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2006 80' Merritt Custom Yacht and A rare opportunity to own hull #83 of the Merritt pedigree, she is an elegant custom masterpiece that delivers a luxury with astonishing performance. The MTU 16V2000 motors have phenomenal power with an impressive cruise at 29 knots and rapid acceleration that will send you soaring with agility and responsive handling (Recent MTU service completed). The stunning interior is accented with the finest custom wood craftsmanship, Onyx stone counter tops, custom furniture and burled wood floors. This 4 stateroom/ 4 head layout has an impressive master stateroom like no other, with a double door entryway, king walk-around berth, starboard side companionway with portholes off the master and companionway, huge flybridge with a/c, mezzanine a/c, Furuno electronics, Crestron entertainment, hydraulic outriggers. Cosmetically and mechanically she is in excellent condition. Hull painted 12/17, varnish stripped 6/18, engine oil and filters every 200 hrs. This is a must see for the most sophisticated buyer. Asking: $4,650,000.00
Luxury you can't ignore with a legendary ride.
1997 58' Merritt Custom Sportfishing Yacht
Caterpillar 3412's with just 350 hours available to see in Palm Beach, FL
This is 58' Merritt hull #60 was built as the 'Christina" and was the most popular model built to date. Her 3 Stateroom, 2 head layout is the perfect family boat, equipped with Garmin and Simrad navigation electronics, and has had constant updates. New electric salon door, carpet w/ soundproof padding, bottom painted and prop speed applied to running gear; 2016 MOH 3412's by Ransom CAT w/ warranty thru Oct. 2020 (340 hours); 2015 Hull painted Flagship blue by Bayliss; 2012 Merritt's refit, new teak deck and covering boards, install bow thruster, new windlass, removed davit and chalks, painted deck, new leather sofa, insulated galley refrigeration; 2010 refit with mezzanine. Asking: $1,625,000.00
2006 80' Merritt
A native from Miami, Florida, Michele has been a boater all of her life, giving her an advantage of knowing the difference among quality vessels. “She started working the boat shows in 1980, and the passion has never left.” Graduating from FIU with a background in marketing and public relations, customer service is very important when dealing with a client. Working 12 years for a top marine industry dealer, she knows how to get things done. Knowing owners and captains’ needs on a functional level allows her to find what it is you’re are looking for. “She attributes her success to a lot of experience, the desire to improve, and the fact that the service does not end when she closes the deal, it continues long after the sale.” In 2000 she created Billfish Blast Tournament, and has since fished throughout Florida, St. Thomas, Bahamas, Maryland, Portugal and Alaska. Michele lived in the Bahamas from 1993 - 1996, and this experience gave her a unique respect and appreciation for the sea. She is well informed regarding engine manufacturers including Caterpillar, Detroit, MAN, Volvo IPS and Cummins engines. In 2010 Michele made the transition to Merritt Boat & Engine Works, until Oct. 2018. Michele’s love of the sea translates to her clients. Her dedication and commitment to yachting industry has given Michele her an excellent reputation. Her knowledge and experience of yacht builders, along with the service that yacht's require, exceeds most customer’s expectations.
Industry related achievements:
* 2002 was the 1st female Salesperson at HMY
* Licensed Florida Yacht and Ship Broker (principle owner)
* I.Y.B.A. Affiliate Member (International Yacht Brokers Association)
Professional affiliate member
* Viking Yacht Master’s Program
* Certified Florida Notary
* Caterpillar Product and Factory Knowledge
*Detroit Diesel Product Orientation
* Certificate of completion MAN Marine Diesel Engines
* Volvo Penta IPS Certified Sales Professional
Tournament participation, rendezvous, cruising and leisure boating activities:
* Avid Angler – Panama, Guatemala, Madeira, St. Thomas, Bahamas, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, New Jersey, Maryland
* Created and organized HMY Billfish Blast 2000 - 2002
* Created and Directed the HMY “Great Escape” 1998-'01
*Active in all Sports and a Travel adventurer
With the enormous number of “Yacht Salesmen” in the business today trying to get your business, it is important to find someone who is looking out for your best interest. Buying a good product, referring the best surveyors, and assisting you with quality service is her priority. Her goal is to build a loyal and trustworthy relationship, and look out for your best investment from the time you purchase it, to the time you sell it.
