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490 Pilothouse

$289,000 CAD

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MOORAGE PAID TO MARCH 2020, AND IS ASSUMABLE AFTERWARDS The Meridian 49 Pilothouse is a renown design, comfortable and intuitive layout, superb use of space, and is wonderfully suited to Northwest cruising. Current Affair X is a one owner boat with a history of good maintenance: solid mechanicals, clean engine room, and generally in nice condition. Full fuel tanks and ready for late season cruising!
Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Motor Yachts
Overall Length
Year 2003
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 15.08
Fuel Capacity 370
Engine Power 660.0
Engine 1 Make & Model Cummins 6B5.9TA
Engine 1 Type Inboard
Engine 1 Fuel diesel
Engine 1 Year 2003
Engine 2 Make & Model Cummins 6B5.9TA
Engine 2 Type Inboard
Engine 2 Fuel diesel
Engine 2 Year 2003
Elements of Current Affair X

In  production from 2003 to 2008, the Meridian 49 Pilothouse is a renown design developed from the Bayliner 4588 Pilothouse of the mid-1980s, and the Bayliner 4788 from 1994 to 2002. Owners enjoy a comfortable and intuitive layout, superb use of space, windows all around for sweeping vistas, and the pilothouse configuration is wonderfully suited to Northwest cruising.

Current Affair X is a one owner boat, with owners dedicated to maintenance. She has a history of good care with solid mechanicals, and generally she is quite nice throughout.

Throughout Current Affair X

Board through the opening gate from the swim platform to the cockpit. The cockpit can easily be enclosed adding protection during off weather, and generally increases the living space on board. There is room for a table and chairs for your morning coffee, or for fishing as you pause on the way to your next destination.

Enter a sliding door to the salon with ample lounging space, windows all around and storage throughout.

The galley tp port is adjacent to and integrated with the salon keeping cook and guests engaged together. It is fully equipped with the bar to starboard.

Down four steps to the accommodations area with a guest cabin to port, a guest head with shower stall to starboard, and the owners cabin forward, also with private head and tub/shower. Here too is the laundry and a third cabin adjacent to the owners cabin that  can be used as a dressing area, a sitting area, an office, or it can be closed off for privacy, making the third cabin.

Again from the salon, up four steps to the pilothouse with settee and table, the lower helm, and port and starboard doors to the side decks and foredeck.

Up a few more stairs to the flybridge with upper helm, plenty of lounging and entertaining space, and the boat deck aft with its ladder back down to the cockpit.


Leading forward from the salon, down four steps is are accommodations in three private cabins with two heads.

To port is a guest cabin with a double berth, two cedar lined closets, drawers, reading lights, a shelf, two opening ports, two reading lights, overhead lights, and a heater outlet.

The guest head is to starboard with marine toilet, basin, storage, great lighting, and enclosed shower stall.

Next forward in the companionway is the laundry with combo washer/dryer.

The master cabin is all the way forward with a centreline berth (almost queen size), proper mattress, storage drawers underneath, hanging locker, two reading lights and overhead lights, four opening portlights, opening overhead hatch, shelves, and other cabinets.

The private master head is ensuite to the cabin with marine toilet, basin, opening portlight, stall shower, and storage lockers.

  • both toilets are fresh water Sealand Vacu-flush
  • showers with dedicated sump pumps
  • vent fans to both heads
  • Splendide washer / dryer combo
  • heater outlets to each cabin and head
  • heater controls in port guest cabin and master cabin
  • portights and overhead hatches with curtains or shades, and mosquito screens

Natural light fills the salon with large windows from the gunwale to the ceiling, with blinds that hide behind the ultra suede valance. The design’s bright and open salon is a defining benefit of the Meridian 490 pilothouse.

There is a large L-shaped settee to starboard with storage underneath, a hi-lo table, occasional chairs to port, and cabinets all along the port side.  Also along port is a Corian shelf to match the galley.

  • settee converts to double berth
  • ample overhead lighting, on dimmers
  • indirect lighting
  • 32” Samsung flatscreen TV
  • Sony DVD player
  • bar with ice maker and storage cabinets

The galley is midships to port, and although a little compact for two, the chef has all the elements needed to create and impress. It is adjacent to the salon, with a privacy bar, Corian counter tops, lots of storage in numerous cabinets.

  • full size refrigerator / freezer
  • three-burner Princess electric stove with oven
  • GE Profile convection microwave oven with overhead light and fan
  • GE “Compactall” trash compactor
  • double stainless steel sinks
  • Seagull drinking water filter

Up from the galley and salon is the pilothouse, the command centre of the vessel. Here is the lower helm-station and seating area offering excellent visibility for operator and guests, with all controls close at hand. There is a settee and table, storage cabinets, and port and starboard doors to the side decks and foredecks. 

Lower helm with:

  • newly upholstered helm chair with swivel and foot rest
  • engine controls and Faria engine instruments
  • remote spotlight control
  • windlass control
  • horn
  • battery parallel switch
  • navigation and communication equipment (details follow)
  • electrical distribution panels
  • three panel windshield, each with wipers 

The spacious bridge is often a favourite gathering space whether dockside or underway. There is seating for a small army in a bench settee to starboard, and an L-settee to port, all with storage under. Operator and guests enjoy a sweeping view!

