Boat Show Special Price!

  • Price$3,485,000
  • Length80'
  • MakeMerritt
  • Built2006

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Boat Show Special Price!  ... See her next to Las Olas Bridge.Great opportunity to own this 80' Merritt (6 of 8 built) hull #83. Known for high quality composite construction and exceptional craftsmanship, her beautiful classic profile will effortlessly attract attention. 4 stateroom/ 4 head layout, with an impressive full size master with a double door entry. The crew stateroom has separate entry access through engine room. Equipped with MTU M91 16V2000 engines (3790 original hours) has a cruise at 29 knots, 36 top end. (4000 hour MTU service completed 10/2021). She has two 33 kw generators (original 2980 hours). Two new salt water pumps (2021) and   Bottom was painted 10/20 and prop speed applied. She has new a/c chiller, 2 new sea water pumps, new bridge cushions, freshly waxed topsides, metal and outriggers. Ready for your purchase inspection! 


  • NameEl Chupacabra
  • Current Price$3,485,000
  • Year2006
  • Length80'
  • Hull MaterialComposite
  • Draft5.5 ft
  • Fuel Capacity3051|gallon
  • Beam20.33 ft
  • Location (city)Fort Lauderdale
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #6961739
  • Model80 Custom Sportfish
  • BuilderMerritt
  • TitleBoat Show Special Price!
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeSports Fishing Boats, Flybridge, Convertible Boats
  • StatusActive


  • # of Cabins4
  • # of Heads4
  • Dry Weight135,000 lb

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeMTU M91
  • Model16V2000
  • Hours3770
  • Power2000|horsepower
  • Year2006
  • Boat Engine Location CodePort

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeMTU M91
  • Model16V2000
  • Hours3770
  • Power2000|horsepower
  • Year2006
  • Boat Engine Location CodeStarboard

Notable Features

Reduced $250,000... Owner wants it sold!

Notable Features: 

MTU 4000 hour service completed by Pro Diesel (10/21) 3790 hours
Borescope and compression test completed
2 new sea water pumps (9/2021)
New bridge cushions (2020)
Clearkote metal coating system applied to outriggers 6/20
Bottom painted and prop speed applied at Merritt's (10/20)
New A/C chiller unit (10/20)
Refrigeration units serviced (8/21)
Hydraulic bow thruster and outriggers
Sonar scanner
Equipped for long distance travel with duplicate systems
Beautiful teak companionway with custom wood handrails 
Distinctive portholes to embellish natural light below deck
Mid-ship master with a double door entryway accented with custom built-in furniture 
Pullman berth in the large utility room behind the galley
Extensive flybridge with (3) Bluewater helm chairs, forward lounge seating, with custom table and refrigeration
Massive cockpit with mezzanine seating, overhead a/c, commercial stainless refrigeration & freezer compartments, tuna tubes, fish box and Dometic Ice Chipper

Ready for your survey inspection!!




Merritt is known for the finest innovative materials, custom quality and the most beautiful wood craftsmanship of any sportfish.  With exceptional comfort, quality construction and astonishing performance, this is a rare opportunity to own a sophisticated masterpiece that ranks at the top of her class. Her sleek lines and classic profile effortlessly attract attention. These MTU 16V2000 motors have phenomenal power (just 3750 hours), with an impressive cruise at 29 knots and rapid acceleration. She moves with great agility and responsive handling. Maintained with continual care and service. Family owned and never used for Charter. ANOTHER $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION (7/2021) Offers are encouraged.


From the cockpit mezzanine step through a gorgeous teak entry door and onto a luscious burled wood foyer entry. The large custom L-shaped sofa starboard, has desirable fabric which adds to the sophisticated interior, and contains rod and storage below. There is a custom teak and Onyx stone high/low coffee table in the center, with side leafs that opens. The port side of the salon has a credenza bar cabinet which opens up and displays an illuminated pelagic mural. Below is the icemaker, bottle and glass storage. Next concealed in the credenza is a large Samsung HDTV controlled by an electric high/low mechanism and operated by the enhanced Crestron entertainment system. Forward are three (3) custom teak barstools mounted at the base of the Onyx stone galley countertop, which provides a great gathering spot for conversation. Forward starboard is the large dinette with more seating. The aft bulkhead with displays a beautiful Channel etched glass pelagic mural. 

