Merritt Boat Works for Sale







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86 ft
/ 26.21 m


21 ft


Merritt Boat Works

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NEW TO MARKET! Beautiful 86′ Merritt 2017 – REEL TIGHT

Reel Tight was built to travel by the experienced crew at Merritt’s to take you to remote locations in comfort. She is loaded with upgrades and options too numerous to mention. With MTU power and back-up systems throughout she is a thoroughly appointed sportfish. Maintained by Merritt Boat and Engine Works, she must be seen to be fully appreciated. This is an opportunity to take immediate delivery of a very desirable 86 rigged for serious fishing, load your gear and go.



The Reel Tight was launched in 2017. She features 5 staterooms & 4 heads. The 86 has gained quite a reputation as a great sea boat. Roy Merritt worked on the bottom design to increase dead rise for a good head sea run and overall seakeeping ability. The 26 SeaKeeper keeps her stable while trolling with minimal roll. Her maneuverability has a level of agility that few boats over 80-feet have without using so much power. 

Her expansive cockpit is well laid out with a massive mezzanine that features an L-shaped lounge with drink box, storage under with hi-lo table to port and arm rest with cockpit air controls, security keypad and other controls inside. A single mezzanine seat to starboard has an armrest with drink box under. On the mezzanine deck there are three deep and wide cavernous freezers, two to port and one to starboard with the engine room access on the center line as well as large 80-gallon livewells on each outboard side. 

Under the cockpit sole houses the majority of her fuel and dry hatches to access the SeaKeeper and lazarette, a nice set up for maintaining the many components there. Fully aft is large athwartship fish box with Eskimo Ice dump. There are under gunnel storage boxes, and a walk-through transom door.

The interior is classic Merritt satin finished teak throughout with many upgrades including ceiling beams, leather wall coverings with raised teak panels below in the companionway. The galley is to port with hidden cooktop, convection microwave oven, toaster oven, custom pot/pan storage, dish and silverware storage, one Sub-Zero drawer freezer and five Sub-Zero refrigerators, there is an abundance of under and over counter storage. 

A large dinette is forward to starboard with stone top and storage under the seats. A spacious salon with high ceilings, corner mount large screen TV, expansive leather u-shaped settee with storage under to port, lounge bench with storage under to starboard, custom salon table that expands and lifts to become a full dining table seating 8. 

Moving below the stairway is lined with teak wainscoting moving forward through the companionway to a laundry closet with dual over and under washer and dryer to starboard. The master stateroom to port features a king bed with storage under, satin teak cabinetry and closets an enlarged ensuite head with full shower, granite vanity countertops, sink with medicine cabinets, storage under,  fresh water head and bidet. 

To starboard is a full stateroom with over and under bunks, closet and drawers that shares a full head with the stateroom forward of the master on the port side of the companionway. The port stateroom has over under bunks full closet and drawers as well. Fully forward is the VIP that features island berth with storage under, two full length closets and an ensuite head with vanity, granite counter tops and large shower.

The crew quarters is under the galley and is accessed at the base of the companionway stairs and features full size over and under bunks and full head. There’s access to the pump room and engine room though the crew quarters water tight door.

The pump room is well laid out with all AC chillers, two of Watermaker Inc. watermakers, two Spot Zero water purifiers, two hot water heaters, mechanics bench mount tool box and full work bench with vise. There is nothing dainty about the systems mounting and equipment sizes, everything is oversized and redundant. 

Entering the engine room through either the pump room or the cockpit water tight doors brings you to a machinery space that is not only well executed but its hard not to notice the robust, over-sized mounts. Filters and engine service access points are easily accessed all around the engines. A pair of Northern Lights 38KW generators are mounted at the aft end of the engines with complete 360-degree access for easy maintenance.

Her flying bridge is open and roomy. Forward of the console is an L-shaped lounge to starboard with storage under, large table and a drink box forward. Under the forward brow is plenty of storage for lifejackets and a host of other things. To port is another drink box forward with a fore and aft bench seat and storage under then a storage cabinet. 

