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This vessel has less than 300 hours on the main engine package and less than 400 hours on generator package. This is a deal!
Enjoy incredible fuel economy in this extremely comfortable and hugely popular Aft Cabin Cockpit Motor Yacht. “TEMPESTUOUS LADY II” has been meticulously maintained, and is beautifully decorated, luxurious, and extremely comfortable Aft Cabin Cockpit Motor Yacht is fully equipped with full electronics, 11.5 KW Onan Generator, Side Power DOC Bow & Stern Thruster System, Mirage Leather upholstery, cherry interior, innerspring mattress, 4-zone reverse cycle A/C, central vac, washer/dryer, dockside water, 6'7" head room and more. Under water exhausts and a well-insulated engine room result in a quiet ride. “TEMPESTUOUS LADY II” is designed and equipped for entertaining, comfortable cruising, or living aboard. The bridge, aft deck, salon, and cockpit are perfect for entertaining. With the master aft stateroom and forward VIP stateroom two couples can enjoy comfort and privacy while cruising. The cockpit serves as the private patio to the master stateroom. It is ideal for just relaxing as well as fishing and diving. Twin 370 Cummins diesels provide dependable, economical power and excellent performance. Broker remarks: This 45' Meridian Cockpit Motor Yacht 2004 is conveniently located in Tarpon Springs, Florida. If you are looking for a clean, updated and ready to go Meridian, then look no more!! She features twin Cummins Diamond Performance Series 370 hp with low hours, high end electronics, and a Docking on Command Bow and Stern Thruster System. She offers tremendous versatility, family-size accommodations, excellent long term value. The huge interior has a wide-open salon and roomy staterooms. Tiered windows give near 360 degree visibility. The molded swim-platform steps lead to a huge water sports or fishing cockpit. The large aft deck has a wet bar with icemaker and a table with seating for alfresco dining. Wide walk around side decks allow you to enjoy the water from every angle. She includes isenglass that will completely enclose the bridge. The salon features Sound system. Relax in the reclining settee. High gloss cherrywood cabinets throughout, hardwood galley sole, and Corian counters throughout. Galley boasts a double door refrigerator and freezer, Samson convection and microwave oven, 3 burner stove. A four zone A/C will keep you cool. Both ensuite staterooms have island queen berths. Master stateroom has a private entrance and a great view of the water out of the sliding doors to the cockpit. You can cruise this beauty at 20 knots. We have priced her publicly lower than all other on the market and she is new to sale. Owner is not playing around as she is ready to move onto other interest. This Meridian is seriously for sale and a pleasure to show in every aspect!! Please call for more info.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 45'Beam: 14'4"Draft: 3'10"
Engine(s): CumminsEngine(s) HP: 370Engine Model: B Series
Cruising Speed: 22mphMax Speed: 30mph
Fuel: 330Water: 90Holding: 55
TEMPESTUOUS LADY II is a beautifully decorated, luxurious, and comfortable Aft Cabin Cockpit Motor Yacht with Mirage satin finish leather upholstery, cherry interior, innerspring mattress, recliner chairs, 4-zone reverse cycle A/C, central vac, washer/dryer, dockside water, 6'7" head room and more.
The Salon is tastefully decorated and exceptionally bright and open with 360-degree visibility.
* CO Monitoring System
* Mirage Leather Upholstery
* (2) Recliners
* Convertible Couch
* Settee w/Storage under
* Hi-Low Table
* Sunbrella Carpet Runners
* Entertainment Center
* 24" Flat Screen TV
* JVC Digital DVD Home Theatre System
The bright open galley is only 2 steps down from the salon.
* Karadon Counter Tops
* Teak Flooring
* Carousel Corner Storage Cabinet
* Ample Storage in Cabinets
* Additional Floor Storage
* Large Refrigerator/Freezer
* Stainless Steel Sink w/Cutting Board
* 3 Burner Electric Cook Top
* Coffee Maker
* Central Vacuum
The aft cabin master stateroom has a full walk around berth, sliding door access to the cockpit. It is well appointed with tasteful selections of fabrics for upholstery, drapery, bedspreads, and pillowcases.
* CO Monitoring System
* Walk Around Queen w/Storage under
* Padded Head Board
* Inner Spring Mattress
* Vanity w/Mirrored Medicine Cabinet
* Ensuite Head &Separate Shower
* (3) Drawer Bureau
* (2) Night Stands
* (2) Cedar Lined Hanging Lockers
* AM/FM/CD Stereo
* A/C Control
* (3) Opening Ports
* Sliding Door to Cockpit
The comfortable guest stateroom is forward. It is well appointed with tasteful selections of fabrics for upholstery, drapery, bedspreads, and pillowcases.
