Fleming 55-233 Owner
I am NOT a seasoned boatie but was fortunate on retirement, from 40 years in an office, to be able to fulfil my dreams and acquire a brand spanking new Fleming 55. As this is what I ‘now do’, we decided to name our 55’ ‘post office’.
Purchasing such a luxury was no easy feat. Firstly I had to convince my darling wife who, like me, was born a land lubber & would have much preferred spend our hard earned on an acreage somewhere, but that sounded like hard work to me, however having a boat on Sydney harbour was a dream that I couldn’t resist. We had had a ‘river boat’ on The Hawkesbury river for 10 years whilst our children were growing up, but it was now time to get out of the river & go further afield.
After finally getting the green life from my wife, we placed the order & had the first ‘fun experience’ of going through the exhaustive list of options. Once that was done & the process was under way, we were invited to ‘inspect the build’ in the Tung Hwa yard in Taiwan. If our initial investigations had not been enough, this visit certainly assured us that we had purchased the right boat. The quality & workmanship of all products was extraordinary & we left that yard very comfortable on the choice we had made. We took delivery in Sydney harbour in August 2014. In May 2015 we exhibited ‘post office’ to the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show & then went on to The Whitsunday Islands in mid north Queensland for the winter (a journey of 120 hours under way). An unbelievably good passage & a great experience. We returned to Sydney harbour in October 2015 & continue to enjoy exploring the harbour & the opportunity to show friends the iconic Sydney harbour.
We chose the 55’ as we believe it is about as big a boat as my wife & I are comfortable to handle & time over again, we would not change a thing.
Not only does ‘post office’ handle superbly but the after sales service has been something that we understand is not provided by other manufacturers. From the Mng Dir Duncan Cowie & his team in Taiwan, to the people on the ground here in Sydney, Egil Paulsen & Sam Nicholas, nothing is too much trouble & any issues are fixed in the shortest possible time with the least amount of fuss. They have made boating for us an absolute pleasure.
I have no hesitation in recommending a Fleming to anyone who feels so inclined.
Fleming 55-236 Owner
I have found Fleming Yachts both locally in Australia and also in Taiwan to be the most professional, obliging and decent enterprises to deal with. My new Fleming 55 was as perfectly constructed a vessel as could be. It well exceeded all of my expectations. I am now taking my boat on its maiden voyage some 2,500 miles including Tasmania. The boat has generally performed faultlessly and the odd glitch has quickly been rectified by information readily available from Fleming staff or by Cummins service in Hobart. My boat is truly a well designed and constructed and most seaworthy vessel. In practically every marina or anchorage that I have gone persons have told me their admiration of the style and quality finish of my boat.
I highly recommend Fleming Yachts to any prospective purchaser of a top quality passage making vessel.
Fleming 65-007 Owners
We absolutely love our Fleming 65. She has impeccable seakeeping, robust engineering, fantastic attention to detail and beautiful lines. In a word, a Joy.
Having purchased her in Norway with the full and personal assistance of Fleming Australia, we had the opportunity to sail her from just south of Oslo through northern Europe down to the port of Zeebruggen, Belgium for her cargo transfer to Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.
I will never forget the haunting view at dusk of the east coast of Denmark as we steamed south into the Baltic Sea for an overnight crossing to Germany and the Kiel Canal. We have sailed past windmills and castles, cows and dugong and now voyage to remote parts of the GBR.
Through all of this, Egil Paulsen and Sam Nicholas of Fleming Australia have been First Class and come with our unreserved commendation.
Fleming 55-217 Owner
I first became interested in Fleming Yachts after visiting their display at boat shows in Australia. Initially I don¹t believe they even had a yacht on display but it aroused my interest enough to read all the available articles on them. In my research I couldn¹t find a bad remark about design or performance in any magazine or review. This I found astounding for the boating industry. At the time we had changed from sail to power and were now looking for a long range cruising boat with several living areas.
Armed with this knowledge we visited Fleming Yachts Australia and also Newport in the United States to view some new and used Flemings. What became apparent very quickly was, we were dealing with people of high integrity with a passion for their product. After sea trailing a Fleming 55 we decided to purchase a new boat. This involved dealing not only Fleming Yachts Australia but also Fleming Yachts and the shipyard in Taiwan. The whole experience of specifying the fit out for the boat and the build which included a visit to the yard was a delight. Fleming were only too happy to explore new concepts in design or new equipment and make changes on my visit to the yard.
Once delivered the handover process was extensive and in my case included a 400 mile delivery cruise with Fleming personnel on board. Since then nothing has been too much trouble for Fleming Australia or Fleming Yachts with assistance always available by phone or email. Any issues with equipment have been solved in a very timely and efficient manner and more than once they have argued my cause to suppliers for equipment to replaced even though it was out of warranty.
My Fleming has been a delight since delivery and always draws compliments whether its cruising with the family, fishing with friends or entertaining corporate clients. Long term sailors remark not only on the finish of the yacht but also of her remarkable sea handling ability. The most common quote I hear is “ A Fleming would be my dream boat to own”
Fleming 55-210 Owner
“Sam and Egil from Fleming Yachts Australia knowledge of their boats is excellent. They are always available to answer any question you may have, giving sound and accurate advice with backup from the factory if required. The Fleming 55 has met all my expectations never letting me down. It is great to get onboard and find that everything just works.”