Primary access to the flybridge is via the stairs from the pilothouse, with additional access to or from the cockpit via the ladder aft.

  • newly upholstered helm chair
  • new covers for helm chair, settees, and console
  • wet bar with U-Line refrigerator

Upper helm with:

  • Seastar hydraulic steering
  • engine controls and Faria engine instruments
  • trim tanks control
  • horn
  • remote spotlight control
  • windlass controls
  • navigation and communication equipment (details follow)
Boat Deck

The tender is stored aft of the flybridge on the boat deck and is easily launched with the electric davit.  While launched, this area opens up to even more entertaining or lounging space and some owners have added teak chairs and other furniture increasing the use of this space.

  • 2011 Walker Bay inflatable tender
  • Honda BF15D 15 hp outboard
Main Deck

The deep, full width cockpit can be BBQ headquarters, or fishing central, or both at the same time! The large transom door allows easy swim-step access to load / unload the tender which is lowered and raised by the power davit on the boat deck above, and also makes for safe and easy dock access.

  • new cockpit bolster upholstery
  • steps port and starboard up to the side decks
  • deck lights and courtesy lighting
  • port and starboard storage lockers
  • aft transom storage shelves
  • deep broad cockpit lazarette with three opening hatches
  • sliding door to salon
  • ladder from cockpit to the boat deck to starboard
  • Canvas: Current Affair X comes with a full cockpit enclosure and a full flybridge enclosure which are now weathered and due for replacement. The stainless framing and fittings are in place for new canvas to be added. Currently, the cockpit enclosure is only used for winter storage
  • The foredeck is easily accessed from the pilothouse and is protected with a beefy stainless steel railing. 
  • anchor platform with electric windlass and foot switches
  • fender storage
  • foredeck settee with cushions
Electronics and Navigation

Lower station

  • Furuno NavNet chartplotter and radar
  • Raymarine ST 6001 autopilot with rudder angle indicator
  • Raymarine ST 40 depth sounder
  • Icom IC-M402 

Upper station

  • Furuno NavNet chartplotter and radar
  • Raymarine autopilot remote
  • Raymarine ST 40 depth sounder
  • Icom Command Mic 
Electrical System

AC and DC power systems service the vessel through circuit breaker panels with appropriate voltage and ampere gauges. 110VAC is provided by two legs of 30 Amp shore connection, by the generator, and, based on available house bank battery power, through the inverter. Electrical system updates were done by Bluewater Rigging.

  • Onan 9 kW genset with 2,250 hours
  • MasterVolt Inverter/Charger (new 2017) with LED remote panel
  • 8D Starter Batteries (new 2017)
  • Eight 6V house batteries (new 2015)
  • BEP digital tank monitor (fuel, fresh water, waste)
Engines and Mechanical

Powered by reliable 330 hp Diamond Series 6BTA85.9M3 Cummins engines, regularly serviced and always ready for cruising. The owners are rightly proud of their boat's mechanical condition.

  • 2,542 hours on port
  • 2,543 hours on starboard

Engine performance data (for both engines):

1,000 RPM ~ 6 knots ~ 11.4 l/hr ~ 53.0 NM per 100 litres

1,400 RPM ~ 8 knots ~ 21.2 l/hr ~ 37.8 NM per 100 litres

1,600 RPM ~ 9 knots ~ 29.5 l/hr ~ 30.4 NM per 100 litres

2,600 RPM ~18 knots ~ 101.5 l/hr ~ 17.7 NM per 100 litres

2,800 RPM ~ 22 knots ~ 131.7 l/hr ~ 16.6 NM per 100 litres

  • Hydraulic controls
  • Seastar hydraulic steering
  • ZF gears
  • 120V hardwired electric heat (super quiet and efficient - for use at the dock)
  • Espar hydronic diesel furnace (recently serviced with new glow plug)
  • electric anchor windlass with 300’ new 5/16” chain
  • windlass foot pedals removed, refurbished, and reinstalled

Recent service included:

  • last bottom paint was August 2018
  • hull and topsides cut polished and waxed (August 2018)
  • raw water strainers to mains and genset cleaned and serviced
  • engine and hull zincs
  • new Racors (both mains)
  • new air filters (both mains)
  • turbos inspected (both mains)
  • new fuel solenoids (port)
  • new strut bearings
  • new dripless shaft seals
  • shafts checked for straightness
  • both transmissions rebuilt 2016
  • rebuilt alternators 2017/18 new starter (starboard)
  • new valve cover gaskets
  • valves adjusted

Current Affair X has been nicely cared for and all mechanical and systems maintenance is documented and should be up to date. In addition to regular service items, numerous deck fittings have been re-bed as occasionally befits a yacht of this vintage:

  • all railing stanchions
  • stainless anchor plate on pulpit
  • radar arch
  • venturi
  • forward hatches
  • drip rail fasteners

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.

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Disclaimer: 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 investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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