Burled wood sole at entry foyer
Custom L-shaped sofa, portside
Custom teak and Onyx stone high/low coffee table
Custom teak bar credenza cabinet, port aft, that contains custom bottle storage and glass storage compartments and accented with a pelagic mural backdrop
Kitchen Aid Icemaker
Samsung HDTV concealed in cabinet on electric lift   
Apple Computer station for video editingCounter seating at galley with Three (3) teak bar stools
Custom Onyx stone rounded countertop with teak bullnose
Carpeted sole with runner
Vinyl headliner with teak trim accents
Twenty (20) recessed overhead led lights in salon and galley on dimmer switch
Overhead stereo speakers
Custom window shades   




Beautiful book-matched teak cabinetry forward in the galley with ample storage, isolated drawer and cabinet dividers for organized storage space, Onyx stone countertops displaying the luxury decor and accented with rounded teak bullnose.

U-shaped Onyx stone counter and bar top with teak bullnose molding
Custom Stainless (2) refrigerators
Custom Stainless (1) freezer
Recessed stainless steel double sink with hot water tap dispenser, garbage disposal and hot&cold faucet with spray hose
Fisher & Paykel dishwasher
Sharp Carousel microwave oven
Miele Four(4) burner stovetop recessed under Onyx countertop behind cabinet
Miele oven mounted in cabinet below
Two (2) Amerex 1A10BC dry chemical fire extinguishers
Burled wood floor

Equipment and Utility Room

Forward of the galley is Utility/ Equipment room which hosts the equipment for the Entertainment System, Satellite receivers, Ship's AC/DC main electrical panel, Asko washer and dryer, a single teak frame pullman berth.

Elan power amplifier
Two (2) Panamax MB1000 power supplies
APC network/camera switcher
Intellian I6 TracVision 
Extron video switches
Asko W6461 washer
Asko T731 dryer
Pullman single berth 
Five (5) bilge pump switches with indicator lights
Shore/generator selector switches
Generator volt and hertz meters
Three (3) air conditioning controls
Two (2) A.C. voltmeters, two (2) hertz meters, and four (4) ammeters to A.C. panel
Tank Sentry waste tank gauge
Carpeted sole
Eight (8) overhead recessed lights
Amerex 1A10BC dry chemical fire extinguisher



Stepping down a few steps from the galley you enter to starboard side of the yacht, accented with beautiful wood molding and cabinetry that runs along the outer hallway. The crew quarters are immediately port aft, as you step down the stairs. There are port and starboard windows looking out to the sea, and to the port is the master stateroom entrance with beautiful double teak doors. The guest stateroom is starboard forward, access to the guest head port, and the guest VIP stateroom is forward in the bow.

Satin finished teak cabinetry with burl wood accent
Rope accent lighting
Storage cabinet, starboard outboard
Three indirect lighting for artwork
Alcove with light
Two (2) stainless steel portlights and covers
Six (6) recessed LED lights
Central vacuum inlet (no central vacuum installed)
Custom carpeting
Vinyl headliner

  • Below deck hatches forward contain:Quantum hydraulic bow thruster,Fresh water accumulator tank,High water alarm,Automatic bilge pump
Master stateroom

This exquisite master stateroom is unlike any with a double door entry that opens to a full beam berth with custom built furniture, gorgeous nightstands with hand carved fish accents, a frosted mirror over the vanity that conceals a hidden TV, a large cedar lined closet, and an en-suite private bath with Onyx & stone counter tops .

