Meridian 459 Cockpit

Boat Tests


Builder: Meridian

Model: 459

Model Year: 2003

Boat Type: Cruiser

LOA: 47'8"

Beam: 14'4"

Draft: 3'10"

Weight: 30,700 lbs.

Standard Power: 2/420-hp Mercury 8.1S HO gasoline inboards

Optional Power: 2/315-hp Cummins MerCruiser 330B or 2/355-hp Cummins MerCruiser 370B diesel inboards

Fuel Capacity: 330 gal.

Water Capacity: 90 gal.


Faria gauges
Danforth compass
2/Ongaro horns
Seaward Princess electric cooktop
Norcold refrigerator
Black & Decker coffee maker
Samsung microwave
Karadon countertops
Flexsteel Mirage leather lounge w/2 incliners
Perko sea strainers
11-gal. Attwood water heater
2/ITT Jabsco electric MSDs
Sanigard holding-tank vent filter
Racor fuel-water separators
PYI P.S.S. (Packless Sealing System) dripless shaft logs
6/Trojan batteries
40-amp Xantrex Truecharge 40 battery charger
4/2000-gph Rule bilge pumps
Bennett trim tabs


D.O.C. (Docking On Command) system w/6-hp SidePower bow and stern thrusters
lower helm station
basic navigation package (Raymarine ST60 depthsounder, Ray 53 VHF, and RayChart 435 color chartplotter)
44,000-Btu Marine Air A/C
Origo dishwasher
Splendide 2000 Comb-O-Matic washer/dryer
2/VacuFlush MSDs
engine-room fire-suppression system
11.5-kW Onan genset

This article originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.