Alexander Marine Australia is pleased to present the 2014 Fleming 55 'Sunday' to the market as central agents.
'Sunday' is hull number 233 of this successful model with exceptional presentation. With the delivery lead times on new boats stretching a few years, this is a rare opportunity to get cruising immediately.
Tony Fleming's vision has always been to build long-range luxury yachts for shorthanded cruising that were seaworthy for couples and families to comfortably liveaboard for extended periods of time. 'Sunday' is a fine illustration of this Fleming foresight.
As with all Fleming designs, 'Sunday' is an easy yacht to admire. She instills confidence in her capability as a luxury cruiser with her high bow which rides comfortably over the sea and lovely lines from bow to stern. Once onboard, this beautiful vessel immediately makes you feel at home. The extraordinary craftsmanship is a brilliantly balanced blend of luxury and practicality, enticing you to stay for longer than you anticipated. Her sophisticated aesthetics are a distinct attraction, but this Fleming 55 offers so much more for the cruising enthusiast.
From the spacious swim platform, there is a deep step enabling easy access to the cockpit through the transom door. The large cockpit area is currently set up for casual dining with a high gloss teak table and chairs however it can easily be converted into a space used for fishing, diving, or lounge area. The overhang from the flybridge offers a space that can be fully enclosed for all-weather entertaining and provide a safe and shaded outdoor area.
From the cockpit, two large sliding doors open up to the main saloon which asserts a timeless nautical feel. Surrounded by the warmth of the teak interior, this space can be used as a relaxed gathering area or for a more formal dining occasion. Here we witness that charming blend of practical luxuries with flawless teak finishes offset by cream ceiling lining and floor coverings, complemented by the natural light that floods through the large saloon windows.
At the forward end of the saloon port side, is her galley which will remind you of home with all of her creature comforts. The galley is equipped with an oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Her large full-sized French door fridge/freezer is positioned to starboard opposite and facing the galley. She boasts plenty of bench space on either side of a double bowl sink which is highlighted by a large window. This homely space invites any chef to work their magic comfortably underway or in port.
From the galley, steps lead up to one of the most popular areas on 'Sunday', her pilothouse. This magnificent area has been designed with sensible comfort in mind. For the ship's Captain, they are gifted with superb visibility beyond the sturdy ocean-resistant windows on the bridge. The helm station is uncrowded yet decked out with large multifunction displays and the traditional Fleming wheel. There is room for traditional charts to be laid out and purpose-built storage for when they are not in use.
The comfortable and fully adjustable Stidd helm chair is fitted with a set of controls on the armrest limiting the amount of time spent leaning forward, preserving comfort and avoiding strain on the captain's neck and back.
A modern feature on all Fleming helms stations is the Boning/Fleming Monitoring System which oversees all the vital signs of the vessel's engines and critical equipment. This sophisticated technology is usually only seen on mega yachts and commercial vessels. With the owner-operator in mind, Fleming knew this system could provide peace of mind with preloaded checklists and programmable early warning signals alerting any changes to the captain and decreasing time away from the bridge.
With the pilothouse being a popular gathering area while underway, a comfortable curved lounge and table have been positioned to port to keep the captain company. Blinds have been fitted to manage the afternoon sun.
Stepping out of the pilothouse on either the port or starboard side takes you onto her wide teak decks. Positioned forward of the pilothouse is the Portuguese bridge, a design feature on dependable ocean-going cruisers to prevent green water from hitting the windows of the pilothouse. The Portuguese bridge is a lovely vantage point while underway or at anchor having sundowners. Forward of the Portuguese bridge is the anchor platform housing a dual windlass and dual S/S Ultra Anchors.
Following the side decks to the stern, a portside ladder leads from the cockpit to the flybridge offering a clear view of the bow where a couple can pilot together on the double-wide port helm seat. Equipped with BBQ, fridge, top-loading freezer and sink this is a spectacular entertaining area with magnificent views from the U-shaped lounge shaded from the sun beneath the large hardtop. Alternate access to the flybridge is via a staircase up and out of the pilothouse.
Also located aft of the flybridge there is a hydraulic 1,000lb Steelhead crane that can be easily operated singlehanded to launch the mothership's tender and other water toys.
'Sunday' has well-appointed accommodation is accessed from adjacent the galley. The Master Cabin located forward in the bow is complete with a Queen size island bed fitted with hinged gas lifts to reveal abundant storage space below. This area oozes style and comfort with a timeless teak finish complimented by cream upholstery extending into these living areas. The accompanying bathroom has a spacious shower with seat, composite stone surfaces on the large vanity, adorned with mirrors and natural light enhancing the space.
'Sunday' offers additional two guest staterooms both fitted with single berths ideal for kids, grandchildren, and friends. The two guest cabins share a bathroom presented to the same high standard of the master suite. All of her accommodation gives the sense that you are on a much larger boat.
During the day the cabins are bathed in natural light and the portholes provide ample ventilation. When the sun goes down and the lights are turned on, they create a relaxed and cosy ambience that feels just like home.
Aesthetically, 'Sunday' will impress anyone who steps aboard. Her current owners have enjoyed cruising the boat along the east coast. For the discerning cruiser, there is so much more. Fleming yachts are renowned for being owner-operator vessels with so much of their value being in the finer details of precise design and manufacturing.
The engine room layout has been carefully designed to ensure ease of access to essential systems. She is powered by twin Cummins QSC 8.3 500hp engines. The 13.5kw Onan generator takes care of your onboard power requirements when away from the dock. Sidepower bow and stern thrusters are provided for ease of docking - add to that she is also equipped with a wireless Yacht Controller docking remote. 'Sunday' is ABT-TRAC fin-stabilized for comfort underway. She carries an impressive 3,785 litres of diesel for extended voyages and cruising.
You are invited to book a private inspection to view this vessel. We are conscious of state guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our customers, and team members, at this time. If you are unable to travel to inspect this vessel, we would be pleased to offer you a personal guided video call tour with one of our yacht consultants.
Lying Gold Coast, Australia.
Disclaimer: All specifications in this presentation are provided for information only and particulars herein are obtained from sources believed to be correct, but not guaranteed. Buyers should satisfy themselves with respect to accuracy.