Specifications

Name: PATRIOT
Builder: MERRITT BOAT WORKS
Model: 53' Sportfish
Length: 53' 0" (16m)
Beam: 16' 5" (5.00m)
Year Built / Refit: 1978
Speed: 28 / 33
Engines: 2 x MAN D2840LE401
Staterooms: 2
Flag: US
 
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Description

Major refit in 2014-2017 on this classic Merritt Sportfish including new tower, new electronics, complete paint job, new teak covering boards, new interior, rebuilt generator and new teak deck. 

PATRIOT
 is a fabulous fishing machine that cruises 27.5 knots at 1950 RPMs while using 50 gallons per hour; top speed of 33 knots.

Overview

PATRIOT comfortably sleeps four owners and guests in two staterooms, with two heads. From the cockpit, one enters the Salon through sliding double doors. The Salon is open to the Galley. Master and Guest Staterooms are accessed from the companionway, down three steps and forward of the Galley. There is storage underneath the teak steps.

Salon

  • Teak interior
  • New L-shaped brown vinyl sofa with storage below
  • End table with storage cabinet, portside, aft
  • New 2 Barrel-style swivel chairs, starboard
  • New 42” TV in pop-up cabinetry, starboard, between barrel chairs
  • New AM/FM Stereo
  • 6-Disk CD player
  • LED lighting, recessed in overhead, new 2011
  • Beige carpeting, new 2014
  • Mini-blinds on windows, new 2016
  • Sliding double doors to cockpit, teak and tinted glass on centerline
  • Custom rod and reel cabinet, new 2016

Galley

  • Port side, open to Salon
  • U-shaped galley
  • 2 Burner stove built-in to aft peninsula countertop, new 2016
  • Stainless steel double sinks with single lever faucet
  • Teak cabinetry
  • Neutral beige Formica countertops
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, starboard, new June 2016
  • Refrigerator drawer in cabinetry
  • Microwave
  • Plentiful storage in cabinets and drawers
  • Teak and holly sole

Master Stateroom

  • Located to port
  • Queen berth with four drawers for storage below
  • Built-in night table with three drawers
  • Bedspread and coordinating pillows
  • Teak-trimmed port light

Master Head

  • Forward of Master Stateroom
  • Marine toilet
  • White oval sink with single lever faucet in off-white countertop
  • Vanity with storage cabinet and drawers
  • Mirrored cabinet above sink
  • Wood-framed lighting overhead
  • Stall shower
  • Deck hatch
  • Teak and holly sole

Guest Stateroom

  • Forward
  • Twin upper berth over double lower
  • Bedspreads and coordinating pillows
  • Built-in dresser
  • Storage lockers
  • Hatch to bow

Guest Head

  • Starboard, off companionway
  • Marine toilet
  • Stainless steel oval sink with single lever faucet in beige counter top
  • Vanity with storage cabinet
  • Mirrored cabinet above sink
  • Stall shower with Plexiglas door
  • Porthole
  • Teak and holly sole

Flybridge and Tower

  • Teak accented helm station with stainless steel wheel and storage cabinets
  • Fresh varnish, July 2017
  • Full PipeWelders tower, new 2015
  • Rod holders
  • Radar array mounted on flybridge hardtop
  • White padded pedestal helm chair with teak accent
  • Molded-in seating all around flybridge, white cushions with teak accent
  • Storage under seat cushions
  • SeaCrylic U-zip enclosure; material exclusive to PipeWelders, new 2016 
  • Stereo speakers on flybridge
  • Tuna tower steering wheel and engines controls
  • Aluminum ladders port and starboard to tower

Electronics

  • All electronics installed new in 2014.
  • 2 Garmin 12" Touchscreen units
  • Garmin 12 kW 72 NM radar with 6' Array
  • 2 Garmin back up GPS/Sounders 1040 XS chart plotter
  • Garmin black box network sounder, adjustable frequency 25-210 KHZ, thru hull with
  • 6-25 and 6-10 beam width
  • Garmin XM SAT/TV with continuous weather and entertainment
  • Garmin AIS 600
  • Garmin music audio system with remote control
  • Fusion stereo system interfaced to TV and DVD

Deck and Cockpit

  • PipeWelders full tower, new 2015
  • Outriggers, new 2015
  • New teak cockpit October 1, 2017
  • Bluewater fighting chair with 8 rod holders
  • 6 Rod holders in gunwale
  • Anodized aluminum ladder with teak steps from cockpit to flybridge, portside
  • Raised step entry to Salon thru teak/glass sliding door on centerline
  • Cushions on top of cabinets, port and starboard, for seating
  • 2 Cockpit freezers
  • Tackle center
  • 2 Live wells
  • Transom door
  • Cockpit Cover
  • Electric reel outlets
  • Drink cooler
  • Stereo speakers

Engine Room and Mechanical Details

  • Twin 820 hp MAN D2840LE401 diesel engines
  • Approximately 5650 hours on engines installed in 1995
  • Engines serviced with tune up 2016, including injectors and cooling system
  • Injectors, new 2014
  • Engine mounts, new 2014
  • Engines aligned, 2014
  • Shafts reconditioned, 2013
  • Turbos blueprinted, 2012
  • Propellers blueprinted, 2013
  • Strut bearings, new 2017
  • Coolers cleaned out, 2014
  • ZF transmissions 1:580 to 1
  • Glendinning electronic controls
  • New fuel transfer system
  • New Halon fire control system
  • Headhunter system, installed new 2013
  • Freshwater cooling
  • Dripless shaft logs, new 2008
  • Trim tabs
  • Fuel shut off
  • Engine room insulation
  • Oil change system
  • Cruisair air conditioning system
  • 2 Bilge blowers
  • 2 Racor filters
  • 9 Automatic bilge pumps

Refit and Upgrades 2012-2016

       2012:

  • New Bluewater fighting chair, rocket launcher & helm chair 

       2013:

  • New teak transom by Merritt
  • New Headhunter sanitation system
  • New Headhunter toilets
  • New Headhunter freshwater pump
  • New fixtures in head
  • New custom sanitation tanks
  • New head teak & holly floors
  • New air handlers
  • New interior wiring
  • New interior plumbing
  • New wall coverings
  • Fresh varnish in staterooms
  • New mattress
  • New cockpit paint
  • New bilge pumps
  • New bridge handrail
  • New LED lighting

       2013/2014:

  • New carpeting
  • New teak covering boards

       2014:

  • Rebuilt Northern Lights generator (with approx 760 hours December 2016)
  • New 42” TV in pop-up cabinet, Salon
  • New vinyl sofa
  • New Master Stateroom
  • New Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer
  • New teak & holly floor in galley
  • Underwater lights installed

       2015:

  • New paint
  • New Jastram Engineering hydraulic steering system (like 80' Merritt)
  • New Garmin electronics
  • New transducer
  • New PipeWelders tower
  • New PipeWelders outriggers
  • New SeaCrylic flybridge enclosure

       2017:

  • July 2017 - 3 coats of varnish applied
  • New salon air
  • New battery charger
  • June 2017 -  Merritt bottom job including new shaft bearings and wax job
  • October 2017 -  New teak cockpit installed

Additional Updates

  • All pumps replaced in last two years
  • All thru-hulls were dropped and checked in the last three years
  • Cockpit freezers and drink boxes, new 2011