2019 Fleming 78 – SALE PENDING

Asking: $ 6,500,000


*SALE PENDING*  A rare opportunity to purchase a previously cruised Fleming 78 and a superbly outfitted one at that, sporting twin 1800 horsepower MAN V-12 engines. The classic layout of this Fleming provides a sleeker, lower profile look, with more room for a tender and more protection for the California Deck. Features include: Twin Disc transmissions & engine controls, Twin Disc hydraulic bow & stern thrusters, Twin Disc EPS (Express Positioning System) & EJS (Express Joystick System), Aqua-Drive system, ABT stabilizers, Furuno TZTBB electronics, Boning ship monitoring system, Yacht Controller, Onan generators, Dometic water maker Spot Zero, pilothouse day head, full flybridge enclosure, a 15’ Pure Yachting tender, and the entire boat has been maintained with ceramic coat. Interior accommodations consist of three en-suite staterooms with three heads: a mid-ship master stateroom with island king berth and direct access to the salon, a forward VIP stateroom with an island queen berth, and a port side guest stateroom with three twin-sized berths in a bunk arrangement. Crew quarters below deck provides a fourth/fifth split cabin with 2 berths and a wet head.

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LOA-Hull 78
LOA-Total 81.5
BEAM 21.42
DISPLACEMENT 165,050 lbs
ENGINES MAN V12 @ 1800 hp

Entering from the aft cockpit California deck you are immediately greeted with the capacious salon dressed in teak and utilizing a 21’5” beam. Featuring the timeless appeal of teak sole with holly accents, vast windows, teak cabinetry, luxurious ultra-leather headliner, and most importantly, an interior layout that balances form with function. Dining and entertaining guests becomes an effortless experience with an open floor plan encompassing the salon and galley. This layout allows for an open social environment while keeping the function of the galley separated from the rest of the salon.

Starting at the port side of the salon is a corner teak topped bar featuring a Sub-Zero wine cooler, large refrigerated drawers, and glassware storage through three overhead cabinets. Moving forward along the port side of the salon is large L-shaped settee which wraps around to the edge of the galley counter top. Complimenting this settee is a custom teak hi-lo table that can adjust in height to function as both a coffee or a dining table.

The starboard side features a settee with a storage cabinet at the forward end. An entertainment cabinet is found to the aft corner of the credenza to starboard with a 65” Samsung HD TV and Sonos installed on a retractable lift.  The storage cabinet features drawers and cabinet doors that open to reveal pullout drawers for maximum storage without having to bend down to reach to the back of the cabinet.

  • 65” Samsung Q90 HD TV installed on a retractable TV lift to starboard aft corner
  • Entertainment center with audio-video equipment to starboard aft corner
  • 8 Sonos amps, with zones for salon (2), cockpit, flybridge master, VIP, port stateroom, and pilothouse
  • Focal brand salon speakers
  • KVH TracVision HD7 with (2) DSS receiver
  • Apple TV for master and salon
  • Credenza to starboard—storage through shelves and cabinets
  • Sub-Zero wine cooler to port side
  • Corner bar to aft port corner— (2) Sub-Zero refrigerated drawers, Sub-Zero wine cooler, and glass front storage cabinets overhead
  • L-shaped settee to port
  • Teak hi-lo table with two D-shaped stools
  • Hide-away privacy screen and Phantom insect screen for salon doors
  • Teak & holly sole throughout
  • Ultraleather headliner
  • Central vacuum port in salon and galley toekick
  • Outlets are hidden beneath removeable teak panels to keep phone charger clutter out of sight

The galley is tucked to the port side just forward of the salon, which is separated by a large wrap-around Silestone counter top and overhead galley cabinets. The inboard side of the galley features large drawers for easy access.  Within the galley you will find a full size dishwasher, trash drawer, a stainless steel sink with mixer faucet, a microwave over a Wolf induction cooktop with custom stainless steel pot holders, a stainless steel oven below the cooktop, and a full-sized teak faced refrigerator with matching freezer drawers beneath. Teak cabinetry fills in the rest of the galley and across to the opposing starboard side are two large slide-out pantries  and additional storage compartments and cabinets.