  • Custom leather u-shaped settee with flip up arms with storage inside
  • Custom teak fixed base coffee table with storage inside
  • Satin teak finish throughout
  • Teak Moulding and Valances
  • Recessed low voltage lighting
  • Electric Marine Power Door
  • Wet Bar and bottle storage
Salon Entertainment
  • Corner mount large flat screen smart TV
  • Galley counter to Port with stone countertop and teak searail
  • 4 burner cooktop, hidden below countertop
  • 5 Sub-Zero under counter refrigerator drawers
  • 1 Sub-Zero under counter freezer drawer
  • Convection Microwave Oven
  • Exhaust vent
  • Sink
  • Garbage disposal
  • Pull out and shelf storage throughout forward galley
  • Under counter ice machine
  • Teak sole
  • Custom secure pot/pan and dish racks 
  • Access to all cabins and guest head
  • Leather Wall wall panels with raised teak wood panels below leather
  • Linen Storage with shelving
  • Two Washers, two dryers in laundry closet
  • Access to captains & crew stateroom
  • Access to owners and guest stateroom
  • Bound companionway carpet for easy access to under deck storage
Master Stateroom
  • The Master Stateroom is located to port with enlarged ensuite head
  • King berth
  • Storage below berth
  • Large Cedar lined hanging lockers with full length mirrors on doors
  • Teak vanity with drawer storage
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Twin end tables with drawer storage inside
  • Upholstered headboard
  • Twin pilasters with storage above end tables
  • Reading lights
  • Overhead hatch 
Master Stateroom Head
  • Mirrored vanity above with shelf storage
  • Stone countertop with under mount sink
  • Teak vanity below with drawer and shelf storage
  • Electric fish water head & sand alone bidet
  • Burl Walnut satin finish sole
  • Large Stall shower wring seat
  • Upper berth outboard with premium mattresses and linen storage under 
  • Lower berth outboard with premium mattress and drawer storage under
  • Reading light and electrical outlets at upper and lower berths
  • Cedar-lined teak hanging locker
  • Pioneer Entertainment system with volume control
  • Mirrored vanity above sink
  • Teak vanity below with drawers and shelf storage below sink
  • Stone countertop with stone backsplash
  • Under mount sink
  • Burl Walnut satin finish sole
  • Large shower
  • Over and Under berths
  • Drawers
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
Starboard Crew Stateroom
  • Twin upper and lower bunks
  • Reading lights for both bunks
  • 2-Toshiba fold-up TV’s
  • Lower bunk has 2 drawers below
  • 2-Cedar Lined Hanging lockers
  • A/C control 
  • Undermount sink
  • Stone countertop and backsplash
  • Stall shower
  • Electric head
  • Storage above head
  • Burl Walnut satin finish sole
  • Mezzanine cockpit seating
  • Varnished teak bulkhead
  • Upgraded Combo Freezer/Refrigerated drink box
  • 2-Stainless lined freezers
  • 1 Large dual purpose freezer or refrigerator box
  • Engine room access
  • Seakeeper 26 Gyro
  • Stainless bridge ladder with teak steps
  • Port and starboard live baitwells
  • Port and starboard gaff/mop/storage lockers
  • Merritt Transom Tuna door
  • Port and starboard shore power inlets w/ Glendening cord retractors
  • Merritt Transom corner hawse pipes
  • Varnished Teak Coaming
  • Overhead and indirect lighting
  • Canvas and Clear Eisenglass cockpit wings
  • Cockpit cover By C-Worthy
  • Cockpit Fly cover with Stainless poles by C-Worthy
  • Teak cockpit sole
  • Teak covering boards
  • Offset stanchion for fighting chair
  • 2 – Eskimo ice machines
  • Rod holders on tower legs
  • Ladder access to port
  • Centerline helm
  • Teak pod and console with single lever controls
  • Teak cap rail
  • 2 Bluewater helm chairs, teak backs and footrests
  • Aft facing jump seat to starboard of console with storage & water outlet
  • 9 rod holders on aft bridge rail
  • Electronics electrical panel port side of helm
  • VHF remote speaker in hardtop
  • Overhead lights in hardtop
  • Forward seating in front of helm large access to under helm
  • Starboard lounge seating 
  • Access to brow storage
  • Refrigerated drink box
  • Bilge pump and high water alarm audible/visual warning display
  • Full Bridge enclosure 
  • Furuno Sonar CSH8LMK2 OMUI
  • 2 Garmin GPSMAP 8617 MFD- 17″ f
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7608 MFD
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7612 Multi-function Chartplotter
  • Garmin GMR 2526 xHD2 6′ Open Array Radar 96MI
  • Garmin GSD-26 Digital Black Box Network CHIRP Capable
  • Echosounder Airmar PM411C-LWM Dual Element 2KW CHIRP Wide Beam Transducer
  • Garmin GCV10 Scanning Sonar Module w/o Transducer-SideVü and DownVü scanning
  • 2-Garmin GPSMAP 8617 MFD- 17″ 
  • 1 Garmin GPSMAP 7608 MFD
  • 2 Garmin GPSMAP 7612 Multi-function Chartplotter with 12-inch 
  • 1 Garmin GMR Fantom 6 72nm 40 W solid-state 6′ Open Array Radar
  • 1 Garmin GSD-26 Digital Black Box Network CHIRP Capable Echosounder 
  • XM Weather
  • Autopilot
  • AIS Garmin
  • FLIR M625L HD Nightvision
  • Engine Room Camera System
  • ACR RCL-100 D Searchlight
  • 2 Icom M-604A VHF Radio
  • 2 ICOM M506 Fixed Mount Class D DSC VHF Radio
  • Marina WIFI Repeater 
  • New HD Satellite KVH 7 UHD
  • Latin America DirecTV HR24 Hi Def Receiver
  • Sirius Radio Tuner
  • Pepwave Cellular Wifi
Deck and Hull
  • Teak faux painted toe rail and half-round eye brow
  • Pulpit with electric anchor windlass and stainless chute
  • Bruce Anchor with rode and chain
  • Teak transom
  • Transom door with opening gate
  • Full tuna tower with molded hardtop
  • Matterhorn white hull and topsides paint
  • Fore and aft spreader lights
  • Hydraulic riggers
  • Center rigger
  • MarQuipt Tenderlift 2000lb davit
  • Dual Watermaker Inc watermakers
  • AC and DC lighting
  • Dual CruiseAir AC Chillers
  • Headhunter Mach V water pumps
  • Work bench with Vice
  • Stainless Tool box
  • Fire system
Engine Room
  • Twin MTU V-16 2000 2600HP
  • Twin Northern Lights 38kw generators, 3060 hours starboard, 2965 hours port
  • Oil change system
  • Port and starboard fuel prime pumps
  • Battery chargers
  • AC and DC lighting
  • Air compressor
  • Fuel Filters each engine
  • Single Fuel Filters for each generator
  • Remote mounted fuel and oil filters
  • Blower system with thermostat
  • Battery on/off switches
  • MTU Manual gauge package
  • Dripless shaft seals with spares
  • Fire system
  • 2 – Spot Zero Water purifiers 
  • Port Gen: Northern Lights 38kW 3060 Hours
  • Starboard Gen: Northern Lights 38kW 2965 Hours 



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