It’s not often that Fleming unveils a new model, but the new Fleming 85 model promises to be an instant classic. The new offering will be available in two distinct versions.
“Our aim here with the 85 is simply to build the finest possible ocean-going pilothouse motor yacht, in every respect,” said Adi Shard, Fleming Director and Design Engineer.
There is a choice between the traditional style Fleming open flybridge, and an enclosed flybridge, where the pilothouse is moved to the upper deck where it is fully enclosed.
On the foredeck there is huge storage lockers for all shapes and sizes of gear, with a fold away seating alcove.
There is raised and sheltered seating and dining for 10 on the aft deck, with sheltered gull-wing door access to engine room and crew’s quarters. Down below more space is opened up for flexible dining and entertaining.
The lines and the look are unmistakably Fleming. The exterior has been refined and simplified to create a cleaner look with flush and hidden hardware throughout.
Penned by Australian naval architects Norman R. Wright & Sons, the Fleming 85’s semi-displacement hull is built to be to efficient in order to retain the traditional robust construction you would expect from a Fleming, and the yard has employed Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD software to fine tune the design.
Composite engineers have designed the optimum strength/weight ratio of the structure, making it a true ocean-crossing vessel.
Inside, there is various options for accommodation layouts, and different interior styling from traditional to contemporary, but always elegant, comfortable and practical. Double glazing as standard throughout keeps the yacht warm in winter and cool in summer.
The cockpit is easily accessible, with ample storage for all dive gear and fishing equipment. The swim platform is expansive enough for all uses and hydraulic lowering option makes it easy for additional tender or PWC storage and launching.