MERIDIAN 490 Pilothouse- SOLD COMPs – April 2021


$ 339,000.00
Jacksonville Fl
Boat Type:
490 Pilothouse MY
Boat Name:

SThis 2008/2010 vessel  SOLD for $315k on 4/13/2021   1000 hour service completed, $35k in recent upgrades, 


Sold Meridian 490s updated 4/2021

49’ Meridian 490               2008/2010   Ask $339k.          sold  $315k (4/13/2021)   233 days on market                  Jacksonville Fl.

49’ Meridian 490                2004          Ask $259k           Sold $249k (2/16/2021)  134 days on market. Seattle Wa.


49’ Meridian 490                2007          Ask $365k           Sold $340k (1/29/2021) 105 days on market.     Pensacola Florida

49’ Meridian 490                2006          Ask $352k           Sold $315k (1/11/20211) 244 days on market.   Vancouver BC Canada

49’ Meridian 490                2003          Ask $289k           Sold $279k (11/18/2020) 36 days on market.     Anacortes WA. USA

49’ Meridian 490  LLC       2005          Sold $210k (11/18/2020). Private sale -never hit the market. Missouri USA

Meridian 490                     2005         Ask $269k                        Sold $235k (11/14/2020)   86 days (this time) on market. Long Island NY

49’ Meridian 490                2007        Ask $357,500.                   Sold $337,000.. (11/2020) 393 Days on Market: Anacortes WA. USA

49′    Meridian 490             2004        Ask $224,390.                  Sold $138,837.  (8/2020) 421 Days on Market:    Delta BC, CAN

49′    Meridian 490             2003        Ask $216,866.                 Sold $209,006.   (8/2020) 696 Days on Market    Vancouver, BC, CAN

49′    Meridian 490             2004        Ask $308k                         Sold $285k   (6/2020)  50 Days on Market   Seattle, WA, USA

49′    Meridian  490            2003        Ask $189k                        Sold $187k    (4/2020) 626 Days on Market   Jacksonville, Fl. USA (listing broker informed me that he sold it twice during this time)

49′    Meridian 490             2004       Ask $309k                          Sold $292k    (2/2020) 57 Days on Market    Tacoma, WA, USA

49′   Meridian 490             2007 With QSB 380hp engines   Ask $339k         Sold $335k (12/2019) 2 Days on Market    Seattle WA USA

49′  Meridian 490              2004    Ask $299k                               Sold $278k (11/2019)  103 Days on Market     Seattle, WA, USA

49′  Meridian 490              2004    Ask $289k                              Sold $285k  (10/2019) 90 Days on Market            Annacortes, WA, USA

49′ Meridian 490               2004   Ask $249,900.                         Sold $224k (9/2019)   104 Days on Market          San Pedro, CA, USA

49′ Meridian 490              2003   Ask $269,500                           Sold $257,500. (8/2019)   73 Days on Market      Tacoma, WA, USA

49′ Meridian 490              2005   Ask $279,500.                          Sold $270k  (7/2019)  165 Days on Market           Duvall, WA. USA

49′ Meridian 490              2003   Ask $219k                                 Sold $219k (5/2019) 84 Days on Market              Maine, USA.

49′ Meridian 490              2005  Ask $299,850.                            Sold $272,500 (4/2019) 320 Days on Market       Sarasota, FL, USA

49′ Meridian 490              2006  Ask $285k                                 Sold $270k (4/2019)        251 Days on Market      Seattle, WA, USA

49′ Meridian 490             2007   Ask $299k   QSB 380 hp engines Sold $280,500. (3/2019)  160 Days on Market  Marathon, FL. USA




49′ Meridian 490 (FEATURED BOAT HERE) 2008/10  Ask $369,000 (03/18) Sold $334,500 (07/18) FL, USA
49′ Meridian 490 Pilothouse 2008 Ask:$369,000 (09/15) Sold:$335,000 (06/17) WA, USA



49′ Meridian 490 Pilothouse 2007 Ask: $385,000 (03/17) Sold: $381,111 (07/17) WA, USA
49′ Meridian 490 Pilothouse 2007 Ask: $340,000 (06/17) Sold: $315,000 (01/18) FL, USA

The 490’s older than 2007’s- DO NOT have the QSB Common Rail Electronic Engines, and therefore have lower value as comps to the boats that do. The older boats are mechanically injected, and burn more fuel, make smoke and vibrate, something these electronic engines do NOT.

SOLD for $315k 4/2021… a great buy.

This vessel is the newest Meridian 490 available. She was built in 2008 (last year of construction) but not commissioned new til 2010 (that pesky recession you know)   Properly equipped for cruising.  Let me tell you how RARE these boats are- this is the second 2008 Meridian 490 to become available in Florida since 2013.    With their QSB electronic (no smoking, quiet, vibration free) engines they are quite desirable.

Now in the COMP category to pricing- She’s priced correctly to the market today. Unlike recent sales of 2007 models, this one has a tender worth a good $15k.  This vessel is EQUIPPED to cruise, and has been cruised so all the “bugaboo’s” have long been discovered and corrected.

Beam: 15 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 4 in
Bridge Clearance: 18 ft 2 inch is the factory measurement. I do believe those Sat receivers and new anchor light are adding at least two feet more height. You might want to put a tape measure on this if you have low bridges to contend with. I know the standard height boats will do the whole Great Loop with no issue, as long as you enter Lake Ontario off of the Erie Canal in Oswego NY, where everybody else does, mainly because most doing the Loop are going north across the Lake to Ontario to enter the canals that go into Georgian Bay,  totally bypassing Lake Erie (and Ohio) to come out at the top of Lake Huron. It’s BEAUTIFUL in Georgian Bay. Crystal clear water.
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Dry Weight: 29990 lbs (when new). In the REAL WORLD: keep in mind the added weight of a Bow thruster, all the batteries for Inverters, tender and outboard, fuel at 7lbs per gallon and water at 8lbs per gallon, plus  supplies. It’s not unusual to have to raise the waterline bottom paint and boot stripes inches higher than when new from the factory.