Boat transactions usually involve large financial investments. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000, and in some instances can exceed $3,000,000. Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in yacht brokerage without the professional assistance of a qualified Yacht Broker.
But if you are still not convinced of the value of having a Yacht Broker to assist you, here are a few reasons to have one.
Buying A Boat:
Professional Yacht Brokers have resources available to them that most yacht buyers do not have. In particular, their access to sophisticated and reliable multiple listing services that can save time in narrowing the field of yachts and comps that meet a buyer's requirements. A broker's participation in the International Yacht Brokers Association provides the connections necessary to find those yachts that are not yet on the market, or that are not being actively marketed by their owners.
The Result: You, the buyer, have a qualified list of yachts to choose from and more time on your hands to look them over.
A Broker can assist in the selection process by helping the buyer clearly define his boating needs and by providing objective information necessary to evaluate each type of yacht. Sometimes it is necessary to have that more objective point of view.
The Result: You the buyer, have a better understanding of what you want and need and a list of pros and cons to help with that final decision.
Yacht Brokers can help in the negotiation phase of the project. There are myriads of negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment. They will act on your behalf to negotiate the deal in your favor. They are there to prepare a purchase agreement and to manage the transaction to takes the pressure off of the buyer and seller.
The Result: A smooth closing.
Yacht Brokers can provide local information on different yacht services, such as surveyors, engine repair, dockage and boat yard service.
The Result: Quality and affordable services.
An experienced and professional Yacht Broker will advise the buyer throughout the due diligence process of evaluating the chosen yacht. Recommending the extent of the survey to be used in the inspection and helping to identify the most qualified individuals to conduct the surveys are two key functions of a knowledgeable and experienced broker during this phase.
The Result: A clearly defined survey report to ensure that the buyer gets what is paid for.
The Broker can assist in yet another step in due diligence process, making sure there is a clear title for the yacht. Title indicates ownership and can be confusing in the status of past owners or rights of access. If the yacht is a foreign flagged yacht, set up as a corporation, or existing under any number of other special circumstances, the services of a professional yacht broker will become even more valuable. They have the legal consultants available to assist.
The Result: A smooth closing and clear sailing for the buyer.
A Broker will guide you effortlessly through the closing process:
The Result: A happy buyer.
When Selling Your Yacht:
A Broker's job is to get maximum exposure for each of their Central Listings. In most markets across the country, over 75% of yacht transactions are co-operative sales with other yacht brokers. And who is best equipped to reach those other brokers, Your Broker! Through worldwide Multiple Listing Services and other marketing networks, boat shows, personal contacts, your Broker has the tools to maximize exposure for your yacht.
The Result: Qualified buyers on your yacht.
Your Broker will give you up-to-date information on the marketplace including price, terms and conditions of comps. Often, Your Broker can recommend improvements that will significantly enhance the value of your yacht. These are key factors curb appeal and getting your yacht sold at the best price and minimum hassle.
The Result: Quality offers.
Your Yacht Broker will know when, where and how to advertise your yacht to the public. Responses to advertising are prescreened so that only qualified prospects are shown through your yacht. You, the seller, can be free of concern about the safety of your property as Your Yacht Broker accompanies prospects during this preview process and beyond.
The Result: More free time for the seller.
Your Yacht Broker can help you objectively evaluate every buyer's proposal. This offer is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing. Your Broker will help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement.
The Result: A smooth closing.
Your Yacht Broker can help close the sale. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your Yacht Broker is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to completion.
The Result: Less Stress for the seller.