  • Silestone Altair Gray galley counter top
  • Wolf 220v (4) burner ceramic cooktop
  • Custom pot holders—stainless steel
  • Miele M6040 microwave—stainless steel
  • Miele oven—stainless steel
  • Miele 24” dishwasher
  • Large basin sink—stainless steel
  • Insinkerator waste disposal
  • Sub-Zero IT-30CI refrigerator—teak faced
  • Teak faced trash drawer
  • (2) 12” slide-out pantries

The accommodations are accessed primarily from the staircase on the starboard side of the pilothouse or alternatively from the direct salon access to the master stateroom.  Descending from the pilothouse lands you in the lobby. Here you will find the full-beam en-suite mid-ship master stateroom to aft, a guest stateroom to port, and a VIP stateroom at the forward peak.  Each guest stateroom has an ensuite head and shower. The full-sized Bosch washer & separate dryer can be found to the port side of the accommodations lobby just before the forward cabin and a linen closet is opposite.  The floor lifts to reveal a machinery space that provides access to critical systems onboard.

The mid-ship master stateroom takes full advantage of the full 21’5” beam and features a king sized island berth with a custom mattress. This arrangement allows for access from either side and the berth is equipped with a hydraulic lift that can be raised at either the foot or head of the berth to access a large storage cavity underneath, perfect for storing extra bed linens or keeping valuables out of sight. Nightstands equipped with drawers are situated to each side of the king berth and include wall-mounted mirrors above. A dresser/bureau is found at the starboard wall and features large drawers, cabinetry, and shelving, as well as a large port hole above. To the starboard forward corner of the cabin is a capacious walk-in closet featuring louvered French doors and a hidden safe. Moving inboard from the closet is a separate hanging locker with storage drawer beneath. Facing the berth is a wall mounted Samsung QLED 43” HD TV with a Apple TV and Direct TV situated on the port side of the forward bulkhead.  Finally to the port side of the stateroom is a full length mirror and access to the en-suite master head.

The master and both guest heads are exceptionally spacious with generous glass and stainless steel shower enclosures. Silestone countertops compliment the matching floor in the one piece molded fiberglass shower stalls. Most of the heads onboard feature chrome sink and shower fixtures.  Storage can be found through mirrored medicine cabinets, as well as teak cabinetry above and below the counter tops of the each head.  Each head has a heated towel rack.

The VIP stateroom to forward is composed of a queen sized island berth with a custom mattress and is surrounded by shelves, cabinets, drawers, and a hanging locker on both port and starboard sides. Similar to the island berth in the master stateroom, this arrangement allows for ease of access from either side and the entire berth can be raised with a hydraulic lift to access a storage cavity underneath. Over head is a skylight / escape hatch which, in addition to portholes to either side, provides natural light to the cabin.  The en-suite head for the forward cabin can be found to starboard.

A third stateroom is located to port and, like the rest of the cabins, is accessed from the accommodations lobby. This guest stateroom comes equipped with three twin-sized bunks. The overhead bunk outboard is capable of sliding out of the away to provide more space when not needed. A nightstand with shelving separates the two sets of bunks and a hanging locker with dresser drawers is found at the foot of the outboard berths. Further storage is accomplished via drawers beneath the bottom bunks and the en-suite head access is located to the forward wall of the stateroom.

The Fleming 78, as with all Flemings, features a dedicated pilothouse which takes the role as the primary location to control the boat without any distractions from other onboard activities. However, it remains only a few short steps up from the salon & galley and it is only a short flight of interior steps up to the flybridge.

Visibility forward and wrapping around to port and starboard is excellent. Below the expansive windshield are specially designed removable consoles which provide ample room for a full range of modern electronics and equipment. Overhead consoles provide additional space for instruments and speakers. Engine displays, electrical breakers, fuel management, and other on board systems are handled through the integrated Boning ship monitoring system.

