RYBOVICH ACQUIRES 3000 TON FLOATING DRY DOCK
West Palm Beach, FL, USA – Rybovich shipyard has taken delivery of a 3000 ton floating dry dock. Together with their existing 150 and 660 ton Travelifts, the floating dry dock gives the company a broad range of hauling capabilities, and solidifies Rybovich as the facility with the largest hauling capacity in South Florida. “This is a significant development for Rybovich, but also for the South Florida marine industry and the local economy” said Rybovich President, Wayne Huizenga Jr. “We can now offer comprehensive solutions to superyachts that, until now, have only been able to be serviced in the water” he continued.
Despite this significant acquisition, Rybovich is still working towards building a superyacht service & refit facility with a 4000 ton synchrolift at their Riviera Beach location. The floating dry dock provides an interim hauling solution until Rybovich can effectively dredge a designated channel from the Intra Coastal Waterway to the Riviera Beach facility. It allows Rybovich the flexibility of hauling & launching in the deep waters of the Port of Palm Beach. Once loaded, work can be performed at the Port or, alternatively, the floating dry dock can be transported to the Rybovich facility in West Palm Beach.
To Wayne Jr., this is not just an investment for Rybovich, but a large step forward for the South Florida marine industry that creates more opportunity for jobs and growth. “The ability to haul and service larger vessels will attract more Superyachts to the United States and ultimately grow the number of yachts cruising and spending time in the U.S. The added demand for goods & services will make a significant economic impact right here in America, creating new opportunities for employment and prosperity.”
Contact : Mario Byrne