**SOLD** 2009 72′ Merritt Brier Patch

Congratulations to the new owners!

They are getting a great boat! 


Visit to inquire: http://www.merrittboat.com/inventory.cfm

Brier Patch was built to travel by Roy Merritt and his experienced crew to take you to remote locations with economy and comfort. With reliable Cat Power and back-up systems throughout, Brier Patch was built to fish big game or light tackle for marlin and tuna offshore while hosting a skiff to access remote inshore fisheries. Maintained by Merritt Boat and Engine Works, she must be seen to be fully appreciated. Many upgrades and improvements. This is an opportunity to take immediate delivery of a very low hour 72 that is rigged for serious fishing.

LOA: 72 ft 3 in Beam: 19 ft 9 in
Fuel Tanks Capacity: 2300 gal
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 400 gal

The Brier Patch was launched in 2009 and features a master stateroom to port with ensuite head and full shower, a guest stateroom forward upgraded with two over and under queen berths, ensuite head with shower as well as a large cedar lined hanging locker and 6-drawer storage. A crew quarters with over/under bunks is to starboard with a full head and shower shared with the captains quarters. All counter tops are stone, stateroom floors are carpeted and head floors
are upgraded burl walnut. Fully forward is a VIP with over and under queen berths, 3-cedar led hanging lockers and a full head with vanity, stone countertops, burl walnut floors and large shower.

The interior is classic Merritt satin finished teak throughout with many upgrades including ceiling beams, leather wall coverings with raised teak panels below in
the companionway. The galley is to port with hidden cooktop, convection microwave oven, toaster oven, custom pot/pan storage, dish and silverware storage,
a large custom Merritt stainless freezer and 2-refrigerators, there is an abundance of under and over counter storage. A large dinette is forward to starboard with stone top and storage under the seats. A spacious salon with high ceilings, pop-up TV, leather u-shaped settee with storage under, 2 barrel chairs, custom table that expands and lifts to become a full dining table seating 8.

A Merritt signature full mezzanine with drink box, tackle storage, refrigeration and dual freezers defines the cockpit with its teak sole and coverboards. There are two in-deck live wells and plumbing for 2-on-deck wells as well. The bridge was upgraded with an aft facing seat and captains storage bin next to the console on the starboard side as well as a raised seat forward of the console with excellent rod storage under. Brier Patch has a davit, cradle pads, pulpit, windlass and
bow rail. She is fully capable of carrying an 18’ skiff on her bow.

Take a 3-D tour of Brier Patch


  1. greg richards says:

    That’s quite a boat

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