The Bering 55 is part of the Expedition series of Bering’s motoryachts. She possesses more traditional exterior styling with her reverse raked pilothouse windows and sweeping bow sheer while offering either a traditional teak and holly interior or a more contemporary interior design featuring exotic woods, euro-design fabrics and furniture and contemporary fixtures throughout. Like all of Bering Yacht’s models she has been designed from the keel up to be a superb transoceanic yacht. She is perfectly capable of being handled by a crew of two given her modest size and features like bow and stern thrusters as well as a full walk-around deck. She is a capable and rugged long range passagemaker and given her large stores of fuel and water can easily travel over 3,000 nautical miles in-between resupply, granting access to any cruising destination you have in mind.
The 55’s main deck provides full walk around access, a real convenience when performing docking or mooring duties. Stepping inside from the cockpit you enter the salon which is adorned with rich woodwork throughout, hand finished varnish and your choice of flooring, be it wood or carpet. The corner settee and table are off to the starboard side with built in barrel chairs immediately aft. The entertainment center on the port side houses a pop-up flat screen, a nice touch that ensures an unobstructed view when not in use. Large but immensely strong saloon windows provide maximum views and natural lighting, maintaining a sense of openness while aboard.
The galley is located just a few steps up in the aft pilothouse. The absence of a bulkhead ensures the cook is not isolated from the action in the saloon yet provides a separate dedicated meal prep area. Your choice of professional grade appliances can be installed as well as near infinite choices of materials for countertops, backsplashes, and other surfaces and fixtures. A large residential refrigerator can be installed or if you prefer, multiple drawer-units of refrigeration/freezers can be chosen. Bering’s design team works with each customer individually ensuring your yacht is uniquely built just the way you want.
The lower deck staterooms can be configured in a number of ways thanks to the flexibility offered through the use of steel construction. The renderings and photographs illustrate several of the different layout options available. Should you wish to further customize the interior, say to maximize the sleeping space aboard, Bering can address those requirements with such features as stacked bunks and communal heads, or any combination therein. Bering is happy to entertain your input and will work hard to build the floor plan that is ideal for you.
Above deck, there’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the ocean views and sea breeze. On the main outside deck you can choose to lounge either aft in the fully covered cockpit or up forward of the Portuguese bridge on the built in settee bench seats that offer a truly magnificent experience while underway. Up above, the flybridge deck offers more great space to relax and enjoy the sights as well as providing a second steering station. The lower aft deck of the flybridge has plenty of space to locate one or more tenders in addition to a powered davit crane to make tender launching and recovery effortless.
Custom touches like built-in sinks, refrigeration and BBQ station can all be added as desired. Bering yachts, with their stunning interiors and beautifully finished hulls, are extremely capable and reliable ocean crossing vessels. Beyond using a time tested and proven hull design, all Bering yachts are built “heavy for size” which provides a particularly sea-kindly motion that very few if any recreational motor yachts are capable of delivering, at least without active stabilization. A carefully designed low center of gravity combined with the sheer mass of the vessel provides a reduction in roll moment and minimized pitching and pounding that so many find unpleasant. This “heavy for size” approach is well proven in the commercial marine market where vessel “weight” is really how one defines a vessel’s size as opposed to length. Note that the Bering 55 displaces almost 143,000 pounds at full load which is significantly more than her competitors!
While at sea, one’s peace of mind is of utmost importance, which is why in addition to the hull & structural design, Bering puts great emphasis on the reliability of all the ship’s systems. Many builders use “recreational” grade components on board their boats for obvious reasons; they are less expensive and their customer’s use profile simply doesn’t demand top level commercial quality components be installed. Bering feels that any boat that is marketed as being “ocean going” needs to have only the best most proven equipment and components on board. To this end, Bering specifies only commercially rated and internationally sourced equipment on board all of their yachts. This strict adherence to professional grade equipment ensures the most trouble free experience possible while out cruising, and in the rare case that you do experience a component failure, parts will be readily available regardless of your locale.
b. Boat deck
c. Bow deck
d. Main deck
f. Swim platform
a. Pilot house
d. Companionway lower deck
e. Master staterooms
f. Master head
g. Starboard guest staterooms
h. Office / Utility room (OPTIONAL).
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT - TBD (OPTIONAL).
a. Main features
b. Power source
d. Controls and alarms
Teleflex manual hydraulic steering pump in the pilothouse.
Kobelt manual hydraulic steering pump in the pilothouse - option .
ABT-TRAC bow (and stern) thruster(s) with proportional control in the pilothouse.
Seakeeper control in the pilothouse (OPTIONAL).
All electric bilge pumps have manual/auto rocker switches.
Bilge pump system display panel with "ON" indicators with bilge pump and high water sensor audible alarms.
Exalto windsheild wipers control in the pilothouse.
Exalto windshield washdown control in the pilothouse.
Sea Xchange digital control panel of watermaker in in the pilot house (OPTIONAL).
Perco switch and remote control of search light in the pilothouse.
Carlisle & Finch switch and remote control of search light in the pilothouse (OPTIONAL).
Buell switch of dual trumpet marine horn in the pilothouse.
(4) Maretron TLM100 (TLM200) ultrasonic fuel tank level gauges, (2) visual fuel gauges on each day tank and (2) visual fuel gauges on two main tanks.
