Merritt Boat Works Yachts For Sale

History of Merritt Sportfish Yachts

Merritt’s Boat Works is a family-owned yacht manufacturer, specializing in sport fishing yachts, located in Pompano Beach, Florida. Established in 1948 by Roy and Ennis Merritt, the company began as a boat charter, but began building boats in 1955. Their sons, Buddy and Allen, were very involved in the shipyard.

As time went on, Buddy managed the boat building division. He designed many of Merritt’s signature 37 footers. Allen, on the other hand, began to supervise the administrative side of the business. In 1971, Buddy passed away, and Allen’s son, Roy, began managing the boat building division.

Roy still oversees the business to ensure Merritt continues to provide outstanding craftsmanship and service. Merritt has grown significantly over the years and now includes a marine and aviation supply division and a yacht engine repair division. 

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Buying or Selling a Merritt Sportfisherman

Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage (W&A) dedicates itself in helping clients in selling or buying Merritt Custom Sport fish Yachts.  Roy Merrit is a longtime friend of Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage and has made his most impressive fleet of sport fishing vessels available to us.  The 1st Merritt Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage sold was in the early 80’s—a 37’Merritt owned by the then owner of the New Orleans Saints football team.  Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage was most recently involved in selling an exceptional 72’Merritt, now called PANACEA.

(Of further interest, Matt Woods has his insurance license registered with Smith Merritt Insurance Agency—specializing in marine insurance.  The Merritt in the agency is Roy, the same as the boat builder Merritt.  While Matt is 1st and foremost a dedicated Yacht Broker, he has expanded his professional credentials to include this service for the clients at Woods & Associates)

Buying Merritt Custom Sport fish Yachts:

Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage has access to every Merritt listed for sale worldwide through multiple listing search sites. Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage personal dedication and hard work will find the right Merritt for you.  Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage will narrow down the market of Merritt Custom  Sport fish Yachts based on criteria such as size, model, year range, & price range. Once Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage finds potential Merritt custom sport fish yachts that interest you, we will ultimately find out true condition of Merritt based on hull condition, exterior, interior, engine room, and how well boat has been maintained over the years, as well as provide a history of the boat.

Selling your Merritt:

Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage would welcome the opportunity to assist in facilitating the sale of your Merritt. Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage experienced sales staff and successful worldwide marketing campaigns will provide top quality, personalized service. Please call 954-764-4880 to discuss in detail with broker, or e-mail


Market Reports on Merritt Sportfish Yachts

Woods & Associates Yacht brokerage also provide Merritt sales reports to buyers and sellers to better understand market trends and values on Merritt Custom Sport fish Yachts.