DESTINY Yacht for Sale

86' (26.21m)

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DESTINY provides the ultimate in comfort and styling in a large, custom, enclosed bridge sportfishing yacht. Launched in 2011, she is the first in the 86’ series and one of only two built with the enclosed bridge. DESTINY has been kept under cover at Merritt’s since new and lightly used, with only 550 hours on 2400 hp MTU engines. DESTINY features three staterooms, each with ensuite head and shower, and separate crew quarters with ensuite head and shower accessible through the engine room and pump room.  DESTINY is the only Enclosed Bridge 86’ on the market. This 86' Merritt currently available for purchase on the brokerage market and represents an outstanding opportunity!

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Length 86 FT (26.21 M)
Beam 21 FT (6.4 M)
Draft 6 FT (1.73 M)
Builder Merritt
Designer Merritt's Boat & Engine Works
Year Built 2011
Construction Composite
Cruising Speed 30 Knots
LOA 86 FT (26.21 M)
Beam 21 FT (6.4 M)
Max Draft 6 FT (1.73 M)
Cruising Speed 30 Knots
Max Speed 38 Knots
Water Capacity 1,893 Liters
Fuel Capacity 14,952 Liters
Hull Material Composite
Designer Merritt's Boat & Engine Works
Details for DESTINY Private Luxury Yacht For sale

Full Specifications

  • Pedigreed custom sportfish
  • Beautiful book-matched teak interior joinery
  • Enclosed bridge
  • Mezzanine seating with air conditioning in cockpit
  • Jack Hopewell tower
  • Day head
  • 18' Maverick HPX-V flats boat on bow

Entering the Salon from the air conditioned Mezzanine deck, the Day Head is to port and an L-shaped leather sofa is starboard with rod and reel storage underneath and custom teak coffee table.

Forward of the sofa is the Dinette with seating for four. Three bar chairs facing the Galley are to port. The spacious Galley is equipped with four under-counter Sub-Zero refrigerated drawers and two freezer drawers, cocktail ice machine, dishwasher, and Miele induction range and convection oven.

Forward of the Galley is the very large walk-in Electric Room and Pantry with ample storage for extended cruising. The companionway stairs are starboard leading down to the Crew Quarters on the port side. Forward in the companionway are storage closets and the Laundry center. To port is the Master Stateroom with walk-around queen bed with storage underneath and "his and hers" nightstands. Three large hanging closets provide ample room for clothes. The ensuite bathroom is forward with marble countertops and glass tile flooring. Continuing forward down the companionway is the Starboard Guest Stateroom with over/under bunks and hanging locker. The ensuite head and shower are forward.

All the way forward is the VIP Stateroom with walk-around bed and ensuite head and shower forward.

The spacious Cockpit is equipped with seating for four on the air conditioned Mezzanine with a large teak armrest /drink box. Tackle storage is under the seating and cockpit controls are underneath on the port side. Two large freezers and a large refrigerator are housed in the Mezzanine deck and there is a large storage area under the hinged steps that lead up to the Mezzanine.

The varnished teak Release fighting chair has a built-in rocket launcher and offset stanchion. Under-gunnel lockers provide room for gaffs and cleaning equipment.

A large spiral staircase leads up from the Mezzanine deck to the Bridge Deck with full controls for fishing on the starboard side, aft of the enclosed bridge. Entering the Enclosed Bridge, to port is a sink and under-counter refrigerator and freezer drawers and storage drawers. To starboard is an L-shaped lounge with granite and teak table top. A large electronics dash houses four 19” VEI monitors and myriad electronics. A leather Crown helm chair is on centerline, large leather bench seats are both  port and starboard each with large storage drawers below.


