November 18 2020
Very popular layout for up to six people in two full staterooms and two complete heads, with an additional stateroom / office. Wide and safe walk-around decks, a spacious aft deck and roomy pilothouse make this an inviting model for family cruising or liveaboard.
Starting at the aft-port side of the salon is a teak storage cabinet followed by 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 starboard, provide comfortable seating for six in the salon.
The galley is to port, just forward of the salon. A large U-shaped Corian counter top peninsula with a teak bullnose and overhead galley cabinets featuring flybridge dumbwaiter access.
Down five steps from the salon and through the companionway door is the central passage of the accommodations. The traditional layout has been a signature mainstay in the Fleming 55 providing easy and convenient flow of traffic throughout the boat. You appreciate the full-length of the boat from the forepeak bulkhead to transom. There is a manual whale pump beneath the accommodation steps from the salon. In the passageway you'll find an office arrangement with overhead berth in the cabin to starboard. To port is a VIP stateroom with twin berth, and two additional berths overhead. Just forward of the starboard side cabin in the passageway is a Gibson Spacemaster washer / dryer, followed by a guest head. The ensuite master stateroom tops off the accommodations at the forward peak of the boat.
The pilothouse is three steps up from the salon and galley, and there are four steps up to the flybridge. Excellent visibility with forward and wrap-around port and starboard windows. There is a full panel of electronics and equipment.
Accessed from either steps in the pilothouse, or a ladder from the cockpit, this area features a 2-seat upper helm station located to port with excellent visibility particularly in close quarters and harbors with a 360-degree view. The electronics console houses an array of equipment with easy access to the rear of the console available by hinging open the bookshelf behind the pilothouse settee below. To starboard is a U-shaped settee and fixed fiberglass table with flip-table top. Aft of the helm to port is an additional settee and hatch for the galley dumbwaiter access. The aft boat deck features a davit to starboard and a hatch and step ladder to the cockpit is to port.