Priced to sell!

  • Price$1,599,000
  • Length58'
  • MakeMerritt
  • Built1998

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Serious seller, reduced $50k ...See her in Ft. Lauderdale at 407 Idlewyld Dr. Call for Appointment!The 58' Merritt... one of the most popular models built to date. Her 3 stateroom, 2 head layout is the ideal family boat with a large salon, mezzanine and fishing platform. A major refit in 2012 included a MOH from Gregory Poole on her 3412 engines (1332 hours), (2) 24kw Phasor gens, teak deck, paint job, running gear, refrigeration and electrical systems up to date. 2020 updates: 11 rod Release rocket launcher, new live well plumbing, 12/24 volt outlets, new mattress', ice maker, mezzanine cushions, generator's serviced, aftercoolers cleaned, bottom paint, prop speed, transom stripped & varnished. She has the performance and agility that you expect from the best!


  • NameSystematic Chaos
  • Current Price$1,599,000
  • Year1998
  • Length58'
  • Hull MaterialComposite
  • Draft5 ft
  • Fuel Capacity1480|gallon
  • Beam18.42 ft
  • Location (city)Fort Lauderdale
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #7437952
  • ModelCustom Sportfish
  • BuilderMerritt
  • TitlePriced to sell!
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeConvertible Boats, Flybridge, Sports Fishing Boats
  • StatusActive


  • # of Cabins3
  • # of Heads2

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCaterpillar
  • Model3412
  • Hours1204
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power1350|horsepower
  • Year2012
  • Boat Engine Location CodeStarboard
  • Propeller Type5 Blade, Alloy

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCaterpillar
  • Model3412
  • Hours1510
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power1350|horsepower
  • Year2012
  • Boat Engine Location CodePort
  • Propeller Type5 Blade, Alloy


The 58' has the perfect layout and sleeps 6 in three (3) staterooms with two (2) heads. As you enter the beautiful salon, there is a large u-shaped custom leather sofa, a U-shaped galley and a nice leather dinette off the galley.The masterstateroom is forward in the v-berth, with a queen bed and large en-suite head. Aft of the master is a guest stateroomwith a double lower berth (and an upper pullman berth) with a connecting door to the guest head. Across the companionway, starboard is another guest stateroom with over/under bunks(All new custom organic memory foam mattresses). The cockpit is equipped with a stunning teak bulkhead, mezzanine, sofa,teak deck, massive refrigeration, a large fish box with ice dispenser, tuna door, live wells and electrical outlets for fishing. There is engine room access through a lift hatch with full access to the engines, generators, lots of headroom, a designated pump room and workable space. The flybridge ladder has handrails and teak steps to the bridge, with a beautiful custom teak centerline helm console, forward and side seating, and great visability.

Salon and Galley:

Custom U-shaped cowhide leather sofa with great storage for tackle below
Wood coffee table
Corner Entertainment center at entry with 32” LG flat screen TV behind cabinet doors
Electric salon door
Direct TV satellite system
ONKYO system with DVD player and BOSE surround sound system
Dinette (seats 4) new beige baby ostrich upholstery
Custom chair
AC / DC electrical breaker panel
Granite counter tops (polished)
Double Stainless sink with garbage disposal
Two (2) Large stainless steel Merritt refrigerators and one (1) freezer
Recessed four-burner stove-top with granite counter top cover
Installed Ice maker with water filter (2019)
Abundant drawer and cabinet storage space
Microwave oven
Companionway steps with wood handrail
Whirlpool stack washer and dryer unit in hallway closet

Master Stateroom:

(2019) New Organic memory foam queen size mattress' for with storage below
Owner's safe
New baby ostrich upholstery on headboard
Custom comforters & shams
Two (2) built-in nightstands with storage drawers and cabinets
Overhead reading lights on dimmer
Built-in wall unit with flat screen Sharp TV, storage shelves, six (6) drawers and his and hers hanging locker
En-suite head

Master head:

En-suite head with custom faux flooring
Mirrored medicine cabinet
Wood vanity with drawer and cabinet storage
Granite counter top with Moen faucet
Large linen/ storage cabinet
Custom faux painted and sealed floor
Bomar hatch
Walk-in shower with bench seat

Guest Stateroom Port:

(2019) New Organic memory foam double lower berth mattress
New single organic foam mattress for upper pullman berth
Drawer storage beneath lower berth
Custom comforters & shams
Hanging storage locker
Access door to guest head

Guest head:

