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2006 Merritt Custom

El Chupacabra


FL, Florida, United States
  • 4 Staterooms
  • 4 Heads
  • 2 Engines

PRICE REDUCED $250,000 in time for the Palm Beach Show ... Offers are Encouraged!

Merritt is known for their custom quality build with the finest innovative materials, and beautiful wood craftsmanship of any sportfish. This is a rare opportunity to own a sophisticated masterpiece with exceptional comfort and astonishing performance. The spacious interior has a massive 4 stateroom/ 4 head layout, accented with the finest stone and wood finish like no other sportfish. She has an impressive 3/4 full beam master stateroom with a double door entryway, king walk-around berth en-suite head and portholes. Her MTU 16V2000 M91 engines had the required 1000 service completed December 2020. She has an impressive cruise at 27 knots at 1800 rpm and tops at 36 knots @ 2380 (with original 3770 hours). Twin generators have just 2950 hours. Maintained by the owners full-time Captain of 11 years, lightly cruised with excellent care.


Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Michele Renick Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

  • Last updated Jun 19th, 2024


- Midship Master
- Crew private entry
- Mezzanine a/c
- Sonar scanner
- 1000 MTU service


Quick Specs

Country: United States
Category: Convertible Boats
Model: Custom
Model Year: 2006
Year Built: 2006


Cabins: 4
Heads: 4
Crew Sleeps: 2
Sleeps: 10

Hull Information

Hull Material: Composite


Length: 80 ' (24.38M)
Draft: 5' 9" (1.52M)
Beam: 20' 3" (6M)


Cruising Speed: 29 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 3051 G. 11549 L.
Water Capacity: 450 G. 1703 L.
Holding Tank: 125 G. 473 L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Detroit Diesel/MTU
Engine Model: 16V2000
Engine Year: 2006
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 2,000
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3,750
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

Engine Make: Detroit Diesel/MTU
Engine Model: 16V2000
Engine Year: 2006
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 2,000
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3,750
Engine Location: Starboard



A rare opportunity to own this 80' Merritt. A beautiful custom built yacht with excellent

performance, and a classic profile that effortlessly attracts attention. The stunning interior has

exceptional craftsmanship, complete with a massive 4 stateroom/ 4 head layout, an impressive

master like no other with a double door entryway, king walk-around berth, portholes, and

equipped with unlimited entertaining and cruising options. Her MTU 16V2000 motors have an

impressive cruise at 29 knots with rapid acceleration. Offers Encouraged!

Notable Features

Notable Features:

Elegant decor, spacious salon and galley equipped for long distance travel.

Beautiful teak companionway with custom wood handrails.

Distinctive portholes to embellish natural light below deck.

Mid-ship master with a double door entryway accented with custom built-in furniture.

Extra pullman berth in the large utility room off the galley.

Extensive flybridge with (3) Bluewater helm chairs, (2) bridge a/c units, forward lounge seating,

with custom table and refrigeration.

Massive cockpit with mezzanine seating, overhead a/c, commercial stainless refrigeration &

freezer compartments.

Hydraulic outriggers, bow thruster, eskimo ice chipper, water maker.

2016 house painted, 2017 hull painted, serviced bearings and props.

2020 fresh bulkhead varnish, new bridge cushions.

Crew stateroom has engine room access door.

Operated by a full-time, knowledgeable and 1st class Merritt Captain and maintained with an open checkbook. This beauty is worth a visit.

80' Merritt is a Must see

Merritt is known for the finest innovative materials, custom quality and beautiful wood

craftsmanship of any sportfish. With exceptional comfort, quality construction and astonishing

performance, this is a rare opportunity to own a sophisticated masterpiece that ranks at the top

of her class. Her sleek lines and classic profile effortlessly attract attention. Her MTU 16V2000

motors have phenomenal power (only 3750 original hours), with an impressive cruise at 29

knots, and rapid acceleration that will send you soaring. She moves with great agility and

responsive handling. Maintained with continual care and service. Ready for survey!


