1999 Fleming 55 PHMY
A very clean and well maintained 55 Fleming with Caterpillar 3208 engines. The boat has seen numerous upgrades and refinements over it’s two owner life including: a non-skid foredeck, Furuno NavNet 3D electronics, new upholstery and carpet (2015), extensive engine service (2013 & 2015), and upgraded tender (2013). Other features include an Onan 15kw generator, Naiad stabilizers, FCI watermaker, and bow thruster.
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 ice maker and bar with ample glass and bottle storage. Forward of the bar is 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. To the starboard side is a 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 and a 22” Samsung HD TV.
- 22” Samsung TV
- KVH Trac-Vision satellite receiver
- HD directional local TV antenna
- Cable TV hookup
- VCR/DVD player
- Mounted Hi-Lo coffee/dining table
- (2) swiveling Rattan chairs
- Audio Receiver with speakers and volume control in salon, master stateroom, pilothouse, flybridge & cockpit
- 10-Disc CD changer
- New wool carpeting and new upholstery (2015)
The galley is tucked to the port side just forward of the salon, which is separated by a large Corian counter top peninsula and overhead galley cabinets with flybridge dumbwaiter access. Wrapping around the U-shaped counter of the galley you will find a double-bowl sink, a ceramic three burner cooktop with custom pot holders, 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 saucepans. Across to the opposing starboard side is a dish storage compartment, additional storage drawers, and a full-sized refrigerator.
- Sharp convection microwave
- Kenyon 220v (3) burner cook top
- Full-size side-by-side refrigerator with filtered water & ice dispenser & teak door panel
- Corian counter tops
- Insinkerator waste disposal
- Grohe mixer faucets
- Broan trash compactor
Following the five short steps straight down from the salon and through the companionway door 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. To the port-side aft wall is the en-suite master head and a mounted flat-screen television facing the bed.
Both the master and guest heads are exceptionally spacious and feature fiberglass shower stalls, mirrored vanities with sinks, and Corian counter tops.
The port stateroom has twin single berths with a nightstand separating them. Along the forward wall of the stateroom 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.
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 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 MFD12 NavNet 3D display
- Furuno DRS12A 12kw radar with 4’ antenna
- Toshiba Laptop computer with NEC display, Nobeltec software with Eastcoast North America and Bahamas charts.
- Furuno FA150 AIS
- B&G Speed & depth displays
- Simrad AP-22 autopilot
- Furuno FCV-582L sounder
- VHF Standard Horizon GX 2360 S
- I-COM M-802 SSB VHF (2014)
- Naiad stabilizer control
- Wesmar 24V bow thruster control
- Flo Scan fuel meters with stabilizers
- Mechanical engine controls
- Bennett trim tab control & indicator
- ACR searchlight control
- Closed circuit TV– engine room & mast aft
- Link 2000 remote inverter display
- Ritchie compass
- 9” Sony flush mounted TV
- XM marine weather
- Stidd helm chair (new leather & cushions 2015)
- Windshield wipers (new motors and arms 2015)
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 MF08 NavNet 3D display
- Simrad autopilot remote
- ICOM VHF
- Wesmar bow thruster control
- Engine start/stop
- Engine control gauges
- Mechanical engine controls w/ synchronizer
- Ritchie compass
- Trim control
- Rudder indicator
- Fireboy engine shutdown system
- Windlass control
- ACR spotlight control
DECK & CONTRUCTION DETAILS
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. 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 access point. Up to the bow will bring you to a teak foredeck with teak 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
- Four blade props
- Fiberglass fuel tanks
- Varnished teak trim, cap rails & covering boards
- Teak cockpit & side decks
- Stainless steel handrails inboard along side decks and Portuguese bridge
- Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder
- Stainless steel transom handrails
- (2) Rod holders on cockpit combing boards
- Cockpit control station to starboard
- Cockpit step ladder to flybridge
- Cockpit freshwater wash down shower
- Non-skid foredeck with replaced core materials (2010)
- Foredeck fresh & raw water hose bibs
- Bow pulpit with Lofrans windlass
- 80 lb Delta-style anchor with 250’ 3/8 hightest G4
- Pilothouse side doors to either side of Portuguese
- Side gates to either side of Portuguese bridge
- Bimini top—white
- Custom mast with halogen deck light
- Teak flybridge deck
- Non-Skid deck on aft boat deck
- Nautical Structures MC 800 custom low profile 800lb reach davit
- Custom tender chocks
- LED underwater lights on stern
- Tender: 11’10” Capelli 630 RIB with Yamaha F40LA engine (2013) with canvas cover
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 (~5,085 hrs) Major rebuild 4,460 hours 2013 and service 2015
- Onan 15 Kw Generator (~4,065 hrs)
- Wesmar 10HP, 24V Electric Bow Thruster
- Naiad Hydraulic Stabilizers
- 220V AC Electrical Service
- 24V DC Electrical Service
- Batteries Replaced 2013
- (1) 2,000 Watt Inverters
- 70A charger
- 12V charger
- 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)
- 18 Gallon Oil Storage Tank
- Electric oil change & fuel transfer
- Hynautic Hydraulic Steering
- Reverse Cycle Air Con with 4 Zones & SMX Controls (serviced and cleaned 2013)
- Air Seps on Main Engines
- FCI watermaker—800 GPD
- Life jackets
- Dock lines
- Fenders & fender lines
- (2) Shore cords (50A, 125/220V)
- Flare kit
- Bimini top—white
- Flybridge console cover
- Flybridge helm seat cover
- Flybridge cushions
- Black texalene windshield cover
- Dinghy cover