfish
Oakdale, NY, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Proud Lady
Boat Type:
Sport Fishing
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Dimensions & Weight

44 ft - 13.41 meter
44 ft - 13.41 meter
13 ft - 3.96 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft - 0.91 meter
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Cruise Speed:
23 MPH - 19.99 KTS
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Fuel Type:
320 (Individual), 640 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
360 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
70 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


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Cruising Speed: 23 kn, Cruising Speed RPM: 2550, Max Speed RPM: 3000, Range: 370 nmi, LOA: 44 ft, Beam: 13 ft, Max Draft: 3 ft, Fuel Tanks #: 1, Fuel Tanks Capacity: 360 gal, Fresh Water Tanks #: 1, Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 70 gal, Number of single berths: 4, Number of Cabins: 2, Number of Heads: 1


Engine #1, Engine Make: Cummins, Engine Model: VT-555-M, Primary Engines: Inboard, Drive Type: Direct Drive, Location: Port Engine, Year: 1984, Hours: 750, Power: 320 hp, Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Propeller Material: Bronze

Engine #2, Engine Make: Cummins, Engine Model: VT-555-M, Primary Engines: Inboard, Drive Type: Direct Drive, Location: Starboard, Engine Year: 1984, Hours: 750, Power: 320 hp, Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Propeller Material: Bronze


Master Stateroom: To port, off Companionway. Upper and Lower Crossover Berths with Overhead lighting. Reading lamp for upper berth. Six storage draws under Upper Berth. One large storage draw under lower berth. One Hanging Locker. Two Port Lights. Foredeck access hatch Varnished Mahogany Draws and moldings. Carpeted floor.

Head: Forward of Master Stateroom with Access From Master Stateroom and Companionway. Custom Varnished Mahogany Cabinet with Cultured Marble Shell Design Sink, with storage locker under, and Varnished Mahogany trimmed mirrored Storage locker above. Two Chrome towel racks. 12 Volt Raritan Elegance vacuum fresh water head. One Overhead Light. Enclosed Stall Shower. One port light.

Forward Stateroom: Companionway entrance. Forepeak access. High level V-berths with four storage Lockers and one hanging locker under the berths. Reading lamp for each berth. Two port lights. Foredeck access hatch with screen. Carpeted floor.

Galley: Aft, to starboard, off companionway. Eleven foot long galley with custom cabinetry with varnished teak trim. Eight storage draws and four storage lockers. Electric three burner Princess stove and oven. Stainless steel sink. Cabinet with Electric Refrigerator/ freezer, Magic Chef microwave with a draw below. two overhead lights.

Companion way: Hanging locker aft of galley. Floor level lighting, and steps to salon.

Main Salon: The entire Salon is Satin Finished Varnished Mahogany, with Bright Finished Varnished moldings. There is a L –Shaped Lounge with White Leather cushions on Port side which can sleep one. The Lounge has storage under on both sides. There is a Custom made Varnished Rybovich Mahogany high-low Table near the lounge. On the port side, aft of the lounge is a Custom Made Varnished Mahogany Liquor and Beverage Cabinet, with two pull out Deep Draws, with Circular Cut Outs to Hold Bottles. The forward side of the lounge has the Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioner control knobs. The aft starboard side of the Salon has a Varnished Mahogany Custom Made TV and Stereo cabinet. There is a New Leatherette Headliner, with LED lighting, Custom Altenkirch Chrome on brass rod holders and Varnished Mahogany Curtain Valances both sides and aft with indirect LED lighting under the Valances. The deck has removable carpet over the engine room access hatches. There are two sliding entrance doors at the aft end of the Salon. Forward starboard side has the built in flush electric circuit breaker panel locker with Main AC and DC circuit breakers .

Bridge: Varnished teak center control console with attached VHF Radio cabinet with a Ritchie compass mounted on top.. Complete gauges, powder coated Rybovich single lever control arms, powered coated Rybovich steering wheel, and Panish single lever engine control system installed 2007. Built in U shaped all around front and side seating, with storage under, with six life jackets and a Winslow inflatable six man Life Raft, and white leatherette cushions on top. Bright varnished Rybovich Signature teak Double Handrails. Electronics cabinet forward, located in the dry area of the bridge, with sliding glass doors. Anodized aluminum and white leatherette swivel Captains chair. Anodized aluminum aft safety rail. Hatch cover for cockpit access hatch. Stainless Steel Bimini Frame with double sided vinyl top.

Cockpit: The Teak Sole and Covering Boards were installed in Florida by Marine Carpenters in 2003. The Teak Sole is half inch thick Solid 1-7/8” wide Teak Planks Epoxied Down Over Fiberglass Cloth and Resin Covered Marine Plywood. The Cover Boards are Solid 7/8” inch Thick Teak Bookend Matched Port and Starboard, and Epoxied down over Fiberglass Cloth and Epoxy Resin Covered Marine Plywood. There are 4 Chrome Rupp Rod Holders, 2 Chrome hawse pipes , Starboard and Port Chrome Fuel Fills . There are two Live Bait Wells and one access hatch to the lazarette . Transom Tuna Door. Lower Control Station Varnished Teak Console with Complete Gauges, powder coated, Rybovich Single Lever Control Arms, Powder Coated Rybovich Steering Wheel. Panish Single Lever Engine Control System installed in 2007. Rybovich Teak and Stainless Steel bridge ladder with chrome on bronze Step Brackets.