The salon provides you with the elegant comfort that prepares you for the exciting adventure ahead. From the cockpit mezzanine step through a gorgeous teak entry door and onto a luscious burled wood foyer entry. The large custom L-shaped sofa starboard, has desirable fabric which adds to the sophisticated interior, and contains rod and storage compartment below. There is a custom teak and Onyx stone high/low coffee table in the center, with side leafs that opens. The port side of the salon has a credenza bar cabinet which opens up and displays an illuminated pelagic mural. Below is the icemaker, bottle and glass storage. Next concealed in the credenza is a large Samsung HDTV controlled by an electric high/low mechanism and operated by the enhanced Crestron entertainment system, that will ensure maximum enjoyment during your voyage. Forward are three (3) custom teak barstools mounted at the base of the Onyx stone galley countertop, which provides a great gathering spot for conversation. Forward starboard is

the large dinette with more seating. The aft bulkhead with displays a beautiful Channel etched glass pelagic mural.

Burled wood sole at entry foyer

Custom L-shaped sofa, portside

Custom teak and Onyx stone high/low coffee table

Custom teak bar credenza cabinet, port aft, that contains custom bottle storage and glass

storage compartments and accented with a pelagic mural backdrop

Kitchen Aid Icemaker

Samsung HDTV concealed in cabinet on electric lift mechanism

Counter seating at galley with Three (3) teak bar stools

Beautiful Onyx stone rounded countertop with teak bullnose

Carpeted sole

Vinyl headliner with teak trim accents

Twenty (20) recessed overhead lights total in salon and galley on dimmer switch

Five (5) overhead stereo speakers

Manual window treatments on windows


Beautiful book-matched teak cabinetry forward in the galley with ample storage, isolated drawer and cabinet dividers for organized storage space, Onyx stone countertops displaying the luxury decor and accented with rounded teak bullnose.

U-shaped Onyx stone counter and bar top with teak bullnose molding

(2) Stainless custom merritt refrigerators

(1) Stainless custom merritt freezer

Recessed stainless steel double sink with hot water tap dispenser, garbage disposal and hot & cold faucet with spray hose

Fisher & Paykel dishwasher

Sharp Carousel microwave oven

Miele Four(4) burner stovetop recessed under Onyx countertop

Miele oven mounted in cabinet below

Two (2) Amerex 1A10BC dry chemical fire extinguishers

Burled wood floor

Utility Room/Equipment

Forward of the galley is Utility/ Equipment room which hosts the equipment for the Crestron Entertainment System, Satellite, Ship's AC/DC main electrical panel, Asko washer and dryer, a single teak frame pullman berth.

Crestron C2N-TFM unit

Crestron Pro 2 processor

Crestron CNX-PVID8X3 video distribution switch

Crestron CNX-BIPAD8 audio distribution processor

Elan power amplifier

Two (2) Panamax MB1000 power supplies

APC network/camera switcher

Intellian I6 TracVision

Intellian ViaSat controller

Extron video switches

Asko W6461 washer

Asko T731 dryer

Pullman berth


Five (5) bilge pump switches with indicator lights

Shore/generator selector switches

Generator volt and hertz meters

Three (3) air conditioning controls

Two (2) A.C. voltmeters, two (2) hertz meters, and four (4) ammeters to A.C. panel

Tank Sentry waste tank gauge

Carpeted sole

Overhead recessed lights

Amerex 1A10BC dry chemical fire extinguisher


Stepping down a few steps from the galley you enter to starboard side of the yacht, accented with beautiful wood molding and cabinetry that runs along the outer hallway. The crew quarters are immediately port aft, as you step down the stairs. There are port and starboard windows looking out to the sea, and to the port is the master stateroom entrance with beautiful double teak doors. The guest stateroom is starboard forward, access to the guest head port, and the guest VIP stateroom is forward in the bow.

Satin finished teak cabinetry with burl wood accent

Rope accent lighting

Storage cabinet, starboard outboard

Three indirect lighting for artwork

Alcove with light

Two (2) stainless steel portlights and covers

Six (6) recessed LED lights

Central vacuum inlet (no central vacuum installed)

Custom carpeting

Vinyl headliner

• Below deck hatches forward contain: Quantum hydraulic bow thruster,Fresh water

accumulator tank, High water alarm, Automatic bilge pump

Master mid-ship

This exquisite master stateroom is unlike any with a double door entry that opens to a full beam berth with custom built furniture, gorgeous nightstands with hand carved fish accents, a frosted mirror over the vanity that conceals a hidden TV, a large cedar lined closet, and an ensuite private bath with Onyx stone countertops .