* CO Monitoring System
* Island Double w/Drawers under
* Cedar Lined Hanging Locker
* Ensuite Head w/Shower
* A/C Control
* (2) Opening Ports
* Foredeck Hatch
* Vacuflush Heads
* Holding Tank Macerator Overboard Discharge
* 55 Gallon Holding Tank
* Holding Tank Deck Pump Out Fitting
* (2) Shower Sump Pumps
There is excellent visibility fore and aft from the helm and comfortable seating for six.
* Helm Seat & Mate Seat
* L-Shaped Settee w/Storage under
* Norcold Refrigerator/Freezer
* Bimini w/Enclosure
* Fully Enclosed Aft Deck
* Hard Top
* Wing Doors
* Wet Bar
* Settee w/Storage under
The cockpit is a great place to relax, swim, fish, board the boat, and handle dock lines.
* Sliding Glass Door to Master Aft Stateroom
* Transom Door
* Swim Platform
* Swim Ladder
* Hot Cold Fresh Water Shower
* Cable Master w/50amp Cord
The engine room is very clean and well lighted.
* Sea Fire Automatic Fire System
* Dripless Shaft Logs
* Fresh Water Cooling
* Raw Water Strainers
* Racor Filters
* (4) Automatic Bilge Pumps
* (2) Shower Sump Pumps
The generator is under the cockpit in a sound shield for quiet operation and easy access.
* 11.5 KW Onan Generator
* Glendining Cable Master
* 50amp Shore Cord
* Cable TV/Phone Receptacle
* 40 Amp Battery Charger
* AGM Batteries
* Battery Parallel System
* Raymarine RL80C Color Plotter w/Color Fish Finder & 48 Mile Radar
* Side Power DOC Bow & Stern Thruster System
* Raymarine ST 6001 Auto Pilot
* Jabsco Remote Control Spot Light
* Northstar NS-100 VHF
* Trim Tabs
* Clarion am/fm c.d. system
* Separate depth Raymarine st-40
* Satellite television system
* Art and Sculpture collection
* Personal Items
BOAT TEST ONE:
By Capt. Bill Pike
"Hey Bill," a guy asked recently, "what makes a test boat good?" The question seemed to have philosophical significance, at least at first, so I waded right in. What the heck?
Aesthetics got dispensed with immediately—beauty's the purview of beholders, not boat testers. Then I tried the wise, Socratic-type approach, a serious challenge for me, due to a lifelong propensity to blather on endlessly if given half a chance. Finally, though, I struck upon the perfect answer. I trotted out an example—a boat I tested some weeks ago in the Pacific Northwest, Meridian Yachts' 459 Cockpit Motoryacht.
The 459's a good boat for one, simple reason: She's flat-out easy to use. Whether I was squeezing her big, beamy bulk out of the little boathouse she occupied on Swinomish Channel in LaConner, Washington, or guiding her ruggedly reinforced bow across deadhead-strewn Skagit Bay at full speed, the 459 responded precisely and immediately to the faintest pressure on her hydraulically actuated wheel or the subtlest adjustment to her Teleflex mechanical throttles. Moreover, never once did I have to hunt for a gauge, switch, or knob while sitting at the helm on the flying bridge. Trim tab rockers. Tachs. Compass. Chartplotter. You name it. Everything was easy to spot and readily at hand.
Let me illustrate further. Not far from LaConner, at least as the crow flies, there's a wild and woolly, cliff-sided stretch of dark tidal water that separates Whidbey and Fidalgo islands. Called Deception Pass, it's famous for whirlpools, standing waves, rips of incredible power, and roaring currents that routinely achieve speeds of 10 knots. Multiply the average flow of Washington state's mighty Columbia River by a factor of eight and send it barreling through a notch that's barely 500 feet wide, and you get a glimmer of the spectacular chaos that enlivens this place on a twice-daily basis.
Nothin' wrong with a little adventure, I always say. So with the blessing of Meridian's rep Bill Filip, who was sitting in the copilot's seat, I decided to run Deception Pass in the 459. A flood tide was extant at the time, and as Filip and I approached from well out on Skagit Bay, I could see a couple of whirlpools, one about two feet deep at its yellowish center and perhaps 20 feet across. At the shadowy entrance to the pass, I dodged a bobbling tree trunk about the size of a Volkswagen Jetta and started through at half-throttle, aiming the 459's bow straight for ol' yeller.
