1997 Fleming 55

Asking: $ 699,000

Description

A well cruised Fleming 55 with CAT 3208 engines. Features include: Furuno radar & electronics, two Onan generators, Naiad stabilizers, bow thruster, FCI watermaker, and a white bimini top overhead. Interior accommodations include: starboard bunks, port stateroom twins, and a en-suite master stateroom with queen berth to forward.

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LOA-Hull 55
LOA-Total 60.75
BEAM 16
DRAFT 5
DISPLACEMENT 68,000 lbs
ENGINES Caterpillar 3208TA @ 435 hp
HOURS 4550
EFFICIENT CRUISE SPEED 15 Kt
HIGH CRUISE SPEED 17 Kt
FUEL CAPACITY 1,000 gal
WATER CAPACITY 300 gal
BLACKWATER CAPACITY 100 gal

Entering from the aft cockpit deck you are immediately greeted with a capacious salon. Featuring the timeless appeal of teak cabinetry, vast windows, teak sole with holly accents, and most importantly, an interior layout that balances form with function. This layout allows for an open social environment while keeping the function of the galley separated from the rest of the salon. With a 16’ beam, this spacious open floor plan makes entertaining guests an effortless endeavor.

Starting at the aft-port side of the salon is a storage cabinet with bottle storage & a wine cooler followed by a large L-shaped settee that wraps around to the edge of the galley counter-top and is complimented by a teak hi-lo table. This settee, along with the twin Rattan chairs to the starboard side, provide comfortable seating for six in the salon. Also to the starboard side is a full-length, Corian topped, credenza that provides great storage capabilities, with the additional storage space found beneath the port side settee. An entertainment center to the starboard aft corner features audio-visual equipment fit behind a teak cabinet and a 24” Insignia HD TV within cabinet.

  • 24” Insignia HD TV
  • KVH M3 TracVision satellite receiver
  • Sony VHS/DVD player
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Stereo with speakers (salon, pilothouse, flybridge, & master)
  • Hi-Lo coffee/dining table
  • (2) swiveling Rattan chairs
  • L-shaped settee to port
  • Dry bar with winecooler to port aft corner
  • Full length credenza to starboard
  • SMX II A/C Cruisair control
  • Window curtains
  • Phantom screen for salon doors

The galley is tucked to the port side just forward of the salon, which is separated by a large Corian counter top peninsula and overhead galley cabinets with flybridge dumbwaiter access. Wrapping around the U-shaped counter of the galley you will find a double-bowl sink, trash compactor, a ceramic four burner cooktop, 24” oven below, and a microwave overhead. Teak cabinets fill in the rest of the galley including a storage compartment just forward of the cook top that can accommodates a full range of saucepans. Across to the opposing starboard side is a dish storage compartment, additional storage drawers, and a full-sized refrigerator.

  • GE microwave – black
  • Miele 220v (4) burner cook top
  • Miele 24” oven
  • GE full-size side-by-side refrigerator with dispenser & teak panel face
  • Corian counter tops
  • Double-bowl sinks
  • Insinkerator waste disposal
  • Grohe mixer faucets
  • Broan trash compactor

Following the five short steps straight down from the salon and through the companionway privacy door will lead you to the central passage of the accommodations. This traditional layout has been a signature mainstay in the Fleming 55 that provides an easy and convenient flow of traffic throughout the boat. This central accommodations passage also makes it possible to appreciate the full length of the vessel from forepeak bulkhead to transom. Once in the passageway you will find a two-berth bunk arrangement in the guest cabin to starboard along with a VIP guest stateroom to port with a two-berth side by side arrangement and third overhead bunk. Just forward of the starboard side guest stateroom in the passageway is a full-sized Bosch 220v washer & separate dryer followed by the guest head. The en-suite master stateroom at the forward peak of the vessel tops off the accommodations .

The master stateroom is composed of a queen sized island berth surrounded by shelves, cabinets, drawers, and his & hers hanging lockers to either side. This island berth arrangement allows for access from either side and the berth can be raised with gas-assisted struts to access a large storage cavity underneath, perfect for storing extra bed linens or keeping valuables out of sight. Over head are two hatches which, along with port holes to each side, provide natural light to the cabin. Access to the en-suite master head is found to the aft port wall of the stateroom.

Both the master and guest heads are exceptionally spacious and feature shower stalls, mirrored vanities with sinks, and Corian countertops.

