Merritt Boats Photos
After hearing about the existence of a Hull #100 being worked on at Merritt’s compound in Pompano Beach, I called up Roy Merritt and asked him if I could come by and take a poke around the yard. He told me to come on down so I did just that! Unfortunately the weather didn’t want to cooperate and when I arrived I got out the truck into a rare, mid-morning thunderstorm.
I was ushered in to Roy’s office dripping wet with my camera unceremoniously stuffed into a Publix bag to keep the rain off, he greeted me graciously as usual and we started talking about what’s been going on at Merritt.
In short, things couldn’t be better. Merritt says that they have all the business they can handle right now and there doesn’t seem to be any end to the number of buyers willing to step up into the 75-foot plus market. I saw four hulls under construction with the smallest being a 76-footer.
As usual, I was floored when standing next to the giant rotating molds used to make these beautiful fishing machines, and marveled at the amount of work that goes into making a custom sportfisher of this size and quality.
Merritt gave me a short tour of the 13-acre compound and then set me loose to take any pictures that I wanted to … here are my modest results on such a cloudy day.