Listed at $1,450,000

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Available for SaleSARANITA 63' 1990 Merritt 

Fabulous Merritt Sportfish originally launched in 1990 with many updates and upgrades since 2010. SARANITA has traveled the world and is now ready for a new owner and more sportfishing adventures.

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Merritt's Boat and Engine Works. 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


LOA: 63' (20 m)
Beam: 17' (6 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 1,890 gal (7,155 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 300 gal (1,136 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Florida, Pompano Beach, United States
Build Year: 1990
Builder: Merritt
Model: Sportfish
Type: Sport Fishing
Cruising Speed: 25 Knots
Max Speed: 30 Knots



The SARANITA was originally launched in 1990 and features a Master Stateroom forward with en suite head and full shower, a Guest Stateroom to port upgraded with three bunks, as well as Crew Quarters with over/under bunks to starboard. The interior is classic Merritt teak throughout with many upgrades since 2010. A new teak deck and full mezzanine with new refrigeration and dual freezers were installed in 2012. The bridge was upgraded in 2011 with an aft-facing seat and captain's storage bin next to the console on the starboard side as well as an integral drink box in the port forward corner. SARANITA had a new davit, cradles, pulpit, electric windlass and bow rail added in 2012 as well. She is capable of carrying an 18’ skiff on her bow.


  • Salon and below decks audio / visual upgraded in 2014
  • U-shaped leather sofa to port with storage throughout, completely redone 2015, also featuring storage outboard
  • Custom Merritt hi/low salon table with electric rams to raise up to dining height
  • 2 Barrel chairs to starboard
  • Teak coffee table with storage inside between barrel chairs
  • 2 Storage cabinets to starboard
  • Teak valances
  • Curtains with leather tiebacks
  • Wet bar with lift-up lid and storage under, aft starboard corner
  • LG 42" HDTV on lift, starboard side
  • Carpet runner

Salon Entertainment

  • LG 42'' LED display HDTV
  • AppleTV
  • LG BluRay player
  • Denon - AM/FM/XM/iPod tuner
  • RCI Distribution amp
  • Surround Sound speakers
  • RCI Color LCD distribution panel


  • Galley counter to port with stone countertop and teak searail
  • Gaggenau 4-burner cooktop, hidden below countertop
  • Merritt Custom stainless-lined refrigerator, under-counter to starboard
  • Merritt Custom stainless-lined freezer, under-counter to starboard
  • Sharp Carousel convection microwave oven
  • Breville toaster oven
  • Exhaust vent
  • Stainless sink
  • Pull-out and shelf storage throughout forward galley
  • Whirlpool under-counter square-cube ice machine
  • Teak sole with pump room access hatch added 2015
  • Custom secure pot/pan and dish racks


  • Access to all cabins and guest head
  • Whisper Wall wall panels
  • Bosch Axxis laundry appliances
  • Storage with shelving
  • Access to crew stateroom
  • Access to owners and guest stateroom
  • Bound companionway carpet for easy access to under deck storage

Master Stateroom

  • Master Stateroom forward with en suite head
  • King berth athwartship
  • Storage below berth
  • Cedar-lined hanging locker
  • Teak vanity with drawer storage
  • Panasonic Flat screen TV above with shelf storage to either side
  • Twin night tables with drawer storage inside
  • Upholstered headboard
  • Twin pilasters with storage inside above night tables
  • Reading lights
  • Port lights for natural light
  • Overhead hatch with screen

Master En Suite Head

  • Mirrored vanity above with shelf storage
  • New stone countertop with under-mount sink
  • Teak vanity below with drawer and shelf storage
  • Oversized storage area to port with shelf storage
  • Electric head
  • Teak sole
  • Stall shower
  • Access to rope locker through shower

VIP Stateroom

  • Twin upper and lower berths outboard with premium mattresses and storage under
  • Twin lower berth inboard with premium mattress and storage under
  • Reading light and electrical outlets above upper and lower berths
  • New cedar-lined teak hanging locker with drawer storage under, between berths
  • Entertainment system with volume control
  • Upgraded LED lighting
  • New headliner
  • New A/C handler
  • Port light
  • Large access below carpet to storage area
  • Access to en suite head

VIP Stateroom Port Head

  • Entry from VIP Stateroom
  • Mirrored vanity above
  • Teak vanity below with drawers and shelf storage below sink
  • New stone countertop with stone backsplash
  • Under-mount sink
  • Custom teak sole
  • Large shower with shower curtain and port light
  • Electric head
  • Linen closet above head

Starboard Crew Stateroom

  • Twin upper and lower bunks
  • Reading lights for both bunks
  • Port light
  • Lower bunk with 2 storage drawers below
  • Cedar-lined hanging locker
  • Hatch overhead with screen
  • A/C control
  • Large hatch under carpet for storage
  • Upgraded LED overhead lighting
  • Upgraded headliner

Crew/Day Head to Starboard

  • Under-mount sink
  • New stone countertop and backsplash
  • Stall shower
  • Electric head
  • Storage above head
  • Electrical sub-panel above head
  • Teak sole


