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Meridian 459 Cockpit Motoryacht By Capt. Bill Pike — December 2003

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Base price: $394,000 with 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
Standard equipment: 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

Length overall: 47'8"
Waterline length: 40'7"
Beam: 14'4"
Draft: 3'10"
Weight (dry): 30,700 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 330 gal.
Water capacity: 90 gal.
Test engines: 2/315-hp Cummins MerCruiser 330B diesel inboards
Transmissions/ratio: ZF80-A2.0/1.96:1
Props: 23x25 4-blade Nibral
Steering: Teleflex Sea Star hydraulic
Controls: Teleflex mechanical
Optional equipment on test boat: 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
Price as tested: $509,445

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

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