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1998 Merrit Walker Merry Rover located in Florida for sale

44' Merrit Walker Merry Rover

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1998
44'
12.5'
5.4'
Florida
$40,000

Description: Merritt Walter designed Merry Rover schooner, constructed by Dennis Webber. Solid oceangoing vessel with lots of potential. Hauled November 2017 in Panama for bottom job. Vessel hauled again October 2018 to re-do bottom paint (old paint failed). Current owners sailed Western Caribbean, Panama to Florida, Sep-May 2018. Very solid aluminum construction, with ZERO signs of electrolysis; hull is in excellent condition. Keel apparently laid in 1985, but launch believed to be 1998. 53' LOA, 44 LOD. 12'6" beam, with 5;4" draft. 3/4 keel w/8000 pounds lead encapsulated in fiberglass, strapped and welded to outside of keel.
Located in Apollo Beach, Florida, USCG Documentation Number 1154224. 85hp Perkins 4-236 marine diesel in excellent condition; fuel consumption approx. 3.8 liters per hour w/5-blade prop and motoring at 1500 rpm. estimated 100 gallons of fuel in two integral keel tanks
Approx. 600 liters in water bladders, plastic tank and two large plastic barrels.
Sleeps six in five bunks, three cabins. Large aft cabin sleeps two and has a port-a-potty and vanity. Forward cabin sleeps one. Main cabin has three berths, bench seats, table, galley, and navigation station station. Primary head includes one Raritan hand pump marine toilet and shower. Galley includes propane stove, SS sink with salt and fresh water, storage, and portable Engle refrigerator. Storage in aft cabin under berth, main cabin benches, and in kitchen cupboards. More pantry storage under saloon pilot berths. Also, large storage box intended for fridge.

Equipment: Engine: 85hp Perkins 4-236 marine diesel
Dinghy: 8 AB Dinghy, w/aluminum hull (RIB); purchased march 2018
Outboard: 5hp mercury 2 stroke new 2017
Toilet: One Raritan hand pump forward, port-a-potty aft.
Refrigeration: Large semi-insulated box under folding wooden bench intended for refrigeration, but not currently configured. 2014 new Engle fridge/freezer.
Stove: Eno gas two burner stove with oven.
Ground Tackle: 180 ft of 10mm chain with massive 35/40 kg bugle anchor; 50 ft rode & 50ft 10mm chain with 20kg plow anchor; Spare 20kg plow.
Windlass: SS sea tiger manual windlass
Safety Gear: Tether, Jack lines
Bilge Pumps: 2 automatic 12-v, one manual back-up.
Life Raft: 6-man Viking life raft new 2015; serviced Sep 2018.
Life Jackets: 4 adult, 1 child offshore Lifejackets, 2 inflatable offshore harness/lifejackets..
Flares: Flare kit with 12-guage gun and day-night flares.
Fire Protection: 2 portable fire extinguishers
Electrics: 12-volt system, 800-amp hour house, 200-amp starter, can be isolated and interlinked through solar charge regulator. Charged with 6 solar panels approx. 600 watts.
Electronics / Navigation: W-H P3 C autopilot on hydraulic arm, icom vhf, icom SSB w/AT-140 automatic tuner (new Feb 2018), icom AIS (new Feb 2018), depth sounder, Axion chart plotter (new Feb 2018).
Sail Inventory: Roller furling foresail and club-footed staysail, main, mizzen, and blooper all in reasonable to good condition.
Mast / Rigging: Aluminum masts, and gaffs; new standing rigging 2017 Selden ss wire with swages fittings; running rigging replaced 2015 (only in use 13 months, stored below decks while on hard).
Deck Gear: Lifelines new 2017 Selden, new turnbuckles; oversized, welded bollards, stanchions; Solid aluminum boarding ladder, Hinged.

Location: Apollo Beach, Florida
L80110
(813) 390-5996

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
aluminum
monohull
cruiser
schooner
3
good

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