Meridian 48 Pilothouse Blaine Seeley Design
Meridian 48 Pilothouse Blaine Seeley Design for sale | 14.63m (48'0") | 1973 | 2x diesel 185hp | GRP Construction | semi-displacement underwater profile | 3 berths | Boat REF# 150540
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|Engine||2 x Diesel 185hp, Perkins T6.354 (1973)|
|Lying||Whidbey Island, WA, USA - Shown by Appointment|
|Builder||Meridian Yachts /Trojan Yachts-Costa Mesa CA.|
Whidbey Island, WA, USA - Shown by Appointment
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|Fuel capacity||3,636.4 ltr (800.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Water capacity||1,036.4 ltr (228.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Holding tank capacity||272.8 ltr (60.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Engine||2 x Diesel 185hp|
|Engine make and model||Perkins T6.354 (1973)|
|Engine Hours||engine1: 3800 engine2: 3800 engine3: 1300|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||13.6 ltr (3.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||8 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||12 knots|
Twin 185 HP Perkins T6.354 diesel engines provide the main power and the generator is a Kohler 7.5 KW. All engines are connected to a Reverso oil changing system. There is also a fuel polishing system.
The battery system is charged with Prosine 3000 watt -123 amp inverter/charger plus an Ancor 75 watt charger. The battery banks include 8 golf cart , one 4-D and one group-27, all new in 2010.
THe Kohler 7.5 kw generator indicates 372 hours.
|Draft Min||1.22m (4'0")|
12 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator
Meridian Trawler Yachts (not to be confused with the more-recent Meridian line of production yachts) were "overbuilt" with thick fiberglass on the hull and deck to create a very stout yacht. With its bulletproof hull and flared bow with Portuguese bridge, it has excellent sea-keeping abilities. This fuel-efficient trawler has massive amounts of interior space and a large, enclosed cockpit. The pilothouse is well designed with a custom-built L-shaped settee and excellent visibility from the helm.
There were 13 of these Meridans built in Southern California in the 70's. Blaine Seeley, a well-known marine architect and designer designed this boat and managed its construction. It is a semi-displacement hull and is a proven long range cruiser.
The hull material is hand laid fiberglass coring and a fiberglass deck. The design features a pronounced bow flare and a sharp entry, plus a keel depth under the pilothouse of almost three feet.
Some of the other models built include a fire boat in Long Beach and several commercial fishing boats.
|Total # of berths||3|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||1|
|Heads||2 heads (Electric)|
|Pressurised water system|
|Hot water system|
The Meridan has some great design features. The widebody aft section supplies easy one level access to the saloon and galley. With a completely enclosed aft deck it's like having another living area.
The galley supplies a lot of storage area with an open breakfast or dining bar. It includes a combination micowave and convection Air oven, plus the three burner propane stove.
It is three steps up to the pilothouse which also supplies a large seating area plus a pilot berth. With double doors to the fore deck and the Portuguese bridge, a large seating area is available for good weather and a lot of protection in bad.
Going forward from the pilothouse into the forward sleeping area there is a curved staircase down. The master stateroom is beneath the pilothouse which provides plenty of room for a large head/shower plus extra hanging locker space. The present owner discovered additional hanging locker space under the stair case. The forward guest stateroom has an oversized v-berth with its own head and shower.
3 burner gas cooker
The Navigation package includes the following:
--Raytheon Digital fishfinder
--Furuno GPS navigator
--Sumlog knot meter
--Fairia engine synchronizer
--W.H. Den rudder angle indicator
The fly bridge includes an autopilot remote , fish finder, loud hailer and remote engine alarms.
Electric Ideal windlass
(Plow & Bruce)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
Caribe 10' dinghy (2001)
15hp outboard, Honda 4 stroke, Short Shaft (2001)
The upper deck provides space for the 10' dinghy and additional seating and storage. Because of the pilothouse design the flybridge is well forward and provides great visibility as well as additional seating.
Forward of the Portuguese Bridge there a large working deck for safe and easy anchoring and line handling.
3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)