Access door to the head from companionway and a separate door access from the guest stateroom.
Mirrored medicine cabinet
Wood vanity with drawer and cabinet storage
Granite counter top with Moen faucet
Large linen/ storage cabinet
Stall shower
Galley maid head

Guest Stateroom Starboard:

(2019) New Organic memory foam twin mattress' for over/under berths
Drawer storage below bottom berth
Custom comforters & shams
Hanging storage locker

Cockpit and Deck:

Cockpit mezzanine seating
Two (2) in deck Merritt live bait wells (repainted 2019)
On deck Wicked Well 34" livewell plumbed (2019)
Installed deck fill fills and overboard drains for livewells (2019)
12 volt and 24 volt reel outlets - Hooker boxes (2019)
Large fish box
Eskimo ice machine disposal into fish box
Merritt Fighting chair with offset stanchion
Tuna door
Release Marine -11 rod teak rocket launcher w/ bait tray and drawer storage (2020)
Lazarette installed diaphragm pumps for port & starboard livewells (2019)
Salt and fresh water wash down
Two built-in (2) Large Stainless steel Merritt freezers in mezzanine
Large Stainless drink box
Tackle drawers and storage
Stainless ladder with handrails and teak steps to the bridge
Fresh water wash down
Four (4) underwater lights in transom
Anchor 300' rope and 50' 5/8 chain
80 lb Stainless anchor
Muir windlass
Repainted forward deck non-skid (2019)


Custom double handrail/stainless ladder with teak steps to the flybridge
Bluewater Helm Chairs with tan ultra vinyl upholstery
C-worthy tan vinyl upholstery cushions
(2) Miya Epoch electric teaser reels
Furuno Navnet VX2 Radar/plotter 25kw (72 n.m.)
Furuno Navnet VX2/ NT GPS/ WAAS Chart Plotter
Furuno Sounder/ backup GPS Plotter dual frequency
Furuno MV120C 12” & MV155C 15” SXGA color LCD display monitors
Furuno RD-30 Digital depth/temp
Northstar 972 GPS plotter with 15” color display
Simrad AP20 auto pilot
ACR RCL 100 search light
Furuno 6’ open array antenna
Three (3) engine room cameras
Standard Horizon VHF radio
FLIR night vision
Intellian I 6 Satelitte TV receiver
New XM Radio w/ 19” antenna
Flare Kit
Revere (6 person) Life raft

Tuna Tower:

Furuno NavNet GPS with 7” color display
Furuno RD30 digital depth/temp
Standard Horizon VHF radio

Engine and Pump Room:
  • Caterpillar 3412’s (1350 hp) MOH (Gregory Poole rebuilt block up in 2012) 1332 hours
    • After coolers cleaned (8/2020)
    • (2) Phasor 24 kw generators (new 2012,serviced 2020) 1510/1204 hours
    • ZF Transmissions
    • Air compressor
    • Oil change system
    • Hynautic steering system
    • Racor fuel filters separators
    • 50 gallon oil tanks
    • Block heaters
    • Halon fire extinguisher system
    • Five (5) Marine Air systems air conditioner units (1 new 6000 BTU in 2019)
    • Holding tank pump and gauge
    • Hot water heater
    • Watermakers Inc.1200 gal per day
    • Dometic Ice machine dumps into fishbox
    • Central vacuum system
    • (2) Galley Head hunter fresh water head pumps
    • Bilge pumps
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    • Three (3) engine room cameras and one (1) in lazarette
    • Tool Box

Broker Comments:

$50k price reduction, ready to sell! 

Great opportunity to own this 58' Merritt, one of the most popular models built to date. The ideal family boat providing a large salon area for entertaining, a comfortable mezzanine and fishing platform. She had a major refit in 2012 which included a MOH from Gregory Poole on her CAT 3412 engines (1332 hours), (2) new 24 kw Phasor generators, new teak deck, paint job, all running gear, refrigeration and electrical systems brought up to date. She just came out of Merritt's with recent updates to include on-deck plumbing for live-wells, 12 volt & 24 volt outlets (2 on each side), (2020) custom mattress' for each stateroom, new ice maker, generators serviced, a Release 11 rod rocket launcher, (August) After coolers cleaned, bottom paint and prop speed applied to running gear, new mezzanine cushions, new dinette and headboard upholstery. Her transom has been stripped, varnished and clear cote applied and is ready for her new name.This 58' has the performance and agility that you expect from only the best. Just arrived in Ft. Lauderdale and Available for Showing Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 during the Boat Show. Call for Appointment!

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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