Meridian 490 Pilothouse


Ref: 8606897 / Length: 54 ft

Year: 2007 / Lying: Vancouver


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Exceptional condition, likely by far the best Meridian 490 on the market.


- Always Covered and Fresh Water kept until 2018  

- Ultra Low original hours

- Cushions show as new

- Bow and Stern Thrusters

-Freedom Lift for tender and Davit should you want to add a Jetski on the flybridge.

-Center Console RIB W/ Honda 20 

-Rocna Anchor 25 kg, (55 lbs.) with 150m chain and 150m rode (450 ft chain and 450 ft of rode)

The legendary Meridian 490 has an incredible amount of volume utilizing four levels of living space.  They are very capable and spacious cruisers.  With her full beam salon, modern galley, three staterooms and two heads with separate showers (one with tub) you will have all the comforts of home. 

"Charisma" is a unique opportunity to own one of these high quality vessels in exceptional condition.    She spent her life in FRESH WATER until 2018, and has always been stored in a covered slip until 2021.   Her Gelcoat shines, and her bilges are very clean.   Her engines  run like new with only 319 original hours.  

In 2019 her owner added a stern thruster to complement the bow thruster.  At that time an electric Freedom Lift dinghy storage system was also added.    This frees up the entire flybridge for lounging and entertaining. 


Highlights Include:


  • Cummins QSB 5.9 Electronic Engines (ONLY 319 original hour!)

  • 12.5kW Onan Diesel Generator – (ONLY 374 original hours!) serviced February 2022

  • Bow and Stern Thrusters (Stern Thruster NEW 2019!)

  • Electronic Engine Controls

  • Smartcraft Engine System

  • Freedom Lift Dinghy Davit System (NEW 2019!)

  • 750 lb Crane Davit 

  • Reversable Heat/Air Conditioners, plus separate electric heating system.

  • Splendid Washer/Dryer

  • Removable Flybridge for Trucking Transport

  • Bottom Pain and Hull polished February 2022

Full Specs


Master Stateroom

  • Double Berth w/ Drawers Below

  • Hanging Lockers (2) – Cedar Lined, Illuminated

  • Hull Side Shelves

  • Stowage Cabinets

  • Private Access to 3rd Stateroom / Dressing Area

  • Overhead Hatch

  • Overhead Lighting

  • Portlights w/ Screens (2) & Curtains

  • 110V Outlet (1) & GFI 110V Outlet (2)

  • Private Head

  • Enclosed Shower/Tub Stall w/ Glass Enclosure

  • VacuFlush Head System

  • Vanity Cabinet w/ Molded Sink & Storage Below

  • Mirrored Medicine Cabinet

  • Overhead Lights

  • Stowage Shelves

  • Towel Bars

  • Exhaust Fan

  • 110V Outlet (GFI)


Guest Stateroom

  • Double Berth w/ Storage Below

  • Hanging Locker – Cedar Lined, Illuminated

  • Built-In Nightstand

  • Overhead & Reading Lights

  • Curtains

  • 110V Outlet (GFI)


 Guest Head

  • Enclosed Shower Stall w/ Glass Enclosure

  • VacuFlush Head System

  • Vanity Cabinet w/ Molded Sink & Storage Below

  • Mirrored Medicine Cabinet

  • Overhead Lights

  • Stainless Steel Privacy Portlight

  • Stowage Shelves

  • Towel Bars

  • Exhaust Fan

  • 110V Outlet (FGI)


 Third Stateroom / Dressing Area

  • Settee Converts to Over & Under Bunks

  • Hanging Locker

  • Drawer Storage

  • Portlight w/ Screen & Curtain

  • Access from Master Stateroom or Companionway


  • Solid Cherry Wood W/ Gloss Finish

  • Ultraleather L-Shaped Lounge

  • Custom Wood Table

  • Barrel Chair w/ Ottoman

  • U-Line Ice Maker

  • LG Flat Screen TV

  • Fusion Marine Stereo w/ 3-Zones (Salon, Pilothouse & Flybridge)

  • Cabinet Storage

  • Overhead Lighting

  • 110V Outlets: Ground Fault Protected

  • Stereo Speakers

  • Mini-Blinds

  • Carpet



           7.0 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator / Freezer (110V/12V) new 2021

  • Princess Electric Three-Burner Stove w/ Oven & Stainless Steel Heat Shield

  • GE Microwave

  • Trash Compactor

  • Karadon Custom Solid-Surface Countertops

  • Stainless Steel Double Sink w/ Cover

  • Upper & Lower Cabinet Storage

  • Drawer Storage

  • Overhead Lights

  • Teak/Holly Flooring



  • Courtesy Lights

  • Full Isinglass Enclosure (not pictured- Excellent Condition)

  • Sliding Cabin Entry Door (w/ Canvas Door Cover)

  • Hatches (3) – Access to Bilge, Gas Assisted

  • Ladder – Access to Flybridge

  • Shore Water Connection

  • Molded Step Access to Side Decks

  • Stowage Lockers – Port & Starboard

  • Transom Door



  • Command Console w/ Adjustable/Swivel Helm Seat (w/ Canvas Cover)

  • Dual SmartCraft Instrumentation (Tachometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure Gauge, Temp Gauge)

  • Raymarine E80 ChartPlotter

  • Raymarine Autopilot 

  • Raymarine 4KW Radar Array

  • Side Power Bow and Stern Thrusters Controls

  • Fusion Marine Stereo w/  3-Zones (Flybridge, Salon & Pilothouse)