The port stateroom has twin single berths with a nightstand separating them and a third bunk overhead to the outboard wall which can slide away when not in use. Along the forward wall of the stateroom is a large hanging locker with drawers below and a full length mirror. Additional storage is found through drawers underneath each berth and shelving above. The starboard stateroom features twin berths in a bunk arrangement. The top bunk can slide in towards the outboard wall to provide more space for a single guest. There is a full length mirror on the forward wall and storage is provided via drawers and a nightstand.

In many modern yacht designs it has become commonplace to eliminate the inside steering station, however the Fleming 55 features a dedicated pilothouse which closely resembles the bridge of a much larger vessel. This dedicated pilothouse takes the role as the primary location to operate the boat without any distractions from other on-board activities. With that said it remains only three short steps up from the salon & galley and it is only another four interior steps up to the flybridge.

Visibility forward and wrapping around to port and starboard windows is excellent. Below the expansive windshield are consoles which provide ample room for a full range of modern electronics and equipment without intruding on the engine instrumentation. Overhead consoles provide additional space for equipment within easy reach. Both AC and DC electrical breaker panels are below the console to either side and can swing out to provide access to wiring connections. There is a proper chart area to the starboard side with large drawers for maps, cruising guides, navigation instruments, binoculars, and other necessities. Centered along each port and starboard side of the pilothouse are sliding doors that lead out to the side Portuguese decks. To the aft of the port side door resides a raised L-shaped settee and table which provides a comfortable social area with phenomenal visibility while underway. Aft of the starboard side door you will find additional storage through a hanging locker and extra drawers. A large stainless steel teak-trimmed destroyer wheel and Stidd helm chair finish off the pilothouse and perfectly accent this ultimate cruising yacht.

  • Furuno NavNet 3D Multi-function Display
  • Nobeltec navigation software on laptop
  • Dell monitor to display Nobeltec software
  • Northstar 951X
  • Robertson AP300X autopilot
  • Furuno AIS – Class B
  • Furuno GP36
  • (2) Furuno F150 multi displays
  • Furuno FCV-582 sounder (stbd of helm)
  • Naiad Multi-sea 2000 stabilizer control
  • Wesmar 24V bow thruster control
  • Mechanical engine controls
  • Flo Scan fuel meters
  • Bennett trim tab control & indicator
  • Wind gauge
  • Icom M-504 VHF
  • Closed circuit TV– engine room & mast aft
  • Sharp LCD TV 13” (port of helm)
  • FCI water maker control
  • Link 1000 remote inverter display
  • Ritchie compass
  • Stidd helm chair
  • Corner settee with teak table to port aft corner
  • Steps to flybridge, directly aft of helm chair

The flybridge is easily accessed from the interior steps in the pilothouse or by the ladder from the cockpit. It features a two-seat upper helm station located to port that provides excellent visibility particularly in close quarters and bustling harbors with its 360 degree view. The electronics console is large enough to house an array of equipment with easy access to the rear of the console available by hinging open the bookshelf behind the pilothouse settee below. The starboard side of the flybridge features a U-shaped settee and a fixed fiberglass table with a removable teak top. Aft of the helm on the port side consists of an additional settee and the hatch for the galley dumbwaiter access. The following aft boat deck features a Nautical Structures davit, tender, and mounted tender chocks to starboard. The hatch and step ladder to the cockpit resides to the aft port side. Overhead a white bimini top provides shade over the flybridge area and the fiberglass radar arch supports the custom mast, dome, and open array.

  • FurunoNavNet 3D chartplotter/repeater
  • Furuno F150 multi display
  • Robertson AP300X autopilot
  • Wesmar bow thruster control
  • Engine start/stop & instrumentations
  • Mechanical engine controls with synchronizer
  • VHF
  • Ritchie compass
  • Trim control & indicators
  • Rudder indicator
  • Fireboy engine shutdown system
  • Windlass control

Flybridge Features & Boat Deck:

  • Fiberglass radar arch with white bimini top
  • Plexiglass windshield w/stainless handrail
  • Steering console – controls & engine instrumentation
  • Cushioned seating for ten with stowage under
  • Molded fiberglass table with teak
  • Pet gate separating aft boat deck from flybridge deck
  • Folding hatch doors giving access to pilothouse
  • Sliding hatch gives access to cockpit via stepladder
  • Switlik 6-man liferaft
  • EPIRB
  • Davit: Nautical Structures MC800
  • Tender: 2007 Noverania with 30hp Honda

In common with all Flemings, the hull is hand laid and solid fiberglass reinforced with a grid of stringers and frames. Vinylester resin is utilized below the waterline on the hull with further protection provided by epoxy barrier coats. A reasonable five foot draft allows for Bahamas cruising while ensuring that the running gear is protected by a full-length keel which is foam filled and glassed across the top to isolate it from the hull. This keel provides nearly a foot length of protection before the running gear.

