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2001 55′ Fleming

by Randy Woods
2001 55' Fleming
Photo Courtesy of Chuck Hovey Yachts

This well-maintained three-cabin, two-head cruiser from Fleming features plenty of open space in its voluminous cockpit, foredeck, and partially covered flybridge, providing endless opportunities for social gathering and conversation. Powered by twin Cummins 450C diesels with 4,430 hours of use, twin Onan gensets, and a Wesmar bow thruster, the Endurance cruises comfortably at 8 knots and tops out at 14 knots on a sprint.

The cockpit can be left open to the elements or covered with a canvas Bimini awning at the aft end of the flybridge. A moveable wooden table and four separate deck chairs, along with a freezer to starboard for extra refreshments, prepares the cockpit for entertaining.  An aft engine, autopilot, and bow-thruster controls are at the ready. The teak cockpit deck leads to wide, wraparound side decks, providing access to a Portuguese bridge forward of the pilothouse. A door in the Portuguese bridge leads a few steps down to a spacious foredeck with built-in bench seating.

Moving forward from the aft cockpit, the salon, lined with teak and holly sole, is separated by wood-and-glass sliding doors. The comfortable interior layout includes a bar and L-shaped sofa to port, two free-standing chairs to starboard, a foldable hi-lo teak dinette table, a wine/liquor closet, and an entertainment center with a flatscreen smart TV and modern Kenwood sound system. Forward of the salon is a U-shaped, wood-lined galley to port, equipped with Corian countertops, a double sink, a three-burner Kenyon stovetop, a microwave/convection oven, a GE refrigerator and freezer combo, and a trash compactor.

Three steps up on the starboard side leads forward to the pilothouse, with a full suite of ICOM electronics and navigations equipment, AP22 autopilot, Garmin chart-plotter displays, and radar, fish-finder, windspeed indicator, and map chart equipment from Furuno. Aft of the centerline ship’s wheel is a blue Stilt captain’s chair and an L-shaped settee and dinette table to port, where guests can converse with the skipper while under way.

A short flight of stairs starboard of the pilothouse settee leads to the flybridge, which provides ample seating in a cushioned, U-shaped sofa and table to starboard and another sofa aft of the port-side helm chair. A barbecue grill adds to the entertainment possibilities of this open-air gathering space, covered by a Bimini top. On the flybridge aft deck, a 12’ Caribe tender with a 40-hp Honda engine is parked next to a hydraulic lift.   

Belowdecks in the Endurance, a passageway from the galley leads down to the three teak-lined cabins. The forward owner’s stateroom features a centerline queen-sized berth, an en suite head and shower stall, and a mounted TV. The VIP stateroom to port includes a queen berth and pull-out overhead bunk. The guest stateroom to starboard includes over/under bunk beds. Both the VIP and guest cabins have access to a shared head and shower.

Specs & Info

LOA 55’9” · Beam 16’0” · Min Draft 5’0”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)
1,000 gal. / 300 gal. / 100 gal.


Twin Cummins 450C Diesel


Chuck Hovey Yachts
Seattle, WA
Martha Comfort

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