1998 Fleming 55

Asking: $ 660,000


A clean 55 Fleming with Caterpillar 3208 engines. Features include: Onan generator, Wesmar stabilizers & bow thruster, Aqua-drive, fiberglass hardtop with 600w Solar Panels, full flybridge enclosure, custom cockpit awning, Furuno electronics, FCI watermaker, and a completely redone interior (carpet, upholstery, etc—2018). Interior accommodations includes three stateroom with two heads: port VIP stateroom with a queen berth, starboard stateroom bunk arrangement, and a en-suite master stateroom, with island queen berth, to forward.

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LOA-Hull 55
LOA-Total 60.75
ENGINES Caterpillar 3208TA @ 435 hp
HOURS 4875

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 an icemaker followed by an extended 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 armchair to the starboard side, provide comfortable seating for six in the salon. To the starboard side is a partial credenza that provides great storage capabilities, along 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, additional drawers for storage, and houses a 32” HD TV.

  • 32” HD TV housed in custom teak entertainment cabinet to starboard aft corner
  • Raymarine satellite TV receiver
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Audio receiver with salon speakers and volume control
  • CCTV system located in entertainment cabinet (4 cameras onboard: engine room, upper aft, cockpit, and bow)
  • Partial credenza with off-shoot shelf to compliment armchair to starboard side
  • Armchair to starboard
  • Extended L-shaped settee to port
  • Icemaker to aft-port corner
  • Teak hi-lo table
  • Hunter remote control shades in salon & custom shades for aft doors
  • Note: Salon interior has been completely redone in 2018, see updated pictures.

The galley is tucked to the port side just forward of the salon, which is separated by a large granite counter top peninsula and overhead galley cabinets with flybridge dumbwaiter access. Wrapping around the U-shaped counter of the galley you will find a stainless steel dishwasher, an extra wide stainless steel sink, a ceramic three burner cooktop with custom pot holders, a convection microwave overhead, and a trash compactor. 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 stainless steel refrigerator.

  • Whirlpool convection microwave
  • Kenyon 220v (3) burner cook top
  • Stainless steel dishwasher
  • Full-size side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator
  • Stainless steel extra wide sink
  • Insinkerator waste disposal
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Granite counter tops

Following the four short steps straight down from the salon 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 and another guest stateroom to port with a queen berth. Just forward of the starboard side guest stateroom in the passageway is a full-sized 220v washer & separate dryer followed by the guest head. The en-suite master stateroom tops off the accommodations at the forward peak of the vessel.

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 skylights which, along with port holes to each side, provide natural light to the cabin. To the starboard side, facing the berth, is a flatscreen TV and to the port-side resides the en-suite master head.

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

The port stateroom features a queen berth with a large hanging locker with drawers and a wall-mounted 16” flatscreen TV. Additional storage is found through drawers underneath the berth and additional hanging locker inboard of the berth. 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 teak 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 FR7112 Radar with 4’ 12kw Antenna
  • Vizio TV/Monitor connected PC with nav software
  • Furuno 12” standalone NavNet Plotter (C-Map)
  • Garmin GPSmap 7405 plotter (port overhead)
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot
  • Wind instrument
  • Wesmar stabilizer control
  • Wesmar bow thruster control
  • Mechanical engine controls
  • Bennett trim tab control & indicator
  • ACR RCL-100 searchlight control
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF
  • Icom IC-M710 VHF/HF
  • CCTV access via Vizio monitor (4 cameras)
  • Magnum inverter display
  • FCI watermaker control
  • Ritchie compass
  • Stidd helm chair
  • Pilothouse settee with granite-topped table
  • Custom pilothouse shades

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 with 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 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.