On deck she has the mainstay walk-around decks in combination with high bulwarks and a Portuguese bridge, which ensures security for both children and pets. The decks themselves are natural teak, while all of the wood caprails, trim, and combing boards are varnished teak. The cockpit features a control station located starboard of the salon doors while additional storage is to port behind the ladder that leads up to flybridge. On the cockpit deck are four gasketed and lockable hatches that provide access to the engine room and spacious lazarette. The transom of the cockpit features a large gate that swings in to allow ingress to the swim platform.

Moving forward along the side decks you will discover entry gates on either side of the cockpit side decks, these gates provide lower entry close to the water line. Up to the bow will bring you to a teak foredeck with stainless steel handrails. Special attention has been paid to the ease and safety in which the heavy duty ground tackle is set and retrieved. The anchor platform accepts two anchors, the primary can be controlled by a handheld unit at the platform or by controls at both the pilothouse and flybridge helm stations. The anchor locker directly beneath the pulpit can serve as a great place for fender storage as well. Furthermore the inside wall of the Portuguese bridge includes two storage cabinets that give convenient storage for dock lines, windshield covers, and cleaning supplies.

  • Hand-laid solid fiberglass hull
  • Vinylester resin below waterline
  • Simulated planking grooves in hullside
  • Integrated molded guards with stainless rub rails
  • Fiberglass fuel tanks
  • Four blade props
  • Varnished teak trim, cap rails & covering boards
  • Teak cockpit, side, fore, and Portuguese bridge decks
  • Stainless steel handrails inboard along side decks and Portuguese bridge
  • Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder
  • Stainless steel transom handrails
  • (2) Rod holders on cockpit combing boards
  • Cockpit control station to starboard
  • Cockpit step ladder to flybridge
  • Cockpit freshwater wash down shower
  • Magma gas grill
  • Foredeck fresh & raw water hose bibs
  • Bow pulpit with Lofrans windlass
  • (2) 80 lb Delta-style anchor with 250’ 3/8 high-test G4
  • Fortress collapsible anchor
  • Pilothouse side doors lead to either side of Portuguese bridge deck
  • Bimini top—white
  • Custom mast mounted to arch
  • Teak flybridge deck
  • Non-skid deck on aft boat deck

Superior systems and engineering are key elements for Fleming Yachts, whose philosophy has always been to choose only the best equipment available and have it be readily accessible for maintenance. The main engine room access is from two outside hatches just aft of the salon doors. The salon floor panels can also come apart for greater access to the engine room when needed. Air intake for the engines is accomplished through openings underneath the cockpit combing boards which then travels through the lazarette and then to the engines thus allowing for less salt to come in contact with the engine components. To achieve the extremely low sound and vibration that Flemings are known for, Aquadrive systems transfer the thrust directly to the hull and the engine is isolated by using soft engine mounts.

Aft of the engine room, the lazarette houses the water tanks, steering gear, and air conditioning compressors while also leaving ample room for storing cruising gear such as deck chairs, spare anchors, rode, lines, fenders, and extra parts. Having the air conditioning compressors located here instead of in a hot engine room improves performance and efficiency while minimizing noise.

  • (2) Caterpillar 3208TA at 435HP (~4,550hrs)
  • Air seps on main engines
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • Wesmar 10HP, 24V electric bow thruster
  • Naiad Multi-Sea 2000 hydraulic stabilizers
  • Onan 12 kw generator (~6,020 hrs)
  • Onan 9 kw generator (~3,611 hrs)
  • 220V AC electrical service
  • 12V DC electrical service
  • 1.5 Kw Trace inverter
  • 50amp charger
  • 24V charger
  • (4) Fiberglass fuel tanks (~1,000 Gal)
  • (4) Polypropylene water tanks (~300 Gal)
  • (1) Fiberglass black water tank (~100 Gal)
  • (2) water pumps
  • Reverse cycle air con – 4 zones & SMX controls
  • FCI watermaker – 1200 GPD

Canvas:

  • Bimini top—white
  • Flybridge console cover
  • Flybridge helm seat cover
  • Flybridge cushions
  • Black texalene windshield cover
  • Tender cover
  • Flybridge table cover

Cruising Equipment:

  • Life jackets – 12 adult & 2 kids
  • Dock lines (2 sets)
  • Fenders & fender lines
  • (3) Shore cords (50A, 125/220V)
  • Flare kit
  • Switlik 6-man lift raft
  • 406 EPIRB with GPS & auto deploy
  • Grill
  • Teak cockpit chairs and side table
Disclaimer

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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