Double doorway entrance
King berth with custom Merritt designed platform
Upholstered headboard
Custom teak soffit above berth with Nautical carved pillars
End tables with storage
Adjustable recessed LED lighting
Storage and subwoofer below berth
Dressing vanity with eight (8) drawers and mirrored storage center, forward
Large HDTV with mirrored front that conceals TV
Recessed wall with upholstered soffit and drapery
Stainless steel porthole window
Storage cabinet, port outboard
Vanity soffit with three recessed overhead lights
Hanging locker with cedar lining, port forward
Custom Carpet
Upholstered headliner
Ten (10) recessed LED lights on dimmers
Satin finished teak cabinetry
A/V control
Panasonic telephone/intercom
Halotron fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm sensor


Master Ensuite Head

Custom vanity with Onyx stone countertop and backsplash
Under mounted sink and custom faucet
Satin finished teak cabinetry
Gold tone accessories
Four (4) recessed LED lights
Fiberglass shower with molded seating and teak frame with glass shower door
Gold tone fixed/handheld shower head
Two (2) overhead LED lights
110-volt A.C. GFCI outlet
Deck hatch
Vinyl headliner

Forward Stateroom

Upper double berth and lower single berth each with reading lights
Satin finished teak cabinetry
Storage cabinets, starboard outboard
Six (6) drawers, starboard outboard
Storage locker and hanging locker, centerline aft
Storage with sliding doors, port
Eight (8) recessed LED overhead lights on dimmer switch
Sharp 20” HDTV
Panasonic telephone/intercom
Crestron A/V control with overhead speaker
Air conditioning control
Designer carpeting
Upholstered vinyl headliner
Dry chemical fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm sensor

VIP Ensuite Head

Bow front vanity with under mounted sink and custom gold tone faucet
Onyx stone countertop and backsplash
Medicine cabinet with mirrored door and fixed mirror panels
Custom satin finished teak cabinetry
Linen locker with two cabinet doors, inboard
Headhunter marine toilet
Burled wood floor
Custom accessories
Fiberglass shower withTeak framed glass shower door
Molded seats and shelves, port and starboard
Custom gold tone fixed and handheld showerheads
Overhead hatch with insect and blackout screen
Vinyl headliner
Two (2) recessed LED lights

Starboard guest stateroom

Upper and lower berth each with reading light
Hanging and storage lockers
Satin finished teak cabinetry
Two storage compartments, aft
Four recessed LED lights
Overhead speaker
Sharp 15” TV
Panasonic KXT7731 telephone/intercom
Air conditioning control
Vinyl upholstered headliner
Custom carpet
Portable Sentry safe
Smoke alarm sensor
Halotron fire extinguisher
Electric discharge panel

Port Companionway Guest Head

Sliding entry door from companionway.

Custom vanity with Onyx stone countertop and backsplash
Satin finished teak cabinetry with under mounted sink
Framed mirror
Custom faucet and accessories
Soffit above sink with two (2) recessed lights
Finished burl wood floor
Fiberglass shower enclosure with teak frame and glass shower door
Recessed LED light
Custom gold tone fixed/handheld showerheads
Headhunter marine toilet
Vinyl upholstered headliner

Crew Stateroom

Upper and lower berth with custom wood frame and separate reading lights
Engine room access door
Storage, outboard
A/V control
Sharp 15” HDTV
Air conditioning control
Carpeted sole
Four (4) recessed LED lights
Vinyl covered headliner
Dry chemical fire extinguisher
Key storage box
Ensuite head


Crew Head

Vanity with Onyx stone countertop and backsplash
Under mounted sink with storage cabinet below
Medicine cabinet with mirrored door
Soffit above sink with two (2) recessed LED lights
Fiberglass shower enclosure with teak frame and glass shower door
Fixed showerhead
Headhunter marine toilet


Teak over fiberglass deck
Teak bullnose covering boards
Two steps up to mezzanine level
Mezzanine seating with large sofa starboard and single seat port with cushions and drink holders and refrigerated teak end drink boxes
Refrigerated boxes, port and starboard with additional bait freezer
Etched bulkhead window with Pelagic billfish Mural
Teak mezzanine deck
Two in-deck livewells with tuna tubes
Aft In-deck fish box with Dometic Ice chipper
Lazzarette with two dive tank racks 
Stainless swim ladder stored in lazzarette
Isinglass spray curtains, port and starboard
Teak and stainless steel 6-step ladder to bridge 
Marlin door, starboard
Rod holders on tower legs, three port and three starboard
Five overhead lights in overhang
Two stereo speakers in overhang
Custom Large Offset Bluewater fighting chair
Recessed gunwale rod holders, four port and four starboard
Stern cleats, port and starboard
Courtesy lights under gunwales, port and starboard
D.C. outlets under gunwales, port and starboard
Shore power breakers, port and starboard under gunwales
Hubbell 50A shore power connectors, two port and two starboard
Hubbell telephone/TV connector, port and starboard
Under gunwale storage, port and starboard
Dive compressor controls, starboard under gunwale
Fire system pull, starboard under gunwale