Year Built: 2008
Engine Model: TWO (2) QSB 5.9 Cummins Diesels.
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1276
Engine Power: 380 HP each.           Great Lakes Boat for many years.



Meridian 490 Layout Drawing



Sun shade -because in Florida due to the winds, the sun is ALWAYS shining into the back of vessels when anchored. Believe that.


Glendenning Cablemaster. Push a button- it play’s the shore power cord out out- push a button it retracts the shore power cable.


Custom installed freshwater hose.


THIS is why the Meridian 490’s cost more than the Bayliner 4788’s they replaced. It’s the fit and finish. It’s the soft goods, It’s the hardware and lighting fixtures. In other words -QUALITY.   There is a factory installed engine room access hatch below the salon table. The settee makes into a bed.


Salon L-shaped Settee with Pull Out Double Berth. Hi-Lo.   Table Sliding Windows with Blinds.  Cherry Wood Interior. LED Lighting. U-line Icemaker .Samsung TV with disc player .Intellian Sat TV.   System Central Vac System.   3 Zone Marine Air AC System.  Sliding Entry from Cockpit



The Meridian 490 came standard with one side chair, whereas the 4788 came with two.

Karadon Solid Surface Countertops. Dual Stainless Sinks.  Princess Electric Stove.  GE Microwave.  GE Trash Compactor. Splendide Combo Washer/Dryer (in hallway to the staterooms).  Safe T Alert CO Monitor



One of the ‘maddening things’ of the 490 Meridian is that they didn’t offer a wood door to cover the television when not in use-as the 4788 had as standard.

In 2008 this was the only interior offered. Cherry wood, dark counter tops and white carpets. Note the Icemaker. The sink and blender which was once standard in this location was no longer available after 2001.


The chef has a great view!

Looking forward in the hallway towards the staterooms and heads. Note the thermostat control for the 110v baseboard electric heater.


Looking aft towards the salon from the forward stateroom. The combo washer/dryer is in that cabinet on the right.


Master Stateroom- details, It’s not a Grand Banks when it comes to woodwork, but on the other hand you aren’t going to freak out if your kid scratches it up.


The “third stateroom”-which is fine for a child, but is best used for storage. The door has been removed so that one may access the closet and drawers behind those mirrored doors. When the factory doors are installed, it’s almost impossible to access with the doors closed unless you are super skinny. It’s rather a “rubics cube” which is why most owners removed them.


The Master Head- has a bathtub. Vacu-Flush heads.


You’re not going to find a bathtub on any Chinese (includes Taiwan) built boats. Nothing like a good soak after a hard work out.


VIP stateroom. Note the TV. BTW, this is the best stateroom for peaceful sleeping. No “wave slap” or dock line stretching noises like in the forward cabin.


Guest Head. Note the separate shower stall.



  • Sidepower Bow Thruster Controller
  • 2 Raymarine E120
  • Raymarine ST 60 Tridata
  • Raymarine Autopilot ST 70
  • Raymarine Hand-Held Remote VHF
  • Electronic Engine Controls
  • Cummins Smartcraft Gauges
  • Jabsco Searchligh
  • AC/DC Electrical Panel
  • Onan generator Remote Start panel
  • Xantrex Inverter Control panel
  • ACR Globalfix EPIRB
  • Clarion Marine Stereo
  • L-Shaped Settee with Teak table
  • Port and STBD Entry Doors
  • Overhead Storage Cabinets

Note the bow thruster control.  Electronic controls.







  • SidePower Bow Thruster Controller
  • Raymarine E120
  • Raymarine Depth ST 60 Tridata
  • Raymarine ST 70 Autopilot
  • Raymarine VHF
  • Electronic Engine Controls
  • Door to pilothouse/Ladder to Cockpit
  • Radar Arch w/Bimini Top
  • Large Bench Seating with Storage
  • Avanti 110v Freezer
  • 2011 11′ AB inflatable with 30 HP Evinrude outboard
  • Dingy Davit


Engine Room

  • Cummins QSB 5.9 380 HP Common Rail Diesel Engines
  • Dripless Shaft Logs
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Pro Mariner Battery Charger 50 Amp
  • Battery Banks
  • Onan 13.5 kw Gen Set 797 hrs
  • Glendenning 50 Amp Shore Power Reel

In the 4788’s and early 490’s one had to open that small door and crawl into the engine room, as that was the only access. On this vessel one enters the engine room via a hatch in the salon floor. Now that “crawl in space” can be used for storage.  Note all the spare parts there.


Although originally from freshwater, you can see by the sea-cocks (no longer shiny bronze) that she’s been in salt water for many years now.





13.5kw Generator in sound shield in the lazarette. 797 hours.


  • MUIR Horizontal Windlass
  • Jabsco Searchlight
  • Dual Double Fender Racks
  • Bowmar hatches
  • Fwd Bench Seating
  • Storage Hatches Fwd
  • Magma Stainless Gas Grill
  • Glomex TV Antenna
  • Fiberglass Swim Platform with Swim Ladder


Nice shiny gel coat. You might notice the slight “fracturing” of the windscreen as it’s Lexan (plastic) and that’s what Lexan does after a few years where it curves or has “stress” no matter who builds the boats.



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