What happened next was amazing. In seconds, I felt the boat hit a veritable wall of oncoming current, a sensation that spooked me a bit, then immediately encouraged me to pour on the power. Immense forces began surging abeam, jockeying to slough the boat sideways toward towering rock walls. To stay on track, I began rapidly working the wheel and throttles simultaneously, adjusting, compensating, and relying almost wholly upon my intuition and the boat's confidence-inspiring agility. The 459 forged on, dodging, feinting, and weaving like a talented boxer in a tough fight. "Yeeeehawwwww!" yelled Filip as we finally broke free of the big whirlpool's orbit.
Seas beyond were piddly—a rather anticlimactic one under the circumstances. However, the test numbers I subsequently recorded, and the open-water performance they represented, kept the excitement going for a bit longer, what with sweetly carved turns, superb sightlines all around, and a respectable average top speed of 28.4 mph. At one point I pulled one of our Cummins MerCruiser 330Bs out of gear--to simulate an engine problem—and discovered the boat would do at least 12 mph on one main and turn and maneuver almost like she was still operating on two. Filip noted that thanks to her transmissions and PYI dripless shaft logs, the 459 can freewheel a prop for up to 24 hours without damage. Just about anybody oughta be able to find a mechanic in that amount of time!
Going back through Deception Pass after the sea trial was as much fun as going through the first time. And returning the boat to her boathouse once we'd gotten back to LaConner simply underscored the theme. Maneuvering with engines only, I spun the 459 in front of the boathouse and eased her astern by simply clutching in and out of gear a few times. Visibility aft was fine, thanks to the open area beneath the underside of the hardtop. And while our test boat was equipped with an optional D.O.C. (Docking On Command) system, which integrates controls for both bow and stern thrusters into a single, boat-shaped device on the dashboard, I used the system only to pin the 459 against the finger pier inside the boathouse while Filip dealt with our mooring lines. Didn't need it otherwise.
Smart interior planning complemented the easy handling. Highlights were numerous, although I had a few favorites. The first was the layout of the large, full-beam master. Separating the port-side head into three separate parts—a shower-stall compartment forward, an MSD compartment aft, and an open sink in between—is a savvy, usability-enhancing idea. And situating the queen-size island berth opposite, just steps from the big sliding door that accesses the porch-like ambience of the cockpit, is a master stroke.
Construction was the second highlight. To disperse shock loads and generally reduce running stresses, stringers are engineered to continue from the transom well into the bow area, a good distance beyond where most builders leave off. Also, load-bearing bulkheads are bonded to both the hull and deck to absorb stress and cut down on noise and vibration. And furthermore, all holes cut in bulkheads for conduits, hoses, and wires are thoroughly sealed with color-coordinated silicone to nix noise. The technique works: With our lazarette-ensconced genset running dockside, sound levels were so low in the saloon, master, and VIP, they failed to hit the minimum measurement of 50 dB-A on the decibel meter.
BOAT TEST TWO:
Her exterior will catch your eye; her interior will steal your heart.
By Chris Caswell
For most yachts, the design process starts with the hull and deck, which are inked both for performance through the water and good looks by traditional standards, with the interior created later to fit that shell. In the case of the Meridian 459, I'd guess that the designers took the opposite route. First they assembled the features they wanted: two staterooms, a saloon, a galley, two large heads, a sundeck and a cockpit. Then they shrink-wrapped a boat around this package.
The 459 is the nautical version of the "cab forward" automobile that trades hood length for increased interior space. The 459 has interior volume in spades. This is a yacht that packs an incredible amount of living area and comfort into a surprisingly nimble package.
Dockside, the 459 is impressively tall, with side decks that loom far above head height amidships, drooping lower at the bow. The foredeck tilts forward, turning the usually horizontal sunpads into recliners, but putting the anchor roller at a reasonable height.
The 459 was developed from the year-old Meridian 408, an immensely popular two-stateroom/two-head motoryacht that will continue in production for the time being. In fact, all the likable features of the 408 remain untouched, with the 459 created by morphing on a large cockpit. Frankly, the cockpit is such a useful feature that it would be hard to live without it. First, it provides water-level access to the stern platform for swimming, boarding a tender or stepping onto a pier. It also allows a spacious under-deck compartment for the generator that, in turn, frees up space in the tight engineroom.
Most important, however, is that it creates a private patio for the master stateroom, complete with a sliding door. In the 408, the master stateroom is limited to a transom window, but the 459 has more light plus direct access to the cockpit. With a chair and table, it would be a pleasant place for 459 owners to start their day with coffee and croissants.
