Sum of Its Parts: Fleming 55

The Fleming 55's continuous evolution has created a classic that just won't quit. Web extra from our September 2011 issue. Read George Sass Sr.'s article about the Fleming 55 here.

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Pilothouse

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Fuel Valves

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Opening gates have been added forwardon the pilothouse deck, where the side decks are higher than they are aft, making it easier to board in certain docking situations.

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After some owners mentioned it was difficult making the island bed in the master stateroom, Fleming installed a slide mechanism that moves the mattress and platform 18 inches aft while the bed is being made.

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Upper Deck Controls

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The Seatorque enclosed shaft system reduces noise and vibration, and its shafts are enclosed in oil-filled stainless steel tubes, reducing turbulence and drag.

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Hawsehole