To the aft of the port side resides a raised corner settee with a compass rose inlayed teak table provides a comfortable social or dining area with phenomenal visibility while underway. A day head can be found at the starboard side of the aft pilothouse wall. Steps down to the accommodations to are found to the forward starboard corner of the pilothouse, just adjacent to the console. To each side of the pilothouse is a sliding door that provides access to the walk-around side decks of the Portuguese bridge. A swinging navigators chair on the port side, a large stainless steel and teak-accented destroyer wheel and an Ultraleather covered Stidd helm chair in the center finish off the pilothouse of this ultimate cruising yacht.

  • (3) Furuno NavNet TZTouch Two Black Box —all 3 loaded with vector charts for Bahamas & East Coast
  • (4) touch monitors— (2) 32” and (2) 19”
  • Furuno 6’ open array digital radar—DRS12A
  • Furuno 4’ open array digital radar—DRS6AX
  • Furuno Black Box Sounder—DFF3D
  • Furuno NavPilot 7711C autopilot
  • Furuno AIS—FA170 with GPS
  • (2) Furuno GP330B WAAS/GPS antennas
  • (1) Furuno GP33—GPS receiver
  • (3) Furuno FI-70—data organizer (one connected to Airmar DST800 sensor for depth, speed, & temperature / other fed from Maretron wind sensor)
  • Sirius weather for NavNet—BBWX3
  • (2) Icom M605 VHF
  • Twin Disc QuickShift / EC300 engine controls
  • Twin Disc EJS—Express Joystick System
  • Twin Disc EPS—Express Positioning System
  • Twin Disc proportional bow & stern thrusters
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • ABT stabilizer control panel
  • Yacht Controller—wireless remote control for engines & thrusters
  • Joystick control inside port door for docking
  • Boning 15” touch display —ship monitoring system
  • Wave WiFi dual-band router
  • KVH Sat phone—V7 mini V-sat with broadband internet system
  • Inverter control panel
  • (2) Windlass control
  • Ritchie compass
  • Stidd helm chair (Ultraleather) – center Stidd chair has MCU004 Furuno control on arm
  • Raised corner settee with teak table
  • Pilothouse day head at starboard
  • Focal brand pilothouse speakers
  • Outlets are hidden beneath removeable teak panels to keep phone charger clutter out of sight
  • Sliding doors to both port & starboard sides —access to Portuguese bridge side decks
  • Direct access to salon/galley, accommodations, and flybridge
  • Dometic Spotzero XZ touchscreen control

The redesigned low profile classic flybridge is easily accessed from the central companionway from the pilothouse or by the step ladder in the cockpit. It features two bench seat Stidd chairs at either side of the flybridge which 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 state of the art equipment, featuring  two navigation monitors plus the Boning monitor arrangement. A cushioned sun lounge is to the starboard of the flybridge console, which provides an excellent spot for kids or grand kids while underway.  Stepping down one level from the helm is a social area featuring a settee with twin mounted teak tables that leaf together for one large dining table or two cocktail tables with easy access and room for freestanding chairs.  Port side has a bar and settee. This Silestone topped bar includes a large counter top, a stainless steel sink, and an Isoterm stainless steel refrigerator drawer, and stainless icemaker. Overhead, two offset hardtops give coverage to the flybridge deck and are held up by the radar arch and stainless steel supports. The forward hardtop and arch in turn supports the custom hinge-able mast, domes, open arrays, and other instrumentation. Meanwhile a full flybridge enclosure with Seacrylic panels provides the bridge with further protection from the elements.  Reverse cycle air conditioning improves comfort from heat and humidity or takes the chill off a cool morning.

Both the flybridge and boat deck feature nonskid surfaces. Moving aft to the boat deck brings a Kenyon Texan grill and cockpit hatch to port. Centered on the boat deck is the tender and davit. This arrangement allows for launching of the tender from either side. A stainless steel handrail wraps along the edges of the boat deck and future kayaks or paddleboards can still find a potential home with the enormous amount of free deck space still available.