  • Radar Arch w/ Recessed Lighting

  • Bimini Top and enclosure

  • Electronic Engine Controls

  • Flush Mounted Compass

  • Courtesy Lights

  • Access to Pilothouse

  • L-Shaped Lounge Seating w/ Removable Cushions, Stowage Below (w/ Canvas Cover) NOTE:  Settee Relocated 18" Aft to Provide More Space

  • Bench Seat w/ Removable Cushions, Stowage Below (w/ Canvas Cover)

  • Stainless Steel Welded Rails

  • Trim Tab Controls

  • Venturi Windscreen – Aluminum Frame

  • Davit - 750# Capacity w/ Sling



  • Command Console w/ Dual SmartCraft Instrumentation (Tachometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure Gauge, Temp Gauge)

  • Uniden ES VHF

  • Raymarine E120 and E80 Chart Plotters

  • Raymarine 4KW Radar Array

  • Side Power Bow and Stern Thruster controls

  • Remote Control Searchlight

  • Danforth Compass

  • Rudder Angle Indicator

  • Electronic Engine Controls

  • Dual Station Fuel Tank Senders

  • Trim Tab Controls

  • Fusion Marine Stereo w/ 3-Zones (Pilothouse, Salon & Flybridge)

  • Helm Chair

  • Windshield Weather Covers

  • Windshield Wipers (2)

  • Port & Starboard Pilothouse Doors (w/ Canvas Door Covers) Provide Access to Side Decks

  • Jump Seat w/ Removable Cushions & Stowage Below

  • L-Shaped Lounge Seating w/ Stowage Below & Stowage Cabinet Above

  • Fold-Leaf Table (Removable)

  • Carpet

  • Access to Flybridge


Additional Equipment

  • Splendide Combo-Matic Washer/Dryer

  • new engine start batteries October 2022
  • new tender start battery, controller, tender cover and serviced


Engines & Mechanical

  •  Twin Cummins QSB 5.9 diesel engines

  • Bow and Stern Thrusters (Stern Thruster NEW 2019!)

  • Electronic Engine Controls

  • Smartcraft Engine Gauges- Shows Fuel Economy

  • Alarm: High Engine Temperature w/ Low Oil Pressure

  • Blower: For Forced-Air Ventilation

  • ETS Electronic Diesel Engine Controls

  • Internal Sea Strainers

  • Racor: Fuel Filter

  • Steering: Hynautic Hydraulic

  • Trim Tabs: Bennett Electric/Hydraulic


Ship Systems

  • 50 Amp Shore Power

  • Three Zone Air Conditioning w/ Reverse Cycle Heat – 16,000 BTU (2) / 12,000 BTU (1)

  • Separate electric heat system
  • Muir Windlass w/ Foot Controls / Rocna Anchor

  • Pressurized Hot & Cold Water

  • 20-Gallon Hot water Heater

  • 12V Macerator

  • Raw Water Washdown (Foredeck)

  • Rule Bilge Pumps: 1,000 GPH (5), 210 GPH (1), Manual & Automatic

  • 12V Lighting Fixtures

  • Battery Charger / Converter

  • Battery Paralleling System

  • Battery Switches (6)

  • Distribution Panel: 110V AC/12V DC, w/ Magnetic Circuit Breakers, Voltmeter & Hour Meters, Ammeter

  • Dripless Shaft Seals

  • Stainless Steel Propeller Shafts

  • Bronze Rudders & Struts w/ Rubber Strut Bearings

  • Bronze Seacocks on all Thru-Hull Fittings

  • Stainless Steel Fender Racks (Bow – 2 Racks Hold 2 Fenders Each)


Hull & Deck Features

  • Modified Bow Platform – Bow Pulpit Removed, Anchor Roller Installed

  • Custom Bow Rails (Made When Anchor Roller Installed)

  • Deck Fittings: Fuel Fill (2), Water Fill (2), Waste Pump-Out

  • Non-Skid Decks

  • Color Coded Electrical System

  • Engine Ventilation Louvers

  • Gunwale Trim: Rigid Vinyl w/ Stainless Steel Insert

  • Hand-Laid Fiberglass

  • Anchor Line Locker w/ Drain

  • Bomar Translucent Hatches on Bow (2), Opening w/ Screens

  • Marine Core Construction

  • Mooring cleats (8)

  • Portlights: Opening, w/ Screens, Stainless Steel

  • Rails:  Bow, Stainless Steel, Welded, Through-Bolted to Deck

  • Seat: Foredeck, Bench

  • Thermal & Acoustical Hull Insulation

  • Transom Platform: Bolt-On, w/ Retractable Ladder & Handrail

  • Windows: Side Decks, Opening, w/ Screens


Manufacturer Provided Description

While the 490SE Pilothouse 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 deftly 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 coastal cruiser, the 490SE is the perfect choice.


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.

Canadian vessels are for sale while located in Canada and are not for sale while located in the USA. Foreign registered vessels are not for sale while located in Canada.


For additional information or to schedule a viewing please contact:

Mike Murdoch

1 778 895 1629



Length 54 ft
Beam 15.08 ft


No. of Engines 2
Engine No. 1
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model QSB 5.9
Fuel Type diesel
Total Power 380|horsepower
Total Hours 317
Engine No. 2
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model QSB 5.9
Fuel Type diesel
Total Power 380|horsepower
Total Hours 319
Max Draft 3.33 ft