Double doorway entrance

King berth with custom Merritt designed platform

Upholstered headboard

Custom teak soffit above berth with Nautical carved pillars

End tables with storage

Adjustable recessed LED lighting

Storage and subwoofer below berth

Dressing vanity with eight (8) drawers and mirrored storage center, forward

Large HDTV with mirrored front that conceals TV

Recessed wall with upholstered soffit and drapery

Stainless steel portlight, port

Storage cabinet, port outboard

Vanity soffit with three recessed overhead lights

Hanging locker with cedar lining, port forward

Custom Carpet

Upholstered headliner

Ten (10) recessed LED lights on dimmers

Satin finished teak cabinetry

Crestron control and dock

Panasonic KXT7731 telephone/intercom

Halotron fire extinguisher

Smoke alarm sensor

Master head

Custom vanity with Onyx stone countertop and backsplash

Under mounted sink and custom faucet

Satin finished teak cabinetry

Gold tone accessories

Four (4) recessed LED lights

Fiberglass shower with molded seating and teak frame with glass shower door

Gold tone fixed/handheld showerhead

Two (2) overhead LED lights

110-volt A.C. GFCI outlet

Deck hatch

Vinyl headliner

Forward VIP with ensuite head

Lower double berth and upper berth each with reading lights

Satin finished teak cabinetry

Storage cabinets, starboard outboard

Six (6) drawers, starboard outboard

Storage locker and hanging locker, centerline aft

Storage with sliding doors, port

Eight (8) recessed LED overhead lights on dimmer switch

Sharp 20” HDTV

Panasonic KXT7731 telephone/intercom

Crestron A/V control with overhead speaker

Air conditioning control

Designer carpeting

Upholstered vinyl headliner

1A10BC dry chemical fire extinguisher

Smoke alarm sensor

VIP Head located in the Bow with front vanity, under mounted sink and custom gold tone faucet

Onyx stone countertop and backsplash

Medicine cabinet with mirrored door and fixed mirror panels

Custom satin finished teak cabinetry

Linen locker with two cabinet doors, inboard

Headhunter marine toilet

Burled wood floor

Custom accessories

Fiberglass shower with Teak framed glass shower door

Molded seats and shelves, port and starboard

Custom gold tone fixed and handheld showerheads

Overhead hatch with insect and blackout screen

Vinyl headliner

Two (2) recessed LED lights

Starboard guest stateroom

Upper and lower berth each with reading light

Hanging and storage lockers

Satin finished teak cabinetry

Two storage compartments, aft

Four recessed LED lights

Overhead speaker

Sharp 15” TV

Panasonic KXT7731 telephone/intercom

Air conditioning control

Vinyl upholstered headliner

Custom carpet

Portable Sentry safe

Smoke alarm sensor

Halotron fire extinguisher

Electric discharge panel

Companionway Guest Head portside

Entry door from companionway.

Custom vanity with Onyx stone countertop and backsplash

Satin finished teak cabinetry with under mounted sink

Framed mirror

Custom faucet and accessories

Soffit above sink with two (2) recessed lights

Finished burl wood floor

Fiberglass shower enclosure with teak frame and glass shower door

Recessed LED light

Custom gold tone fixed/handheld showerheads

Headhunter marine toilet

Vinyl upholstered headliner

Crew Quarters

Upper and lower berth with custom wood frame and separate reading lights

Engine room access door

Storage, outboard

Sharp 15” HDTV

Air conditioning control

Carpeted sole

Four (4) recessed LED lights

Vinyl covered headliner

1A10BC dry chemical fire extinguisher

Key storage box

Ensuite head:

