Meridian 580 Pilothouse Review

The Pilothouse is designed for those who take luxury cruising seriously.

Meridian Yachts ‘580 Pilothouse is the flagship of Meridian Yachts’ 2008 fleet. A masterwork of contemporary naval architecture and technology, she is designed for the serious cruising boater.

The 580 offers a full range of first-class amenities and her wide beam provides for stable handling as well as a generous three-stateroom layout.

The 580’s stunning saloon space boasts impressive 360-degree views, elegant lounge seating with double incliners and a state-of-the-art entertainment centre with a remote-control 32in LCD TV and a Bose 3-2-1 home theatre system.

Master suite accommodations, located aft, feature a queen-size island berth, a fully equipped entertainment centre and a private ensuite head.

The 580’s guest stateroom provides a large double island berth, 15in LCD TV, AM/FM/CD/DVD and plenty of storage. 
A third stateroom, located amidships, offers comfortable double bunks and built-in storage. All weather craft in rough weather, full yacht operations are easily managed from the 580’s large pilothouse.

The pilothouse helm station features panoramic views, SmartCraft instrumentation, Northstar electronics and Meridian’s exclusive D.O.C. (Docking On Command) system, which integrates bow and stern-thruster operation from a single control. There’s also a wireless D.O.C. remote control.

In good weather the best place to be while underway is on the 580’s entertainer-friendly bridge deck. Inside and out, the 580 Pilothouse captures the essence of gracious living on water.