Fiberglass non-skid deck
Aluminum bow rail
Varnished teak bow pulpit with stainless steel anchor chute
Plowmaster 80-lb anchor with approximately 30’ of chain and 250’ of 1” nylon rode
Muir hydraulic windlass
Two bow cleats
Foredeck hatch to cabin
Foredeck hatch to chain locker
Spring cleats, three port and three starboard
Varnished teak cap rails
Water fills, port and starboard
Two diesel fills, port (4 tanks)
Waste outlet, port
Handrails above salon window, port and starboard
Hold light in rope locker
Fresh water washdown in rope locker


Access the flybridge from the mezzanine level in cockpit. There is hatch cover on the top of the bridge ladder, which can be closed for both safety and weather conditions. A Merritt designed ladder with sturdy handrails, and large teak steps make it a safe and comfortable climb to the bridge. Forward of the teak helm pod is a large wrap-around bench sofa with great seating and storage beneath, a custom teak table, a refrigerated drink box, an insulated box, recessed LED lighting and a great spot for entertaining.

Three (3) mounted Bluewater teak helm chairs with foot pedistools
Custom Merritt teak helm console with recessed electronic boxes
Stainless steel steering wheel
DDEC display panels, port and starboard
Detroit Diesel electronic controls
Back up engine controls
Bow Thruster hydraulic control
Three (3) monitors
Furuno Navnet Autopilot
Two (2) Furuno RD33 units
Simrad plotter
Furuno Sonar
Furuno NavNet
Furuno radar controller
Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 VHF radio
Ritchie compass
Monitor control panel
Furuno FA-150 AIS
Four (4) fuel gauges
Fuel transfer controls
Water tank gauge
Light switches
Horn button
Two (2) generator indicator lights
Watermaker indicator light
Engine ignition and start switches
Wrap around bench seating forward with storage underneath
Lounge bench seating portside with rod storage below
Custom teak table with dual stainless steel pedestals (sunbrella cover)
Custom drink box, portside
Custom refrigerated box, starboard
Hydraulic Outrigger control
Indicators for five (5) bilge pumps and hydraulics
One (1) flybridge air conditioning unit, under helm
Circuit breakers under helm
Garmin GPS Map 5208 GPS/plotter under helm
Autopilot pump under helm
Two (2) stereo speakers, forward
C-worthy telephone booth helm windshield
Nine (9) overhead lights
Seven (7) rod holders on aft rail
Two (2) overhead speakers
Searchlight control
Amerex 1A10BC dry chemical fire extinguisher
Orion flares
30” life ring
Revere 8-person life raft
ACR Global Fix EPIRB
Fiberglass non-skid deck
Hardtop with stainless steel grab rail
Fiberglass hatch cover over ladder entrance

Navigation Electronics

Furuno NavNet 3D
Furuno navNet 3D Remote unit in tower
Furuno NavNet 72 mi radar
Furuno Chirp Sounder
Furuno S-Band Radar
Furuno Searchlight Sonar
Furuno Auto Pilot
Two (2) Furuno RD-33
Furuno AIS FA-150
Garmin Touch Screen
Three (3) KEP 19" Monitors
Intellian i6 Satellite
(4)Engine Room Cameras


Merritt fiberglass pod station (with cover)
Non-skid deck
Bench seat with cushion
Padded bolster
Steering wheel
MTU electronic engine controls
Furuno RD30 display
Ritchie compass
Furuno NavNet 3D plotter/GPS
Uniden ES UM625C VHF radio
Two horn trumpets
Forward navigation light
Fresh water washdown
TV antenna
Four stick antennas
Carlisle & Finch searchlight