  • L-Shaped leather sofa
  • Rod and reel storage beneath sofa
  • Custom teak coffee table
  • 3 Pedestal bar stools at Galley counter
  • Recessed overhead lighting


  • Teak-trimmed granite countertops
  • 4 Sub-Zero under-counter pull-out refrigerator drawers
  • 2 Sub-Zero under-counter pull-out freezer drawers
  • KitchenAid cocktail ice machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Miele 4-burner cooktop induction range
  • Miele convection oven 
  • Sharp convection/microwave oven
  • Cabinets and drawers for storage
  • Large pantry 


  • Starboard. opposite Galley
  • Teak/upholstered bench seating for 4
  • Teak-trimmed granite pedestal table 


  • Aft and port in the Salon


  • Walk-around queen bed
  • Storage under bed
  • "His and Hers" built-in nightstands with drawers
  • Upholstered headboard
  • Wall-mounted lamps above each nightstand
  • Recessed lighting in overhead and above headboard
  • Built-in vanity with drawers, mirror and seat 
  • 3 Hanging closets for clothes 
  • TV in cabinetry, opposite bed
  • Drawer storage below TV


  • Marble countertops
  • Vanity with sink and storage and mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Glass tile flooring
  • Teak-trimmed shower door 
  • Headhunter toilet
  • Recessed lighting in overhead


  • Upper and lower twin berths
  • Recessed lighting in overhead
  • Hanging locker and drawer storage
  • TV
  • En suite bath with vanity and sink, stall shower and Headhunter toilet


  • Walk-around queen bed
  • Nightstands with drawers
  • Recessed lighting in overhead and behind bed
  • Cabinetry and drawers for storage


  • Marble countertops
  • Vanity with sink and storage and mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Teak-trimmed shower door
  • Headhunter toilet
  • Recessed lighting in overhead


  • Upper and lower bunks
  • Recessed lighting
  • Watertight door/access to Engine Room and Pump Room
  • Companionway stairs forward of Galley
  • Access to crew quarters
  • Storage closets, forward
  • Whirlpool stacked washer and dryer, forward
  • Access to Owner's and Guest accommodations


  • Main A/V: NAD - Crestron
  • Audio System - NAD VISO 5 
  • Satellite TV - KVH system with DirecTV
  • TVs - 8 total
  • DVD Players - 7 total
  • SatCom
  • Ship's Printer - HP Office Jet Pro 6978


  • Radar #1: Furuno 25 kW - 96nm
  • Radar #2: Furuno 6 kW - 64nm
  • Autopilot: Simrad AP50
  • GPS #1: Furuno
  • GPS #2: Garmin
  • Plotter Software: Nobeltec Trident Time Zero
  • Depth/Video Sounders: Furuno FCV-1200L
  • Nightvision: Ocean View
  • Spotlight: Carlisle & Finch
  • Monitors: 4 x VEI    -19” with VEI switching
  • Compasses: Ritchie
  • VHF: 2 x  Icom IC-M604
  • AIS: Furuno FA-150
  • Telephone System: Panasonic
  • Bow Thruster Controls: Muir
  • Trim Tabs: Bennett
  • Rudder angle: Jastram rudder angle and rudder order displays
  • Multi-display: Furuno RD-30
  • ADDF: Simrad Taiyo TD-L1550 A
  • TV: Samsung 26”


  • 3 Windshield wipers
  • Windshield defroster
  • Fuel gauges
  • Fuel transfer switches
  • Water gauge
  • Hydraulic outrigger switches
  • Bilge indicators/alarms
  • 2 Bridge air conditioning units
  • Overhead lights and speakers
  • 8 Storage drawers
  • Stainless steel freshwater sink
  • Refrigerator and freezer drawers
  • L-shaped settee with table and storage under seats
  • 2 Built-in leather helm seats
  • Crown Mariner helm seat


  • Steering and control station, starboard aft, with bow thruster controls in handles
  • VEI 12" monitor
  • Furuno NavNet 3D controller
  • Furuno RD-30
  • Bar stool-type seat behind helm
  • Aft-facing seat with fold-out footrest
  • 2 Miya Epoch US-9R electric teaser reels behind sliding doors in overhead
  • 9 Rod holders across aft bridge rail


