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1973 Merritt 42 Description

JENNY PIE is a classic 1973 MERRITT 42 SPORTFISH with rich fishing history and received a refit from 2012-2014. This custom sportfish was Roy Merritt's first build of his career in 1973. This boat has spent time in Kona Hawaii where she landed the Pacific Blue Marlin World Record at 1,376 lbs in the early 1980's. She has also chased Giant Bluefin Tuna off Nantucket, as well countless billfish off south Florida and the Bahamas. In 2014, this vessel was completely refit from the bottom up by the team at Merritt Boat Works. There was not any detail that was not addressed during the two-phase refit project. The engines were replaced and updated with the 450 C Cummins in 2001. If you have ever dreamed of owning a classic 1973 MERRITT 42 SPORTFISH refitted from 2012-2014, JENNY MARIE is a chance of a lifetime!

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Current Price: $249,000
Year: 1973
Engine Model: Diamond Series
Length: 42 ft
Gross Weight: --
Hull Material: Wood
State: FL
Draft: --
Fuel Capacity: 400 Gallons
Fuel Type: --
Engine Manufacturer: Cummins
Beam: 13' 2"
Max Speed: 28 KN
City: Melbourne
Country: US

1973 Merritt 42 Vessel Overview

Complete Refit History by Merritt Boat Works

2012 Hull Bottom:

  • Bottom Soda Blast
  • Keel Re-Glassed
  • Lifting Stakes Repair
  • Hull epoxy/primed
  • Three Coats Bottom Paint
  • New Boot Stripe
  • New Transducers Installed and Glassed

2012 Deck and Lazarette:

  • Cockpit Deck Removed
  • Cockpit Deck/Floor and Frame Rebuilt
  • Fuel Tanks Replaced
  • Glassed in area as Vapor Barrier
  • Rudders, Rudder Post (Removed, Sandblasted, Repainted, Installed)
  • Lazarette Repainted
  • Fuel Lines and Water Lines Replaced
  • New Teak Deck Installed
  • Port Freezer Removed and New Installed
  • New Teak Covering Boards Installed

2012 Brightwork:

  • Transom Stripped, Sanded, Varnish, Clear Coat
  • All Teak Stripped and Sanded; 5 Coats Awlspar and 15 Coats Varnish

2013 Interior Updates:

  • New L Shaped Couch
  • Window curtains
  • Transparent Window Coverings
  • New Carpet

2013 Exterior Updates

  • Top Sides Painted Rub Rail Up
  • New Isinglass Flybridge Enclosure
  • New Flybridge Seat Covers and Backrest
  • Murray Bros Fighting Chair
  • Helm Chair

2018 Electronics and A/V

  • New Simrad Multifunction Display
  • New Fusion Stereo
  • All New Wiring for A/V system


  • Updated salon interior during 2014 refit
  • Custom/Updated Headliner
  • Recessed LED lighting (2018)
  • Teak Overhead Handrail
  • Teak Valance boards with lighting
  • Teak Cabinetry
  • Teak Starboard Cabinet (Direct TV, VHF, Bose Audio, Ice Chipper)
  • Teak Port Cabinet with Drawers (7)
  • 110V outlets
  • Dimmer Switches
  • L-shaped sofa with storage below
  • Coffee Table
  • Carpet flooring
  • Teak and Holly entry way
  • Main Electrical Distribution Panel
  • Insignia Flat Screen TV 24"
  • Direct TV Receiver
  • LG DVD Player
  • Bose Stereo/Audio
  • Icom IC-M56 VHF Radio
  • Icom SSB Radio
  • Qualcom Globalstar SAT phone
  • Cruisair A/C reverse cycle
  • Eskimo E I 600 Ice Chipper (aft/starboard cabinet)


  • Teak Cabinetry (3) pantry storage
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Large Corian Countertop (white)
  • Delta Faucet
  • Stainless Sink
  • 110V Outlets
  • Custom/Updated Headliner
  • Recessed LED Lighting
  • Custom large stainless refrigerator
  • Dimmer Switches

Forward Stateroom

  • Double V berths
  • Closet – Hanging
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Teak Cabinetry
  • Recessed LED Lighting
  • Custom/Updated Headliner
  • 110V Outlets
  • Ventilation Hatch
  • Overhead Rod Storage
  • Dimmer Switches


