OWL'S NEST is a 2018 Merritt 86' 86 Convertible listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Greg Graham. Greg can be reached at 1-305-522-4739 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Merritt Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
2018 Merritt 86 Open Bridge Sportfish
Merritt’s Hull #105 is the superyacht-sized 86ft custom sportfish yacht built in 2018—the third Merritt sportfish built for her owner. OWL’S NEST is designed, engineered, and outfitted to fish anywhere in the world, with heavy-duty and redundant systems such as the two watermakers by top brand Watermakers, Inc., twin Atlas shorepower transformers, and other critical machinery and systems. The Jastram steering system is a robust system by Jastram Engineering, major supplier of steering systems to superyacht builders, commercial vessels, ships, and military vessels.
OWL’S NEST is loaded with state-of-the-art electronics from Garmin, Furuno, and other premier navigation and communications technology. The flybridge helm features Garmin’s GMR Fantom 4 40-watt Radar with Motionscope and solid-state pulse compression technology, that fully integrates with the Garmin chartplotter. Motionscope uses a Doppler effect to detect moving objects that are highlighted on the radar display to help avoid collisions, locate birds, and track weather. Pulse Compression provides high resolution for enhanced detection and identification of objects, while Pulse Expansion helps differentiate real objects/targets from noise and provides a larger image on the chartplotter. The GMR Fantom 4 Radar’s 40w high power with narrow 1.8-degree beam provides excellent close (20ft) and long range (72nm) target detection, even in rain or fog conditions. The radar is able to depict clear, concise images directly on the chartplotter. Screens are quickly updated. The Auto Bird Gain function helps locate flocks of birds feeding on the surface, to enhance the fishing experience.
The cockpit mezzanine features an L-shaped lounge with hi-lo table and drink box on the port side and a seat with storage underneath on starboard side. Freezers, tackle storage and more are in mezzanine seat and deck compartments. The cockpit has in-deck fittings for two on-deck portable livewells (not included) that flank a teak rod-holder. A huge athwartship in-deck fishbox keeps the catch chilled and fresh with an Eskimo ice dump. The twin gyrostabilizers are located aft of the twin Northern Lights 38kW generators in aft area of engine room for easy maintenance and service access.
Crafted to Merritt’s exacting standards of excellence, OWL’S NEST’s rich, book matched teak joinery and custom furnishings provide a relaxing, traditional elegance throughout the spacious interior. A unique feature for a convertible sportfish, the huge custom sunpad on foredeck, with a pop-up TV, provides guests with a quiet spot for relaxation and sunning.
2018 Merritt 86 Convertible
EXTENDED WARRANTY ON ENGINES TILL 01/07/2024
OWL’S NEST, Merritt Hull #105, is the 8th of 9 custom 86 ft. sportfish yachts designed by Roy Merritt and built by Merritt Boatworks. Not only are the immense interior living spaces and accommodations of superyacht quality, the 86 ft. OWL’S NEST is agile, highly maneuverable, and capable of tournament fishing, cruising, and docking anywhere in the world. She offers a comfortable ride, taking on head seas (and any other direction) with ease, and twin Seakeeper gyrostabilizers provide roll stability. The Merritt 86 is designed and engineered to go the distance safely and efficiently with redundancy of critical machinery and systems, and to perform well with a refined running bottom, powered by twin 2600hp MTU diesels.
OWL’S NEST comfortably accommodates 8 guests/owner and 2 crew members, including captain in 5 staterooms and 4 heads. Merritt’s signature impeccable joinery, high-end appliances, fixtures, materials, furnishings, entertainment systems, along with cleverly built-in storage throughout the yacht, provide everything needed for relaxation and socializing at the dock or underway to remote fishing grounds. The foredeck features a gigantic sunpad with pop-up TV for outdoor socializing, sunning, and entertainment. Her huge cockpit and open bridge with hardtop and tower are well-equipped and outfitted for serious sportfishing. The beautiful distinctive Merritt profile along with graceful, unbroken sheerline, rounded transom, rich teak, and build quality, put Merritt consistently at the top of best sportfish boat lists.
The opportunity to own a custom Merritt 86—one of the nicest superyachts sportfishing boats on the planet, without a near decade build-time wait, doesn't happen very often. But due to the owner’s change of plans, OWL’S NEST is currently available for sale.
Moving below, the stairway is lined with teak wainscoting along the companionway to a laundry closet with a stacked washer and dryer to starboard.
To port and features:
Starboard Guest Stateroom:
Port Guest Stateroom:
Forward VIP Stateroom Features:
Beneath the galley and accessed at the base of the companionway stairs.
Flybridge - Helm and Electronics:
Owner's personal effects and custom live bait well's.
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.