Entering the salon through a stainless steel and glass sliding door you immediately notice Meridian's generous use of designer fabrics, upholstery, fine wood cabinetry, LED lighting and granite counter tops throughout to create a soft but modern feel to the space. A generous expanse of glass brings in light from all sides while providing the most picturesque views. Immediately to starboard in the built in entertainment center with flush mounted 40" flat panel television linked to a Tracvision KVH satelite and Shakespeare Seawatch TV Antenna. Storage above and below for additional accessories. To port, a granite topped coffee table, custom made sofa with retractable foot rests and hideaway fold out air bed with air pump for inflating and deflating. A barrel chair and L shaped sofa with storage below. LED lighting fixtures above on dimmers, and window eyebrow valances round out the saloon with A/C and heating controls for 1 of the 5 zone system.
Just before moving forward into the kitchen and dinette you will find a dual zone wine cooler that was added in 2017 to starboard. Just before the black granite topped dinette table with L shaped settee. There is additional storage below the settee as well as the dinette table. The dinette and galley flooring is a wood laminate making for easy cleaning and a very lavish appearance. To port is the expansive galley with large granite counter tops providing plenty of counter work space. A lazy Susan and numerous drawer and cabinet space provide plenty of food storage for extended cruising. A hidden china cabinet below the gallery counter top keeps precious table ware safe. Trash compactor by G.E. allows for extended trips between disposal needs. Double under stainless steel sink with pull out spray faucet makes for easy clean up. A Kenyon 4 burner cook top, G.E. oven and microwave make preparing any level of meal a breeze. Additional A/C heat control keeps the chef happy on any day.
Up three steps to the pilothouse helm you come to an electrically adjustable Devine Series captain's chair with foot rest. To port an L shaped settee with table and storage below. The pilot house has a commanding and comfortable view with excellent sight lines and heavy duty windshield wipers for those wet days. A sliding door to starboard allows for quick and easy access to the fore deck. As well, a gorgeous stainless steel and wood stair way lead up to the fly-bridge. Dual color, natural and Red LED over head lighting. Stereo control with speakers and another A/C heat control for its own zone.
Benefiting from a substantial electronics refit you have the latest in navigational aids at you finger tips. These features include:
- 2x Simrad NSS16 displays (a 3rd NSS16 found at fly-bridge) and 1x NSS7 display with Halo-4 Compression radar with 64n/mile open array. Simrad Vessel Link added to display Cummins data as well as full integration between all displays of Radar, GPS Plotter and Cameras.
Icom M506 VHF with AIS
North Star NS100 VHF/Hailer
Blue Sea M2 Digital Monitor
North Star Auto Pilot
Jabsco Searchlight remote
Trim Tab Controls
Cummins Electronic engine controls
Coastal Wifi radio including network printer
I would like to talk a bit more about this controller as it does more than operate thrusters. This wireless yacht controller is able to control the forward and reverse functions of both main engines as well as control the bow and stern thrusters. This makes a considerable difference to be able to control main engine/transmission input from any where on the yacht when in tight, tricky conditions or even from the dock if captaining alone. The current owner comes into and out of mooring on either the bow or transom of the yacht with use of this remote. Never at an actual helm station.
Traveling down a curved stair case you come to the Axxis Washer and Axxis Dryer units located next to the third stateroom. This stateroom features large transverse situated bunks over a large double door cedar lined hanging closet and two pullout style drawers. An opening hull side port with screen allows natural ventilation and light, along with the overhead LED lighting.
Naturally bright and airy, the forward VIP stateroom features a very comfortable center line queen bed for you guests with easy access from three sides. A pair of large overhead hatches with translucent covers floods the space with daylight. Two cedar lined hanging closets and large deep pullout drawers below the berth provide great storage for guests wardrobe as well as linens. Flat panel television, separate stereo, speakers, and A/C heat controller provide additional comfort and entertainment. Over head LED lighting continue into the VIP with two LED reading lamps for those late night novels. The forward head can be accessed directly from the VIP stateroom preserving guests privacy. Forward head features large enclosed shower stall with opening hull side port for great ventilation and light. Fresh water vacuflush head and black granite wash basin with a stone material flooring adorn this VIP throne.
Taking advantage of the 17'4" beam the master suite encompasses the full width of the Meridian 580 while located amidships providing quiet and comfortable nights at anchor. Large queen walk around bed with drawer storage below on three sides. Two hull sides ports with screens surround the master birth with natural light and ventilation. Night stands with lamps and drawer storage adorn both sides of the the berth. His and hers cedar lined hanging closets as well as generous drawer space surround the master stateroom. Flat panel television, Bose speakers and A/C heat control provide a level of comfort you would expect on-board a vessel of this stature. A vanity sink with mirrored surround leads into a full en-suite head with vacuflush fresh water toilet, enclosed shower bath tub combo and additional storage locker. A Sentry safe is also found within the master stateroom.
