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1988 80' Custom Maxi Decision Ship Yard

$ 385,000 USD

West Palm Beach, FL, US

1306 Main Street FL 34236 Sarasota, FL USA


Custom 80' Maxi Decision Ship Yard

MERIT, a Maxi 80'  Farr designed Whitbread Yacht is for sale.A once in a lifetime opportunity to sail and race a legend.Materials: Carbon and aramid fibers, honeycomb, PVC foam
Technology: Wet layup on male plug
Architect: B.Farr
Engineeur: R.Bowler
She has just completed a total four year refit and is ready for the Ocean Global Race or Newport Bermuda!  New rod rigging, chain plates, bottom, hull and topside paint.  New or re-certified safety gear including three life rafts. All she needs are new sails to set her free.
She finished third in the 1989/1990 Whitbread as a Sloop.   The first two overall that year with the winds were Ketches.  She was re figured by Farr as a Ketch and she fly's.

Engines (1)

  • Make Volvo Penta
  • Model D3-160
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Total HP160
  • Total Hours 1000


SYS Yacht Sales 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.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Brewer Yacht Sales.


  • Category Sail
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Composite
  • Make Custom
  • Model Maxi Decision Ship Yard
  • Boat Name MERIT
  • Length Overall 80' 7''
  • Model Year 1988
  • Beam 17' 11''
  • Max Draft 13'
  • Dry Weight 70'
  • Fuel Tank2 x |
  • Heads 2
  • Single Berths 16
  • Max Speed 10 kn
  • Cruising Speed 8 kn
  • Length 80'
  • Length at WaterLine 68' 9''
  • Holding Tank 1 x |
  • Fresh Water 1 x |
  • Bridge Clearance 90 ft
  • Boat Keel Other
  • Drive Up 14'
  • Drive Type Direct

Full Details

Single Side Band Two Furuno GPS Navigator Furuno Radar GEONAV Color II B&G Vulcan 7 Duel on deck pods including off course indicator, wind direction, GPS slaved VHF

Three eight man life rafts re-certified June 2023 New Lifesling New six offshore life jackets w. lights and whistle
New six ARC location beacons New Orion overboard beacon New Orion locate package including flairs and gun.

Rod rigging
New High end stainless rod rigging installed June 2022 New chain plates custom made installed June 2022

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