In 1947 the Merritt family left their Long Island home and purchased a 10 acre tract of land on the Intracoastal Waterway in Pompano Beach, Florida. A year later, in 1948, Merritt’s Boat and Engine Works was born. Originally, the boat yard was set up to maintain the Merritt family charter boats along with a few charter and drift boats in the area. But before they knew it, the boat yard became a very active place, as the Merritt reputation of quality work and friendly customer service grew. During 1955, this was the year that Merritt’s began building boats. Also, this year is when the two sons, Buddy and Allen became actively involved and were in the yard daily. Buddy managed the boat building division while Allen was and still is, responsible for the supervision and administration of the business. Buddy built a 37 foot boat that lacked the comforts that are now taken for granted today, he took this boat as being the perfect fishing boat. A ton of changes have occurred ever since the boat yard was started back in 1948. Such as, the 37 foot boats they built are now growing to 86 feet with luxurious enhancements. Merritt’s family had such a strong, friendly and reliable reputation that a lot of the boat yard staff have remained dedicated to Merritt’s Boat and Engine Works for decades, making them truly apart of the Merritt family. Even though Merritt’s is well known for boat building, services and repairs, the company has also branched out over the years and now runs Merritt Boat and Engine Work Brokerage, Merritt Marine Supply and Smith-Merritt Insurance.
PRE-OWNED Merritt Custom Boats
Merritt 58’ Custom Sportfish
Aboard the 58 foot Custom Sportfish, enter into the salon through an electric sliding door from the cockpit. You will find a U-shaped sofa with ample storage underneath on the port side. To the starboard side you will find an A/V cabinet and a barrel chair. The galley is equipped with an under counter refrigeration and freezer along with tons of storage drawers. Make your way downstairs, you will find the crews staterooms with over and under bunks and hanging lockers for storage. There is also a guest stateroom with a double birth and single pull down birth above for when it is needed. The guest stateroom is an en suite head and shower with easy access to and from the companionway. Moving all the way forward you will find the Master Stateroom with a queen birth, hanging lockers and an en suite with a head and shower. This custom 58 foot sport fish boat is one like no other.
Merritt 72’ Sportfish
As for the 72 foot Sportfish from Merritt’s, you will find all things luxurious. There is a sliding air door to and from the salon and port with a wraparound sofa and an ample amount of storage. Forward is a large dinette with seating enough to accommodate four. The galley has a cook top and a double sink and more storage than you can think of under and above of the refrigerator and freezer. Other appliances aboard the 72 foot sportfish are a built in microwave and coffee maker. There are wood blinds that are able to raise and be lowered all over, each window. Towards the companionway, on the port side is where you can find the master stateroom with a glorious walk around queen bed, large double hanging lockers for extra storage and an elegant en suite equipped with a shower and head. Over on the starboard side is the crew quarters with over and under bunks as well as double hanging lockers. There is a head and shower that adjoins to the crew quarters and another stateroom that has a single bunk and double lockers and storage underneath. This particular yacht has a VIP stateroom that is forward with a walk around queen bed and this room is attached with an en suite. As for the flybridge, it is well equipped with three helm chairs and a large bench of maximum seating and rod storage underneath. All the navigation equipment is located in the teak bridge console. Get ready to take on the big fish aboard this Merritt 72 foot Sportfish, and do it in comfort.
How to Buy a Merritt Boat
If you’re interested in purchasing a Merritt Sportfish, a United Yachts Sales professional can assist you in your search. Being a 100-percent customer-driven business, United Yachts delivers every time by listening closely to your needs and budget, thoroughly reviewing the available options on the market, and taking the guess-work out of your boat search. Using a United broker to help you find the right boat or yacht for you can save you time, money, and a lot of extra work after the sale. And best of all, it costs you nothing.
How to Sell Your Merritt Boat
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