Stern light
Two radar scanners
FLIR thermal camera
Airmar sensor
Two satellite domes (1 TracPhone, 1 TracVision)
Six stick antennas
Two XM antennas
Four GPS antennas
Floodlights, one forward and two aft
Anchor light
Two Givens Buoy 6-person life rafts (Hydrostatic releases)

Engine Room

Engine room access from crew quarters and from cockpit
Twin MTU 16V2000 M91 - 3770 hours (in process of completing 4000 MTU service) 
Monitor panels for port and starboard main engines
Ignition switch for port and starboard main engines
Back up control panel for port and starboard main engines
Fuel transfer crossover piping and valves
Crank case and transmission selector valves, port and starboard
Hynautic power steering system reservoir and gauge
Racor 1000 fuel filters for port and starboard generators
Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters for port and starboard main engines
Oil change pump and manifold
Prime pump connections, port and starboard
Emergency bilge suction for port and starboard main engines
Dripless shaft seals for port and starboard main engines
Control panels for port and starboard generators with:

• Temperature gauge
• Oil pressure gauge
• Voltmeter
• Hour meter
• Start/stop
Water fill piping and supply hose for port and starboard main engines
Fresh water bibb and flex hose
Engine oil reservoir tank with sight gauge
Hydraulic oil reservoir tank with sight gauge
Two (2) automatic bilge pumps, forward
High water alarm switch
Compressed air storage tank
Two (2) fuel transfer pumps with electrically activated valves
Two (2) Charles Isoboost 50 isolation transformers
12 volt; 24 volt; 110 volt; 220 volt electric
Access door to equipment room, forward
Halon dispersing outlets
Sonar Scanner


Pump Room

Gloss finished overhead and shipsides
Two (2) overhead fluorescent lights with safety covers
Two (2) D.C. compartment lights
Ventilation fans, port and starboard
Smoke alarm sensor
110-volt A.C. GFCI outlet
Access door to cabin, forward
Black water tank gauge
Aqua Air chilled water system
Two (2) Marine Chillers
Two (2) air conditioning VFDs
Air conditioning control panel
Custom refrigeration compressor unit
A/C chilled water circulating pump
Three (3) air conditioning raw water supply pumps
Black water discharge and macerator pump, port and starboard
Two (2) Kidde 130-lb halon cylinders
Fiberglass water tanks, port and starboard
Eight (8) drawer toolbox
Three (3) Headhunter Mach V fresh water pumps
Two (2) Watermakers 
House and cockpit fresh water filters
Electric water heater
Dockside water pressure regulator
Brownies Dive Compressor
Wedeco underwater water sanitizer
Sea Recovery watermaker and associated pumps and filters
Mounted vise and portable bench grinder
Halotron 5BC fire extinguisher
Two (2) automatic bilge pumps
High water alarm


Mechanical Equipment

Two (2) MTU 16V2000 M91 /2000 hp each (3780 hrs)
Two (2) Northern Lights 33 KW Generators (2990 hrs)
Chilled A/C Water System with Two (2) Chiller Units
Dometic Ice Chipper
Sea Recovery Watermaker 1800 gpd
Brownie's Dive Compressor
Air Compressor
Fuel Transfer System (Dual)
Oil Change System 
Hydraulic Bow Thruster
Hydraulic windlass
Underwater Lights
Freshwater System with Three (3) Pumps
Remote Engine Controls
Dual Life Rafts
Spare Props seven (7) blade in Custom Prop Boxes

Broker Comments

Best Priced 80' on the market.

This is an excellent opportunity to own Hull #83 of the Merritt Pedigree, this is one of the finest built in her class. Captain has maintained this vessel with great care, and she is ready to survey for her next owner.

  • MTU 4,000 hour service  completed  (3790 hours)
  • Twin 33KW Generator hours (under 3000 hours)
  • Bottom painted, prop speed applied and a new a/c chiller installed
  • New bridge cushions and wing curtain panels
  • 2 new sea water pumps
  • New a/c chiller
  • Lightly cruised and never chartered

Available to see during Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 

on the south side off the Las Olas Intracoastal bridge.

Mechanical Disclaimer

*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing recorded, and are a representation of what is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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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