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 seafaring cruiser, the 490SE is the perfect choice.

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The seafaring tradition is now within easy reach.

Pilothouse yachts are steeped in the aura of the open sea, and the 490 SE Pilothouse from Meridian is no exception. In addition to a dignified profile and solid construction from stem to stern, this sturdy yacht offers the responsive handling and cruising comfort you expect from Meridian. The expertly designed layout provides generous living spaces with elegant touches like Berber carpet, Karadon™ custom countertops, interior cherry wood and teak-and-holly galley flooring. The 490 is also able to easily accommodate six people with three full staterooms. If you are looking for additional cruising versatility, the third stateroom converts to a large walk-in dressing area off the master stateroom.

MASTER STATEROOM. Large double berth with six-drawer storage underneath and two cedar-lined, illuminated hanging lockers with one drawer and additional storage below. A prewired shelf designed to accommodate a 13-inch TV is included.

GALLEY. Large refrigerator/freezer, three-burner electric stove with oven, convection microwave oven, trash compactor, custom Karadon™ solidsurface countertops, double stainless-steel sink, ample drawer storage and teak-and-holly flooring.

PILOTHOUSE. Comfortable helm seat, jump seat and L-shaped companion seating, removable fold-leaf table, chart table, chart locker with reading light, full instrumentation, stereo with speakers in both pilothouse and salon, and doors to both port and starboard side decks.

MASTER HEAD. Large head offers an enclosed shower and bathtub stall, mirrored medicine cabinet and vanity cabinet with plenty of storage.

GUEST HEAD. Day-use and guest head with full standing headroom, enclosed shower stall, mirrored medicine cabinet and vanity cabinet with storage.

GUEST STATEROOM. Large double berth with two-drawer storage underneath and nightstand, plus cedar-lined, illuminated hanging locker for additional storage.

THIRD STATEROOM/DRESSING AREA Enclosed dressing area with full-size, cedar-lined, illuminated hanging locker and five drawers is incorporated into the master stateroom layout. Double bunks provide additional sleeping accommodations.

SALON. The most discriminating boaters will appreciate the 490’s elegant solid cherry-wood interior with glossy finish and Colony square cream Berber carpet throughout. The salon also includes L-shaped lounge seating with a Flexsteel™ Magic Bed, a cocktail table with custom solid-surface top, an adjustable solid-plank dining table and an entertainment center with 24-inch TV. New for 2005: convenient engine-room access from salon.

BRIDGE DECK & UPPER HELM. Adjustable, removable swivel helm seat, dual hydraulic engine controls, nonglare dash panel, impressive instrumentation, manual davit system and Bimini top. Also incorporates bench seat and L-shaped lounge seating with storage underneath removable cushions, as well as easy access to pilothouse and cockpit.

Large bridge with 750 lb. capacity manual davitsystem

Three-stateroom floor plan

Full-beam salon

Great visibility from Pilothouse helm

Versatility of Pilothouse seating configuration

Northstar® electronics