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55' Fleming Pilothouse Motoryacht

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Boat Name: 55' Fleming Pilothouse Motoryacht
Year: 1998
Price: 675000
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel

See in NEWPORT BOAT SHOW April 27-30, 2017!  A very clean and well maintained 55 Fleming with Caterpillar 3208 engines. Features include twin Northern Lights 12kw and 8kw generators, Naiad stabilizers, FCI 600 GPD watermaker, bow thruster, bimini top with forward partial enclosure, and an upgraded davit and AB dinghy with 40 hp Yamaha outboard (2013). This boat is an 'Alaska veteran' having made the passage from Southern California to Glacier Bay, AK and return.

Additional Specs, Equipment And Information:

Boat Name

55' Fleming Pilothouse Motoryacht


Total Power: 870HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: Caterpillar
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 3870
Engine Power: 435 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: Caterpillar
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 3870
Engine Power: 435 HP

Cruising Speed: 15 knots
Maximum Speed: 17 knots


16 ft


Water Tanks: (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (1000 Gallons)
Black Water Tanks: (100 Gallons)


Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2


Builder: Fleming Yachts
Designer: Fleming Yachts
Hull Shape: Semi Displacement


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
  • DVD player
  • Icemaker
  • Mounted Hi-Lo coffee/dining table
  • (2) swiveling Rattan chairs
  • Audio Receiver with Bose speakers and volume control in salon, master stateroom, pilothouse, flybridge & cockpit
  • 10-Disc CD changer


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 GE Profile 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 in the built in safe. Over head are two skylights which, along with port holes to each side, provide natural light to the cabin. To the port-side aft is the en-suite master head. There is a television and entertainment cabinet facing the bed on the starboard side.

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

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.

  • Raymarine E80 chartplotter
  • Dell Laptop computer with NEC display, Nobeltec Odyssey software
  • Furuno FR7112 Radar with 4’ 12kw Antenna
  • Simrad Speed & depth displays
  • Simrad AP-22 autopilot
  • Furuno FCV-582L sounder
  • VHF Standard Horizon GX 5500 S
  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Wesmar 24V bow thruster control
  • Flo Scan fuel meters
  • 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
  • Stidd helm chair


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 Brower 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.

  • Raymarine E120
  • Simrad autopilot remote
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Wesmar bow thruster control
  • Engine start/stop gauges
  • Engine control gauges
  • Mechanical engine controls w/ synchronizer
  • Ritchie compass
  • Trim control & indicators
  • Rudder indicator
  • Fireboy engine shutdown system
  • Windlass control
  • ACR spotlight control

Deck and Construction 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
  • (4) Rod holders on cockpit combing boards
  • Cockpit control station to starboard
  • Cockpit step ladder to flybridge
  • Cockpit freshwater wash down shower
  • 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 bridge
  • Side gates to either side of Portuguese bridge
  • Bimini top—white
  • Enclosure forward of arch
  • Custom mast with halogen deck light
  • Teak flybridge deck
  • Non-Skid deck on aft boat deck
  • Brower WC 1200 hydraulic davit with remote control
  • Reinforced boatdeck (similar to new boats)
  • Custom tender chocks
  • Tender: 11’10” AB RIB with Yamaha F40LA engine (both 2013) with canvas cover
  • Last hauled for fresh bottom paint in October of 2016.  At that time, removed all bottom paint build-up; applied 2 coats of Z-Spar B-90 and a third coat at water line.

Cruising Equipment

  • Life jackets
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders & fender lines
  • Shore cord (50A, 125/220V)
  • Flare kit


  • Bimini top—white
  • Enclosure forward of arch
  • Flybridge console cover
  • Flybridge helm seat cover
  • Flybridge cushions (re-upholstered)
  • Black texalene windshield cover
  • Dinghy cover

Mechanical Systems

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 (~3,870 hrs)  
  • Northern Lights 12 Kw Generator (~3,140 hrs)
  • 2nd Northern Lights 8kw Generator (~2,746 hrs)
  • Wesmar 10HP, 24V Electric Bow Thruster
  • Naiad Hydraulic Stabilizers
  • 220V AC Electrical Service
  • 24V DC Electrical Service
  • Pro Mariner 24v battery charger (2014)
  • 2,000 Watt Inverter
  • 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)
  • Reverso Electric oil change, P & S for Engines/Transmissions/Generators
  • Hynautic Hydraulic Steering
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning with 4 Zones & SMX Controls
  • Air Seps on Main Engines
  • FCI watermaker—800 GPD

Notable Repairs and Upgrades

  • Hot water heater replaced (2015)
  • Exhaust cans replaced (2014)
  • Starboard aquadrive bearing replaced (2016)
  • Turbochargers have been replaced, and the After-coolers cleaned (2015)
  • Bottom stripped to bare gel-coat, prepped, and two coats of Z-Spar B-90 Pro Gold (Black)  (2016)
  • The Naiad stabilizers serviced including hydraulic pump (2016)
  • New cutlass bearings (2016)
  • Shafts and alignment trued (2016)


A very clean and well maintained 55 Fleming with Caterpillar 3208 engines. Features include twin Northern Lights 12kw and 8kw generators, Naiad stabilizers, FCI 600 GPD watermaker, bow thruster, bimini top with forward partial enclosure, and an upgraded davit and AB dinghy with 40 hp Yamaha outboard (2013). This boat is an 'Alaska veteran' having made the passage from Southern California to Glacier Bay, AK, and return.


All personal gear; loose items; galley gear; CD's; charts; fishing equipment; tools; spare parts; supplies & items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.


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.

See in the NEWPORT BOAT SHOW April 27-30, 2017! 

Contact Chuck Hovey Yachts for additional information and your viewing appointment at 949-675-8092 or info@chuckhoveyyachts.com.   

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