490 Meridian Pilothouse 2005 sold= RECORD HIGH PRICE FOR EAST COAST 490


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49′ Meridian 490 2005 Ask $297,900 (05/17) Sold $286,000 (07/17) FL, USA
I inspected this boat back in April 2017 (when the Florida weather was still nice) at the request of her owner. She was indeed one of the nicest 490’s I’ve been on, as she’s a one owner boat, that had received many upgrades, with custom touches including a Bow thruster, fantastic new canvas on the flybridge, Recent top notch electronics, etc. Her davit actually swiveled perfectly, and she has a excellent recent RIB.  She was extremely clean, but I did notice a few issues a surveyor will catch. July update: the boat sold for $24k more than my estimate, so I think two things happened, a buyer really wanted her, and the surveyor didn’t catch the issues that I did, or if he did, didn’t care.
49′ Meridian 490 2008 Ask $369,000 (09/15) Sold $335,000 (06/17) Seattle Washington
49′ Meridian 2004 Ask $251,500 (01/17) sold 230,000 (02/17) FL, USA
49′ Meridian. 2007 Ask $299,000 (04/15) sold $272,000 (07/15) FL, USA
49′ Meridian 2003 Ask $239,000 (02/15) Sold  $190,000 (06/15) FL, USA
49′ Meridian 2008 Ask $324,000 (03/12) Sold $280,000 (06/15) FL, USA

Most buyers wish to see the television in the cabinet where the manufacturer placed them.

LOA: 49 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 4 in
Bridge Clearance: 18 ft 2 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Dry Weight: 29990 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 6BTA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 330 HP
This vessel still retains it’s original size 24 x 24 props.
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 6BTA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 330 HP

The engine room has the access hatch from the salon, which is a good thing.


Notice the Reverso Oil Changing pump.

Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (444 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (48 Gallons)
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass


  • Sliding Tinted Glass Door to Salon
  • Bridge Ladder
  • Large Non-Skid Deck
  • 50-Amp Glendinning Cable Master
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • New Coaming Bolsters
  • Overhead LED Lighting
  • Access to Onan 13.5 KW Generator/ Lazarette
  • Large Lazarette Storage
  • Sea Star Hydraulic Steering
  • Transom Door
  • Swim Platform

The sub floor beneath the generator and particularly on the port side of the lazarettes really need to have a surveyors special attention, as this area was an issue when these boats were brand new. Many (but not all) were fixed by the dealer under warranty when these boats were new.


  • L-Shaped Convertible Sofa
  • Two (New) Custom Leather Bucket Chairs
  • Hi/Low Folding Wood Table w/ High Gloss Finish
  • High Gloss Wood Cabinetry
  • Tons of Storage
  • (New) 38′ Flat Screen TV w/ Sound Bar
  • Multi-zone AC
  • Electric Heat
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Berber Carpet

The white counter tops have proven themselves to be very popular and bring a premium over the model years where they’re dark.


  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Teak & Holly Sole Flooring
  • Duel Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Three Burner Cook-top
  • Princess Oven
  • Above Counter Microwave Oven w/ Exhaust Fan
  • Full-size Norcold Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Overhead High Gloss Wood Cabinets w/ underneath lights
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Trash Compactor
  • High-end Cookware and Utensils

The later year Meridian 490’s came with a higher grade helm seat that’s bolted to the salon floor.  Note the custom handrail on the ceiling. Also note the custom “brow” over the forward windows. SMART.


  • Custom Flex Steel Helm Chair
  • Large L-Shaped Sofa
  • High Gloss Wood Table w/ Folding Leafs
  • Custom Window Shade Screens
  • Port and Starboard access Doors
  • Remote Spotlight
  • Bow Thruster
  • Wind Indicator
  • Digital RPM Display
  • Sony Stereo w/JBL Speakers
  • Overhead Lighting

Master Stateroom w/ En-Suite Bath

  • Upgraded Center-line Queen Size Spring Bed
  • New Linens
  • Six Storage Drawers under Berth
  • Two Large Illuminated Cedar-lined Hanging Lockers
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Four Portholes
  • Reading Lights
  • Two Overhead Hatches w/ Sun Shades
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Private Access to Bath
  • Vacu-flush Toilet
  • Shower w/ Tub
  • Large Wood Trim Mirrored Vanity
  • Separate Porthole in Bath

Many owners of 4788’s and 490’s have televisions mounted on the bulkhead, so one can lie in bed and watch tv.

VIP Guest Stateroom
Very generous VIP Stateroom  

  • Large Double Berth
  • New Linens
  • Built-in Nightstand
  • Hanging Locker
  • Large Drawer under Berth
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Reading Lights
  • Two Portholes w/curtains
Guest Stateroom

  • Twin Bunks Convert to Settee
  • Hanging Locker
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Port Hole w/Curtain
Guest Head

  • Vacu-flush Toilet
  • Folding Glass Door Shower w/ Palm Tree Accents
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Mirrored Vanity
  • Sink w/ Two Cabinets
Electronics / Pilothouse

  • Garmin 4212 GPS/ Plotter
  • Garmin 24 mile Radar
  • Simrad AP26 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata
  • Icom VHF Radio Waterproof Remote
Electronics / Flybridge

  • Garmin 4212 GPS/ Plotter/ Radar
  • Simrad AP26 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata
  • Uniden VHF

Exceptionally nice flybridge set up with excellent electronics, and recent super upgraded “canvas”. Well done.


  • Full Electronics
  • Bow Thruster
  • Compass
  • Radar Arch
  • New Flex Steel Helm Chair
  • New Canvas w/ Custom Fwd Bimini Extension
  • New Eisenglass
  • Bench Seating w/ Storage
  • Non-Skid Decking
  • New Freezer (5 cu ft)
  • 750lb Davit
  • 12 Ft. Novarania Hard Bottom Dingy w/ 25 HP Yamaha 4-Stroke St Croix Edition
Engine Room / Mechanical

  • Twin Cummins 6BTA 330 HP
  • Full Service Done (12/16)
  • Gel-coated Engine Room
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Raycor Fuel Filters
  • AC/DC Lights
  • Onan 13.5 Kw Generator w/ 525 hrs
  • Glendinning 50-amp Cablemaster
  • (3) 1600 BTU A/C Units
  • Trim Tabs

  • Bow Settee
  • Pulpit w/ Remote Spotlight
  • New Fortress Anchor
  • 150′ Chain and 150′ Line
  • Windlass w/ Bow up-down
  • Non-Skid Deck
  • Four Deck Hatches
  • Stainless Steel Bow Rail
  • Port & Starboard Fender Holders
  • (4) Fenders

Custom mattress and bedding. An exceptionally clean vessel.


12 Ft. Novarania Hard Bottom Dingy w/ 25 HP Yamaha 4-Stroke St Croix Edition. Fairly recent, I do believe. Her davit operates as it’s supposed to.

New 12/16

  • New Water Pumps (Shower, Raw Water etc)
  • New Thru-hull Intakes and Valves
  • New 50-amp Charger
  • New Bow-Thruster Batteries and Separate Charger

Particulars are believed to be correct, but not guaranteed.  Please have a surveyor of your choice confirm all equipment, specs, speeds, and condition. This is not represented to be a vessel for sale, but a review of a vessel I’ve inspected at the request of her owner.