  • 2) Fiberglass hardtop with stainless supports and custom mast—custom ladder to access top
  • Plexiglass windshield with stainless handrail
  • Full flybridge enclosure—Seacrylic panels
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • Sun lounge to starboard of flybridge helm
  • Cushioned settees with (2) mounted teak tables
  • Cushions are Ultraleather Pro with Drain Dry foam
  • Flybridge bar to port—Silestone counter top, sink, & Isoterm130 INOX fridge drawer
  • Kenyon Texan grill—220v
  • Step ladder leading down to California deck/cockpit
  • Steel Head 2,500 lb electric hydraulic davit with power rotation, slewing, hoisting
  • Tender: 15’ Pure Yachting 460G2 with 70hp Yamah and Simrad Chartplotter
  • Switlik 6-man life raft & 406 EPIRB with GPS
  • LED courtesy lighting
  • Freshwater wash down
  • Aft boat deck control station with engine controls, thrusters, and joystick
  • Oval stainless steel hand rails wrapped around entire boat deck

Flybridge Helm:

  • Boning 15” touch display – ship monitoring system
  • (2) Furuno 24” touch displays for TZT2BB
  • (2) JL speakers for audio
  • Furuno 711C autopilot
  • Twin Disc QuickShift / EC300 engine controls
  • Twin Disc EJS—Express Joystick System
  • Twin Disc proportional bow & stern thrusters
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • ABT stabilizer control panel
  • ICOM M-605 VHF
  • (2) Windlass controls
  • Ritchie compass
  • (2) Stidd bench helm chairs (Ultraleather)

In common with all Flemings, the hull is hand laid and solid fiberglass reinforced with a grid of stringers and frames. The integrated swim platform extends the waterline which adds to the overall length of the semi-displacement hull for a smoother ride. Vinylester resin, which is used on the cabin sides, is also 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 gives nearly a foot length of protection until reaching the running gear. Onboard, all exterior decks are comprised of natural teak with grey caulking and natural teak cap rails and combing boards accent the bulwarks throughout.

On deck she has familiar walk-around decks used on all Fleming models; in combination with high bulwarks, a Portuguese bridge, and full length handrails along the inboard house, security for both children and pets is ensured. The capacious cockpit includes a California deck sporting a large settee with a teak table designed to have freestanding chairs utilized for seating on the port side. At the center of the cockpit deck is wide lockable hatch equipped with a hydraulic lift that allows extensive access to lazarette storage cavity below. Each aft corner of the cockpit has a raised platform with warping winches and the transom features a large gate that swings in to allow ingress to the integrated swim platform. Engine room access to found to the port side, up by the port aft pilaster, via lockable door. Additional storage for cleaning supplies is located along the cockpit with gas assist struts to lift the fiberglass hatches. To the port side of this cockpit passage is an aft control station featuring engine controls and thrusters.

Moving forward along the side decks you will discover entry gates on each side. These gates provide lower entry close to the water line, meanwhile additional gates on either side of the raised Portuguese bridge give the option for a higher point of entry. The Portuguese bridge provides great dock line storage through hatches along the interior. Up to the bow will bring you to the teak foredeck which incorporates a raised fiberglass non-skid section to the center. 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 with two winches, each of which can be controlled by a handheld unit at the platform or by windlass controls at both the pilothouse and flybridge helm stations.