Vanity with Onyx stone countertop and backsplash

Under mounted sink with storage cabinet below

Medicine cabinet with mirrored door

Soffit above sink with two (2) recessed LED lights

Fiberglass shower enclosure with teak frame and glass shower door

Fixed showerhead

Headhunter marine toilet


Teak over fiberglass deck

Teak bullnose covering boards

Two steps up to mezzanine level

Mezzanine seating with large sofa starboard and single seat port with cushions and drink

holders and refrigerated teak end drink boxes

Refrigerated boxes, port and starboard

Etched bulkhead window with Channel Pelagic Mural

Teak mezzanine deck

New mezzanine wing curtains, port and starboard (2020)

Teak and stainless steel 6-step ladder to bridge

Tuna door, starboard

Rod holders on tower legs, three port and three starboard

Five overhead lights in overhang

Two stereo speakers in overhang

Custom Large Offset Bluewater fighting chair

Recessed gunwale rod holders, four port and four starboard

Stern cleats, port and starboard

Courtesy lights under gunwales, port and starboard

D.C. outlets under gunwales, port and starboard

Shore power breakers, port and starboard under gunwales

Hubbell 50A shore power connectors, two port and two starboard

Hubbell telephone/TV connector, port and starboard

Under gunwale storage, port and starboard

Dive compressor controls, starboard under gunwale

Fire system pull, starboard under gunwale


Fiberglass non-skid deck

Aluminum bow rail

Varnished teak bow pulpit with stainless steel anchor chute

Plowmaster 80-lb anchor with approximately 30’ of chain and 250’ of 1” nylon rode

Muir windlass

Two bow cleats

Foredeck hatch to cabin

Foredeck hatch to chain locker

Spring cleats, three port and three starboard

Varnished teak cap rails

Water fills, port and starboard

Two diesel fills, port

Waste outlet, port

Handrails above salon window, port and starboard

Hold light in rope locker

Fresh water washdown in rope locker


Access the flybridge from the mezzanine level from the portside of the cockpit. There is a hatch cover on the top of the bridge ladder, which can be closed for both safety and weather

conditions. A Merritt designed ladder with sturdy handrails, and large teak steps make it a safe and comfortable climb to the bridge. Forward of the teak helm pod is a large wrap-around bench sofa with great seating (New cushions 2020) and storage beneath, a custom teak table, (2) flybridge a/c control panels, a refrigerated drink box, an insulated box, recessed LED lighting and a great spot for entertaining. There are also three (3) Bluewater chairs at the helm.

Three (3) mounted Bluewater teak helm chairs with foot pedistools

Custom Merritt teak helm console with recessed electronic boxes

Stainless steel steering wheel

DDEC display panels, port and starboard

Detroit Diesel electronic controls

Back up engine controls

Bow Thruster control

Three (3) monitors

Furuno Navnet Autopilot

Two (2) Furuno RD33 units

Simrad plotter

Furuno Sonar

Furuno NavNet

Furuno radar controller

Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 VHF radio

Ritchie compass

Monitor control panel

Furuno FA-150 AIS

Four (4) fuel gauges

Fuel transfer controls

Water tank gauge

Light switches

Horn button

Two (2) generator indicator lights

Watermaker indicator light

Engine ignition and start switches

Wrap around bench seating forward with storage underneath

New Bridge Cushions (2020)

Lounge bench seating portside with rod storage below

Custom teak table with dual stainless steel pedestals (sunbrella cover)

Custom drink box, portside

Custom refrigerated box, starboard

Hydraulic Outrigger control

Indicators for five (5) bilge pumps and hydraulics

Dometic air conditioning control

Flybridge A/C unit (not connected) under helm

Circuit breakers under helm

Garmin GPS Map 5208 GPS/plotter under helm

Autopilot pump under helm

Two (2) stereo speakers, forward

Isinglass ¾ enclosure

Nine (9) overhead lights

Seven (7) rod holders on aft rail

Two (2) overhead stereo speakers

Searchlight control

Amerex 1A10BC dry chemical fire extinguisher

Orion flares

30” life ring

Revere 8-person life raft

ACR Global Fix EPIRB

Fiberglass non-skid deck

Hardtop with stainless steel grab rail

Navigation Electronics

Navigation Electronics

Furuno NavNet 3D

Furuno navNet 3D Remote unit in tower

Furuno NavNet 72 mi radar

Furuno Chirp Sounder

Furuno S-Band Radar

Furuno Searchlight Sonar

Furuno Auto Pilot

Two (2) Furuno RD-33

Furuno AIS FA-150

Garmin Touch Screen

Three (3) KEP 19" Monitors

Intellian 7 Satellite TV Receiver

Intellian Sat Receiver

Engine Room Camera


Merritt fiberglass pod station (with cover)

