This 55 Fleming provides an opportunity to own a lightly used vessel that is well equipped and includes a unique extended aft flybridge deck. In addition to providing more room on the aft boat deck, this extension also gives more coverage to the cockpit below. Features include: an additional salon settee along the starboard side, fiberglass hardtop, Burrwood caprails, Furuno NavNet 3D & TZTouch, proportional bow & stern thrusters, Naiad stabilizers, Onan generators, FCI watermaker, and the Sea Torque shaft drive system.
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Entering the salon from the aft deck through the double doors you are immediately impressed by the spaciousness and ambiance. The attention to detail and exquisite handmade teak raised paneled cabinets gives rise to feelings of warmth and relaxation. The nearly 16’ beam provides space enough for dining and lounging areas and great care has been taken to balance scale with function. The open floor plan of the salon encompasses the galley and dining area which can comfortably seat six.
Along the port side of the salon is an L-Shaped settee anchored by a dry bar aft. The starboard side includes a state of the art entertainment center hidden behind a teak cabinet with a 32” HD TV installed on a retractable lift. Further along the starboard side is an additional settee that seats two and a storage cabinet.
The spacious galley has granite counter tops and is equipped with double stainless steel sinks, waste disposal, convection microwave, induction four burner cook top with custom pot holders, and a full-size refrigerator with ice and water dispenser. A storage compartment just forward of the cook top accommodates a full range of saucepans. All lower cupboards have pull-out sliding shelves. A locker and small pantry on the starboard side provides additional storage and a convenient serving counter for morning coffee.
The accommodations layout features a central passage which has proved to be so desirable over many years in the Fleming 55. This layout contributes to an easy and convenient flow of traffic through the boat as well as making it possible to appreciate the full length of the boat from forepeak bulkhead to transom. The arrangement provides a two-berth guest cabin to starboard, a VIP guest cabin to port and an en-suite master stateroom forward. The accommodations are dressed with teak and offers great comfort and convenience without any steep stairs to negotiate.
Centrally located in the passage behind a sliding teak door is the full-sized Bosch Axxis washer & separate 220v dryer while a central vacuum system is located at the base of the stairs for easy use throughout the living space.
The master stateroom includes a queen sized custom Handcraft mattress island berth with two skylights overhead and a 22” Samsung LED TV. Ample storage is accomplished via a large cavity underneath the bed that is accessed through a hydraulic lift. Additional storage is found via his and hers hanging lockers, drawers, and book shelves. The side cabinetry along the master bed also features a custom lift up vanity with mirror and light.
Both master and guest head are exceptionally spacious with generous glass and stainless steel shower enclosures. Hansgrohe fixtures and Saint Cecilia granite countertops compliment the matching granite floor in the one piece molded fiberglass stall shower.
The port stateroom has twin single berths with a third slide out berth overhead and a 22” flat screen HD TV. Plenty of storage is provided through a large hanging locker and drawers underneath each berth as well as built-in shelving along the aft wall. The starboard stateroom features twin bunks with a slide out upper berth. Hanging locker, drawers and bookshelves provide ample storage for gear.
In many modern designs it has become fashionable to eliminate the inside steering station, but the Fleming 55 features a pilothouse which closely resembles the bridge of a much larger vessel. We created a dedicated place from which the boat is piloted and controlled without any distractions from other on-board activities but which is still only three steps from the salon and galley. Four interior steps safely lead to the upper flying bridge station.
Specially designed removable consoles provide ample room for a full range of modern electronic equipment without intruding on the full range of engine instrumentation. Overhead consoles provide additional space. There is also a proper chart area with drawers and a chart light. Electrical panels swing out to provide easy access to wiring connections and the inside of the flying bridge console is accessed through a swing-out bookcase. The watch-keeper has their own helm seat and an adjacent, raised L-shaped settee and table provide a comfortable social area with excellent visibility through the side and forward windows.
Visibility forward and to port and starboard is excellent, and the two sliding doors open to the wide side decks. The traditional teak and holly sole is standard. There are large drawers and working space for charts, cruising books, and navigation instruments, binoculars and everything else a captain needs to chart and follow a safe course. A large stainless steel teak-trimmed destroyer wheel fits the ambiance of this ultimate cruising yacht.
The flybridge is easily accessed from the pilothouse or by ladder from the cockpit. The two-seater upper helm is located to port and provides excellent visibility particularly in close quarters and bustling harbors. The electronics console is large enough to house an array of state of the art equipment with easy access via a hinged bookcase behind the settee in the pilothouse. The starboard side of the flybridge features a U-shaped settee with a large fixed table while the port side consists of an additional seating area and access to the dumbwaiter.
In common with all Flemings, the hull is hand laid solid fiberglass reinforced with a grid of stringers and frames. Vinylester resin is used below the waterline 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.
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, each of which can be controlled by a handheld unit at the platform or by windlass Auto Anchor controls with chain counter at both the pilothouse and flybridge stations.
A synthetic teak cap rail, known as Burr Wood, preserves the timeless essence of varnished teak yet is masterfully made of composite and is maintained just as the rest of the vessel, with compound and wax.
On deck she has the familiar walk-around decks we are used to seeing on all the Flemings and the high bulwarks and Portuguese Bridge provide security for both children and pets. The capacious cockpit has built-in seating with a Cablemaster housed within one and storage in the other. Docking controls are located starboard of the salon doors while additional storage is to port. Gasketed, lockable hatches provide access to the engine room and spacious lazarette.
The engine room is accessed from a hatch aft of the salon doors through the outside leading down to the oval, submarine-style, engine-room door with viewing port. Systems and engineering are a notable feature of all Fleming Yachts whose philosophy has always been to choose only the best equipment available for the job and make sure that it is readily accessible for maintenance. To achieve the extremely low sound and vibration that Flemings are known for, Sea Torque Systems bolt on shaft systems transfer the thrust directly to the hull and isolate the engine by using soft engine mounts.
The lazarette houses the water tanks, steering gear and air conditioning compressors while also leaving ample room for storing cruising gear such as spare anchors, rode, lines, fenders, and parts. Having the A/C compressors located here instead of in a hot engine room improves performance and efficiency and minimizes noise. Additionally, all battery isolation switches are accessible from outside the engine-room.
1106 Turkey Point Road
Edgewater, MD 21037