Nimbus, A 1994 Merritt 70′ Custom Sportfish Is A True World Traveler
Meet Nimbus, a 1994 Merritt Boat Works 70′ Custom Sportfish. As a long-range fish and cruise vessel, this classic sportfish was designed to take you and yours to the world’s most remote destinations in style and comfort. She has the legs to take you as far as your heart desires with her dependable CAT engines as well as many redundant systems throughout. With only two incredibly caring owners since Nimbus was first delivered, she has been professionally maintained by Merritt Boat and Engine Works and her years of top-notch care certainly show from bow to stern. This magnificent sporfishing yacht must be seen to be fully appreciated and you can easily inspect her for yourself in North Palm Beach, FL.
The 70-foot Nimbus offers guests and crew a very comfortable layout consisting of three ensuite owners and guest staterooms as well as crew quarters with crew galley and private cockpit access. The entire interior of the yacht features Bookmatched teak throughout with upgrades everywhere you look. The salon on board this 1994 Merritt is the perfect indoor chill zone after the angling action has finished up for the day. You’ll find creature comforts such as large, leather U-shaped sofa to port with storage throughout, two additional chairs, a teak coffee table with storage and an entertainment center featuring surround sound and a Samsung 46″ HDTV on a lift. A convenient day head is located starboard. The efficient and well-sized galley offers an island with stone countertop, Miele induction 4 burner cooktop, two stainless lined refrigerators, one stainless lined freezer, Miele stainless dishwasher and Miele oven with much more.
The spacious flybridge, which underwent a complete electronics upgrade by Blue Seas Marine Electronic in 2015, is a centerline helm configuration with three Merritt helm chairs and an aft facing jump seat to port of console with storage below. Additional seating options include forward seating in front of helm with 2 drink holders in teak armrests, storage below and large access to under helm as well as a port lounge and aft seating facing forward. In 2016 the flybridge was outfitted with a brand new EZ2CY 3-sided enclosure.
The cockpit on this 70′ Merritt Sportfish is always ready to get down to the fishing with features such as a multi-drawer tackle center below mezzanine seating, port and starboard live baitwells, floor mounted fishbox, port and starboard gaff lockers. Additionally, there is a transom door with operating gate, Merritt fighting chair with offset stanchion and rocket launcher and refrigerated bait box and Eskimo ice machine plumbed to fishbox. Creature comforts on the cockpit include mezzanine observation seating, overhead vents and blowers, refrigerated drink box and a Gaggenau BBQ grill.
About Merritt Boat Works
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Pompano Beach, FL, Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works is a family owned and operated boat building company known for producing top-of-the-line custom sportfishing yachts that can really go the distance. On any given day, Allen Merritt, his son Roy and Roy Jr. can all be found at the shipyard involved in many operations that go in to manufacturing some of the industry’s finest fishing yachts. Since their inception back in 1948, the Merritt Boat Works brand has signified a true success story of growth in South Florida’s boating industry. The boat yard was initially founded to maintain the Merritt family charter boats, in addition to other charter and drift boats in the area. It did not take long for the boat yard to become an active place, as the Merritt reputation of quality work, and excellent customer relations grew. The personal qualities instilled by Franklin (Roy) and Ennis still exist in the values of the family, which has enabled the Merritt name to continue producing to the highest standards for the past 63 years.
The boat yard began its transition to building boats in 1955. The two sons, Buddy and Allen were involved in much of the yard’s daily activities. Buddy managed the boat building division, and Allen was responsible for the supervision and administration of the business side. Allen still holds that position to this day. As an avid fisherman, Buddy built what he perceived to be the perfect fishing boat. The first of his 37 footers were totally lacking the comforts implemented in today’s boats. They were built for one purpose…to raise fish and they were a big success. It became immediately obvious to the boating community that the Merritt name would not only represent outstanding service and repair, but also ground-breaking boat construction and expertise. Naturally, many changes have occurred since the boat yard got its start in 1948. While the 37 footers have grown to include yachts up to 86 feet, with tons of luxurious enhancements, the small family business ambiance of the boat yard has remained the same.