The saloon is expansive, with twin settees (the port couch includes two oh-so-comfortable Flexsteel recliners in stain-resistant Mirage leather) and a double row of windows that allows guests a wide-screen view of the scenery while seated. Though padded liners are used extensively, there is enough high-gloss cherry joinery and accents to warm the interior. Two hinged-up windows provide fresh air but could prove to be ankle-biters on the side decks.
Airflow throughout the 459 was carefully considered in the design process, and the overhead liner conceals the climate-control ducts and vents, with indirect airflow for draft-free cooling. The optional Marine Air air conditioning system has no exposed vents, and the standard Meridian 459 has an outside air ventilation system to refresh the cabin air.
Our test boat had the optional lower helm, which replaces the standard dinette in the forward corner of the saloon. Personally, I would save my money for options such as the master-stateroom entertainment system or the upgraded décor package. The flying bridge is so impeccably designed that it becomes an all-weather loft, negating the need for a lower station even in areas such as the Pacific Northwest. Completely protected by the optional soft enclosure, it remains open to the hardtop-covered afterdeck, which has its own enclosure. The result is airy and bright, and conversation can flow from deck to bridge.
The steps to the bridge are comfortably spaced, and the view from the helm is excellent in all directions, including the after corners when backing down or docking. Add the optional air conditioning/heating for the bridge, and you'll never miss the lower helm.
The galley is down, but just barely, since the saloon sole is at knee height. In addition to touches such as the full upright refrigerator/freezer and convection/microwave oven, it has a clever pantry beneath the sole with twin bins for stowage. Lift the steps to the saloon, and you'll find an immense stowage area, some of which can be used for the optional washer/dryer. Noticeable throughout the 459 but particularly a concern in the galley is the absence of sea rails or lips on counter surfaces.
Forward, the guest stateroom is pleasantly sized, with a double berth, two hanging lockers and a door to the large day head with shower.
The master stateroom is an absolute delight because of that slider to the cockpit. The queen innerspring berth is athwartships and, for once, rectangular, so store-bought linens will fit properly. The head is divided, with a toilet compartment aft and a separate enclosed shower forward, while a sink in a Karadon counter divides the two.
The only tight area on the 459 is the engineroom, which is reached via a lift-out panel in the saloon sole. The headroom is low, and access to the engines is improved by removing two additional sole panels, but it's acceptable for the usual checks. With the generator absented to the under-cockpit compartment, there is both more space in the engineroom than in that of the 408 and excellent access to the sound-shielded genset.
Construction is to high standards, and the tight seams between panels are the result of mirror-smooth molds created by a computer-driven, state-of-the-art milling machine. Meridian strengthens the hull with a stringer system that extends from the stern to the bow strake and carries, via aluminum cross members, the weight and torque of the engines. Unlike builders who simply tab in the bulkheads, Meridian designed the 459 with load-bearing bulkheads that create a monocoque uni-body structure for added strength. The hull/deck joint is bonded chemically with urethane and mechanically with through-bolts every five to seven inches. With vinylester resins for blister protection, Meridian offers a 10-year hull and deck warranty.
When it comes to systems, Meridian has color-coded all the wiring for easy service. Connections are made with pin connectors, rather than crimped swages, to eliminate shorts. Because Meridian knows boat owners will add and update gear in the future, wiring buses have been provided on the flying bridge to simplify the addition of components.
Our test boat had the optional 330 hp Cummins diesel inboards (370s also are available), which replaced the standard 420 hp MerCruiser 8.1L Horizon gas motors. Though they give away 180 horsepower to the gas V-8s, the 459 still cruised at 18 to 19 knots.
Under way, handling was reassuringly predictable. Cranking the wheel hard over at full chat resulted in a calm and unruffled turn as the 459 bit solidly without cavitation, leaned over comfortably and even sliced through her own wake without fuss. Of particular note is the low sound level, which reached only 74 decibels at full throttle in the saloon and just 76 decibels in the master stateroom.
The test boat also had the Meridian-exclusive Docking On Command (D.O.C.) system, which takes the sweaty palms out of close-quarters maneuvering. Linking bow- and sternthrusters through a diamond-shape helm control, the skipper can use the D.O.C. system to spin the 459, operate either the forward or after thrusters independently or, by pushing the D.O.C. control to one side, move the 459 sideways into the tightest mooring. It's a slick and worthwhile addition for novices and old pros alike, as long as they remember this: These are electric thrusters which, when used for extended periods, can overheat and shut down at an awkward moment. Nevertheless, it's definitely an option I'd check off, if only for the increased resale value to a novice.
The Meridian 459 provides a comfortably spacious and thoughtfully designed interior that is sure to delight potential buyers.