1974 Merritt 43 Sportfish

ID# 3986872

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Yacht Overview

Make: Merritt

Model: 43 Sportfish

Year: 1974

Length: 42.5′

Located In: Morehead City, NC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Wood

YW#: 8433001


1972/2019 Merritt 43 Sportfish Convertible, powered by a pair of 2017 Cummins 6CTA 450hp diesels with under 969hrs. This important of boat building history has been brought skillfuly back to life from the stringers up by an experienced, multi Merritt Boat owner/captain. Total refit inside and out completed in 2019. Exquisite finish on the hull, bridge, cockpit and salon including beautiful teak salon entryway, clean charter finish inside with the ability to easily upgrade to a yacht finish for cruising or entertaining. No mechanical detail has been overlooked on this build. This Sportfish will run very respectfully at 25kts @2250rpm burning a stingy 28gph Total!! She’ll reach 31kts on the pins. 

Some of the features and extras include:

  • Cummins diesel power with low hours tied to Twin disc 280 Gears with a 2:1 ratio
  • 420 Gal fuel capacity for great range 
  • Dual Domestic AC units 16,000BTU each
  • Eskimo ice maker
  • 3 Sets of 4 blade props
  • Extended height tuna tower
  • 55 gals of fresh water
  • Murray Chairs on the flybridge and in the cockpit
  • Teak cockpit and covering boards and teak toe rail
  • Phasor 12KW generator
  • Garmin GPS/Chartplotter Sounder. Furuno Radar, Simrad autopilot
  • New appliances inside, all new cabinetry and flooring

Just a ton more! More pictures and info to come. 

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Full Specs

Boat Name

Just Cuz


LOA: 41.33
Beam: 12.17 ft
Maximum Draft: 3.75 ft
Dry Weight: 35,000 lb


Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 6CTA450
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 450|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 6CTA450
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 450|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (55 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (420 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (20 Gallon)


Number of heads: 1

Mechanical disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing 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.

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