• 60.75'
  • 2003
  • Lymington, United Kingdom
  • £585,000


This Fleming 55 is a benchmark trawler yacht. The combination of superior engineering, terrifically good sea-keeping, low sound and vibration levels, refined accommodation and elegant, timeless styling make these a must for those who enjoy serious passage making. This 2003 model is simply stunning and clinically clean - with many upgrades to electronics, tender, upholstery and creature comforts such as heating and A/V - DANCING STAR is a real contender for my boat of the year.

  • Basic Information
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  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Fleming 55
  • Model Year: 2003
  • YearBuilt: 2003
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Paid
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 60' 9" (18.52m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 16' 0" (4.88m)
  • Min Draft: 5' 0" (1.52m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
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  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
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  • Displacement: 30,000 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 1,135 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 3,880 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 6
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Semi-Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Larry Drake
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Cummins
  • Model: Diamond Performance Series
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Manufacturer's Comments

The Fleming 55 is a well-proven raised pilothouse motoryacht designed for serious cruising. Her semi-displacement hull gives her great flexibility in performance. The Fleming 55 has a range of 2,000 nautical miles at 8 knots yet, with her twin Cummins 450 hp engines, she can attain a top speed of approximately 18 knots. Maximum sustained cruising speed is around 17 knots where her moderate deadrise provides a comfortable ride unlike those boats for which speed is the main design criteria. These high speed, planing hulls require flatter sections making for a hard ride and the need to slow down in a seaway. On long passages, Fleming owners prefer a more leisurely and economical speed of 10 knots, where the typical fuel burn is slightly more than 10 gph.


The Fleming's deep keel provides protection for the running gear and stability in following seas. Because noise and vibration contribute to fatigue, Fleming has paid special attention to producing a yacht which has become the standard in the industry for its whisper quiet, smooth ride. Fundamental to this achievement is the use of Seatorque anti-vibration drive systems. Other builders either charge a heavy premium for this or do not offer it at all.


The Fleming 55 was first introduced in 1986, and since that time it has benefited from a rigorous program of evolution. There have been literally hundreds of improvements made, both big and small. While its legendary hull design remains essentially the same, today's Fleming 55 is a thoroughly modern yacht utilizing advanced technology, materials and construction methods. In 2014 hull number 235 was launched, making it one of the most successful production yachts in history.


RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”


Hull Construction:

  • Solid GRP laminate, vinylester resin to outer laminations, epoxy barrier coat below waterline.
  • Full length stringers.
  • Simulated planking grooves.
  • Integrally moulded guard with stainless steel rub strip.
  • Full length keel with stainless steel keel shoe.


Deck and Superstructure Construction:

  • Teak deck.
  • All parts made from moulds.
  • Cored construction with Cook gel coat.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 2 x Cummins Diamond Performance Series diesel engines rated at 450hp each.
  • Shaft drive to Twin Disc 5075A nominal 2.53:1 reduction ratio.
  • Racor fuel filtration at forward manifold.
  • Electric Reverso engine oil change pumps.
  • Aquadrive system plus couplings at both main engines.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine Hours: 1613/1615 at September 2018.
  • Engines serviced November 2018.
  • Generator serviced November 2018.
  • Anodes replaced April 2018 – lift, scrub and check late August 2018.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • ZF-Faster shaft ‘A’ struts.
  • Ropecutters to shafts.
  • Sidepower SP220TC 15.5hp electric bowthruster.
  • Sidepower SP155TC 10hp electric sternthruster.
  • Hynautic twin lever throttle / gear controls to pilot house, flybridge and after deck stations.
  • Bow and stern thruster controls in pilot house, flybridge and after deck stations.
  • Sleipner Sidepower remote pendant for wireless thruster control.
  • Rudder angle indicator.
  • Bennett electro-hydraulic trim tabs and indicators to both helms.


Other Mechanical Equipment:

  • ABT-TRAC hydraulic fin stabilizers (upgraded head unit installed).

