1998 Fleming 55.

Asking: $ 645,000

Description

A very clean 1998 Fleming 55 with very well maintained CAT 3208 engines and a Northern Lights generator. In November of 2014 the port engine (at 6,500 hours) was fully rebuilt and the starboard engine had a “top end” rebuild (coolers, heads, injection pumps, hoses, etc). In 2019 both engine’s turbos were fully rebuilt. Other features include: all new exterior teak decks (2018), new Garmin radar & electronics (2017), new refrigerator & microwave appliances (2017), an FCI watermaker, new UMT davit (2017), Naiad stabilizers, LED underwater lights, 12’ Novurania tender with Yamaha 40hp 4-stroke engine, and a blue bimini top overhead the flybridge as well as a bimini awning over the cockpit. Interior accommodations include 3 staterooms with two heads: starboard stateroom bunk arrangement, port stateroom twin berths, 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 7250
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 bar 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. Along the starboard side is a full-length, Corian topped, credenza which provides great storage capabilities, along with the additional storage space found beneath the port side settee. An entertainment center to the starboard aft corner of the credenza features audio-video equipment and a 30” HD television situated on top.

  • 30” Samsung TV at starboard aft corner
  • Entertainment cabinet at starboard aft corner
  • KVH Trac-Vision satellite receiver
  • HD directional local TV antenna
  • Cable TV hookup
  • DVD player & CD player
  • Audio receiver with speakers & volume control at salon, master, pilothouse, flybridge, & cockpit
  • Dry bar with glass & bottle storage
  • Hi-lo coffee/dining table
  • L-shaped settee (4” depth extension) to port
  • (2) Swiveling Rattan chairs with cushions
  • Full length Corian-topped credenza to starboard
  • Window blinds
  • Teak & holly sole with carpeting in salon
  • Overhead teak ceiling handrail

The galley is tucked to the port side just forward of the salon, which is separated by a large Corian counter top peninsula with a teak bullnose and overhead galley cabinets which feature flybridge dumbwaiter access. Wrapping around the U-shaped counter of the galley you will find a two basin sink, an electric cooktop, and a convection 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 cookware. Across to the opposing starboard side is a dish storage compartment, additional drawers, and a full-sized refrigerator.

  • Sharp convection microwave (2017)
  • Kenyon 220v 3-burner cook top
  • Full-size side-by-side GE Profile refrigerator with filtered water & ice dispenser & teak door panel (2017)
  • Two basin sink with Grohe mixer faucet
  • Insinkerator waste disposal
  • Corian countertops
  • Dumb-waiter to flybridge
  • Bountiful galley storage
  • Teak & holly sole

Following the five 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 two-berth side by side arrangement. 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. At the port-side is a wall-mounted flat-screen TV facing the berth and to starboard of the queen berth is a mounted Garmin chartplotter display. The en-suitemaster head is located to the port-side of the stateroom.

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

The port stateroom has two twin-sized berths with a nightstand separating them. At the foot of the outboard berth 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.

Pilothouse 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 bridge. 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-accented destroyer wheel and Stidd helm chair finish off the pilothouse and perfectly accent this ultimate cruising yacht.

  • Garmin GMR Fantom 24 xHD radar dome 4kw – (2017)
  • (2) Garmin 12” GPS 7612xsv chartplotter displays (2017)
  • Garmin GHC 20 Autopilot control (2017)
  • Furuno FCV-582L sounder
  • Northstar 952X GPS Navigator
  • Simrad wind sensor
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF
  • Sirius weather
  • Mechanical engine controls
  • Glendinning synchronizer
  • Flo Scan fuel meters
  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Wesmar 24V bow thruster control
  • Bennett trim tab control & indicator
  • 14” Samsung flush mounted TV—with closed circuit TV for engine room, cockpit, aft of mast
  • Pioneer sound system control
  • Magnum remote inverter display
  • FCI watermaker control
  • ACR searchlight control
  • Ritchie compass
  • Stidd helm chair
  • Raised corner settee with table
  • Sliding doors to either side—lead to Portuguese bridge / side decks

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 features easy access at the rear of the console available by hinging open the bookshelf behind the pilothouse corner settee below. The starboard side of the flybridge features a U-shaped settee with storage beneath. 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 davit to starboard while the hatch and step ladder to the cockpit resides to the port side. Overhead a blue bimini top provides shade over the flybridge area, and the fiberglass radar arch supports the custom mast, domes, and open array radar antenna.