  • Teak Cabinetry
  • Walk – In Shower
  • Galley Maid Electric Head
  • Corian Countertop
  • Delta Faucet
  • Mirror Medicine Cabinet w/ Storage
  • Dimmer Switches
  • 110V Outlets
  • Exhaust Blower
  • Teak and Holly sole


  • Fiberglass Hardtop
  • Venturi windshield
  • Non-Skid Deck
  • Merritt Helm Seat
  • Varnished Teak Helm Pod
  • Single Lever Controls
  • Five-rod Rocket Launcher
  • Rupp Spreader Outriggers
  • Port and Starboard Bench Seating with Storage
  • Teak Cap Rails

Electronics & Navigational Equipment

  • Simrad Multifunction Display
  • Furuno NavNet Multifunction Display (radar specific)
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • Robertson AP 300x autopilot & remote
  • Icom IC-M127 VHF Radio
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Newmar Transducer
  • Sidescan Transducers
  • Intellian I-3 Sea Max receiver
  • Bennett Trim Tab switches

Electrical System

  • Northern Lights Generator (2024 hrs)
  • 12v DC
  • 110V/220V AC
  • 24,000 BTU A/C Compressor
  • A/C digital control SIMX II
  • Battery Charger (2018)


  • Varnished Teak Salon Door and Bulkhead
  • Varnished Teak Freezer Box (Updated 2014)
  • Varnished Teak Refrigerator Box
  • Varnished Teak Cockpit Helm Station (Wheel, Controls, Start/Stop)
  • Manual Halon Fire Pull
  • Large Cockpit Freezer (Updated 2014)
  • Cockpit Refrigerator (drink box)
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Overhead JL Audio Speakers
  • Bridge Ladder with Teak Steps
  • Teak Decks (Updated 2014)
  • Teak Covering Boards (Updated 2014)
  • (6) Lee Swivel Gunwhale Mounted Rod Holders
  • (4) Tower Legs Mounted Rod Holders
  • Murray Brother Fighting Chair w/ Rocket Launcher (4 rods)
  • Large Tuna Door
  • Under Gunwhale Storage Boxes (Port and Starboard)
  • Lazerette Access
  • Free Flowing Live Well
  • Fish box with Ice Chipper
  • Electric Reel Outlets (Port and Starboard)
  • 50 Amp Shore Power Cord
  • Fuel Gauges (Starboard Gunwhale)
  • (2) Stern Hawse Pipes
  • (2) Stern Cleats
  • Cockpit Cover


  • Varnished Teak Transom (Updated 2014, 2018)
  • Varnished Teak Toe Rail
  • Varnished Teak Trim
  • Varnished Teak Large Cockpit Door
  • Teak Cockpit Decks (Updated 2014)
  • Non-Skid Walkways
  • Thru Hulls
  • Custom Triple Stripe Boot Top
  • Anti-Fouling Paint
  • Spray Rails
  • Zincs
  • Struts
  • Stainless Shafts
  • NiBral 4 Bladed Props
  • (2) Bow Chocks
  • (2) Bow Cleats
  • (2) Amidship Cleats
  • Stainless Grab Rails
  • Running Lights
  • Trim Tabs
  • Updated Fuel Tanks (2014)

Engine Room & Mechanical Equipment

  • 2001 Twin 450C Cummins Diamond Series (3,450 hrs)
  • Northern Lights Generator (2,024 hrs)
  • Eskimo Ice Chipper (Cockpit)
  • Watermaker Inc
  • ZF Transmissions
  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • Dripless Shaft Seals
  • Awlgripped Iron String Caps
  • Halon Fire Boy Bottle
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Bilge Pumps
  • High Water Alarms
  • Batteries
  • Oil Exchange System
  • Lighting

Merritt Yachts

Merritt Boats has a rich history out of Pompano Beach, Florida dating back to 1948. This is a boat brand that signifies growth in the South Florida sportfish industry. Many changes have occurred since the boat yard was started in 1948. While the Merritt 37 footers have grown to include yachts up to 86 feet, with many luxurious enhancements, the small Mom & Pop ambiance of the boat yard has basically remained the same. As a family-owned and operated boat yard, Merritt maintains a very high quality standard with complete control from conception to fabrication to installation and final delivery.

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