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Old 08-24-2017, 05:33 PM   #1
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Flemings really do anchor out

Got to Hadley Harbor (near Woods Hole Mass) about 4:00 today, moorings were full so dropped anchor in the outer anchorage. An hour later this gorgeous Fleming plulled up and dropped his $X thousand SS Delta anchor. Might have been a brand new boat as the owner captain only put out 2:1 scope at first, but finally increased it to 3:1. No sweat, it is calm tonight.

Here is a pic of her.

Also while crossing Buzzards Bay on the way to HH, we met this tired looking square rigger. Couldn't have been any more different from the Fleming.

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Old 08-24-2017, 06:35 PM   #2
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Nice on both boats. The Schooner is probably en-route to Gloucester for the Schooner Festival Labor Day weekend. We get a really good turnout. If anyone is going to be around, give me a shout.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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I've a friend with a Fleming.
I would if I could!
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I've a friend with a Fleming.
I would if I could!
Me too.

Me too.
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I'll take the Fleming as well. Its hard to find water with a nice downward slope in these parts.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:21 PM   #6
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Stole the designs from DeFever. Art was too big a man to fight it. Pity.

That square rig looks like it is headed south!
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Stole the designs from DeFever. Art was too big a man to fight it.
That's an urban myth isn't it? It would not have been a winnable fight even if true, lots or RPH designs around, peas in a pod to a large extent.

Some other discussion on this claim as well. See post #17 in this threadhttp://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s3/tony-fleming-great-professional-human-venture-30865.html
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:12 PM   #8
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Don't suppose we will ever know.

But compare my Grand Alaskan 53 to the Fleming 55.

Take away the two extra cockpit feet...

I suspect it is more a case of working for a very successful guy for many years and then leaving to start your own business in the same field. Guess what you are going to do to make your business successful - follow the model.
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I was reading this morning that the Flemings are actually a Norman Wright design.
Well the 58 at least
Fleming 58 | Fleming Yachts

Wrights are a Brisbane boat building firm.
My registration says our vessel is Norman Wright build but the brokerage had her listed as a Milkraft, which was an equally respected yard back in the day.
Survey has her as a McLaren.
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I was quite amazed at the depreciation hit on the Flemings.
$3,000,000 + new
2000 ish models for around $700k.

http://au.yachtworld.com/boats/category/type/Fleming/55
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There was a nice Fleming anchored in Tribune Bay, Hornby Is. BC a few days ago. Guess it can't be all that rare a sight. I've seen a few stay a night or two in Comox Hbr. this summer. Beautiful boats!
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I`ve seen one anchored more than once in Yeomans Bay, in Cowan Waters, on the Hawkesbury River. Probably had to, the National Parks moorings provided are for boats up to 15M. Fleming are always at the Sydney Boat Show and are most welcoming of anyone wanting to inspect, no vetting process, like some brands.
Simi, you are right of course,Milkraft, McLaren, and Norman Wright are very well respected designers and builders up your way. I thought the Qld Fleming designs may have been from a Fred Fleming.
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Norman Wright only became involved with the new Fleming 58. I think it will prove to be the most popular of all...beautiful design that addresses the (few) shortcomings of the previous models.
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Back to the anchoring, they make a nice stable center to a raft-up.



I think the second boat is the Amistad. Normally moored in New Haven, CT. And stopped by Duck Island about a week ago.
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There is no doubt Tony Fleming makes one heck of a vessel. I did a great deal of research on Fleming and they are a well thought out vessel and well designed. It will be my next vessel as soon as life's bumps smooth out for us.


Thanks for sharing the photos.


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Norman Wright only became involved with the new Fleming 58. I think it will prove to be the most popular of all...beautiful design that addresses the (few) shortcomings of the previous models.
Addresses things they were hearing regularly, conversations like "I'd love a Fleming but...".

The 58 is actually much closer in size to the 65 than it is to the 55. There were some regular objections by potential customers to the 55. Most heard were the complaint about the master in the bow, undersized davit, engine access, headroom, and lack of pilothouse width.
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I was quite amazed at the depreciation hit on the Flemings.
$3,000,000 + new
2000 ish models for around $700k.

Fleming 55 for sale - YachtWorld UK
If you do some research you will find they hold their value quite well. Comparing a brand new $3m boat to a year 2000? Makes no sense to me. I have followed them for a long time and know several owners. These boats tend to sell used for roughly what they cost new. I.e. say a 2009 55' cost 1.8m. That's about what it will bring, condition of course being take into account. There were two like this in BC/WA this Spring. One sold in a week, the other in three.

Will be interesting to see if that holds out for the 58, it has a much higher price point. More like 3.4-3.5 at this time.
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Nice on both boats. The Schooner is probably en-route to Gloucester for the Schooner Festival Labor Day weekend. We get a really good turnout. If anyone is going to be around, give me a shout.
I'm in striking distance to that by road. Are there land side based special attractions too?
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I'm in striking distance to that by road. Are there land side based special attractions too?
Hum, probably. Check out GoodMorningGloucester.com They will have all the details.
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The Flemings are very nice boats. We passed Venture which is Tony Fleming's '65 out in the Gulf of Alaska. They were heading to Prince William Sound as we were heaving back to SE Alaska and south. Had a nice chat on the VHF with his captain.
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