Exceptionally Clean and Heavily Upgraded. Very low engine hours. Maintained to the highest standards. Boathouse kept on Vancouver Island and currently available to view in Coal Harbour.
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ATTN Canadians: As of July 1. 2018 all US built boats, including Meridian, are subject to a 10% Import Tarriff. Because this particular Meridian has already been Imported and Registered in Canada, you will save 10% over any American comparable boats.
As the flagship of Meridian Yachts', the 580 Pilothouse is designed to be a masterpiece of stability, performance and comfort. She features raised toe rails and gunwales, molded-in steps and broad side decks for increased safety and ease of movement on the water. Her state-of-the-art amenities include wireless Docking On Command® remote control, premium navigation electronics, stand-up access to the engine room, transom docking lights and underwater exhaust. And, her stylish lines and broad shoulders conceal unsurpassed living spaces - from a full-beam master stateroom and generous guest accommodations to an impressive pilothouse, exceptional galley facilities and a salon with fully-appointed entertainment center. When it comes to cruising comfort, you don't have to be an artist to appreciate the masterpiece that is the 580.
Style and Practicality
One of the first things you'll notice about the Meridian 580 Pilothouse is its contemporary styling, featuring attractively flowing lines. There are large expanses of smooth surfaces accented by functional features — including walk-around decks and large bonded cabin windows that blend seamlessly into the boat's elegant design.
Step into the boat's interior and you'll discover that it is equally eye-catching. The main saloon and the pilothouse are on separate levels, but they are tied together by an area to starboard that is accented by an open staircase. A generous expanse of glass brings in light from all sides.
Meridian's generous use of designer fabrics, upholstery and carpeting create a soft feel to the space. Even the saloon's overhead light fixture is cloth covered. Fine wood cabinetry provides an elegant accent to the soft goods.
There is a traditional convertible settee that folds out into a double berth.
A wet bar is just forward of the settee, along the bulkhead that backs up to the galley. There's also a single lounge chair and a convertible, adjustable-height table in the middle of the saloon.
Another smaller settee is positioned along the port side, and forward of it is the dining area. The ice-maker is conveniently located in the bulkhead between them.
The 580's galley rivals just about anything you might find at home. Full-size appliances include a refrigerator with a lower freezer drawer, a four-burner flush-top electric stove, a self-cleaning oven, a microwave oven and a double-basin stainless steel sink.
The galley's solid granite countertops are available in either neutral or black finish. A generous amount of storage cabinetry is also provided — including a large, double-tiered lazy Susan at the end of the counter run.
The pilothouse offers a U-shaped seating area to port with a cocktail table at its center. The captain has a commanding view from a comfortable pedestal seat that's electrically adjustable front to back and hydraulically adjustable up and down. Deck access is available through a door to starboard.
It's an easy stroll to get around the deck on the 580 Pilothouse. High, secure rails and wide sidedecks lead you to the foredeck.
Two easy steps take you from the sidedecks down to the cockpit. Here, the 580 offers a pair of large lazarette storage compartments and a swim platform that is wide enough for stowing a personal watercraft or a tender.
A Glendinning Cablemaster system is also installed at the stern, loaded with 100 feet of cable — which is especially convenient if you have to dock bow-in.
The upper and lower helm stations are nearly identical in size and configuration. They both have ample space for several large electronic displays.
The 580 Pilothouse comes with a standard helm package that includes electronic shift and throttle controls, along with a Mercury SmartCraft engine monitoring system for the engines, in addition to conventional analog gauges.
There are two pedestal seats at the upper helm station. An L-shaped lounge is positioned to port and there's a wet bar to starboard.
A deck abaft the flybridge provides ample space for keeping a tender, which can be launched and retrieved by the 1,600-pound-capacity davit. A Bimini top and full canvas enclosures are also available.
Belowdecks, the 580 Pilothouse offers three staterooms and two full heads. The master stateroom is amidships and has a queen-size berth with nightstands on both sides.
The master's abundant stowage areas include a large hanging locker, a chest of drawers and a drawer beneath the berth. A dressing area with a vanity and mirror is also provided here.
The adjoining head compartment comes complete with a tub that extends partially under the saloon floor. The shower portion offers a surprising 6 feet, 8 inches of headroom.
The most striking feature of the forward guest stateroom is how open it feels. A pair of hatches with translucent covers floods the space with daylight. A large pedestal berth at the bow allows access from three sides.
A third stateroom is located to port, offering a pair of bunk-style berths that would be ideal for kids.
One additional convenience feature aboard the 580 is the washer and dryer, installed at the bottom of the stairs leading to the staterooms.
Taking a Ride
We tested the 580 Pilothouse on a winter day off Stuart, Florida. Our test boat was equipped with a pair of 635 hp Cummins MerCruiser QSM 11 diesels.
The 580 came on plane quickly and exhibited good midrange acceleration. Cruising speed is 22 knots, and wide-open throttle is just over 24 knots.
On the flybridge, the sound level at cruise is a respectable 76 decibels. It's actually one decibel less than the sound level in the cabin at the same speed. The 580 has an effective Venturi windscreen that keeps noise levels down at the helm, so you can carry on a conversation without shouting.
The 580 Pilothouse we tested was equipped with Meridian's Docking On Command option — which puts thrusters at both the bow and stern. With them, you can actually move the boat sideways — making just about any docking situation a breeze.
What a way to go.
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