86 Convertible
86' / 26.21m

Miami Beach , Florida , United States
OWL’S NEST, 86ft Merritt Hull #105, has all the equipment, systems, electronics, amenities and a spacious 5 stateroom/4 head layout (including crew quarters) to fish and cruise anywhere in the world. Proven Merritt seaworthy performance and durable build, with gorgeous handcrafted teak interior.
Flag of Registry: United States
Convertible Boats
Fiberglass Hull
HIN/IMO: MBN86105F818
Vessel ID# 2794523
$12,950,000 USD
€12,024,722 Euros
CA$17,483,600 CAD
£10,429,904 GBP

2018 Merritt 86 Convertible


OWL’S NEST, Merritt Hull #105, is the 8th of 9 custom 86 ft. sportfish yachts designed by Roy Merritt and built by Merritt Boatworks. Not only are the immense interior living spaces and accommodations of superyacht quality, the 86 ft. OWL’S NEST is agile, highly maneuverable, and capable of tournament fishing, cruising, and docking anywhere in the world. She offers a comfortable ride, taking on head seas (and any other direction) with ease, and twin Seakeeper gyrostabilizers provide roll stability. The Merritt 86 is designed and engineered to go the distance safely and efficiently with redundancy of critical machinery and systems, and to perform well with a refined running bottom, powered by twin 2600hp MTU diesels.

OWL’S NEST comfortably accommodates 8 guests/owner and 2 crew members, including captain in 5 staterooms and 4 heads. Merritt’s signature impeccable joinery, high-end appliances, fixtures, materials, furnishings, entertainment systems, along with cleverly built-in storage throughout the yacht, provide everything needed for relaxation and socializing at the dock or underway to remote fishing grounds. The foredeck features a gigantic sunpad with pop-up TV for outdoor socializing, sunning, and entertainment. Her huge cockpit and open bridge with hardtop and tower are well-equipped and outfitted for serious sportfishing. The beautiful distinctive Merritt profile along with graceful, unbroken sheerline, rounded transom, rich teak, and build quality, put Merritt consistently at the top of best sportfish boat lists.

The opportunity to own a custom Merritt 86—one of the nicest superyachts sportfishing boats on the planet, without a near decade build-time wait, doesn't happen very often. But due to the owner’s change of plans, OWL’S NEST is currently available for sale.


  • 5 Stateroom/4 head layout (including crew)
  • Owner's 3rd Merritt built
  • Twin 2600hp MTU's with only 1,275 original hours
  • Twin Northern Light 38kw generators
  • Miya Epoch teaser reels
  • Eskimo ice maker
  • 3- Head Hunter Mach 5 fresh water pumps 
  • Sidepower bow thruster 
  • SubZero refrigeration
  • Twin Seakeeper gyrostabilizers -model 1612HD
  • Omni sonar
  • Twin Atlas shore power transformers
  • Dometic/Spot Zero water purifying system
  • (2) Watermakers, Inc. watermakers
Data Sheet
LOA 86' (26.21 meters)
Type power
Year 2018
Beam 21'
Draft Max 5'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass

Engine 1

I D 130731
Engine Make MTU
Engine Model V16 2000
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 2600.00
Power KW 1938.82
Fuel Type Diesel
Hours 1275.00
Engine Location Port

Engine 2

I D 130732
Engine Make MTU
Engine Model V16 2000
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 2600.00
Power KW 1938.82
Fuel Type Diesel
Hours 1275.00
Engine Location Starboard

Generator 1

I D 8090
Generator Make Northern Lights
Generator KW 38.00

Generator 2

I D 8091
Generator Make Northern Lights
Generator KW 38.00


For more information about this vessel, please contact Greg Graham.
We look forward to working with you!

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Greg Graham

Yacht Broker
Ocean Reef Club
35 Ocean Reef Drive
Key Largo Florida 33037 United States
Cell: 1-305-522-4739

Captain Greg has been fishing the water surrounding Ocean Reef Club since the early 80’s when he began visiting the Club with Mr. & Mrs. Peter Menten. After attending college at Florida State University, where he received a BS in Economics.

Greg returned to the Reef and started working as a deckhand on the Club’s Charter Dock aboard the Sea Elf owned by member Craig Lindner.

Greg was promoted to Captain soon after and the boat was sold to Dr. Jim Davis. Greg captained the “Doc Holliday” through 2003. Most recently, Greg has joined forces with Mr. & Mrs. C. Pat Roberts, Club members and owners of “Steel Magnolia.”

Greg & Mr. Roberts opened Reef Yacht Sales & Services, LLC in late 2007. Greg is the principle broker of the small yacht brokerage that has recently joined with United Yacht Sales.

Greg and United Yacht look forward to helping you now and in the future.