Meridian 490 Pilothouse

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Meridian 490 Pilothouse FEATURES



This vessel was built in Washington then shipped to Holland Michigan where it spent most of the time until the last few years she has been on Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands and Duluth/Superior area.  She has been pampered her whole life and in just the last few years she has seen over $120,000 worth of upgrades to include electronics, hardtop, canvas, stereo system, onboard cameras, all exterior lighting and new helm chair.  Currently being detailed on her interior and exterior!

Beam: 15 ft 1 in
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 18 ft 2 in
Max Draft: 3 ft 4 in
Draft Drive Up: Stern drive
Dry Weight: 29990 lbs
Engine(s): Cummins
Engine Model: QSB 5.9
Year: 2008
Engine(s) HP: 380HP each
Cruising Speed:22 knots
Fuel: (444 Gallons)
Water: (200 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (48 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
Manufacturer Provided Description
While the 490 features the comforts and standard features that modern cruising boaters have come to expect from Meridian, she also has a seafaring soul. This first-class yacht provides the responsive handling and solid construction that inclement weather requires, and she will manage temperamental waterways, yet she also effortlessly accommodates up to six people in three well-appointed staterooms. Creature comforts include generous salon seating, a full-service galley with teak-and-holly flooring and Karadon custom solid-surface countertops, a master head with bathtub, a guest head with separate enclosed shower and a convertible third stateroom. For the boater who wants comfort in a solid seafaring cruiser, the 490 is the perfect choice.
Engine Notes
Upgraded Cummins 380 HP QSB 5.9 fuel efficient engines with 1109 hours on them provide more than ample power. Electronic controls, a fuel management system, side power electric bow thruster and hydraulic steering makes piloting this vessel effortless. Racor 900 fuel filters are easy to inspect, access the engines by simply lifting an interior hatch. The engines like everything on this vessel are pristine. An Onan 13.5KW genset with start switches at both helms is perfect for cove use. The aluminum fuel and water tanks hold 444 gallons of fuel and 200 gallons of water.
Contemporary styling best describes the interior. Warm cherry wood details compliment classic neutrals. The large L shaped settee is paired with a cherry adjustable table.  Large windows with blinds allow the light to shine in. The ice maker is built into a cherry cabinet topped with a Karadon stone counter. A perfect place to place snacks and drinks while entertaining. The galley is also filled with a compliment of cherry cabinetry and Karadon stone countertops. A Princess three burner stove/oven combination, Norcold fridge/freezer, microwave and trash compactor as well as a stainless steels sink make this handsome kitchen complete. At days end, enjoy the flat screen TV or listen to music while dining using the Fusion stereo in all cabins. The stairs to the helm level have safety lights built in. Enjoy the even more spectacular view while lounging on the L shaped settee also with a cherry table. Converse with the captain at the helm while comfortably seated and enjoying the view. Below decks will find the sleeping accommodations. The master stateroom sports a large queen sized bed. Overhead hatches allow for star gazing. Curtains keep everything private. Built in reading lights allow for late night reading. Hanging lockers and built in drawers insure a place for everything. A second TV was installed. The depth finder mounted in the Master Stateroom allows monitoring the vessels position while at anchor or underway without having to go topside to check at the helm. The ensuite is bright, clean and spacious, with even more storage. Enjoy a hot shower or bath in the shower/tub combination. A Vacu-Flush head keeps everything fresh. The guest stateroom has a comfy double. An additional stateroom has adjustable bunks that convert to a sitting couch. Storage abounds in all of the guest suites. The guest head also has a shower, Vacu-Flush head and shining bright white countertops. A unique heating/cooling system that has three thermostats uses no fuel, but a combination of sea water and ambient air temperature to provide warmth and air conditioning. No need to go to shore, this vessel has everything! The overall ambiance is one of clean, crisp modern comfort with luxury fabrics and finishes.
The pilothouse has an impressive curved design,with handsome Cherry wood style details and upholstered front panels. An adjustable captains chair insures a comfortable ride. As expected for a lovely vessel of this size, her electronics are impressive. A Raymarine GPS, radar, plotter, depth sounder, auto pilot and VHF are all part of the integrated system. A compass completes the package. The search light located on the bow sprit can also be controlled from this helm as well as the fly bridge helm. Topside, the fly bridge has easy access from the interior helm deck. Additional seating lines the outer edges. A single captains chair sits promptly over the helm. Additional storage lockers keep extra gear tucked away. The custom hard top allows for great sightseeing out of the weather. Lower the ten foot AB dingy with a Mercury 15hp 4-Stroke kicker using the davit from this deck level.  Also includes an inverter with AGM Batteries
Additional Information
The exterior is no less impressive than the interior. The covered large stern cockpit is perfect for fishing and entertaining. The large swim step makes loading and unloading safe and easy. The graceful bow is perfect for storing kayaks or lounging. When ready to anchor for the evening, use the Muir Cougar 1200 anchor winch to power the 30 pound claw anchor. Meridian prides itself on stout hull design. A custom design stringer system, single component deck, cockpit and cabin ceiling,reinforced engine mounting system and a high tech manufacturing techniques help to produce a singularly well built, easy to maneuver vessel.Modern luxury meets advanced nautical technology is the best way to describe over all this stately vessel. Absolute nothing is wanting, she really has everything. The list is virtually endless, so please contact us today for a more detailed personal showing.
Engine 1  
Engine Brand Cummins
Engine Model QSB5.9
Engine Power 380 hp
Engine/fuel type Diesel
Engine hours 1109 hours
Drive type Inboard
Engine 2  
Engine Brand Cummins
Engine Model QSB5.9
Engine Power 380 hp
Engine/fuel type Diesel
Engine hour 1109 hours
Drive Type Inboard
Length with Pulpit 54'
Beam 15'1"
Boat draft 3'4"
Cruising Speed 22 knots
Fresh water tanks 200 Gallons
Fuel tanks 444 Gallons
Holding tanks 48 Gallons


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