YSI@Martin Bird Associates
326 First Street Suite 35
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403
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1974 Meridian Pilot House

location icon Annapolis, Maryland
Year 1974
Length 48 ft

Designed by Blaine Seeley.  This 48' Meridian Pilot House trawler offers a unique combination of great sea-keeping combined with a shallow draft of only 3.4'.  The bow flair and deep forefoot prevents plunging into head seas, while aft, the bilges flatten and harden to increase lateral stability.  Powered by twin 240 hp Perkins diesels, her fuel-saving, semi-displacement hull allows long-range cruising.

In addition to being well equipped for cruising, this boat could make the ultimate live-aboard with its extensive storage, insulated living spaces and 120v lighting and outlets


Year Built 1974
Category Power
Length Overall 48 ft
Beam 14 ft
Max Draft 3'4 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID MDNM00141073
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 480 hp
Cruising Speed 8 kn
Maximum Speed 10 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 775 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 200 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 50 gal
Displacement 38,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Twin Turbo Perkins
Model: T6.354 4M
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 240hp
Year: 1988
Engine Hours: 2300

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Twin Turbo Perkins
Model: T6.354 4M
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 240hp
Year: 1988
Engine Hours: 2300

Sleeping Cabins:

The owner's stateroom with ensuite head and separate shower features a queen berth, large hanging locker, drawers and additional storage below.  This stateroom also has a desk/vanity and mirror. This stateroom also has its own dressing area with dresser, mirror and vanity.  A seat is conveniently located to port of the hanging locker.  

The guest stateroom has a spacious V-berth with outboard shelves which could be used for a 4-berth cabin.  It also has a hanging locker, drawers, storage below the berth and desk/vanity with seat and mirror.  The guest head also has a separate shower.  This head may be easily accessed from the pilothouse.

The sleeping cabins and salon have been insulated with Styrofoam and paneled in teak.

Pilothouse and Salon/Galley:

The pilothouse has swivel chairs for the captain and navigator, an L-shaped settee which can be a separate berth and many windows for excellent visibility.  The spacious salon is three steps down from the pilothouse and includes a U-shaped galley with a serving counter.  The salon has been furnished as a home living room with free-standing furniture.

  • Convertible queen-sized sofa
  • Updated carpeting throughout (2014)
  • Hardwood floors in galley and both head compartments (new '06)
  • Samsung Smart TV with antenna and cable hook up (2015)
  • Bookcase in salon can be removed and space used for washer/dryer.   Trim hardware and hook ups for hot and cold water, discharge and power are already in place.

The galley is essentially part of the main salon, allowing the host or hostess to prepare food or serve drinks and while remaining a part of the gathering.  A large counter/bar with bar stools is a great place to serve anything from light snacks to a full buffet.

  • 3 burner Princess stove/oven
  • Full size refrigerator/freezer
  • Sensor microwave
  • H/C pressure water
  • S/S sink
  • Commodious storage including pull-out shelving
Hull and Deck

Classic pilothouse styling.  A transom door leads to a teak swim platform.

  • 12' AB dinghy with 20 HP Tohatsu outboard (2012)
  • Electric lifting crane
  • 73# Rocna anchor w/300' chain
  • Simpson Laurence windlass and bow roller
  • 28# Fortress anchor in lazarette as stern anchor
  • Bimini on flybridge
  • Electronics - all new in 2015.

    • Simrad NSS 12 Evo 2 display 
    • Simrad 4G radar
    • Simrad AP28 linked autopilot
    • Digital yacht Class B AIS
    • 2 Lowrance Link 5 VHFs
    • Northstar GPS/plotter (on flybridge)
  • Northern Lights 9 kw generator with 2053 hrs. (2008)
  • (4 ) 4D batteries in two banks
  • ProWatt 1000 inverter (2015)
  • 50 amp shorepower with 2 50' cords
Engines and Additional Equipment

Engines were replaced and upgraded in 1988.  The engine room decking is diamond pattern aluminum plate.  In general, the engine room is clean and orderly.

  • 3 reverse cycle CruiseAir A/C systems in salon, staterooms and pilothouse.  The sleeping cabin units were new in 2008.
  • Electric heat in all cabins
  • Fully wired with AC outlets
  • 9 electric bilge pumps 
  • Halon auto fire extinguishing system in engine and generator spaces
  • Manual fire extinguishers
  • Holding tank and sanitation hose new in 2017
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.