54′ Meridian Pilothouse 540 2004 SOLD


$ 399,000.00
North Palm Beach, Florida
Boat Type:
540 Pilothouse
Boat Name:

SOLD  for $350k.   VERY nice yacht. Well bought.


The phrase “as new” get’s thrown around so much that nobody really pay’s attention to it, but I inspected this vessel with clients after ignoring it for awhile due to it’s then rather unrealistic asking price at the time- (reduced $50k 3/15) and was shocked to see a boat, that indeed showed as new.   This is accomplished by being washed and waxed regularly on her exterior.  Registered in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

LOA: 56 ft 9 in                                    Beam: 16’03”                             Draft: 4’10”                             Bridge Clearance: 20′                    Interior Headroom: 6’07”    Weight: 50,54 lbs

Engines: Two (2)  Cummins QSM 11   Diesel engines                 Horsepower:   635hp each.                                                             Engine Hours: 1215

Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Maximum Speed: 25 knots

Fuel Tanks: (700 Gallons)                Water: 200 gallons             Holding: 76 gallons

Features:  Dock on Command bow and stern thruster controller.

Cummins QSM-11 635hp Engines

Onan 17kw Generator with 1400 hours

Bow Thruster

Stern Thruster

Dock on Command (Allows both thrusters to work together for ease of docking)

3000 Watt inverter/100amp Battery charger

Spare props

Davit (Crane)

Full sized galley w/oven

Bosch Washer

Bosch Dryer

How fortuitous to have a Bayliner right next to this Meridian, so you can compare side by side the differences between the two. You can clearly see why the Meridians cost so much more than the Bayliners, especially when you walk inside. It’s NOT just the name as to why there’s a price difference. It’s the fit and finish and the quality of the goods.


The Meridian 540 offers the widest beam in its class, leaving you and your whole entourage plenty of room to enjoy boating to its fullest. A molded staircase to the bridge is accessible right from the cockpit. The large bridge with sundeck leaves room for several to admire the view.


  • L-Shaped sofa
  • Barrel style chair
  • Recessed lighting
  • Hi-Lo table with folding leafs
  • High quality carpeting
  • Central Vac
  • U-line Ice Maker
  • Marine Air A/C control
  • Sony flat screen TV
  • Sony Surround Sound Entertainment System


The Galley is full size with abundant storage, full size appliances, and a actual oven making it very easy to enjoy long trips.

  • GE full size refrigerator and freezer
  • GE Profile spacemaker microwave/oven
  • 3 burner stove
  • Princess full size oven
  • Dual basin sink
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Recessed lighting
  • Corian style counter tops

That’s the original refrigerator/freezer. I sure hate black. I was in an appliance store after viewing this boat, and noticed beautiful brand new stainless models that could be bought for under a grand. If this was my boat, I would change it out just for appearance sake.

Galley sole

  • Captains chair
  • Trim Tab Controls
  • Remote for Jabsco search light
  • Dock on Command System (For ease of maneuverability)
  • ZF Electronic engine controls
  • VDO gauges
  • 12 Volt outlet
  • Cummins Smart Craft information system
  • Compass
  • Bilge switches
  • H2O water alarm
  • Fuel transfer switch
  • Wiper controls
  • Horn
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Raymarine RL80C Radar/Chartplotter
  • Raymarine L1250 Plotter/Fishfinder
  • Raymarine ST7001 Autopilot
  • Raymarime VHF w/ext speaker

Looking aft into the full width master stateroom from the landing at the bottom of the stairs.

The full beam mid-ship Master features a walk around king size bed, abundant storage and a large en suite head with a tub/shower. The large sink and mirror area is located directly accross from the bed

  • King walk around bed with under storage
  • Padded head board
  • Night tables
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Recessed lighting
  • Toshiba TV
  • Sony surround sound entertainment system
  • A/C controls
  • 2 opening port lights

The bathtub and shower in the master head. IF you have bad knee’s and/or are overweight pass this design by, as that is a pretty big step up and down.

VIP stateroom in the bow.

                • Overhead hatch with screen.









              • Recessed lighting








              • Hanging locker








              • A/C controls








              • Private entrance to guest day head








              • Toshiba TV/DVD combo








              • Clarion AM/FM/CD








The guest head forward. Vacu-flush toilets.

Guest Stateroom (not shown)

The guest stateroom has twin bunks with understorage.

The seperate washer and dryer are located in a closet in this room.

Fly Bridge / Upper Helm

The fly-bridge is expansive with a large seating area. There is a wet bar, refrigerator/ice maker, stereo speakers and overhead lighting making this a favorite spot to entertain. Located aft is a large area with a built in Davit/Crane to launch your tender. The upper helm offers excellent visibility and has a captain and co-pilot seat.

  • Large C-Shaped seating
  • U-line Fridge with ice maker
  • Wet Bar w/sink, cutting board
  • Davit for tender
  • Overhead lights
  • Stereo speakers


  • Captain and Co-Pilot seats
  • Garmin 546s GPS
  • Raymarine RL80C Radar/Plotter/GPS
  • Raymarine Ray49 VHF w/ext speaker
  • Raymarine ST7001 Autopilot
  • VDO gauges
  • Compass
  • Horn
  • Windlass controls
  • Cummins Smart Craft Information system
  • Dock on Command (for ease of maneuverability)
  • Search light remote
  • Bilge switches
  • Trim tab controls
  • Clarion Stereo system
  • High water alarm
  • Engine start stop switches
The only negative I could find on this yacht, is that her windscreen is crazing as Lexan has a tendency to do. I believe I would just have it tinted black and forget about it.

Engine room access- direct from the cockpit.

                • Cummins QSM-11 635hp engines









              • ZF transmissions








              • Sea Strainers








              • Dripless shaft seals








              • Charles 20 amp 24 volt charger








              • 24/12 volt battery equalizer








              • Xantrex 3000 watt inverter








              • Spare props








This engine room is as good as it get’s. I doubt it was this clean when brand new.

One of the two spare props.

  • 220V/110V AC, 24V/12V DC system
  • 17kw Onan 60 cycle generator 1400 hours
  • 110v 60Hz (3.0kW) inverter/battery charger 100 amp DC
  • Battery Isolator
  • 24V horn
  • 24V lighting
  • 24V Navigation lights
  • Battery Paralleling system
  • 110V AC, 24V DC distribution panel with circuit breakers


The large lazzerette storage area is located under the hatches in the cockpit. The Onan 17Kw genrator is located there as well.
Cockpit/Swim Platform
The cockpit and swim platform area is a fiberglass non skid surface. The fly bridge overhang covers the cockpit area.

  • Fresh Water
  • Raw Water
  • Overhead speakers
  • Stereo remote
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Steps to bridge
  • Entrance to engine room
  • Rod holders
  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • Transom door to platform
  • Dockside water
  • 50 Amp shore power cord
  • Cablemaster for shore power cord
  • TV/Cable/Phone receptacle

Steering bar


Side Decks/Bow
The fiberglass non skid side decks are wide, and lead to the bow area allowing safe passage for your guests.

  • Stainless bow rails
  • Sun Pad area
  • Fresh water
  • Raw water
  • Lewmar windlass w/foot controls
  • Delta anchor
NOT OFFERED TO US CITIZENS WHILE IN US WATERS.The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.