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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 Jan 11th, 2022


    Quick Specs

    Builder: Merritt
    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 ID: MBN80083D606
    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.