1991 Fleming 53

Asking: $ 380,000


A Fleming 53 equipped with twin Caterpillar 3208 engines. Features include: two Northern Lights generators – 12kw & 7kw, Garmin radar & electronics, Naiad stabilizers, bow & stern thrusters, Aqua-drive system, and a green bimini top. The interior accommodations are comprised of a stateroom to port with two twin berths, a starboard cabin with a single berth, designated guest head, and a forward en-suite master stateroom with an island queen berth.

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LOA-Hull 53
LOA-Total 58
ENGINES Caterpillar 3208TA @ 425 hp
HOURS 5425

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 corner dry bar with bottle storage anchoring a large L-shaped settee that wraps around the port side to the edge of the galley counter-top and is complimented by a teak hi-lo table. This settee, along with the two chairs to the starboard side, provides comfortable seating for six in the salon. To the starboard side is a full length credenza with an entertainment center to the aft corner featuring audio-video equipment fit behind a teak cabinet with a 23” LG HD TV.

  • 23” LG HD TV
  • JL Audio 1200 watt amp, JL subwoofer, (4) speakers, & (2) Bose speakers (2017)
  • (2) Apple TV – 1 in salon, 1 in master
  • Corner entertainment cabinet to starboard aft with granite topped overlay
  • Full-length credenza to starboard side
  • Dry bar with storage and granite top overlay to aft port corner
  • L-shaped settee to port
  • Hi-lo teak coffee/dining table
  • (2) Salon chairs
  • Salon curtains, blinds, and (4) openable windows
  • Replaced overhead salon lights with LED

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 dishwasher, double-bowl sink, a 4-burner cooktop, and a microwave overhead. Teak cabinetry 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.

  • Advantium convection microwave (new)
  • 4-burner gas cooktop (new)
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Double-bowl sink—with disposal
  • Grohe faucet & soap dispenser (new)
  • Corian countertops (2004)
  • Overhead dumb-waiter access
  • Bountiful storage via drawers and cabinets
  • Maytag full-sized stainless steel refrigerator/freezer (new)

Following the five short steps straight down from the salon will lead you to the central passage of the accommodations. This traditional layout has since become a signature mainstay in the Fleming 55 design which 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 VIP guest stateroom to port with a two twin-berth side by side arrangement. Across the passageway to starboard side is a guest cabin featuring a single berth and the guest head which also houses the 110V washer/dryer combo unit. 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 dresser drawers and a hanging locker. This island berth arrangement allows for access from either side and further storage can be found through drawers beneath the berth. Over head are two skylights hatches which, along with port holes to each side, provide natural light to the cabin. The stateroom also features a 20” HD TV with an Apple TV situated above the dresser to port and large mirror to the aft starboard wall. The en-suite master head is found to aft-port of the stateroom.

Both the master and guest heads are exceptionally spacious and feature shower stalls with teak grated floors, mirrored vanities with sinks, heads, storage compartments, and countertops.

The port stateroom is outfitted with two twin-sized berths with a small nightstand separating them. Along the forward wall of the stateroom is a hanging locker with drawers below and a full length mirror. Additional storage can found through drawers underneath each berth and shelving above. Natural light is provided to the cabin via two portholes to the outboard wall. The starboard guest cabin features a single berth with a mirror on the aft wall. Storage for this starboard stateroom is provided via a hanging locker to forward, drawers beneath the berth, 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 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 deck. To the aft port corner resides a raised L-shaped settee and fixed table which provides a comfortable social area with phenomenal visibility while underway. A large stainless steel teak-accented destroyer wheel and helm chair finish off the pilothouse and perfectly accent this ultimate cruising yacht.

  • (2) Garmin 5215 touchscreen chart plotters
  • Garmin xHD open array radar
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot
  • Furuno RD-30
  • Furuno GP-36
  • Icom IC-M120 VHF
  • Raytheon wind speed
  • Raytheon depth & speed
  • Furuno RD30
  • Engine gauges & instrumentation
  • Floscan fuel flow gauges
  • Mechanical engine controls
  • Bennett trim tab controls
  • Stainless destroyer wheel
  • Sidepower bow & stern (2004) thrusters
  • Naiad stabilizer controls (6 sq ft fins)
  • Sony CCTV display for aft & engine room cameras
  • Fusion stereo system with JL 1200 watt audio & zone selection
  • Magnum inverter remote
  • (2) remote spotlights
  • Dual-trumpet horns
  • Ritchie compass
  • Helm chair
  • Corner settee (new cushions) with fixed table to port aft corner
  • Steps to flybridge, directly aft of helm chair
  • Added pilothouse air conditioning (2016)

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 which wraps around a fixed fiberglass table. 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 is non-skid and features mounted tender chocks, an electric Nautical Structures davit, and a sliding hatch which leads to the cockpit below by a stepladder. Overhead a green bimini top provides shade over the flybridge area and the fiberglass radar arch supports the mast and other instrumentations.