  • Garmin 16” GPSMAP 7416xsv display (2017)
  • Garmin GHC 20 Autopilot control (2017)
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Mechanical engine controls
  • Glendinning synchronizer
  • Engine gauges & start/stop
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Rudder indicator & trim tab indicators
  • Wesmar bow thruster control
  • Fireboy engine shutdown system
  • Ritchie compass
  • ACR—spotlight control
  • Windlass control

Flybridge Features & Boat Deck:

  • Fiberglass radar arch
  • Blue bimini top—forward of arch
  • Plexiglass windshield with stainless rail
  • Steering console – electronics & engine controls
  • Cushioned seating for ten with stowage under—settees to either side & helm bench seat
  • Molded fiberglass table
  • Galley dumbwaiter access via hatch
  • Folding hatch doors giving access to pilothouse
  • Sliding hatch at aft boat deck gives access to cockpit via stepladder
  • Teak flybridge deck & non-skid aft boat deck
  • UMT 800 lbs davit (2017) & custom tender chocks
  • Tender: 12’ Novurania with Yamaha 40hp 4-stroke engine (engine replaced in 2015) – new battery

In common with all Flemings, the hull is hand laid and solid fiberglass reinforced with a grid of stringers and frames 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 and have all been replaced in 2018, and all of the caprails, trim, and combing boards are comprised of varnished teak. The cockpit features a control station located starboard of the salon doors while additional storage to port behind the step 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. Overhead, the cockpit is covered by a beige bimini awning that extends from the aft boat deck.

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, while additional gates on the raised Portuguese bridge level allow a higher entry point. 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—painted blue
  • Vinylester resin below waterline
  • Simulated planking grooves in hullside
  • Integrated molded guards with stainless rub rails
  • Four blade props
  • Underwater LED lights
  • Fiberglass fuel tanks
  • Varnished teak trim, cap rails & covering boards (maintenance coats done August 2020)
  • Natural teak decks throughout including side decks, cockpit, Portuguese bridge, & foredeck—new 2018
  • Stainless steel handrails inboard along side decks and Portuguese bridge
  • Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder and stainless steel transom handrails
  • (2) Rod holders on cockpit combing boards
  • Cockpit control station to starboard—engine & thruster controls, engine start/stop
  • Cockpit step ladder to flybridge—storage beneath
  • Cockpit freshwater wash down shower
  • Storage chest at cockpit
  • Frame-mounted cockpit awning
  • Forward & aft shore connect
  • Foredeck fresh & raw water hose bibs
  • Stainless steel hand rails in-between Portuguese bridge & foredeck transition
  • Stainless steel handrails around foredeck
  • Bow pulpit with Lofrans windlass
  • 80 lb Galvanized CQR with 250’ 3/8 high-test G4
  • Secondary anchor: 80 lb Delta-style
  • Pilothouse side doors at either side of Portuguese
  • (4) Side gates—(2) at either side of lower level side decks & (2) to either side of raised Portuguese bridge deck
  • Bimini top forward of radar arch—beige
  • Teak flybridge deck & non-skid 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, water maker, 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—Turbocharged & aftercooled (~7,250 hours)
  • Air Seps on main engines
  • Reverso electric oil change / fuel transfer system
  • Aqua-drive thrust-bearing system
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • Hynautic engine controls—all 3 helms
  • Glendinning synchronizer
  • Naiad hydraulic stabilizers
  • Wesmar bow thruster (10 hp / 24v)
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Automatic fire extinguishing system
  • Handheld fire extinguishers throughout
  • Engine room sound insulation
  • Manual whale pump—within accommodation steps
  • Engine start/stop in engine room
  • (4) Fiberglass fuel tanks (~1,000 Gal)
  • (4) Polypropylene water tanks (~300 Gal)
  • (1) Fiberglass black water tank (~100 Gal)
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning—with 4 zones & SMX controls —(2) newA/C water pumps (2019) —(3) new A/C condensers (2018/2019)
  • FCI watermaker—800 GPD

Electrical Systems:

  • Northern Lights 12 kw generator (~ 5,700 hours)
  • 220v AC electrical service
  • 24v DC electrical service
  • 24v battery charger
  • Magnum MagnaSine 2,000 watt inverter—100 amp charger
  • 70 amp charger
  • 12v charger
  • Battery banks & battery isolators (all new batteries 2019)
  • Paralleling solenoids and switches
  • 50 amp shore connections (fore & aft

Cruising Equipment:

  • Life jackets
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders & fender lines
  • Shore cord (50A)
  • Flare Kit
  • EPIRB
  • Switlik 6-person life raft

Canvas:

  • Bimini top—blue (recently replaced)
  • Flybridge helm & helm seat cover
  • Flybridge cushions with covers
  • White vinyl windshield cover
  • Pilothouse door window covers
  • Cockpit frame-mounted awning

Exclusions:

  • Owner’s personal items and effects
  • (2) Wooden nameboards
  • Galley etched glass name display
  • Kayak & paddleboard
  • Marquip boarding ladder
  • Bicycles
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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