Neff Yacht Sales / Used 51 foot Meridian 459 Motoryacht Power - PRIME TIME

Meridian 459 Motoryacht


2004 • 51' (15.54 m) • Power

$529,000 USD

PRIME TIME is a highly upgraded Meridian with an extended aft cockpit/ swim platform. She includes state-of-the-art technologies and is ready for immediate enjoyment on the water. This vessel accommodates four guests in two staterooms.


Vessel Information

Builder: Meridian
Model: 459 Motoryacht
Model Year: 2004
Category: Power
Sub Category: Motor Yachts
Condition: Used

LOA: 51' (15.54 m)
Engine Info: Cummins 6BTA5 diesel 370|horsepower Inboard 2004 750

Location: Newport, RI US
City: Newport
Country: US


This vessel was built as a Meridian 408. A 9' cockpit/swim platform was professionally installed in keeping with the lines of this lovely yacht. The yacht has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by an electrical engineer working in the marine industry with ABYC certification. Virtually every aspect of this vessel has been upgraded. "Prime Time" in turnkey "bristol" condition. A recent survey (available) for an insurance company showed no surveyor's recommendations.

  • Recent Garmin Electronics
  • Professionally installed aft cockpit
  • State-of-the-art lighting and alarm systems
  • Large owner's suite and VIP Suite
  • Impeccably maintained
  • Well thought out layout for a larger yacht feel


The salon has two opposing couches with the port side couch having 3 pull-out footrests. Storage is under the starboard couch. All woodwork throughout the boat is cherry and in outstanding condition. All carpeting in the boat is excellent and stain-free. The salon has a 32" 4K HDTV with a Yamaha receiver and Dish Network equipment hidden in a cabinet. Four speakers are in the salon with two subwoofers under the couch for surround sound. There is also a CD changer with AM/FM radio under the TV.


The galley has a large Kenyon cooktop as well as a large refrigerator, freezer, and microwave. The galley also has plenty of counter space for enjoyable onboard cooking.

Under the stairs leading to the VIP Stateroom, there also happens to be a washer and dryer as well as a central vacuum system.

Entertainment Equipment

This stereo system was designed by a high-fidelity expert. It incorporates a Fusion large screen LCD head unit at the helm and two remote LCD panels on the upper cockpit and one at the lower cockpit for full control. The Fusion remote units are on the NEMA network, so they can display any NEMA data such as wind speed and direction. It has JL Audio speakers throughout the exterior of the boat with two 12" subwoofers. Amplifiers power each of the speakers with clean power.

Owner Stateroom

The owner's stateroom is a few steps down from the salon back aft. The stateroom provides ample hanging closet space, a large bed that has easy access on both sides, a large window for plenty of light into the aft cockpit, a large head, and separate shower space.

VIP Stateroom

Forward of the galley is the VIP Stateroom with an ensuite head. There is a separate door leading to the head from the salon for "day head" access. The aft-facing sleeping area has easy accessibility from port or starboard and plenty of storage lockers/closets.


Above the salon is the helm area and lounge. Visibility is excellent and incorporates plenty of seating, a fridge, and a large flat-screen TV on a movable hinge.

Navigation Equipment

The helm's electronics and controls are truly state-of-the-art. The separate throttle and transmission controls were replaced with an electronic Glendinning single throttle with sync and docking modes. Also added was joystick control for docking. The original electric bow and stern thrusters thermally shut off after roughly 30 seconds of continuous run time and were not suitable for joystick maneuvering. Therefore, both bow and stern thrusters were upgraded to Vetus 24-volt versions for a much longer run time. The 24V battery system has its own 24V charging system. The original thruster controller was replaced with a dual joystick design for easier use.

