Multimillion dollar Merritt yacht could be the envy of the boat show

2012-10-19 00:00:00.0 It's a problem every boat company at next week's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show would love to have.

The sportfishermen built by Merritt's Boat & Engine Works are so in demand that the company will have only one used 53-foot Merritt for sale at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, and it might not be available for long.

It's not because the family-owned Pompano Beach company is giving the boats away.

Serious captains and anglers will tell you that Merritts are the best sportfishing boats that money can buy. A new 72-footer costs about $6 million and an 86-footer is about $9 million...

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