Priced for quick sale

  • Price$469,000
  • Length53'
  • MakeMerritt
  • Built1977

Jupiter, FL

Great opportunity to own a very well maintained classic 53' Merritt, Hull #28. She radiates the beautiful craftsmanship of a Merritt. In 2005 re-powered with Cummins QSM11 engines (in-line 6 cylinder/ 680 hp). Fuel efficient at 1950 rpm’s cruising 24.8 knots and burning just 42 gallons per hour. Her two stateroom/ two head layout is the perfect mid-size custom sportfish, with an additional single berth, large salon, galley, water maker, ice chipper, lots of refrigeration, in-deck live wells, and more. In very good condition and Ready to sell! 


  • NameLagniappe
  • Current Price$469,000
  • Year1977
  • Length53'
  • Hull MaterialWood
  • Draft3.5 ft
  • Fuel Capacity300|gallon
  • Beam16.42 ft
  • Location (city)Jupiter
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #7602940
  • ModelCustom
  • BuilderMerritt
  • TitlePriced for quick sale
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeSports Fishing Boats, Convertible Boats, Flybridge
  • StatusActive


  • # of Cabins2
  • # of Heads2
  • Dry Weight47,000 lb

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCummins
  • ModelQSM11
  • Hours3048
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power660|horsepower
  • Year2005
  • Boat Engine Location CodePort
  • Propeller Type4 Blade, Alloy

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCummins
  • ModelQSM11
  • Hours3044
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power660|horsepower
  • Year2005
  • Boat Engine Location CodeStarboard
  • Propeller Type4 Blade, Alloy


This 53’ radiates beautiful craftsmanship that only a Merritt portrays. In 2005 this girl was known as 'Salem Wolf' and was re-powered with Cummins QSM11 engines (in-line 6 cylinder/ 680 hp). She is very fuel efficient at 1950 rpm’s cruising 24.8 knots and burning just 42 gph.

In 2012 she had another refit including paint, teak deck, varnish, steering cables, installed a new 30 gal. holding tank, installed tank tender, new plumbing (A/C, refrigerators and raw water), new A/C handlers, insulation (refrigeration and engine room), engine room air vents, LED salon lights, release helm chair, new bow rail, interior soft goods
and more.

She has the perfect 2 stateroom/ 2 head layout with a large and comfortable salon, great fishing cockpit and comfortable flybridge. Over the past 8 years her highly respected Captain and owner have spared no expense in keeping this beauty in Merritt condition. She just came out of the yard with a fresh bottom job. 

Priced to Sell!


A comfortable salon with a custom L-shaped leather sofa, barrel chairs, galley up layout, 2
staterooms and a 3rd berth in the companion way for that extra guest. The master suite is port with side-by-side berths and an ensuite head. The forward stateroom has crossover bunks with an access door to the guest head in the companionway. The flybridge has a center teak helm station, recessed electronics, single Release teak helm chair, and side and forward bench seating.


Enter the salon through beautiful teak double center doors:
• New custom made L-shaped blue leather sofa
• Barrel chairs
• Custom Merritt coffee table that raises and opens to use for dining table
• New carpeting, carpet runner, curtains and custom decor
• Surround sound stereo with 21” HDTV Samsung located in starboard lower credenza
• Digital satellite dome
• Installed LED lighting
• Teak interior finish
• Insignia Stereo with Cambridge subwoofer


• Custom Merritt stainless steel lined refrigerator and freezer starboard forward, reinsulated
  and new compressors in 2013.
• Under counter EuroKera Princess stove top burners never used
• GE convection/microwave oven
• Double stainless steel sink with faucet fixtures
• Galley Freshwater filter
• Insta-hot water dispenser (110 volt)
• Whirlpool ice maker 
• Water heater – Seaward 1200 (11 gal.)
• Formica counter tops
• Wood cabinetry and drawer storage
• Teak and holly sole
• Central vacuum system


4 Steps down to the companionway:
• Guest Head off the companionway with wood vanity with upper and lower cabinet       storage, custom ceramic sink, shower stall with curtain, headhunter toilet.
• 6 foot single berth with storage cabinets below
• Access to engine room under steps

Master stateroom and ensuite head

Double stateroom with en-suite head:
• Located portside
• 2 side-by-side berths with storage below
• Full hanging locker and storage cabinets
• Head with private shower stall and curtain
• Headhunter toilet
• Custom ceramic sink in vanity with upper and lower cabinet storage
• Linen storage cabinet

Forward stateroom

Forward stateroom over under single berths
• Crossover berths with storage below
• Tackle storage closet
• Access to anchor locker forward