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 24V system.
  • Separate 12V system with droppers for the electronics.
  • 220V system with outlets.


Battery Banks:

  • 2 x banks of 8 x 12V Rolls AGM batteries (new 2015).
  • 2 x 24V bowthruster and stern thruster batteries.


Battery Chargers:

  • Dolphin 24/50 Smart battery charger.
  • Xantrex TRACE PS2524E inverter.



  • 2 x 24V/110amp 8LHA3096U Lecce alternators (one fitted to port and one to starboard engine).



  • 1 x Onan eQD 13.5kva generator; 1362 hours at September 2018.
  • Last serviced November 2018.
  • Electric Reverso generator and engine oil change pumps.


Shore Power:

  • 230V, 50Hz, 32A shorepower inlets on forward deck.
  • Shore power inlets at aft cockpit.


Other Electrical:

  • Custom Yacht alternator output regulator.
  • Electric Reverso generator and engine oil change pumps.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Back up Headhunter DC fresh water pump with changeover valve.
  • Hot and cold water shower to aft cockpit.
  • Fresh and salt water deckwashes to forward port locker by forward anchor.
  • Heads flushing available with fresh and salt water flush (present Owner has only used fresh water flushing option).


Bilge Pumps:

  • Forward, mid and aft section automatic bilge pumps with manual override in wheel house and in lower cabins.


  • Computank fuel and water displays.



  • Total capacity of 3,880 litres in 4 x tanks.
  • Fuel management system with Racor filters; the main engine and generator can receive fuel from any of the tanks.


Fresh water:

  • Total capacity of 1,135 litres.


Grey/Blackwater Holding Tanks:

  • Polycarbonate blackwater tanks in GRP for both heads; with Y valves.
  • Tankwatch tank monitoring system with display at wheelhouse console.

Navigation Equipment

Pilot House:

  • Buell twin air horn and air reservoir.
  • ‘Charles’ phone/intercom system with Minicool handsets throughout yacht.
  • 12Kw open array Raymarine HD radar scanner (2016).
  • 2 x Raymarine GS165 Glass Screen multifunction displays (2016).
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot control head.
  • Simrad HS50 electronic GPS compass.
  • Simrad IS15 Log.
  • Simrad IS15 Depth.
  • Simrad IS15 analogue Wind display.
  • Simrad RS87 DSC VHF & loudspeaker.
  • Inmarsat satellite telephone to starboard wheelhouse console.
  • Xantrex TRACE Inverter control to port wheelhouse console.
  • Stand-alone Furuno GPSmap 450 colour plotter above chart table.
  • See-Me active radar enhancer.



  • Raymarine GS165 Glass Screen multifunction display (2016).
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot control head.
  • Simrad IS15 Log.
  • Simrad IS15 Depth.
  • Simrad RS87 DSC VHF.
  • Sansin searchlight controls.

Domestic Equipment


  • Asko W6021 Quattro 1200 RPM washing machine in corridor.
  • Asko T741 Butterfly tumble dryer in corridor.



  • Black Galaxy granite worktop. 
  • Twin Blanco black moulded sinks. 
  • Seagull water filter with tap to right sink, and supply to fridge.
  • Insinkerator waste disposal in left sink. 
  • Grohe swivel tap with removable spray head. 
  • Siemens dishwasher.
  • Amana side by side 20.5 cu ft fridge/freezer with teak panelling. 
  • Freshwater tank level gauge. 
  • De Longhi stainless steel oven. 
  • Whirlpool AVM955 stainless steel convection microwave with extractor fan and light. 
  • Kenyon three burner electric hob. 
  • Teak panel waste bin. 



  • Head Hunter electric heads with fresh and salt water flushing (only fresh used in present Ownership).
  • Hot and cold shower fitting in aft cockpit.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher D10W Hydronic 9.5kW diesel-fired central heating with individual cabin/saloon/wheelhouse controls – fitted during present Ownership.
  • Cruisair reverse cycle air-conditioning throughout with individual zone controls.
  • Flyscreen meshes for all opening hatches, windows and portlights.


