Next Generation Yachting

Merritt Sportfish 1961 "Hotty Toddy"

  • 37 ft
  • Sport Fishing
  • Stuart, FL, US

Yacht Price



This is the Hull that started it all for Merritt, designed as the quint essential in game fishing boats. Originally built as the "Timid Tuna" she boasted a long bow pulpit for harpooning bluefins of Cat Cay in the Bahamas when they migrated through in the spring.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Year
  • LOA
    37 ft - 11.28 meter
  • Beam
    11 ft - 3.35 meter
  • Engine Brand
  • Category
  • Condition
  • Location
    Stuart, FL, US
  • Vessel Name
    Hotty Toddy
  • Boat Type
    Sport Fishing
  • Hull Material
  • Flag of Registry
  • Available for sale in U.S. waters
  • Length
    37 ft - 11.28 meter
  • LOA:
    37 ft - 11.28 meter
  • Beam:
    11 ft - 3.35 meter
  • Make:
  • Model:
    Reman QSB 59
  • Engine(s):
  • Cruise Speed:
    29 MPH
  • Joystick Control:
  • Engine Type:
  • Fuel Type:
  • Max Speed:
    37 MPH
  • Total Berths:
  • Total Heads:
  • Captains Cabin:
Hotty Toddy



  • Cummins Reman QSB 5.9 with Twin Disc MGX5075A 2:05:1
  • Hours: 88.9 (March 2024)


  • Cummins Reman QSB 5.9 with Twin Disc MGX5075A 2:05:1
  • Hours: 67.8 (March 2024


  • New Custom Marine Exhaust for both engines
  • New wiring harnesses, engine mounts, oil lines, gear Coolers, displays and Glendenning
  • "Palm Beach Style" single lever controls upper and lower stations

Generator: Phasor 8.3 KW New 220 Hours

  • Speed
  • Cruise 25 knots 15 Gallons an hour 75 percent power
  • Max Speed 32Knots


  • Day berth below, upper convertible dinette and day berth upper.


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Teak counters and integrated sink
  • New faucets
  • Draw storage and cabinets
  • Teak and holly deck
  • Day berth cushions
  • New air conditioning
  • New fresh water pump


  • Toilet Galley Maid electric
  • Teak Sink and countertop
  • Drawers and cabinets
  • Teak and holly deck


  • Open bulkhead design with isinglass bulkhead (New)
  • Dinette and cushions with teak table
  • Side bench/berth with sunbrella (New)
  • Teak ceiling with LED rope lighting and mini cans
  • All lighting new with new controls by Vidmar
  • Chrome and original stainless steel brightwork re chromed and polished to mirror finish.
  • Teak and holly floors
  • All varnish completely stripped and recoated
  • Companion doorway to below reworked and varnished
  • New locking hardware
  • New drawer slides
  • New AC system and pumps


  • New full width covering boards solid with no splices.
  • New teak deck and drains over divinycell foam and glass mat
  • New side boards and ribs as required
  • Tanks removed and re installed after cleaning and paint
  • Drink box rebuilt with foam core and cabinets
  • New Gemlux rod holders (X6)
  • Rocket Launcher (Release Marine with new pedestal boltless)
  • All cleats original re chrome over brass
  • Cockpit rope lighting
  • Release marine stainless steering wheel
  • Garmin display in radio box
  • Glendinning controls
  • Fusion remote in cockpit
  • Remote start for Generator
  • Remote starts for engines in lower station
  • Tuna door
  • Underwater lights
  • Live well in hull
  • New Salt Water Pumps
  • Fresh water and Salt water spigots


  • Garmin GPS displays 8616 (x2)
  • Garmin Auto Pilot
  • Garmin Speed display
  • Garmin VHF with Comrod antennas (x2)
  • High Seas half tower with fiberglass hard top molded cockpit floods and running lights
  • Single stool for helm
  • Single lever palm beach style controls with Glendinning controls
  • Synchronizer
  • New isinglass enclosure
  • New cushions on bridge
  • Bridge scuttle

Equipment and Updates

  • Rupp double spreader tournament outriggers with Gemlux pulleys ready to fish
  • New Deck hardware and handrails with re chromed original merit hardware
  • New windows with gray lite tempered ¼ glass custom fit and bedded
  • New cockpit covers
  • New fuel lines and filler caps
  • New AwlCraft 2000 Matterhorn white with Awlgrip nonskid on foredeck
  • Blue bottom in September 23
  • New four blade propellers
  • New dripless shaft seals
  • New battery charger
  • New Electrical panel upgrade
  • ARID bilge vacuum system
  • New Bilge pumps and sump pumps throughout
  • New high water alarm
  • New Racor 1000 fuel Filters for main engines and Generator
  • New Seacocks
  • All rot removed and replaced open check book. Boat was extensively examined for any and all issues
  • New LED lights throughout the boat
  • Teak Transom complete strip and rework with new hinges and hardware
  • New wiring, water lines, harnesses, wire loom
  • Rudder logs repacked
  • Steering lines replaced
  • New strainer and AC pump

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator 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.

Next Generation Yachting offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal from that yacht market without notice. Next Generation Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by HMY Yacht Sales, Inc. . She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale.


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