Non-skid deck


Bench seat with cushion

Padded bolster

Steering wheel

MTU electronic engine controls

Furuno RD30 display

Ritchie compass

Furuno NavNet 3D plotter/GPS

Uniden ES UM625C VHF radio

Two horn trumpets

Forward navigation light

Fresh water washdown

TV antenna

Four stick antennas

Carlisle & Finch searchlight


Stern light

Two radar scanners

FLIR thermal camera

Airmar sensor

Two satellite domes (1 TracPhone, 1 TracVision)

Six stick antennas

Two XM antennas

Four GPS antennas

Floodlights, one forward and two aft

Anchor light

Two Givens Buoy 6-person life rafts:

• Hydrostatic releases

Engine Room

Monitor panels for port and starboard main engines

Ignition switch for port and starboard main engines

Back up control panel for port and starboard main engines

Fuel transfer crossover piping and valves

Crank case and transmission selector valves, port and starboard

Hynautic power steering system reservoir and gauge

Racor 1000 fuel filters for port and starboard generators

Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters for port and starboard main engines

Oil change pump and manifold

Prime pump connections, port and starboard

Emergency bilge suction for port and starboard main engines

Dripless shaft seals for port and starboard main engines

Control panels for port and starboard generators with:

• Temperature gauge

• Oil pressure gauge

• Voltmeter

• Hour meter

• Start/stop

Water fill piping and supply hose for port and starboard main engines

Fresh water bibb and flex hose

Engine oil reservoir tank with sight gauge

Hydraulic oil reservoir tank with sight gauge

Two (2) automatic bilge pumps, forward

High water alarm switch

Compressed air storage tank

Two (2) fuel transfer pumps with electrically activated valves

Two (2) Charles Isoboost 50 isolation transformers

12 volt; 24 volt; 110 volt; 220 volt electric

Access door to equipment room, forward

Halon dispersing outlets

Pump Room

Gloss finished overhead and shipsides

Two (2) overhead fluorescent lights with safety covers

Two (2) D.C. compartment lights

Ventilation fans, port and starboard

Smoke alarm sensor

110-volt A.C. GFCI outlet

Access door to cabin, forward

Black water tank gauge

Aqua Air chilled water system

Two (2) air conditioning compressors

Two (2) air conditioning VFDs

Air conditioning control panel

Custom refrigeration compressor unit

Air conditioning chilled water circulating pump

Three (3) air conditioning raw water supply pumps

Black water discharge and macerator pump, port and starboard

Two (2) Kidde 130-lb halon cylinders

Fiberglass water tanks, port and starboard

Eight (8) drawer toolbox

Three (3) Headhunter Mach V fresh water pumps

Watermaker raw water supply pump

House and cockpit fresh water filters

Electric water heater

Dockside water pressure regulator

Brownies dive compressor

Wedeco underwater water sanitizer

Sea Recovery watermaker and associated pumps and filters

Mounted vise and portable bench grinder

Halotron 5BC fire extinguisher

Two (2) automatic bilge pumps

High water alarm

Engine Room Mechanical

Two (2) MTU 16V2000 2000 hp each (3750/3750)

Two (2) Northern Lights 33 KW Generators (stb 2957 / port 2959)

Chilled A/C Water System with Two (2) Chiller Units

Eskimo Ice Chipper

Sea Recovery Watermaker 1800 gpd

Brownie's Dive Compressor

Air Compressor

Fuel Transfer System (Dual)

Oil Change System

Hydraulic Bow Thruster

Underwater Lights

Freshwater System with Three (3) Pumps

Remote Engine Controls

Dual Life Rafts

Spare Props seven (7) blade in Custom Prop Boxes


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.

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