  • NEW 2012: Mezzanine cockpit seating
  • Varnished teak bulkhead
  • Refrigerated drink box
  • 2 Stainless-lined freezers
  • Engine room access
  • Large storage under salon door landing
  • Stainless bridge ladder with teak steps
  • Port and starboard live baitwells with Eskimo ice dump on port side
  • Port and starboard fills and drains for on-deck live-wells
  • Port and starboard gaff/mop/storage lockers
  • Merritt transom tuna door
  • Port and starboard shore power inlets
  • Merritt transom corner hawse pipes
  • Varnished teak coaming
  • Overhead and indirect lighting
  • Canvas and clear Eisenglas cockpit wings
  • Cockpit cover by C-Worthy
  • Cockpit fly cover with stainless poles by C-Worthy
  • Teak cockpit sole
  • Teak covering boards
  • Murray fighting chair with offset stanchion
  • Eskimo ice machine plumbed to port live-well
  • Air compressor quick disconnect
  • Clearing rod holders on tower legs


  • Ladder access to port
  • Centerline helm
  • Teak pod and console with single lever controls
  • Teak cap rail
  • Teak fiddles on forward seats
  • 2 Murray helm chairs with teak backs and armrests
  • Aft-facing jump seat to starboard of console with storage
  • 4 Rod holders on aft bridge rail
  • Electrical panel port side of helm
  • SSB remote speaker in hardtop
  • VHF remote speaker in hardtop
  • Overhead lights in hardtop
  • Forward seating in front of helm with storage below and large access to under helm
  • Port side seating with storage below
  • Access to brow storage
  • Refrigerated drink box
  • Starboard lounge seat with storage below
  • Bilge pump and high water alarm audible/visual warning display
  • NEW 2015: Strataglass by C-Worthy, 3-sided enclosure with roll-up U-zips


  • Garmin 7212 Multifunction display GPS/Sounder/Weather/ AIS-Class A includes BlueChart®g2 cartography
  • Garmin 8” Multifunction display
  • Garmin Sonar Sounder module
  • Garmin NMEA 2000 XM Weather receiver/antenna
  • Garmin AIS Class-A
  • Furuno Navnet GPS/ Chartplotter
  • Furuno 6.5 ft Open Array antenna
  • 2 Furuno RD30 Navigational Data organizer - NMEA2000 & NMEA0183 compatible
  • 2 ICOM M602 Fixed Mount VHF radios
  • ICOM M802 Single Side-Band high frequency radio
  • NEW 2017: KVH HD5 Satellite TV antenna
  • Simrad AP-20 Autopilot

Deck and Hull

  • Teak toe rail and half-round eye brow
  • NEW 2011: Pulpit with Muir electric anchor windlass and stainless chute
  • Anchor with rode and chain
  • Custom stainless Bruce anchor
  • Teak transom
  • Transom door
  • Jack Hopewell aluminum bow rail
  • Jack Hopewell full tuna tower with molded hardtop
  • Matterhorn White hull and topsides paint
  • Light Blue, white and dark blue accent boot top
  • Fore and aft spreader lights
  • Rupp triple spreader riggers
  • Rupp center rigger
  • NEW 2011: MarQuipt TL2 1500lb davit

Pump Room

  • Forward of Engine room
  • Watermakers Inc., WM-1500 watermaker with 2 new membranes
  • Upgraded AC and DC lighting
  • New 2016: Dual Cruisair A/C Chillers
  • New Headhunter Mach V house water pump
  • New 2013: Refrigeration Compressors
  • Fire system

Engine Room

  • Twin 1050 hp Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines with approx 1890 hours SMOH (engine hours as of Jan 2017)
  • Complete overhaul performed by Caterpillar
  • NEW 2016: ZF 510A gear boxes, 1.73:1 gear ratio
  • Twin Phasor 27 kW generators, Stbd: 1337.6 hours, Port: 1336.5 hours
  • Oil change system
  • Port and starboard fuel prime pumps
  • Charles Iso battery chargers
  • Upgraded AC and DC lighting
  • Air compressor
  • Dual Racor 1000s, for each engine
  • Single Racor 1000 for each generator
  • Remote mounted fuel and oil filters
  • Mach V freshwater pump with backup 24V pump in-line
  • Cruisair chilled water A/C system
  • Blower system with thermostat
  • Battery on/off switches
  • CAT Manual gauge package
  • Dripless shaft seals with spares
  • Fire system


Owner's personal items, including but not limited to tender skiff, tackle, rocket launcher, and on-deck livewells.

Brokeru0027s Remarks

SARANITA is a true fish-raising world traveler having just returned from the Eastern Atlantic fishing the summer 2016 in the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Algarve Coast of Portugal. Built by Roy Merritt and his experienced crew to take you to remote locations with economy and comfort. With reliable CAT Power and back-up systems throughout, SARANITA has been painstakingly refit to travel and fish big game or light tackle for marlin and tuna anywhere offshore and hosting a skiff to access remote inshore fisheries. Upgraded, refit and maintained by Merritt Boat and Engine Works, she must be seen to be fully appreciated. Too many upgrades and improvements since 2010 to mention. Come see this classic, rugged, stylish fishing machine for yourself - she turns heads in every port she enters!


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.

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