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Old 03-06-2018, 07:14 PM   #1
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Fleming videos

I just came across these on YouTube.

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Old 03-06-2018, 08:39 PM   #2
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I think I've watched every one of his videos, some twice. He is an awesome videographer and narrator. Definitely inspired me to put Alaska on our bucket cruising list. The trip to Idaho was quite the trip also.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:54 PM   #3
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Hi,

also looked at almost all Fleming videos, they are nicely photographed and a nice armchair travel.In addition to good marketing, it would be cool to own Fleming.


I wonder how boat manufacturers made poor use of Vimeo-YouTube marketing, Nordhavn and boat owners together have also done a good job of video marketing from which one could learn to make some interesting travel videos, that help sell new and used boats maby...

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Old 03-07-2018, 06:23 AM   #4
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Tonys videos are beautiful. Watched them all.. The Admiral says if she ever had the big bucks a new Fleming would be on her must have list.
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I would say some of the very best out there! Love the boat too!
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:39 PM   #6
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I'm another who has watched all of Tony's videos, most of them twice. They're just a great way to market long distance cruising and the boating lifestyle.
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His voice is perfect for the style, which has a nicely paced documentary feel. Of course, we're all showing our age by appreciating his videos. They'd be too slow for most young people!

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I have been watching them for a few years now. I always thought they must have been done by a professional production company. Was very surprised to learn he does all the editing himself. A very talented man.
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I wish he would point the camera inside the boat, to give more viewers a look at what goes on while underway, or the fleming lifestyle...

What he shows never tells you about the boat yoga to swap filters, replace hoses, etc.
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I wish he would point the camera inside the boat, to give more viewers a look at what goes on while underway, or the fleming lifestyle...

What he shows never tells you about the boat yoga to swap filters, replace hoses, etc.
That's probably why he has crew.
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I wish he would point the camera inside the boat, to give more viewers a look at what goes on while underway, or the fleming lifestyle...

What he shows never tells you about the boat yoga to swap filters, replace hoses, etc.


I agree, I really like the almost documentary style that he uses. It would be nice to see a little more about how they manage the boat, provisions, etc while underway for those longer trips.
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Building the First Fleming:
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Those are so good love watching them
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Gosh, those Flemings look the spitting image of my DeFever designed Grand Alaskan!
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Gosh, those Flemings look the spitting image of my DeFever designed Grand Alaskan!
Yep, they are identical... They both float on water.

The placement of hull portholes are different, where is your portuguese bridge, just for starters...

If you read his book, they were trying to get defever to design one and either he had contract / time issues or was too expensive or something that prevented it. So they went to a different NA to design it.

In one passage, he was talking about how far to space the planking grooves on the first boat and he used the "ones he had measured off another boat"

So, I guess Art Defever would be flattered
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Yep, they are identical... They both float on water.

The placement of hull portholes are different, where is your portuguese bridge, just for starters...

If you read his book, they were trying to get defever to design one and either he had contract / time issues or was too expensive or something that prevented it. So they went to a different NA to design it.

In one passage, he was talking about how far to space the planking grooves on the first boat and he used the "ones he had measured off another boat"

So, I guess Art Defever would be flattered
You do know Fleming worked with DeFever at American Marine? There are many stories out there regarding their relationship after Fleming got fired and starting designing his own boats. Some may be true, others myth. But there certainly were questions asked of DeFever regarding some "copying" to put it nicely, and his unwillingness to take any action based on his respect for Fleming.

BTW, my Portuguese Bridge.
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I don't recall that Fleming worked with Art Defever from his book, but I've slept since then
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I don't recall that Fleming worked with Art Defever from his book, but I've slept since then
He oversaw the build of the first, wait for it, DeFever Alaskan!

Thread on here from last year.

Tony Fleming: A great professional & human "Venture".
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I’ll say these videos got me hooked on what’s possible in a trawler. Fascinating to watch and his Sr. David Attenborough narration style keeps me glued to the channel. I’ve probably watched he series three times, got my wife watching it and even got some of our 20 something friends watching it.

I too would love to see more about running the boat but I found the point of his videos are all about why you should own a boat like a Fleming, capable of crossing oceans rather than how to do it or what the boat has on it for machinery, tackle and electronics.

In my line of work this type of authentic marketing content is gold plated goodness.
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Agree these videos are wonderful, watched all of them, some several times. Great to watch them with non-boating friends and relatives who ask “why do you have a boat?”

Very low key marketing and quite effective as well.
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