Type Aft Cabin
Make / Model Meridian / 459 Custom Vessel
Year / Condition 2004 / Used
Length / Width 52' / 14'
Engine Twin
Engine Use 750 Hours
Engine Description Engine Make Cummins Engine Model 6BTA5 Total Power 370hp Engine Hours 750 Engine Type inboard Fuel Type diesel
Fuel Type Diesel
Heads / Bathrooms 2
Weight 30000 LBS
Hull Material Fiberglass
Boat Location Newport, RI google-map
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CALL DAVID SIEGEL 860-839-1663

PRIME TIME is an HIGHLY MODIFIED Meridian 408 incorporating an extended 9' aft cockpit/swim platform to bring her length to over 52 feet. The aft cockpit was designed in keeping with the aesthetics of vessel lines for a seamless look, and she is in turn-key Bristol condition. Carefully crafted with the highest levels of technology and comfort for enjoyable cruising, PRIME TIME has received numerous recent upgrades, including state-of-the-art electronics, high-fidelity sound, and more. She has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by the owner's son, an electrical engineer with ABYC certification who works in the marine industry, and her recent insurance survey indicated no recommendations (available upon request). Low engine hours appx 750 Port and Starboard.


Extended 9’ aft cockpit (LOA 52’) with built in curved seating, teak table, stereo speakers, fridge and electric grill $175,000

Recent electronics include, two Garmin chart plotters, Reactor auto pilot, Class B AIS, 6’ Doppler (Fantom) open array radar and Airmar solid state weather station on top of mast. All original analog gauges converted to digital displays $23,500

Glendinning electronic throttles with joystick control. Vessel came with mechanical separate throttle and gear shifter $20,000

Garmin forward looking sonar to avoid underwater shoals and/or objects $1500

Zipwake interceptor trim system with built in GPS to provide perfect trim for maximum speed and efficiency $4200

FLIR night vision camera pan/tilt $9000

Two KVH domes allows each TV (4 in total) to tune to different channels at the same time. Separate KVH offshore internet dome $10,000

Upgraded 24V Bow and stern thrusters 10 min. continuous run time (stock thrusters 12V had much less power and would thermally shutdown after 30 sec) $8500

Six state-of-the-art underwater Lumishore lights with infinite colors, aft cockpit color screen controller and salon iPad computer DMX controller and lighted SS Vessel nam $30,000

Six JL audio speakers and two subwoofers. Fusion stereo head unit with two full color remote stations on each level & 2 amps $4600

Salon 5.1 Yamaha home theater with 32” 4k TV $1600

Key fob remote control security system with blinking LED at all entrances. Aft pan/tilt camera on mast, 2 forward 2 aft DVR recording surveillance cameras which can also be used for docking. $2700

Flexiteek on gunwales, bow, upper and lower cockpits $9000

Ultra Anchor stainless w/swivel $2800

Exterior boarding ladder With right angle platform $3000

This is only a partial list "Upgraded" below contains complete upgrades at a cost of $28,250

Impeccably maintained Recent survey no recommendations (survey available).

50' Slip at Newport Marina in Newport RI. available for purchase with purchase of vessel. Slip is on end of finger pier with great views of Newport harbor. Slip is easy in and out. No 50' slips available in all of Newport. Newport Marina is the best marina in Newport with pool and bath/shower facilities. Slip comes with deeded parking space.
Navigation Systems​
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 a joystick control for docking.

Given that the original electric bow and stern thrusters thermally shut off after 30 sec. of continuous run, this was not suitable for joystick maneuvering. Both bow and thruster stern thrusters were upgraded to 24-volt long run time (10 min continuous run) Vetus thrusters. The 24V battery system has its own 24V charging system. The original thruster controller was replaced with a dual joystick design for easier use.

Two KVH TV3 satellite domes are mounted on each side of the mast which provide 4K TV. 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 6’ open array antenna. GPS, Sirius weather and AIS equipment is also mast mounted. The mast can be illuminated at night with white, red or blue light.

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 the latest 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.There is a pan/tilt aft-facing camera to assist in maneuvering, which can be displayed on either of the Garmin chart plotters or on the TV.
Deck and Hull Equipment​

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 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.

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. The 32" TV faces the couch and can be rotated to face the helm area for viewing there as well.

