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The Meridian 49 Pilothouse is a renown design, with a comfortable and intuitive layout, superb use of space, and wonderfully suited to Northwest cruising.
Current Affair X is a one owner boat with a history of good maintenance: solid mechanicals, clean engine room, and generally in nice condition.
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In production from 2003 to 2008, the Meridian 49 Pilothouse is a renown design developed from the Bayliner 4588 Pilothouse of the mid-1980s, and the Bayliner 4788 from 1994 to 2002. Owners enjoy a comfortable and intuitive layout, superb use of space, windows all around for sweeping vistas, and the pilothouse configuration is wonderfully suited to Northwest cruising.
Current Affair X is a one owner boat, with owners dedicated to maintenance. She has a history of good care with solid mechanicals.
Board through the opening gate from the swim platform to the cockpit. The cockpit can easily be enclosed adding protection during off weather, and increases the living space on board. There is room for a table and chairs for your morning coffee, or for fishing as you pause on the way to your next destination.
Enter a sliding door to the salon with ample lounging space, windows all around and storage throughout.
The galley to port is adjacent to and integrated with the salon keeping cook and guests engaged together. It is fully equipped with the bar to starboard.
Down four steps to the accommodations area with a guest cabin to port, a guest head with shower stall to starboard, and the owners cabin forward, also with private head and tub/shower. Here too is the laundry and a third cabin adjacent to the owners cabin that can be used as a dressing area, a sitting area, an office, or it can be closed off for privacy, making the third cabin.
Again from the salon, up four steps to the pilothouse with settee and table, the lower helm, and port and starboard doors to the side decks and foredeck.
Up a few more stairs to the flybridge with upper helm, plenty of lounging and entertaining space, and the boat deck aft with its ladder back down to the cockpit.
Leading forward from the salon, down four steps are the accommodations in three private cabins with two heads.
To port is a guest cabin with a double berth, a cedar lined closet, drawers, a shelf, two opening ports, two reading lights, overhead lights, and a heater outlet.
The guest head is to starboard with marine toilet, basin, storage, great lighting, and enclosed shower stall.
Next forward in the companionway is the laundry with combo washer/dryer.
The master cabin is all the way forward with a centreline berth (almost queen size), proper mattress, storage drawers underneath, hanging locker, two reading lights and overhead lights, four opening portlights, opening overhead hatch, shelves, and other cabinets.
The private master head is ensuite to the cabin with marine toilet, basin, opening portlight, stall shower, and storage lockers.
Natural light fills the salon with large windows from the gunwale to the ceiling, with blinds that hide behind a valance. The design’s bright and open salon is a defining benefit of the Meridian 490 pilothouse.
There is a large L-shaped settee to starboard, a hi-lo table, occasional chairs to port, and cabinets all along the port side. Also along port is a Corian shelf to match the galley.
The galley is midships to port, and although a little compact for two, the chef has all the elements needed to create and impress. It is adjacent to the salon, with a privacy bar, Corian counter tops, lots of storage in numerous cabinets.
Up from the galley and salon is the pilothouse, the command centre of the vessel. Here is the lower helm-station and seating area offering excellent visibility for operator and guests, with all controls close at hand. There is a settee and table, storage cabinets, and port and starboard doors to the side decks and foredecks.
Lower helm with:
The spacious bridge is a favourite gathering space whether dockside or underway. There is seating for a small army in a bench settee to starboard, and an L-settee to port, all with storage under. Operator and guests enjoy a sweeping view!
Primary access to the flybridge is via the stairs from the pilothouse, with additional access to or from the cockpit via the ladder aft.
Upper helm with:
The tender is stored aft of the flybridge on the boat deck and is easily launched with the electric davit. While launched, this area opens up to even more entertaining or lounging space.
The deep, full width cockpit can be BBQ headquarters, or fishing central, or both at the same time. The transom door allows easy swim-step access to load / unload the tender which is lowered and raised by the power davit on the boat deck above, and also makes for safe and easy dock access.
AC and DC power systems service the vessel through circuit breaker panels with appropriate voltage and ampere gauges. 110VAC is provided by two legs of 30 Amp shore connection, by the generator, and, based on available house bank battery power, through the inverter. Electrical system updates were done by Bluewater Rigging.
Powered by reliable 330 hp Diamond Series 6BTA85.9M3 Cummins engines, regularly serviced and always ready for cruising. The owners are rightly proud of their boat's mechanical condition.
Engine performance data (for both engines):
1,000 RPM ~ 6 knots ~ 11.4 l/hr ~ 53.0 NM per 100 litres
1,400 RPM ~ 8 knots ~ 21.2 l/hr ~ 37.8 NM per 100 litres
1,600 RPM ~ 9 knots ~ 29.5 l/hr ~ 30.4 NM per 100 litres
2,600 RPM ~18 knots ~ 101.5 l/hr ~ 17.7 NM per 100 litres
2,800 RPM ~ 22 knots ~ 131.7 l/hr ~ 16.6 NM per 100 litres
Current Affair X has been nicely cared for and all mechanical and systems maintenance should be up to date. In addition to regular service items, numerous deck fittings have been re-bed as occasionally befits a yacht of this vintage:
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.