Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-)
(w/ 2 x 330-hp Cummins inboard diesels)


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If getting away from it all or a weekend ride is what you are looking for, the Meridian 408 may be the boat for you. The interior of the Meridian 408 shows a lot of thought for entertaining and long-range cruising.

Key Features

  • Visibility of horizon seated or standing in salon
  • Opposing seating in salon
  • Standard sized queen, pillow top innerspring mattress in master stateroom
  • Comfortable bridge seating for 8
  • D.O.C.® (Docking On Command®)
  • Underwater exhaust
  • Northstar® electronics
  • Ultra-flow™ Comfort Air System
  • Optional underwater transom lights

Specifications

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Specifications
Length Overall 42' 2''
12.9 m
Dry Weight 29,000 lbs.
13,154 kg
Beam 14' 4''
4.4 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 10''
1.2 m
Fuel Cap 330 gal.
1,249 L
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 90 gal.
341 L
Max Headroom 6' 7''
2.01 m
Bridge Clearance 14' 4''
1.3 m
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 370-hp 8.1L S Mercury Horizon Inboards
Tested Power 2 x 330-hp Cummins inboard diesels
Opt. Power 2 x 330-hp QSB Cummins Diesels
2 x 380-hp QSB Cummins Diesels
2 x 425-hp QSB Cummins Diesels
2 x 370-hp 8.1L S Mercury Horizon Inboards

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Line Drawing

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Photo Gallery

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Tons of Features & Amenities

Designed for Entertaining

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Plenty of Seating in the Cabin

Well Equipped Galley

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Forward and Aft Staterooms

Large Double Berth

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Captain's Report

Tested By Capt. Randy Emmerman

Just catching up to the 408 Motoryacht from Meridian Yachts was challenging. She was in the Punta Gorda area of Florida as they were being thrashed by Hurricane Charley. We finally had a chance to board the boat upon arrival in Sarasota. Standing beside the yacht and looking at her profile, she appeared to be a lot larger than 40 feet. Meridian Yachts packs a lot of features and amenities into the Motoryacht.

One of the first things you notice on the bridge is how quiet her engines are when running. With two diesels and a generator running, the gauges were the only indication she was ready to roll. The Meridian has a new docking system that everyone will like. It is an integrated bow and stern thruster design that was easy to use and will simplify the docking job. The thrusters are brought together on the dash with a movable silhouette of a boat; not a joystick. Simply move the bow of the boat left or right and the Meridian will follow. There are many combinations you can use encompassing both the bow and stern thrusters. With a little practice this device should make even the toughest docking situation a snap.

The weather was typical for Florida in August. Hot, hot, hot. We were in the low 90’s with plenty of humidity and the seas calm; a perfect day for a boat ride. Too bad we didn’t stop to jump in for a swim! As can be seen by the performance numbers of the 408 Meridian, she has a nice cruise speed and has the amenities of a luxury condo. Although we didn’t have a chance to run her in rough seas, the Meridian Yachts’ representative said she will run with the best of them.

The interior of the Meridian 408 shows a lot of thought for entertaining and cruising. She has a large salon with plenty of seating with a couch on either side with a built in entertainment center. The entertainment center is surrounded by built in cabinets and flows nicely with the interior of the boat. In addition the main saloon is open and airy with all natural light from the windows. A few steps from the saloon is the galley with plenty of counter space and full size refrigerator. The solid galley cabinets, Corian countertop and the teak and holly flooring give her a warm inviting feeling. You even have a private laundry room. This laundry room has plenty of storage and is cleverly designed not to take away additional cabin space.

The Meridian 408 motoryacht offers both a forward and aft stateroom. Both have plenty of room for relaxing. The aft stateroom offers a large double berth, built in cabinets with lots of storage and a nice private head and shower. In addition, the windows provide an open and comfortable feeling.

The top side of the motoryacht is designed for entertaining and relaxation. The expansive swim platform allows easy motor access, inflatable cleats, power supply connections and a shower. Integrated into the platform is a molded fiberglass staircase and hand rail.

The 408 offers two more top side large areas. The bridge has two L-shaped lounges along with the captain’s chair. This captain’s chair will put you in the center of all activities. The helm has great visibility and the gauges are easy to read. The dash board allow for plenty of electronics without the cluttered feeling. A few short steps from the bridge you will find another large area with a built in refrigerator and neat bar. Both of these areas are covered by built in fiberglass hard tops.

Access to the engine room is through two hatches in the main saloon. Once in the engine room you have a generous amount of room to service the engine and other systems. The engine room has a good layout and the hatches are sound proof for more enjoyment.

If getting away from it all or a weekend ride is what you are looking for, the Meridian 408 may be the boat for you.

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) is 30.9 mph (N/A kph), burning gallons per hour (gph) or N/A liters per hour (lph).
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Optional
Fishfinder Optional
GPS/Chart Optional
Radar Optional
VHF Radio Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Galley
Coffeemaker Standard
Icemaker Optional
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Hardtop Standard
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Full Canvas Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Standard
Glendinning Cablemaster Optional
Oil Change System Optional
Vacuum Optional
Washer/Dryer Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Warranty

Meridian Yachts 408 Motoryacht (2004-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 10-year Structural Express Limited
Deck Warranty
Years 10-year Structural Express Limited
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-year Express Limited
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes


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