Sir Reel is a 2009 Merritt 72' Sportfish 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.
2009 Merritt 72 Sportfish
A true custom built-to-order sportfish yacht, Merritt’s hull #91, SIR REEL, is a magnificent tournament-ready, fish anywhere convertible yacht. Originally built in 2009 by legendary Merritt’s Boat and Engine Works in Pompano Beach, Florida, SIR REEL was continuously upgraded by her owners over the ensuing decades.
Designed and built to perform and raise fish in any sea conditions, SIR REEL delivers a dry comfortable ride, slicing through head seas with minimal bow rise. She is solidly built of epoxy-infused multi-directional E-glass and carbon fiber that is vacuum-bagged with Core-Cell composite coring for exceptional lightweight strength and endurance.
While timeless in its classic elegant exterior profile and lines, its interior artisan craftsmanship and luxurious materials, Merritt is renowned for seamlessly blending updated traditional styling with state-of-the-art technology, equipment, appliances, electronics, along with redundant systems and machinery to provide superior comfort, convenience, safety, ease of operation, fishing advantages, and many more benefits. SIR REEL is loaded with the best of everything and is a truly turn-key yacht.
2009 Merritt 72 Sportfish
Among the originators of the Florida-Style Convertible Sportfish, Merritt’s Boat and Engine Works of Pompano Beach, got its start in mid 1950s when big game fishing gained popularity as a sport. Wooden boats gave way to cold-molded construction and then to advanced composites for the greater performance and efficiencies realized, in addition to production advantages. Family-owned Merritt continues to operate as one of the world's most respected custom sportfish yacht boat builders.
“SIR REEL’s” exquisitely handcrafted softly glowing joinery, rich leather upholstery, and onyx and granite countertops create an ambience of elegant tradition—comfortable, functional, with understated luxury. The high-end entertainment system and galley appliances are all out of sight under counters or hidden in cabinets and drawers for an uncluttered, open expansive salon area. Large side windows that taper and curve aft, are reminiscent of the 1966 Porsche 911 that inspired the distinctive Merritt design.
The "SIR REEL" is a stunning example of a captain-maintained 72' Merritt. She was built by the most talented craftsmen in the industry, constantly upgraded and is now offered for sale. The "SIR REEL" has a 4-stateroom, 3-head layout, MTU 16V2000 engines at 2400hp with 3,500 original hours, 2 generators, Spot Zero water maker and purifier, Eskimo ice maker, custom live well system, tournament-ready cockpit with shaded mezzanine and fighting chair, flybridge with full electronics, electric teaser reels in hardtop, tower with control station, and much more.
She is as turn-key as they come.
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Owner's personal effects. The name "SIR REEL" will not convey with the vessel purchase.
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.