Rybovich Fighting Chair. Custom made Teak Boarding Step ladder. Starboard side two 120 volt AC 30 amp Hubbell shore power inlets. Cable TV inlet and Fresh Water Faucet. 



• TWIN CUMMINS DIESEL VT-555-M BIG CAM V8 Turbo Charged 320 H.P. each • HOURS: 750 Original Hours • BOTH Engines and entire engine room were sprayed with Awlgrip before installation. • TOP RPM: 3000 I Always Cruised at 2550 rpm (23 knots ) • SPEED: ( 23 knots @ 2550rpm ) (24-25 knots @ 2700 rpm ) (3000 rpm ? ) • FUEL CONSUMPTION: 22 gallons an hour total, @ 23 knots ( 2550 rpm ) • TRANSMISSIONS : Twin Disc 506 2.00 : 1 reduction • SHAFTS: Aquamet 22 Stainless Steel 1 ½ inch • STRUTS: Bronze Struts one main and one intermediate each side. • PROPS: Bronze 24x26 three blade Michigan • FUEL TANK: 360 Gallons , Welded Aluminum, Epoxy Coated Exterior (under cockpit deck) • BATTERIES: 2- 12 volt batteries wired in parallel in custom made, and Awlcraft painted, fiber glass battery boxes for each engine • BATTERY CHARGER: Pro Mariner 1220 • SWITCHES: Battery parallel switches, Battery shut-off switches ( in Engine room) • EMERGENCY Pump out valves on engine water intake. Engines can pump out flood • OTHER: Oil Pressure Alarms, Engine priming pumps, Bilge high water alarm FUEL FILTERS: 2 RAYCOR 900MA fuel filters

Additional Information

CONSTRUCTION: The Hull is Carvel Planked with ¾” Philippine Mahogany, Resorcinol glued, and fastened over 1 ¼ inch x 5 “ Oak Main Frames on 18” centers, and 1 ½ inch x 1” steam bent intermediate frames on alternating 18” centers. Monel fasteners were used throughout.

The Bottom is double planked with 3/8” Marine plywood and 3/4” Philippine Mahogany. Resorcinol glued, and fastened with Monel and bronze fasteners. The deckhouse is constructed with solid Honduras Mahogany .The bridge, the bridge deck, and the foredeck are fiberglass cloth and resin over marine plywood. The bottom was fiberglass cloth and resin covered over planks to the boot top when built. The bottom paint was removed the fiberglass cloth was recoated with epoxy resin and repainted with bottom paint in 1985.

Extremely Important Upgrade:

In 1996, the entire hull sides were sanded to bare wood, the side rails were removed, and the entire hull sides down to the chine rail were covered over with two layers of fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. The cloth used was one layer of 17 ounce bi-ax cloth, and one layer of 8 ounce matt. The epoxy used was Epon Epoxy resin, and thickened with Cab-o- sil (colloidal silica) to add strength. The side rails were replaced, and the hull was faired and repainted with Awlcraft 2000 paint.

2007: New Panish Single Lever Controls Installed by Bob Panish himself.

New Strut Blocks, Rudder Port Blocks., and New Rudders, New Headliner, with LED Lighting

2010: Updated the Head With A New Custom Mahogany Cabinet with Cultured Marble Sink, New Raritan Electric Vacuum Head, and Holding Tank. New Welded Aluminum Fresh Water Tank. 


• Garmin GPS 3010C Color Chart Plotter • Lowrance HDS-5X Fish Finder, Sonar/ Depth Finder • Data Marine 2650 Digital Depth sounder • Dytec 703200 Seawater Temperature Indicator • Icom IC-M59 VHF Marine Radio

Equipment:  Onan 4.0 KW Diesel Generator, Danforth Anchor, Cruisair Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning, 200’5/8 nylon Rope 5 ‘of chain, Pro Mariner 1220 Battery Charger, 5- Rule Auto Bilge Pumps, Rupp Quick Drop Back 28’ Outriggers, Shower Water Pump-Out, Rybovich Fighting Chair, TV Cabinet in Salon, Hot and Cold Pressurized Water System, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, 70 Gallon Aluminum Fresh Water Tank (New 2010), Canvas Bridge Cover, Ariston 4 Gallon Water Heater, Salon: Overhead Rod Holders, Halon Fire Extinguisher System Engine room, Canvas Cockpit Cover, 4 Kidde Fire Extinguishers, Vinyl Bimini Top, 8 Lifejackets 1 Inflatable 6 man Life Raft, Rupp Quick Release Antennas, High Water Bilge Alarm, 2- 30 Amp shore power Cords 


• 44’ RYBOVICH ( Hull # 25 ) • NAME: PROUD LADY TYPE: Sedan/ Sportfisherman • LOA: 44 ‘ BEAM: 13’ DRAFT: 3’ 0” • DESIGNER: RYBOVICH BUILDER: RYBOVICH BOAT WORKS • YEAR: 1956/57 ( I Purchased 1976)• Major Upgrading: 1976/77 1984/85 1996 2003 2007 2010

Default Disclaimer- The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.