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Meridian 48 Pilothouse Blaine Seeley Design

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Boat REF# 150540
removed from sale
Length 14.63m (48'0")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 3
Engine 2 x diesel 185hp, Perkins T6.354 (1973)
Lying Whidbey Island, WA, USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Blaine Seeley
Builder Meridian Yachts /Trojan Yachts-Costa Mesa CA.
Lying Whidbey Island, WA, USA - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 3,636.4 ltr (800.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,036.4 ltr (228.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 272.8 ltr (60.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Deadrise 11-15
Last survey 11/03/2003


Engine 2 x diesel 185hp
Engine make and model Perkins T6.354 (1973)
Engine Hours engine1:   3800    engine2:   3800    engine3:   1300
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 7.5KVA

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.


Length 14.63m (48'0")
Beam 4.29m (14'1")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 17,234kg (38,000.1lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

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
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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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 propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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The Navigation package includes the following:
--Raytheon Digital fishfinder
--Furuno GPS navigator
--Furuno Radar
--Furuno Auto-pilot
--Sumlog knot meter
--Garmin GPS
--Fairia engine synchronizer
--W.H. Den rudder angle indicator

The fly bridge includes an autopilot remote , fish finder, loud hailer and remote engine alarms.

Deck Gear

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Electric Ideal windlass
2 anchors
(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.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Meridian 48 Pilothouse has been maintained extremely well -- interior, exterior and mechanical. It is a great one or two couple cruising boat.

I have extensive personal experience with Blaine Seeley-designed boats and have found them to be very seaworthy, with thoughtful, roomy and comfortable interiors.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Meridian 48 Pilothouse Blaine Seeley Design has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drill of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.