Maretron TLM200 ultrasonic level gauge for fresh water tank and visual water gauge on fresh water tank under master room.
Maretron TLM200 ultrasonic level gauge for gray water tank.
Maretron TLM200 ultrasonic level gauge for black water tank.
Fireboy FR-8000 central smoke alarm system with one monitor in pilot house.
Fireboy engine room fire alarm.
Fireboy lazarette fire alarm (OPTIONAL).
FIRE ALARM AND SAFETY SYSTEM
BILGE PUMP SYSTEM
(10) Johnson 2,200 gallon/hour bilge pumps.
Each bilge has an Ultra SR automatic high water alarm bilge pump switch installed.
Forespar marelon vented loops, MF 839-11/ ", on bilge pump discharge hoses.
Bilge pump system display panel with "ON" indicators with bilge pump and high water sensors audible alarms.
Electric self-priming centrifugal emergency bilge/fire pump (OPTIONAL).
(2) Main fuel tanks. Total 2,050 gallons/7,760 liters capacity.
(2) "Day Tank" fuel tanks. Total capacity 250 gallons/940 liters.
Trident 1" ventilation hoses of each tank.
Maretron fuel tank's level system by NMEA 2000 with display.
Visual fuel gauges on two main tanks and on two day tanks.
Reverso MA-4 fuel intake manifold with Parker 1/2" fuel hoses.
Reverso MA-4 fuel outflow manifold with Parker 1/2" fuel hoses.
Reverso MA-2 aluminum fuel feed manifold with 1/2" valves and Parker fuel hoses to engine and generator.
Reverso fuel polishing and transfer system - 210 GPH, Series - 'S' Class, marine version, 7 day digital timer, with fuel conditioner (OPTIONAL).
Alfa-Laval MIB-303 solids retaining centrifugal separator (200 GPH capacity). Internal paring disc (clean fuel discharge pump) with electric motor 110VAC single-phase. Separate feed pump/motor 110 VAC single-phase, control panel complete with VFD, pre-wired for optional alarms (OPTIONAL).
Reverso auxiliary fuel transfer pump 24 VDC.
Central fueling station with stainless steel pipe connections and Trident 2" hoses to two main tanks.
Day tanks provide fuel feed for engine and generator.
Cummins engine equipped with Racor 75/1000 dual filter/separator using 30 micron filter elements and including vacuum pressure gauge.
Onan generator equipped with Racor 1000 fuel filter/separator using 30 micron filter element and including vacuum pressure gauge.
FRESH WATER SYSTEM
BLACK AND GRAY WATER SYSTEMS
Maretron tank's level system by NMEA 2000 with display.
240 gallons/1,000 liters integrated gray water tank with enamel coated interior to seal the steel tank.
(2) SeaLand T-Series overboard discharge and macerator pump (24V DC).
240 gallons/1,000 liters integrated black water tank with enamel coated interior to seal the steel tank.
(2) SeaLand T-Series overboard discharge and macerator pump (24V DC).
(2) Trident 1½ ” ventilation hoses for each tank - Gray water and Black water. One vent on each side of the boat for cross flow circulation.
PVC piping (D40, 32, 25mm) for Black and Gray water plumbing lines.
SEA WATER SYSTEM
Engine and generator are sea water cooled with stainless steel sea cocks and Groco strainers.
Sea chest integrated to the hull. Located in the engine room.
Sea water intake with Groco 2” strainer for engine, Groco 1” sea water intake for generator, Groco 1½ ” for air conditioner,
Groco 3/4” for water maker (OPTIONAL).
Through hull fittings and sea cocks are stainless steel or marelon.
AIR CONDITIONING, VENTILATION SYSTEMS
Cruisair сentral chilled water system – total capacity 66,000 BTU (87,000 BTU (OPTIONAL) with reverse cycle heating.
Auxiliary electric heaters.
Cruisair air conditioning units: Saloon - 18,000 BTU.
Pilot House - 18,000 BTU. Master Staterooms - 12,000 BTU.
Guest Staterooms (Starboard) - 9,000 BTU.
Office (Port) - 9,000 BTU.
Engine Room - 12,000 BTU (OPTIONAL).
Lazarette - 9,000 BTU (OPTIONAL).
(2) independent exhaust ventilation systems from heads - one on Starboard side and the other on the Port side using (2)
Dometic centrifugal fans FC-3-24, 3" inlet and outlet, 24VDC.
Engine room features both intake and outflow blowers.
(4) Dometic centrifugal fans FC-3-24, 3" inlet and outlet, 24VDC.
Lazarette features both intake and outflow blowers.
(2) Dometic centrifugal fans FC-3-24, 3" inlet and outlet, 24VDC.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM (OPTIONAL).
Aluminum perforated panels installed on the ceiling and walls in the engine room and lazarette.
Aluminum perforated panels installed on the wall of tanks under master room.
Engines exhaust pipes wrapped and finished with carbon fiber covers.
Work bench with sink.
110V AC fluorescent and 24V DC LED lights.
110V covered GFCI duplex electrical outlet.
AP65-PESD-02-TB-R smoke alarm sensor.
Fireboy CMD-4MR CO alarm .
Fireboy Xintex automatic deployment fire suppression canister.
STORAGE ROOM (UNDER THE MASTER ROOM)