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Merritt Boatworks 58 Sportfishing Yacht OHHH BOY Listed For Sale

By Rob Bowman | Posted On Sep 27, 2021
Updated On Sep 28, 2021

United Yacht Sales is pleased to announce that the stunning 58-foot Merritt Boatworks Convertible Sportfish OHHH BOY is now available and listed with professional yacht broker Greg Graham. This is hull #069 for Merritt and is easily toured down in Key Largo, Florida. The benefits of a full time crew are easily noticed on board OHHH BOY as both the aesthetic and mechanical condition of the vessel are impressive. Family owned and operated, the Merritt Boatworks shipyard is known to be among the best in the production of custom sportfishing boats and this example casts no doubt of that reputation.

As the 'Top Gun' leader for United Yacht Sales two years in a row, Captain Greg Graham seems to be a popular choice among Ocean Reef Club residents for getting their yacht sold quickly. As of the time of this writing, Greg currently has 5 boats under contract and waiting for their closing date. Some of Greg's recent closings include a F&S 50 Custom Carolina and a Viking 60 Convertible. Greg's largest closing to date was a 136' Horizon Motor Yacht named Antithesis. If you'd like to learn more about OHHH BOY or talk to Greg about listing your yacht for sale, give him a call at 1-305-522-4739 or reach him by email at greggraham@unitedyacht.com

Merritt 58 birds eye view

Since 1948, Allen Merritt and family have owned and operated Merritt Boats at their facility right on the intracoastal waterway in Pompano Beach. Even though the yachts produced have grown in excess of 80-feet, the personal touches of a family-run business are still felt all over the boat yard and that ambiance resonates with owners.

"Anytime you stop and see a Merritt at a fishing tournament, the boat always looks fantastic," said Greg. "Only the best materials are used in the construction process and for the woodwork in the cockpit. Combined with the fact that most of the team at the shipyard has been working there for decades and the result is an extraordinary custom boat that's proven to raise fish!"

Merritt 58 sportfish at full speed

OHHH BOY was originally set up to fish for Blue Marlin when it was first designed. The most recent owners modified the 58-foot sportfish to become a tournament sailfish boat with the addition of a 4 pump boxes and on-deck customized live-wells. These were not the only additions to OHHH BOY though, as there have been several notable upgrades that should be mentioned including:

  • Seakeeper 9 and a Seakeeper 6
  • Teak decks and covering boards
  • 11 Rod Bluewater rocket launchers
  • Spot Zero water system
  • Spare props with fiberglass boxes
  • Marquipt 1500 davit for tender
  • Bow rails added

Comments from Greg about the Merritt 58: 

"Built by the most talented craftsmen in the industry using the finest materials available coupled with the most reliable Caterpillar 3412 motors it's a winning combination. Longstanding family-owned and operated Merritt Boat and Engine Works in Pompano Beach, Florida master carpenters and craftsmen build the stunning interiors with custom cabinetry, furnishings, mezzanine wings and varnished Teak trim, typical features of Merritt’s classic, elegant look and feel that garner admiring looks in marinas all over the world. Merritt’s custom sportfishing yachts are prized not only for their stunning beauty, but as superbly functional and well-engineered fishing machines, able to reach distant fishing grounds with the comfort and amenities of a luxury cruising yacht."

cockpit with sunshade

The business end of the Merritt 58 OHHH BOY is finally tuned for anglers to compete in serious offshore tournaments. Yet the cockpit (seen above) also imparts a wonderful cruising experience should you want to spend the winter island hopping or cruising to New England for summer. A sunshade provides relief from the sun, while the mezzanine seating and multiple drink cooler boxes offer comfort while enjoying the action....or the view! Rich teak wood surrounds you and your guests or crew as a compliment to the ambiance of your ocean surroundings.

flybridge helm station

The flybridge and tower on the Merritt Boats 58 will leave other captains with envy. Guests and crew will enjoy riding from the upper bridge thanks to comfortable helm seats and additional cushioned benches. Updated electronics are found on the bridge and tower and include a Garmin 7670XSV (Bridge), a Garmin 7607 (Tower), Garmin 7612 (Bridge), Fusion stereo to get you pumped to fish, and much more. Whether you're chasing birds or enjoying the fall foliage on an east coast cruise, Merritt has created a perfect platform in its flybridge and tower for you to get unbelievable views.

salon seating

The salon on this Merritt 58 sportfish features all of the amenities and comforts you enjoy at home. While much of the attention on custom sportfishing boats is paid to the fishing equipment, the interior of this Merritt 58 more closely resembles a luxury motor yacht. U-shaped wrap-around seating with a cocktail table center not only provides a great conversation area, but also allows everyone to watch the game on the pop-up flat screen tv. The galley is forward an is equipped with a Merritt refrigerator and freezer, Regency 4-burner stove with oven, and much more to feed everyone on board.

master stateroom berth

There are 3 staterooms on the Merritt 58 OHHH BOY that comfortably sleeps up to 6 people. The master suite features its own head with shower, as well as a queen-sized berth. There is plenty of storage space in the master stateroom, as well as the guest cabins, for extended fishing trips and cruises. In addition to the master bathroom, there are two additional heads with showers on board.

engine room

Power for the Merritt 58 are twin Caterpillar 3412E 1,400HP engines that have had only 300 hours put on them in the last 3 years. Owners can expect a cruise speed in the high 20 knot range with WOT speed in the mid 30's depending on the overall load. The engine room is clean and has been very well-maintained by a knowledgeable service team. Other equipment onboard includes a Watermakers Inc water-maker, Eskimo ice maker, Flow Marine AC Chillers, and a lot more.

overhead view of merritt 58

United Yacht Sales is a leader when it comes to the sale of pre-owned sportfishing yachts, but can also represent you in the purchase of a new boat. Our team of over 200 professional yacht brokers worldwide creates the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry. Combined with our top support team, there is no better professional brokerage firm to assist you in your boating endeavors. To get started with United Yacht Sales, feel free to contact our main headquarters in Stuart, Florida at 1-772-463-3131 and we will connect you to the best yacht broker near you.

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