Flybridge & Tower

• Merritt center teak helm pod with u shape seating forward
• Fiber glass bridge hard top with KVH Gyro Sat Antenna and radar sweep
• Under side of hardtop has handrails fore and aft and forward of helm
• Port & starboard aft leg/ cockpit rod holders
• Aft Bridge rail with five (5) rod holders
• Epoch electric reels recessed in hardtop
• Release flybridge helm chair
• Port and starboard bridge seating with rod storage locker below and vinyl cushions
• Forward bridge seating with white vinyl cushions
• Storage forward on bridge brow compartment
• Port and starboard Bose speakers with 12 Volt stereo/ CD and Sirius receiver
• Isinglass curtains
• Rupp triple spreader 36’ outriggers with center rigger
• Jack Hopewell Tuna Tower with Aluminum wheel and engine controls
• Buggy top with fiber glass sunshade
• White vinyl combing aft and belly band


• Two(2) Furuno Navnet C-Map Plotter/ Sounder
• 72 mi Furuno radar
• Northstar 952 Plotter
• ICOM M127 VHF radio
• Datamarine Datalink
• Depth, speed, temp & wind with remote in tower
• Robertson autopilot with remote 
• Alpine AM/FM stereo with 6/CD changer
• (2) compasses (1) 9" and (2) 4"
• SEA 322 has main frame with(2) heads
• Iridium Single Sideband Handheld Radio
• Armstrong Teaser Reels (manual) new 2020


• Insulated cockpit box under port hatch for Dometic Ice disposal
• In-deck bait well under starboard hatch
• Port side forward cockpit top loading chill box and engine control station
• Port side four drawer tackle drawer with freezer below
• Starboard forward cockpit top loading chill box with freezer and four drawer tackle
   storage below
• Teak cockpit sole, fabricated and installed new cockpit drains
• Aft cockpit lazarette access hatch
• Center line forward generator access hatch
• Center step provides engine room access hatch
• Stainless bridge ladder with teak steps and anodized aluminum handrails
• Cockpit step box
• Port and starboard overhead cockpit poly planer speakers
• Teak Transom and transom door
• Teak covering boards with two (2) flush mount rod holder on each side
• Wired for LP deep drop under starboard gunwale
• 12 volt outlet under port & starboard gunwale
•  Murray Products fighting chair with teak footrest, four rod rocket launcher with bait
   tray and tackle drawer



• High gloss finished toe rails
• Teak high gloss finished bulkhead, cockpit wings, salon entry center doors and
• Teak deck
• Teak salon entry step with access hatch to engine room
• Teak high gloss finished tackle center with exterior cushions
• Hawse pipe located aft cockpit port and starboard
• Foredeck escape hatch and anchor locker with Fortress anchor with chain and 600'
  rope. Spare fortress anchor.
• (6) life jackets
• Deck saltwater, freshwater wash down system
• Fenders with lines
• Navigation lights
• Air Horns
• Revere 6 man life raft

Engine Room & Electrical

 •Twin Cummins 660 HP QSM11 (2005 installed) updated service completed (2016)
• Turbo’s and Exhaust manifolds (2016)
• Injectors (2016)
• Air vents installed
• Re-insulated engine room hatches
• 110 volt, 220 volt AC electrical system
• 12 volt DC electrical system
• 50 AMP shore cord with port aft Hubbell in cockpit
• 15kw Phasor generator (220 volt)
• Headhunter Mach 5 freshwater pump
• 12 volt/ 40 amp automatic battery charger
• (4) Batteries 
• Battery parallel switch
• Reversible Oil X change pump (12 volt)
• Fuel transfer pump
• Sight glass (fuel & water)
• Engine room exhaust blowers (port & starboard)
• AC Compressors raw water cooling pump
• Halon Fire control system

Mechanical Equipment

• CruisAir reverse cycle AC (two 16,000 BTU units/ one 10,000 BTU/ one 7,000 BTU)
• Re-plumbed all AC and refrigerator raw water system
• Replaced all tower,bridge and cockpit steering cables
• Halon fire control system
• Fresh water cooling
• Oil transfer system
• (2) spare propellers(4-blade)
• Dripless shaft seal
• Raw water sea strainer
• Manual wheel steering
• 1½: 1 transmission ratio
• Trim tabs
• 600 gal/ day Watermakers Inc. (42 gph)
• Bilge blower
• Racor 1000’s fuel filters (primary); Cummins (secondary) filters
• Engine fuel shut off valve
• Remote mounted filters
• (6) manual/automatic bilge pumps and switches 
• Re-Bonded ground wiring 
• Installed Tank tender (fuel, water and holding tanks 2013)

Mechanical Disclaimer

*Engine hours are as of the date of the listing information recorded, and are a representation of what the listing broker 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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