  • Garmin 7612 chartplotter/radar display
  • Icom IC-M56 VHF radio
  • Raymarine Tri-Data—wind, depth, & speed
  • Engine gauges & instrumentation
  • Mechanical engine controls
  • Stainless destroyer-style wheel
  • Bow & stern thrusters
  • Bennett trim tab indicators / controls
  • Windlass control
  • Spotlight controls
  • Ritchie compass
  • Horn
  • Cushioned bench helm seat

Flybridge Features & Boat Deck:

  • Fiberglass radar arch with white bimini top
  • Plexiglass windshield with stainless handrail
  • Steering console – controls & engine instrumentation with raised bench helm seat
  • Cushioned settee seating for ten—stowage under
  • Molded fiberglass table
  • Non-skid flybridge deck & aft boat deck
  • Hatch doors giving access to pilothouse
  • Zodiac inflatable 6-man liferaft
  • Mounted tender chocks
  • Nautical Structures 12V electric davit
  • Honda City scooter – 2016 (~50 miles)
  • Sliding hatch giving access to cockpit via stepladder

In common with all Flemings, the hull is hand laid and solid fiberglass reinforced with a grid of stringers and frames. 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 to aft and non-skid panels to forward, while all of the wood cap rails, trim, and combing boards are varnished teak. To the port side of the salon doors within the cockpit is a storage locker, while a cockpit control station with engine controls can be found to starboard of the salon entrance. On the cockpit deck are four gasketed and lockable hatches that provide access to the engine room and 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-level side decks, these gates provide lower entry close to the water line. Up to the bow will bring you to a non-skid foredeck with varnished teak 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. To either side of the bow pulpit are teak wing hatches which give storage options at the bow. 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
  • Simulated planking grooves in hullside
  • Integrated molded guards with stainless rub rails
  • Varnished teak trim, cap rails, covering boards, handrails, cockpit steps, and house brow    
  • Natural teak cockpit and side decks
  • Non-skid foredeck and Portuguese bridge deck
  • Stainless steel handrails inboard along side decks and Portuguese bridge
  • Teak swim platform with swim ladder and     mounted Magma grill
  • Cockpit control station to starboard side—engine controls, thruster controls, & wheel
  • Cockpit table with (4) deck chairs
  • (4) Rod holders – cockpit
  • Aft shore power connection
  • Cockpit freshwater wash down shower
  • Foredeck fresh & raw water hose bibs
  • Bow pulpit with Lofrans windlass
  • 105 lbs CQR with 335’ chain
  • 65 lbs Delta with 250’ line
  • Side-doors lead to either side of pilothouse – on Portuguese bridge deck
  • Entry gates to either side—at cockpit level
  • Fiberglass radar arch with mounted mast
  • Bimini top – green
  • Non-skid flybridge & aft boat deck
  • Horn—two trumpet

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, Aqua-drive 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 and steering gear while also leaving ample room for storing cruising gear such as deck chairs, spare anchors, rode, lines, fenders, and extra parts.

  • (2) Caterpillar 3208 TA at 425HP each (~5,425 hours)
  • Glendinning engine synchronizers
  • Hydraulic engine controls & steering
  • Aqua-drive thrust-bearing system
  • Naiad stabilizers (6 sq ft fins) – serviced in 2018
  • Bow & stern thrusters (stern added in 2004)
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Reverse cycle air con – 4 zones
  • Watermaker—800 GPD
  • (4) Fuel tanks (~1,000 Gal)
  • (2) Water tanks (~300 Gal)
  • (1) Black water tank (~100 Gal)
  • Village Marine Tech watermaker (lazarette)

Electrical Systems:

  • Northern Lights 12 kw generator (~3,800 hrs)
  • Northern Lights 7 kw generator (~3,520 hrs)
  • 110V AC electrical service
  • 12V DC electrical service
  • Magnum inverter
  • (7) 8D batteries
  • Automatic battery charger—40 amp
  • 50 amp shore power plugs
  • 50 amp shore cord (new)

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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