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 plates 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 it’s class. The first 5 feet of chain is polished stainless steel, so it looks great being visible up at the windless. The plastic anchor windless control covers on the bow have been replaced with polished stainless-steel covers.

New wireless Jabsco spotlight with beam/flood auto pan left and right as well as SOS

Additional Equipment​
Entertainment Equipment
This vessel has a stereo system designed by a high-fidelity expert. It has 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 through the exterior of the boat with two 12" subwoofers. Amplifiers power each of the speakers with clean power.

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.
Mechanical Equipment​
Engine Room
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 key way) 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 level are displayed on digital monitor.

Air Conditioning
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. All units ovesized output for tropical conditions.

Electrical Equipment
Generator: Onan 9 kW Model 9MDKAV-2743

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 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 an alarm system with all exterior doors as well as a contact that sets off the alarm if the canvas cover for the helm electronics panel is removed. There are 4 blinking red LEDs at all entry points when the alarm is armed. A keyless wireless remote arms/disarms.

The Vessel has a new 2021 ACR full-size EPIRB.

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.

Stairs leading to the galley and bow stateroom lift up where the washer/Dryer and central vac system is located.
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 with easy access on both sides, a large window for plenty of light into the aft cockpit, a large head, and a separate shower space.

VIP Stateroom:
Forward of the galley is the VIP Stateroom with ensuite head, sink, and a separate enclosed stall shower. 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.

Helm Area:
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. The flat screen TV can be rotated to face either the helm or the upper cockpit. For ease of maneuvering, the TV, when facing the helm, can display port and starboard views of the sides of the vessel at the same time on a split screen.


9' extension on transom completed July 2014
Custom aluminum Mast
2 KVH TV3 domes
KVH LTE Offshore internet (small dome under radar)
FLIR (night vision camera) control on helm
Garmin Fantom radar 6' open array
Garmin 7612 plotter
Garmin 922 plotter
Garmin Forward looking sonar
Garmin autopilot system
Garmin AIS transponder
Garmin Sirius weather Receiver on Mast
Digital Aetna Tachs
Digital engine gauges installed
Dual thruster joysticks
Glendinning Joystick/ Throttle controls
2 Vetus extended run thrusters V95
Lumishore underwater lights 6 lights - 4 under transom, 2 aft port and starboard
Lighted DMX under water lights - 6 RGB transom sign (with iPad controller or lower cockpit controller)
Ultra-Anchor and swivel stainless with 10’ stainless anchor chain
Boat Alarm with LED indicators and remote key FOB
Flexiteek bow, gunwales, upper and lower cockpits
Zipwake trim interceptors with control at helm
4 CruisAir A/C units
Maretron Waste gauge w/ remote display in breaker panel
Jabsco spotlight
Blue Sea battery charger with display in breaker panel
24V battery charger with display breaker pane
Kallenburg Air Horns
2 SMX Marine Engine management screens
7 JL Audio speakers including 2 - 10" subwoofer and 2 Marine stereo amplifiers
Yamaha stereo receiver
Outside 32" Samsung LCD TV with 360 degree rotation
Stainless steel anchor switch covers
Big boy battery solenoid replaced with BEP 701MD
Corian matching top in helm and lower cockpit
2 Vizio 19" TVs one in each stateroom
Security cameras Port and starboard
Aft camera pan and tilt on mast
Bow cushions new foam 2019
Exterior boarding ladder with right-angle platform Aft lower cockpit custom wood table
Upper cockpit custom wood table
Upgraded Salon custom wood table
New lmar dual thruster controls
Stainless hull vents and cup holders
Blue Sea remote charger screen displayed in breaker panel
Stainless Steel “Meridian” nameplates with proper font 24V charger (new 2022) for thrusters
All bulbs interior LED, including Nav Lights
Mast LED Spotlights tricolor - red, white or blue
Upper cockpit LED lights - red, white or blue
Aft lower cockpit LED spotlight - white or blue
Upgraded closed cell foam outdoor cushions
Full-Size Ice Maker Upper Cockpit
Tempered glass side windows
Upgraded glass stovetop
Upgraded salon lighting fixtures
6 Northstar AGM Batteries
Refrigerator and Electric Grill in Cabinet Lower Cockpit
New (2022) 75 foot Glendenning electric retractable power cord
New Full size EPIRB (2022)
New improved shower sumps (2) with easy off top and easy cleaning
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