  • Hand laid solid fiberglass hull
  • Entire vessel maintained with ceramic coat
  • Integrally molded guard with stainless rub rail
  • SMART spray rail
  • Simulated planking grooves in hull
  • SeaVision SV10 underwater lights
  • Integrated swim platform with teak, (2) stainless steel staples, & fold-up cleats
  • Natural teak cap rails and combing boards
  • Stainless steel handrails throughout along inboard
  • Teak cockpit, side, Portuguese, & fore decks
  • Non-skid raised platform at foredeck
  • Oval stainless steel bow rail
  • Bow pulpit, (2) Maxwell windlass
  • (2) 176 pound primary & secondary Ultra anchors
  • (2) 400’ of 1/2” high tension ACCO chain for each anchor
  • Anchor chain wash on starboard anchor
  • Forward shore power connect
  • Air compressor nozzle & hose hidden within cleaning locker—for fenders & topping off tender)
  • Cockpit control station: engine controls, thrusters controls, & engine start/stop
  • (2) Warping winches at transom corners
  • Cockpit DSQ powered hatch for lazarette access
  • California Deck with black texalene screen enclosure, L-shaped settee, Silestone serving counter, and teak table
  • Step ladder up to flybridge—to port of salon doors within California deck
  • Engine room access to port side of California deck
  • (2) Aft cablemaster shore power (~70’ cord)
  • Hot & cold freshwater cockpit wash down shower
  • Fore & aft, fresh & raw water hose bibs
  • (2) Fiberglass hardtop with stainless supports and custom mast
  • Stainless steel horns installed on hardtop

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 78 provides more headroom below the deck, allowing for a true standup engine room which gives plenty of room to service the twin 1800 horsepower MAN V-12 diesel engines. The main engine room access is from an outside lockable door along the port side.  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 4th stateroom/crew area is split into two bunkrooms with a pocket door dividing them.  This allows a couple to utilize the space or two singles to have privacy.  Storage drawers and hanging lockers along with a Boning monitoring screen and a wet head with stainless sink round out the quarters. The lazarette found beneath the cockpit hydraulic hatch houses the water tanks and steering gear while also leaving room for additional storage opportunities. Further mechanical equipment is housed with the machinery room located to forward of the engine room. This machinery room is access by a large hatch found at the floor of the accommodation lobby. Much like with the engine room, all components and equipment within this below deck room are very easily reached and serviceable.

  • (2) MAN V-12 Turbocharged diesel engines —at 1800 hp each (~960 hours each)
  • Twin Disc transmissions—QuickShift gears
  • Twin Disc EC300 engine controls
  • Twin Disc EJS—Express Joystick System
  • Twin Disc EPS—Express Positioning System
  • Twin Disc hydraulic bow & stern thrusters
  • Aqua-Drive system with 3.5” shafts
  • ESI fuel-polishing system
  • Engine room oil tanks
  • ABT hydraulic stabilizers
  • Fin cutters in front of stabilizer fins
  • Rope cutters on shafts
  • Hynautic Fly-by-wire steering
  • (2) Onan 29 KW eQD generators (~750hrs each)
  • Twin racor filter for gensets
  • ASEA Isolation Converter for shorepower
  • 220V AC electrical service
  • 24V DC electrical service
  • Dual water pumps
  • (2) Fiberglass fuel tanks (~3,000 Gal Total)
  • (4) Polypropylene water tanks (~440 Gal Total)
  • Black water tank (~230 Gal Total)
  • Pacer hydraulic emergency bilge pump
  • Lista toolbox—mounted in e-room
  • Dometic XZ 1200-2000z watermaker with Spot Zero for dockwater
  • Manual/automatic clean agent fire extinguishing system
  • 5 Zone Air Con with electric heat in salon and master
  • Yacht Controller

Cruising Equipment:

  • Aere fenders with neoprene covers
    • (1) 18” x 96”
    • (3) 18” x 58”
  • New England Ropes mega braid dock lines with spliced Chaffee covers & length whips
    • (2) 80’
    • (2) 60’
    • (4) 40’
  • (7) fire extinguishers
  • Flare kit—12ALD
  • (12) life jackets
  • Ring buoy
  • 50’ Shore cord—250v


  • Flybridge helm console cover
  • Flybridge helm chair covers
  • Flybridge table covers
  • Grill cover
  • California deck settee & table cover
  • Tender cover
  • Windshield cover—black texalene
  • Aft boat deck control cover

Exclusion List:

  • (2) Nameboards
  • All owner’s personal belongings, décor, artwork, tools, galley-ware, etc
  • All deck chairs
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