2018 Merritt 86 Convertible


2018 Merritt 86 Convertible


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.


  • 5 Stateroom/4 head layout (including crew)
  • Owner's 3rd Merritt built
  • Twin 2600hp MTU's with only 1,275 original hours
  • Twin Northern Light 38kw generators
  • Miya Epoch teaser reels
  • Eskimo ice maker
  • 3- Head Hunter Mach 5 fresh water pumps 
  • Sidepower bow thruster 
  • SubZero refrigeration
  • Twin Seakeeper gyrostabilizers -model 1612HD
  • Omni sonar
  • Twin Atlas shore power transformers
  • Dometic/Spot Zero water purifying system
  • (2) Watermakers, Inc. watermakers

86 Convertible
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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.


Owner's personal effects and custom live bait well's.

Mechanical Disclaimer

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.

Vessel Walkthrough


  • Electric Marine Power door opens to the interior
  • Salon features traditional natural Teak with a satin finish
  • Large U-Shaped leather settee to port with storage and flip-up arms
  • The aft starboard corner of the salon houses the entertainment center with a large flat screen television
  • Forward is a built-in cabinet with bar storage and the large, angular dinette
  • Air conditioning is pumped into the salon and galley from overhead Teak-accented beams


  • To port and features a large L-shaped granite countertop
  • 24” Cooktop with stainless-steel liner and lift-up lid and oven
  • (4) Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers and two freezer drawers


Moving below, the stairway is lined with teak wainscoting along the companionway to a laundry closet with a stacked washer and dryer to starboard.

Master Stateroom:

To port and features:

  • King bed
  • Satin Teak cabinetry and closets
  • Large ensuite head with a full shower and solid granite vanity countertops

Starboard Guest Stateroom:

  • Over/under bunks
  • Shares a full head with port Guest Stateroom

Port Guest Stateroom:

  • Over/under bunks

Forward VIP Stateroom Features:

  • Island berth
  • Two full-length closets
  • Ensuite head with vanity
  • Granite countertops
  • Large shower

Crew Quarters:

Beneath the galley and accessed at the base of the companionway stairs.

It features:

  • Full-size over/under bunks
  • Full head
  • Access to the pump room and engine room though the watertight door

Flybridge - Helm and Electronics:

  • Open and roomy
  • Forward of the console is an L-shaped lounge to port with storage beneath
  • High-low table and a drink box forward
  • Plenty of storage for PFDs and a host of other items
  • Starboard is another drink box forward, with a fore-and-aft bench seat, storage cabinet and an aft-facing seat behind it
  • Console offset to port with the helm along the centerline
  • (3) 16-inch Multifunctional screens
  • Garmin 8624 - GPSMAP 8624, MFG# 010-01512-01, 24" Full HD widescreen Glass Bridge Multi-Function Display. Multi-Touch control, HDMI in/out, WiFi, 6-way split screen, USB PC control, J1939 engine data. Preloaded g2 charts for U.S. coast and lakes, Canada and Bahamas
  • GMR Fantom 4 - GMR 4 Fantom Radar, MFG# K10-00012-13, Solid State Pulse Compression technology allows 40 Watt radar to perform similar to a 6KW unit. Motionscope uses Doppler effect to detect moving targets. Excellent short range perfomance. Includes 4' antenna.
  • GMI 20 Garmin GSD26 PM411-C-LWM - GMI 20 Digital Marine Display Garmin GSD26 sounder module Pocket mount low, medium chirp transducer with a 40 degree low angle and 16 degree medium angle,…
* Please note that the stated hours have not been verified. Please confirm with your sales consultant.

Greg Graham

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