1988 Custom Maxi Decision Ship Yard

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Yacht Overview

Make: Custom

Model: Maxi Decision Ship Yard

Year: 1988

Length: 80′

Located In: West Palm Beach, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Composite

YW#: 8741548


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.

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LOA: 80.58
LWL: 68.75
Beam: 17.92 ft
Maximum Draft: 13 ft
Bridge Clearance: 90 ft
Dry Weight: 70,327 lb


Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
Engine Model: D3-160
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 160|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 ( )
Fuel Tanks: 2 ( )
Holding Tanks: 1 ( )


Number of single berths: 16
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 2

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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