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Fleming 58 Boat Review

by Bruce Hedrick

From our good friends at Chuck Hovey Yachts comes this exciting 58-foot, go anywhere motor yacht. Here’s some of what the builder has to say about the new Flemings 58:



“On the 25th anniversary of the founding of the company, Fleming Yachts are proud to announce the introduction of the all new Fleming 58.

After extensive research and input from existing Fleming owners, we identified the need for a boat to bridge the gap between the 55 and the 65. While retaining the Fleming classic lines, the 58 is an entirely new boat designed from the keel up. The naval architects selected to assist the in-house Fleming design team were Norman Wright and Sons in Brisbane, Australia who, with their special expertise in hull design and tank testing, have been designing semi-displacement passagemakers for more than 100 years.

The latest 3D modeling and CAD software were employed during the design process and a 1/12 scale model was built and tank tested at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania. Several load conditions were simulated at varying speeds to determine resistance, trim and other performance parameters. These included the elects of adding a bulbous bow which is being offered as an option.fleming58

“Standard Power is a pair of Cummins QSC 500 engines, optional MAN 800 HP engines are also offered. Standard equipment is the very effecient Sea Torque shaft system which transfers thrust from the propellers directly to the hull structure and eliminates the need for cutless bearings and stuffing boxes.

“The Fleming 58 offers a variety of accommodation layouts, including a full beam, master cabin with access from the pilothouse. The Cockpit is capacious – larger than the Fleming 55 by 25 sq. ft. (2.3 sq. meters). The built-in cabinets either side of the salon aft doors provide for a variety of options including a fridge/freezer, sink, and an aft control station.

“A built-in settee or matching barrel chairs provide additional seating in the salon, the extra beam of the Fleming 58 is most noticeable in the Salon & Pilothouse.

“The Fleming 58 is of course built at the renowned Tung Hwa yard in Southern Taiwan, where every Fleming ever built has been constructed, starting with Fleming 50 hull 001 in 1985. Tung Hwa build exclusively for Fleming and many craftsmen from the early days are still with us. They are very proud of their work and their experience, passion and skill are passed down from one generation to the next.”

Specifications: LOA – 58′ 0″ (17.68m); Beam – 17′ 6″ (5.33m); Max Draft – 5′ 0″ (1.52m); Fuel Capacity – 1,450 g (5,489 l); Water Capacity – 320 g (1,211 l); Holding Tank – 200 g (757 l); Engines: 500 HP, Twin, Inboard, Diesel, QSC 8.3. Northwest Dealer: Chuck Hovey Yachts, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109; 206-624-1908. www.chuckhoveyyachts.com

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