Motor Yachts 2003 Meridian 490 Pilothouse boat for sale at a glance:

  • Price drop! Offered by Denison Yacht Sales originally for $279,000; now only $269,000
  • Powered by twin 2003 Cummins 6BTA5.9-M3
  • The boat located in Marina Del Rey, California
  • To see full description and more details click on the `Description` tab above.

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49' | Meridian 490 Pilothouse | 2003

The Meridian 490 is a luxurious motor yacht known for its spaciousness and comfort. Located in Marina Del Rey, this particular model offers ample amenities for cruising and entertaining. The current owner has taken excellent care of the vessel with lots of recent upgrades and maintenance records to show.

With a length of around 54 feet LOA, it features three staterooms, including a master suite, a guest cabin, and a bunk room. The bunk room has been converted to a walk-in closet but could easily be converted back. The rest of the interior is surprisingly spacious with the full beam salon.

Outside the flybridge, aft cockpit, and forward deck provide great space for relaxing or entertaining. Powered by twin Cummins diesel engines, the 490 offers reliable performance and smooth cruising capabilities. It's a great option for those seeking both comfort and style in their yacht experience.

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Notable Features, Upgrades, and Maintenance:

  – New bottom paint - Oct. 2022
  – New PPS dripless shaft seals - Oct. 2022
  – New batteries - 2023
  – New Magnum inverter - Feb. 2020
  – Newer Raymarine electronics radar
  – Upgraded Fusion sound system
  – Onan generator - 1171 hours
  – Air-conditioning heating
  – Bow Stern Thrusters
  – Combo washer/dryer unit
  – Dinghy w/ davit on flybridge


  – Range 3-burner electric stove and oven
  – GE Microwave
  – Norcold Refrigerator and Freezer - newer
  – GE Trash Compactor
  – Icemaker
  – Lots of counter space and storage


  – Upgraded Raymarine Electronics; x2 Chartplotters, Autopilot, and Radar
  – Older Raymarine speed and depth MFD
  – Standard Horizon VHF
  – Flatscreen TV Salon
  – Fusion sound system
  – Danforth Compass x2
  – Bilge pump controls with counters x3


  – 120V AC 12V DC electrical panels
  – Shorepower cord
  – Navigation lights
  – Central Vacuum
  – Newer Magnum Inverter
  – Batteries: (4) 12V starting, (2) 6V (wired in series for (1) 12V inverter bank),(2) 6V (wired in series for (1) 12V house bank. (*all replaced at some point since owner purchased the boat)
  – Onan Generator 9kW model: 9MDKAV
  – Racor Fuel Filters
  – Cruisair A/C Heat
  – Promatic battery charger
  – Bennett hydraulic trim tabs
  – Remote spot light
  – Horn
  – Vacuflush Heads
  – Muir Cougar electric windlass w/ stainless steel anchor

Powerboat Guide Description

One of the first Meridian yachts to be introduced, the 490 Pilothouse wasn’t really a “new” model; she was originally marketed as the Bayliner 4788 Pilothouse. She became the Meridian 490 in 2003 when Bayliner went out of the big-boat business and Meridian Yachts was formed.

The 490 was already a huge sales success before Meridian took over having found the sweet spot in the market where price and value intersect. She continued her popularity as the 490 Pilothouse, remaining in production with Meridian for another six years before being retired from the fleet.

Whether sold as a Bayliner or Meridian, the price of this yacht was always affordable compared with competitive models. Her three-stateroom cherrywood interior features a spacious full-beam salon, big U-shaped galley, two full heads, and a raised pilothouse with flybridge access. The third stateroom, accessed from master stateroom, has a settee with hinged upper/lower berths allowing it to double as a dressing room. Note the companionway washer/ dryer location.

The extended flybridge easily stows a dinghy. On the downside, the cockpit is small and the engine room is a little tight. Cruise at 20 knots with Cummins 330hp diesels.


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.

Approximate boat location – Marina Del Rey, Ca
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Denison Yacht Sales

(954) 763-3971