$265,000 | Pompano Beach FL

General Description

“Patients” is Merritt hull #19 built in 1972 as “Caliban III” for Roy Merritt Sr. It then became the Cosa and Lisa. She is a plank on frame construction with Mahogany Interior and exterior trim brightwork. She has recently gone through a series of upgrades including main wiring, electronics, interior upgrades, exterior cushions, new electronics, compete varnish strip and redo, paint work, fresh bottom job and more. 

One of only eleven of these iconic and timeless sportfishing thoroughbreds “Patients” is available for immediate sale and can be seen at our yard by appointment. 



Sleeps 2 in 1 stateroom and 2 in Salon on drop down dinette and large settee. There is 1 guest head and 1 guest shower. Forward stateroom features twin hanging lockers and numerous storage drawers and cabinets. Galley is aft to starboard and the head and shower are across to port. Salon is up with dinette to starboard and a large settee with rod storage behind to port. The decor is simple with vinyl wallcoverings, recently painted, awl-grip panels, blue carpets highlighted by varnished mahogany trim. A very bright and classic look on a timeless fish boat. 

Guest Stateroom: V-Berth, Galley Maid Marine head, (2) hanging lockers with lights, drawers 

Main Salon: Color TV, sofa with rod storage, Pioneer AM/FM stereo system with casette and CD player, VCR 

Galley, head and V-Berth reconstructed in 1996 with installation of Corian countertops and sinks. 




Merritt Undercounted custom stainless refrigerator/freezer

Stainless steel water heater

Corian Sink and countertops



All new 2021

Two Garmin GPSMAP 7612 units mounted in custom pull out cabinet on bridge

Garmin GPSMAP 7607 in tower

Garmin GSD26 Black Box CHIRP Sounder

Airmar B275LHW 1 KW Transducer

Garmin GMR1224 xHD2 12 KW Radar

Garmin GHP Reactor Autopilot

Garmin GHC20 Autopilot Controller on bridge

Garmin GXM52 – satellite radio and weather receiver

Garmin GPS19x NMEA 2000 antenna

Garmin VHF 300 AIS Black Box with one GHS10 microphone on bridge and one in tower

Garmin VHF 300 Black Box with one GHS10 microphone on bridge and one in salon

External speaker for each VHF mounted on bridge electronics cabinet

GlobalStar SatFi satellite phone system

Aegian Link WiFi extender/amplifier

All new Shakespeare antennas with Rupp mounts for both VHFs, satellite phone and Aegian WiFI extender on tower

Maretron System

Two DSM 150 Screens – one on bridge, one in salon

Monitors for battery, bilge, CO, Smoke, temperature

Weather Station

WiFi access point for both local and remote monitoring



All new 2021

Fusion MS-BB300 Black Box Stereo

Two Fusion MS-NRX300 remotes for stereo – one on bridge, one inside salon door

Two Speakers in cockpit overhang

Two speakers on bridge

Four speakers in salon overhead

Prewired to install Subwoofer in the cockpit

JL Audio Amplifier

Engine room camera wired to bridge Garmin units

KVH TracVision TV5 Dish on bridge hardtop

DirecTV receiver in salon AV cabinet wired to both salon TV and bridge Garmin units

DirecTV sound wired to salon Samsung receiver with surround sound in salon and cockpit/bridge speakers

Samsung 24 inch TV in salon

Samsung Receiver with surround sound, blue ray and wired to Fusion stereo, DirectTV, XM radio or Bluetooth



All new 2021

Four overhead multicolor LED (Red/Blue/White) in bridge hardtop

Four multicolor LED (Red/Blue/White) in cockpit overhang

Eight multicolor LED (Red/Blue/White) in salon overhead

GoLight LED Remote spotlight on hard top

1 Forward and 2 Aft halogen AC powered spreader lights

White LED Lighting under helm electronics/steering compartment

White LED lighting in engine room

LED Nav and running lights

LED under gunnel lighting (red or white)

LED lighting under valances in salon, galley and head (red or white)

All overhead interior lights replaced with LED

Two Underwater transom lights – multicolor, control in salon



(3) batteries

Full new custom electrical panel 2021 by Wards Marine with all major systems rewired

New 2021 Pronautic battery charger

Tower and Bridge fully rewired 2021

AC outlet installed under helm electronics/steering compartment

4 under gunnel electric Hubbell outlets installed 2021

Phasor generator 7 KW, 1500 hrs.

Dockside electrical cable

Electrical system: 12V, 110V 



Main deck: Hull constructed of fiberglass over mahogany; hull bottom stripped, epoxy barrier applied; keel glassed and faired.

Spring 2022 all varnish redone, bulkheads/cockpit freezers/toe rail/half round varnished African mahogany. 

Bottom painted at Merritt’s and all systems gone through. 



8 rod holders

Merritt Custom Carl Federn Fighting Chair

Tuna Door in transom

Custom Jack Hopewell Tower with Merritt fiberglass hardtop

Custom Merritt stainless freezers in cockpit



Transom Door

Merritt Fighting Chair

320 gallon center fuel tank

2 freezers/port side can also be refrigerator/freezer

Custom rocket launcher with rigging tray and drawer

50 Amp/250V shore power cord

4 rod holders on tower legs

4 rod holders in cover boards



Twin 425HP Detroit Diesel 6-71TI

Racor Filtration system with vacuum gauges

Cruiser reverse cycle hand and AC

Halon Fire System

450 gallon per day Village Marine tech HD668 watermaker

6 - 1100 gph rule automatic bilge pumps

Electric fuel prime pump

Hynautic hydraulic steering

Dripless shafts

Fuel transfer system



Two overhead manual teaser reels with custom bracket on bridge hardtop

Interior Carpet

Interior Upholstery

Salon curtains

Modern Yacht Canvas – new cockpit cover, bridge cushions, fighting chair cushions, buggy top, tower bolster, tower helm cover

Rupp Center Outrigger added

5 bridge rail rod holders added

Rebuild tower helm steering

Replace AC pump

Replace shaft seals and bearings

Replace starboard shaft

Rebuild head

New microwave in galley

All mahogany stripped to bare wood and varnished in April 2022

Fresh bottom job Merritt’s June 2022



Owners personal items, fishing tackle and tools.

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.

General Information

  • Boat Name PATIENTS
  • Manufacturer Merritt
  • Model Sportfish
  • Model Year 1972
  • Displacement 35,000 lb


  • Heads 1

Engine Information

  • Manufacturer Detroit Diesel
  • Model 6-71TI


  • LOA 42.67 ft
  • Beam 12.17 ft
  • Draft 3.75 ft


  • Fuel Capacity 420|gallon
  • Water Capacity 100|gallon