A molded in stair way leads down from the cockpit to a very voluminous and well lit engine room. With enough head room to be considered a semi stand up engine compartment. No crawling on hands and knees necessary for routine inspections or serious repair work. Easy access around both Cummins QSM11 engines as well as all pumps, filters and electrical equipment make this boat very easily cared for. Translating to less money spent with mechanics and more time on the water. Exceptional amount of storage space for extra equipment and spare parts. Underwater exhaust for a quiet and comfortable ride.
- Cummins QSM11’s 715 Horsepower with ZF transmissions at 1,088 Hours
- Engine room camera linked to Simrad Displays
- 58lb Sea Fire Suppression system
- Engine room plumbed with Fresh water hose bib for cleaning and flushing
- Large Perko 858E water strainers on main engines
- Dripless Shaft seals
- Sure power Battery Equalizer
- Racor 751000 Max Dual fuel filters with selector valve and vacuum gauge for each engine
- Mastervolt Automatic Battery Charger 24/30-3
- Magnum MS4024 Pure Sin inverter with: Auto Generator start, Battery Monitor Shunt, Advanced remote Control
- Reverso Oil Change System plumbed to both main engines/transmissions and generator
- Rule 3700 GPH , Rule 2000 GPH and Rule 500 GPH bilge pumps
- Jabsco ParMax fresh water pump, filter and pressure tank. Additional hose bib mounted in engine room for washing and flushing
Upper Helm/ Fly Bridge:
The fly bridge aboard this Meridian 580 is massive. Large wrap around seating can easily accommodate 10 friends. A full wet bar with hot/cold sink. ULine refrigerator with ice maker makes bottle service quick and easy. Large under counter cabinet can easily accommodate bottles of all sizes and accessories. The bridge is completely enclosed under a large bimini with a four sided enclosure. Forward section of bimini enclosure uses Rainier Glass panels for excellent visibility. Two adjustable captain’s chairs by Tracy International give you and your first mate a commanding and comfortable view of your surroundings. The fly bridge console puts all navigational equipment at your finger tips in the same fashion as the pilot house station below. Complete canvas covers for all seating, wet bar and fly bridge helm console. A deck abaft the fly bridge provides ample space for keeping a tender, which can be launched and retrieved by the Nautical Structures HCR1600 hydraulic davit with fully remote controlled left/right rotation and up/down boom elevation. A Revera 6 person emergency life raft is mounted adjacent to davit. (currently out of inspection date)
Fly Bridge helm features:
- Simrad NSS16 display
- North Star Depth meter
- Icom M506 VHF Command Mic Remote
- North Star Auto Pilot
- North Star NS100 VHF/Hailer remote
- Jabsco Searchlight remote
- Richie Compass
- Cummins electronic controls
- Trim tab controls
- Windlass Controls
Boarding the yacht from the molded in swim platform is made easy with custom made Stainless Steel staples and transom mounted hand rails. The staples can be easily removed and stored if not desired. Two pop up cleats at swim steps edge make for easy mooring of a tender. A Glendinning Electric cable master reel with 100' of 50 amp cord is located in the center of the transom for use on either port or starboard docking situations. Two storage compartments are located just above for convenient line storage and accessories. The flush mount drop down swim ladder is complemented by the fresh water hot/cold exterior shower for easy rinsing after a salty swim. Cockpit features dual access port and starboard doors. Entering the cockpit you have upgraded over head LED lighting, remote stereo control with speakers. Two built in rod holders and LED cockpit deck lighting. Two deck hatches with deep grooved self draining channels allow easy access to 17.5kw Onan generator and battery systems while keeping the lazarette dry. Four underwater lights at transom really light things up at night.
- Group 31 x4
- 4D AGM x2
- GC2 6volt x8
- Onan 17.5 KW Generator, under water exhaust (923 hours)
Easily navigable with molded in steps leading up from cockpit to wide, walk around decks. Safe and secure stainless rails measuring 31" in height. Raised bulwark around bow section for added deck protection and safety. Deep anchor locker forward with storage locker adjacent featuring salt and fresh water wash downs. Molded in stair case to fly bridge deck gives you an interior and exterior option of access. Expansive Sun lounge with built in drink holders just forward of pilothouse windows. Well placed and large 12" mooring cleats surround the vessel.
- 12" Deck cleats x11
- 6" push pull cleats at swim platform x2
- Custom staples added to swim platform
- Hidden drop down swim ladder
- Hot/Cold Fresh water shower at transom
- Fresh and Saltwater wash down at anchor locker
- Under Water lights at transom
- Art work
- Owners personal possessions including tools
- Zodiac 340DL Yachtline Tender