  • Furuno NavNet 12” chartplotter
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF
  • Wesmar bow thruster control
  • Engine start/stop gauges
  • Engine control gauges
  • Mechanical engine controls
  • Ritchie compass
  • Trim control
  • Rudder indicator
  • Fireboy engine shutdown system
  • Windlass control
  • ACR spotlight control
  • Wesmar stabilizer control

Flybridge Features & Boat Deck:

  • Fiberglass hardtop over flybridge
  • Full flybridge enclosure
  • Radar arch with custom mast above
  • Plexiglass windshield with stainless handrail
  • Steering console with controls and engine instrumentation & bench helm seat
  • Cushioned seating for ten with stowage under
  • Molded fiberglass table with stowage space and drink holders
  • Folding hatch doors giving access to pilothouse
  • Sliding hatch—access to cockpit via step ladder
  • Switlik 6-man liferaft
  • Nautical Structures 800 lbs. davit
  • Custom tender chocks
  • Tender: 2014 AB High Bow with 40hp Evinrude E-tec engine

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 which provide lower entry close to the water line. Meanwhile additional side gates to either side of the Portuguese bridge allow for a higher point of entry when needed. 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
  • Underwater lights
  • Four blade props
  • Fiberglass fuel tanks
  • Varnished teak trim, cap rails & covering boards (all bright work just refinished)
  • Teak cockpit, side, & fore decks
  • Stainless steel handrails inboard along side decks, Portuguese bridge, transom, and foredeck
  • Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder
  • (6) Rod holders on cockpit combing boards
  • Cockpit awning attached to aft boat deck and combing board rod holders
  • Cockpit control station to starboard with Furuno 12” NavNet plotter, bow thruster, auto-pilot jog lever, & engine controls
  • Cockpit freshwater wash down shower
  • Cockpit step ladder to flybridge with fiberglass storage compartment & Icom IC-M324 VHF beneath
  • Foredeck fresh & raw water hose bibs
  • Bow pulpit with Lofrans windlass
  • 88 lb CQR primary anchor with 200 ft chain
  • 65 lb Fortress secondary anchor
  • Pilothouse side doors to either side of Portuguese
  • Fiberglass hardtop
  • Solar panels on hardtop
  • Full flybridge enclosure
  • Custom mast
  • Teak flybridge deck
  • Non-Skid deck on aft boat deck
  • Nautical Structures 1100 lb davit with control
  • Custom tender chocks
  • Tender: 2014 AB High Bow with 40hp Evinrude E-tec engine

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.

  • T-Caterpillar 3208TA, Turbocharged & Aftercooled — 435HP (~4,875 hrs)
  • Onan 17kw Generator (~6,560 hrs)
  • Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster
  • Wesmar Hydraulic CPS 1000 Stabilizers
  • 220V AC Electrical Service
  • 24V DC Electrical Service
  • 24v battery charger, Promatic 35 amp
  • 4000 Watt Magnum inverter / 40 amp charger
  • 40A charger
  • 12V charger—Schneider
  • External alternator regulators with custom charging system which directs power to any of the three banks as needed
  • Manual/Automatic Clean Agent Fire System
  • (4) Fiberglass Fuel Tanks (~1,000 Gal)
  • (4) Polypropylene Water Tanks (~300 Gal)
  • (1) Fiberglass Black Water Tank (~100 Gal)
  • Reverso Electric oil change, P & S for Engines/Transmissions/Generators
  • Hynautic Hydraulic Steering
  • Reverse Cycle Air Con with 4 Zones & SMX Controls
  • Air Seps on Main Engines
  • Clean-A-Boat ultrasonic antifouling system
  • FCI watermaker—1500 GPD

Cruising Equipment:

  • Life jackets
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders & fender lines
  • Shore cord (50A, 125/220V)
  • Flare kit
  • ACR searchlight
  • Switlik MkII – 6 man life raft


  • Full flybridge enclosure
  • Flybridge console cover
  • Flybridge cushions
  • Canvas windshield cover
  • Cockpit awning

 Recent Interior Update:

  • Entire interior redone—2018
  • New carpet throughout
  • New settee upholstery (salon & pilothouse)
  • Pilothouse helm chair & salon armchair recovered
  • New headboards and bedding in staterooms

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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