The Fleming 55 is now well over 30 years old and shows no sign of aging — that’s longer than the venerable Bertram 31 was in production! Why does this vessel have so much longevity and show no signs of getting tired? The big reason is that many boaters consider her to be as drop-dead gorgeous today as when she was first launched in 1986. Then, she can do most anything, from sailing across the Atlantic to hosting a large cocktail party, or coastal cruising with friends in comfort. Her interior is lavished in teak and her layout is as practical as they come. But there is much more to the secret of this motoryacht’s success.
We recently tested the Fleming 55 off Sydney, Australia, and following is a full Captain’s Report on what we discovered.