All electronics were replaced with two Garmin chart plotters and a Garmin Reactor autopilot with an electronic compass. Analog tachs were replaced with Aetna digital tachs. Analog engine gauges were replaced with digital LCD display screens. The radar is a Garmin 6' open array Fantom Doppler radar. A fully articulating FLIR night vision camera system has also been added. The original Bennett trim tabs were replaced with Zipwake interceptors which utilize a built-in GPS to set them for maximum performance, at the helm is the interceptor LCD controller. The vessel has a Garmin AIS with an emergency button. VHF Garmin radio is new. Sirius weather antenna is on the mast. For real-time weather (wind speed, direction, and other parameters) an Airmar solid-state weather station is on the top of the mast. Weather is displayed on an additional Garmin screen (GMI 20) which helps when docking in windy conditions. The spotlight has been replaced with a Jabsco wireless control on the helm for pan tilt and changes from the spotlight to floodlight modes. This vessel even has a Garmin forward-looking sonar to help in shallow waters.

Lounge Deck/Upper Cockpit

The upper cockpit has a couch which was installed as this space on a standard 408 is vacant. It has upgraded Sunbrella fabric which matches all other cushions. The couch has storage under cushions and a storage compartment. The couch has stainless cupholders. Across from the couch is a sink with storage cabinets for liquor bottles and a full-size ice maker in the adjacent cabinet. The port and starboard clear curved windows were originally plastic and were easily scratched and were replaced with tempered glass. Also in front of the couch is a custom epoxy-coated teak table on a hi/low base.

Aft Cockpit

The aft cockpit was professionally installed at Newport Shipyard in 2014. An engineering study was completed by Gurit (a Danish firm specializing in marine construction) relating to the attachment and construction of the project. Since 2014 the aft cockpit extension has performed flawlessly. The vessel underway with the extension is stable and its performance is excellent. The extension includes a built-in curved couch with Sunbrella nautical-themed stripes which match throughout the vessel. All exterior cushions have closed cell foam for no water absorption. A teak custom inlaid epoxy coated table adorns the sitting area. A port-side refrigerator is built into the extension bearing the Meridian logo engraved upon the door. Above the fridge is a clever pull-out electric grill. Multiple storage areas are under the couches. At the stern of the platform is a large hydraulic hatch for additional storage. The rear of the extension has a swim platform with a hatch for stowing the flip-out telescopic ladder. Appropriate cleats are attached to the platform.

Deck Equipment

All exterior gunwales, bow as well as upper and lower cockpits and swim platform have Flexiteek installed. It looks just like new teak without the upkeep and maintenance teak requires. A clever design to hide the cable and water hose includes two hatches on the cockpit floor which contain them for no tripping or unsightly cables in the cockpit. The Meridian name boards were originally plastic which during buffing were susceptible to damage and were replaced with highly polished solid stainless steel. The anchor is the highly regarded Ultra Anchor with its optional swivel, so the anchor always comes up in the proper position. This famed Turkish stainless steel anchor's design holds ground better than any other anchor in its class. The first 5 feet of chain is polished stainless steel, so it looks great being visible up at the windless. The plastic anchor control covers on the bow have been replaced with polished stainless-steel covers.

Engine Room Equipment

All lighting in the engine room is LED. All maintenance is up to date including the cleaning of the after coolers (port side aftercooler is new) and heat exchangers. Sherwood water pumps have been upgraded to the more dependable SMX pumps with easy-to-change impellers (not using splines or keyways) but a special tool to make removal and insertion easy. The boat has a Reverso electric oil changer system. All seacocks have Groco valves which allow for pull-out plugs for easy winterization. The original float design for waste tank monitoring has been replaced by an ultrasonic device for accurate readings without the usual issues a float presents. Waste levels are displayed on a digital monitor.

All four A/C units have been replaced recently with new Cruisair units. These units have plastic pans which do not corrode or leave rust stains down the side of the boat on raw water outlets. The A/C pump is oversized and new as of 2020.

Electrical Equipment

The interior electrical panel like the rest of the vessel has been fully upgraded with numerous LCD panels for all conditions of the boat and battery charging systems. Since some of the displays are on the NEMA network even all-weather information including wind speed and direction can be shown as well as any other NEMA data.