  • Saloon:
  1. Rise/fall flat-screen Panasonic TV to aft saloon cupboard.
  2. Humax FOXSAT HD digital receiver linked to KVH G4 dome.
  3. Sony DVP SR750H DVD/CD player with iPod link & Sony CD/stereo.
  4. Kappa Infinity speakers.
  • Side double cabin:
  1. Linsar flatscreen TV/DVD fitted to forward hanging locker bulkhead.
  • Master cabin:
  1. Sony CD/stereo.


  • Interior valance, courtesy, reading and overhead lighting through vessel.
  • 12/24V & 240V lighting to machinery space.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • 6 berths in 3 staterooms (plus occasional pilot berth in wheelhouse).
  • We note new mattresses to all berths in current Ownership, and replacement of all interior upholstery.


  • Master cabin forward with en-suite shower/heads with blond granite surround. 2 hanging lockers and overhead escape hatch. Custom sprung mattress and Ultrasuede headboard (replaced with new in current Ownership). Safe concealed under Master cabin mattress.
  • Port cabin with double berth (converted from original twin berths) and hanging lockers.
  • Starboard cabin with upper and lower berths, headboards and hanging locker.
  • Guest heads and shower to starboard with blond granite surround:
  • Teak handrail to accommodation passageway.
  • Saloon with L-shaped settee in cream leather, hi-lo teak dining/coffee table (has been adjusted to make more comfortable for eating at), wooden Venetian window blinds, teak overhead handrail, access hatches to engine room.
  • Galley with Black Galaxy granite worktops with bullnose edging.
  • Pilot house with Stidd helmseat with stainless steel pedestal, in white leather, pilothouse seating covered in cream leather, adjustable teak table, privacy door between pilothouse and saloon, wet hanging locker, internal stairs to flybridge, chart table with flexible chart light, demisters for forward facing windows.


Forward Deck:


  • Teak deck with extra teak on anchor platform.
  • Teak rail capping.
  • Teak on raised seating.
  • Deck lockers forward; either side of anchor platform.
  • Hatch to forepeak with PVC chain tube and watertight collision bulkhead.
  • Fresh water wash inside foredeck locker.
  • Salt water wash inside foredeck locker.
  • Portuguese bridge bulwark doors port and starboard.




  • Twin helm-seat, Venturi screen.
  • Teak to seating area.
  • Beige seating and table covers.
  • Double helm seat, L shaped settee and seating in beige/white stripe Sunbrella fabric.


Aft Cockpit:


  • Flush lazarette hatches with hinges and drainage gutters.
  • GRP swim platform with teak decking.
  • Stainless steel telescopic swim ladder, with access ladder to flybridge.
  • Starboard side locker with storage and aft control station.
  • Removable carbon passarelle and mounting steps for aft access.

Deck Equipment

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Lofrans Falkon 24V DC, 1500watt windlass with pendant control and remotes in pilothouse and flybridge, on forward anchor platform, with stainless steel anchor and chain.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Beige bimini cover with stainless steel tubing on flybridge.
  • White mesh window covers for pilot house screens, doors and aft windows.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Zodiac 31 RIB R-340 with 20hp Mariner 4-stroke engine (includes depth gauge) on chocks with canvas cover.
  • Nautical Structures 800lb long-reach davit with power rotation (mounted to starboard aft boat deck).
  • 2 x Brompton folding bicycles (stored in bags to aft port lazarette space).


Safety Equipment:

  • 6-person liferaft (new 2018) – first service due 04/2021 – housed in cradle & cover on port fly deck wing.
  • See-Me active radar enhancer.
  • McMurdo 406 GPS EPIRB.
  • Seafire FM-200 fire suppression to machinery space (serviced June 2018).
  • Dry powder manual extinguishers through accommodation (serviced June 2018).