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2017 Fleming 65

by Norris Comer

Fleming 65The Fleming 65 is a favorite of the Fleming line, and hull 039 has recently been delivered to Seattle, Washington, and is available for inspection. Tony Fleming himself reportedly cruises on his own 65 extensively and uses it as a sort of experimental platform to tweak every subsequent hull. This means the 65 is continually evolving as new hulls continue to roll off the line.

Let’s start with arguably the most important item, the galley. The spacious galley to port is fully equipped with dishwasher, double sinks, and induction cooktop. From the galley and salon, simply wander three steps down and enter the roomy accommodations. Five layouts are currently available with varying berth and head situations to suit the buyer. Deck space abounds from the bow forward to the cockpit aft and up to the flybridge.

Fleming 65 SpecsShe’s got muscle too, with solid fiberglass hull (no coring here). The standard power comes from two MAN 800 horsepower engines with upgraded V8 1,000 horsepower engines offered. The generous fuel capacity translates to roughly 1,500 nautical miles of range at nine knots, although the suggested cruising speed is between 10-17 knots. Stabilizers and bow thrusters, Hypro steering, Iso-boost transformers, dual freshwater pumps, Steelhead dinghy davit, teak and holly floors, and more are standard. All in all, the Fleming 65 is a long-range trawler made to go the distance in style. If you’re in the market for a proven design that shows no sign of stopping production anytime soon, you can inquire for more information from Chuck Hovey Yachts (chuckhoveyyachts.com). Pricing starts at $3,518,200.

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