Underwater lighting is also state-of-the-art. All lights are Lumishore with infinite color-changing capabilities. There are four large lights on the stern and two lights one on the port and one on the starboard side. A computer mainframe controls all the lighting with a DMX controller like those used at rock concerts for multiple effects. An LCD Lumishore light control panel is on the platform extension. Control can also be done with an iPad using custom software. The Custom stainless vessel name "Prime Time" also lights up and is interfaced with the DMX system and can be synced to follow the colors of the underwater lights as well as many other lighting modes. If the name of the boat changes, the existing wiring can be used for the new vessel name.

Even the horns have been upgraded to Khalenberg air horns loud enough to get the attention of any size vessel.

The Vessel has a new 2021 ACR full-size EPIRB. Two KVH TV3 satellite TV domes are on each side of the mast. A third dome is a KVH LTE1 which allows for up to 25 miles offshore internet connection. Also, on the mast is the latest Garmin Fantom Doppler radar with a 6' open antenna. GPS, Sirius weather, and AIS equipment are also mast-mounted. The mast can be illuminated at night with white, red, or blue light.



  • 12' extension on transom completed July 2014
  • Mast
  • 2 KVH TV3 domes
  • KVH LTE offshore internet
  • (small dome under radar)
  • FLIR (night vision camera)
  • Garmin Fantom radar 6'
  • Garmin 7612 plotter
  • Garmin 922 plotter
  • Garmin forward looking sonar
  • Garmin autopilot system
  • Garmin AIS transponder
  • Garmin Sirius weather receiver
  • Digital Aetna Tachs
  • Digital engine gauges installed
  • Dual thruster joysticks
  • Glendinning joystick/ throttle controls
  • 2 x Vetus extended run thrusters V95 (w/install)
  • Lumishore underwater lights 6 lights
  • Lighted DMX RGB transom sign (with iPad controller)
  • Ultra-Anchor stainless
  • Boat alarm
  • Flexiteek
  • Zipwake trim interceptors
  • 3 x CruiseAir A/C units
  • Maretron Waste gauge w/remote display
  • Jabsco spotlight
  • Blue Sea battery charger
  • 24V battery charger
  • Kallenburg Air Horns
  • 2 x SMX Marine Engine management
  • screens
  • 7 x JL Audio speakers including
  • 10" subwoofer
  • 2 Marine stereo amplifiers
  • Yamaha stereo receiver
  • 32" Samsung LCD TV
  • Stainless steel anchor switch
  • Covers
  • Big boy battery solenoid replaced
  • With BEP 701MD
  • Corian matching top in helm and rear cockpit
  • 2 x Vizio 19" TV
  • Security cameras port and starboard
  • Aft camera pan and tilt
  • Bow cushions new foam 2019
  • Interior cockpit couch
  • w/nautical cushions
  • Exterior boarding ladder with right angle platform
  • Aft cockpit custom wood table
  • Interior cockpit custom wood table
  • Upgraded salon
  • custom wood table
  • New lmar thruster controls
  • Stainless hull vents and
  • cup holders
  • Blue Sea remote
  • charger screen

Equipment added since 2019

  • Stainless steel "Meridian" nameplates
  • 24V charger (new 2022)
  • All bulbs interior LED including nav lights
  • Mast LED Spotlights tricolor
  • Upper cockpit LED lights in by-color
  • Upgraded closed cell foam outdoor cushions Ice maker
  • Tempered glass side windows
  • Upgraded glass stovetop
  • Upgraded salon lighting fixtures
  • 6 x Northstar AGM batteries
  • New Airmar weather wind sensor
  • New fire control
  • New rear cockpit table
  • Two new shower sumps
  • New refrigerator A/C D/C control power supply
  • Upper cockpit new Eisenglass Zippers
  • A/C Pump with high-capacity flow
  • Fusion head unit Apollo770
  • Norcold refrigerator
  • New 50-amp power cable connected to a Glendenning power cord reel


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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