  • Twin 38 kW Northern Lights generators
  • Hours: Port: 460 Stbd: 541 (as of July 2019)
  • Fuel consumption: 3 GPH
  • Shore Power: 2 x 100-amp Single phase / 240 Volts / 60 hz with retractors and Atlas shore power converters


  • Main Engines: 2 x Odyssey 24V
  • Generators Starting: 2 x Odyssey 24V
  • General Service: Odyssey 24V
  • Emergency: Odyssey 24V


  • MarineAir chilled water air conditioning system
  • Anchor Windlass System: Muir Atlantic 4000 hydraulic
  • Blue Star 110 lb stainless steel anchor
  • Anchor Chain and Rode: 600’ x 7/8” x 3-strand nylon rope; 30’ x 1/2” high-tensile chain
  • 2 Underwater Lights
  • MarQuip 1700 davit 
  • Fresh water wash down in anchor locker
  • 110V outlet in anchor locker
  • Compressed air in anchor locker
  • Air conditioned Mezzanine with seating for 4
  • Triple spreader Rupp hydraulic outriggers
  • Varnished teak Release fighting chair with built-in 5-rod rocket launcher on offset stanchion
  • 2 In-deck bait wells
  • Large in-deck fish box with Eskimo ice dump and macerator pump
  • Walk-thru transom door
  • Under-gunnel gaff and mop lockers
  • 2 Freezers and refrigerator on Mezzanine deck
  • Teak refrigerated drink box next to Mezzanine seating
  • Storage area under hinged Mezzanine steps
  • Cockpit controls with rudder jog lever and bow thruster control in slide-out drawer under seating on port side
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Headhunter Sting Ray salt water pump in Lazarette
  • Eskimo ice machine
  • Tackle storage under Mezzanine seating
  • 2 Air conditioning discharge vents in Cockpit overhead
  • Lights and speakers in Cockpit overhead
  • 6 Rod holders in covering boards
  • 3 Rod holders in each aft tower leg
  • Custom teak boarding steps
  • Spiral staircase from Cockpit to Bridge Deck
  • Accessed via spiral staircase from Cockpit
  • Full controls for fishing, starboard aft
  • Wet bar with under-counter refrigerator and freezer drawers
  • Storage drawers
  • L-Shaped lounge starboard
  • Teak trimmed granite topped table
  • 4 x VEI 19" monitors and full compliment of electronics at Helm dashboard 
  • Crown leather helm chair on centerline
  • Leather bench seats with storage drawers beneath, port and starboard
  • Recessed lighting in overhead
  • Jack Hopewell tower
  • VEI 12" monitor with NavNet 3D controller
  • Icom IC-M504 VHF
  • Furuno RD-30
  • Simrad RI 35 rudder indicator
  • Auto-pilot switch
  • Bow thruster control
  • Engine displays
  • Furuno LH3000 loud hailer
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Kahlenberg horns
  • Maverick 18’ HPX-V flats boat with 150 hp Yamaha 4-stroke engine
  • 3 Cameras in Engine Room
  • 1 Camera in Pump Room
  • 1 Camera on Tower
  • Ship's safe in Master Stateroom 


  • Smoke Detector in Galley/Companionway
  • Fixed FM System
  • 9 Portable fire extinguishers


  • Givins 6-man life raft in soft bag
  • 24" Life ring
  • ACR Globalfix  iPRO 406 GPS EPIRB
  • 2 Flare kits
  • Medical Kit
  • Owner's personal items
  • Fishing rods and tackle

DESTINY represents a rare opportunity for a knowledgeable sport fisherman to acquire a Merritt!

Highest quality craftsmanship abounds in this very lightly used yacht, kept under-cover at Merritt's in Pompano Beach, FL and only used a few weeks each spring in the Bahamas. Never lived aboard and always maintained by Merritt's. Engines equipped with new style injectors, maintained by Owen at Pro Diesel. 

DESTINY is one of only two Merritt yachts built with an enclosed bridge and DESTINY is the only 86' currently offered for sale on the brokerage market!

A "must see" for the serious buyer in search of the ultimate luxury sport fishing yacht!

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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