Chuck Hovey Yachts- Seattle
Chuck Hovey Yachts, LLC
Seattle, WA, US, 98109
Fleming 55-PILOTHOUSE - main image

2005 Fleming 55 Pilothouse

location icon Seattle, Washington
Year 2005
Length 55 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Fleming Yachts

Seldom does such a well-equipped and expertly maintained Fleming 55 come to market. See it to appreciate the features and upgrades aboard which include: the highly desirable Cummins QSC 8.3 490 hp mains, twin Onan generators, bow and stern thrusters, NAIAD stabilizers, yacht controller, FCI water maker, flybridge hardtop, and professionally installed Starlink Marine High-Performance antenna and router.

Three cabins and two heads with tasteful designer touches throughout. Main cabin has queen berth and ample storage. The VIP cabin features the desirable queen bed with additional pull-out upper berth. Third cabin with bunk beds.

Recent engine services, extensive systems maintenance plus fresh bright work in 2023. This is a yacht designed and equipped for self-sufficient cruising. The current owners cruised on the east coast from New England to the Bahamas for 2 years. Quest has spent the past five years cruising the Pacific Northwest. LLC titled.  


Year Built 2005
Category Power
Length Overall 60'9 ft
Beam 16 ft
Cabins 3
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID FAL55160C505
Min Draft 5 ft
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 980 hp
Cruising Speed 12 kn
Maximum Speed 17 kn
Fuel Tank Cap. 1,000 gal
Water Tank Cap. 300 gal
Holding Tank Cap. 100 gal
Displacement 68,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Cummins
Model: 490QSC
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 490hp
Type: Inboard

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Cummins
Model: 490QSC
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 490hp
Type: Inboard

Entering the salon from the aft deck through the double doors you are immediately impressed by the spacious-ness and ambiance. The attention to detail and exquisite handmade teak raised paneled cabinets gives rise to feelings of warmth and relaxation. The 16’ beam provides space enough for dining and lounging areas and great care has been taken to balance scale with function. The open floor plan of the salon encompasses the galley and dining area which can comfortably seat six.

Along the port side of the salon is an L-Shaped settee anchored by a flip top bar with an ice maker. Along the starboard side is a full-length credenza anchored by an entertainment center to aft which features a 26” LCD TV on a hydraulic lift. The freestanding teak hi-lo table with foldout leafs can also double as a cockpit table when the need for alfresco entertaining presents itself. The sole is teak with holly accent lines with custom fitting carpeting on top.

  • Flat screen 31” Samsung LCD TV in custom teak entertainment center with hydraulic lift
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Google Chromecast
  • Commercial quality omni directional TV antenna
  • Cable TV hookup
  • RussSound audio/video control panel with Bluetooth receiver
  • DC component system
  • AM/FM tuner
  • Salon speakers include two overhead speakers and a subwoofer
  • U-line icemaker in salon bar to aft port side
  • Teak hi-lo table
  • Twin Rattan chairs
  • Retractable screen and shade for double doors
  • Screens on all opening windows
  • Upgraded wall sconces
  • Overhead handrail
  • Heat and air conditioning, 2-zone

The spacious galley has granite counter tops and is equipped with a Siligranite double bowl sink, waste disposal, convection microwave, Miele dishwasher, ceramic three burner cook top, and a full-size French door refrigerator. A storage compartment just forward of the cook top accommodates a full range of saucepans. A locker and small pantry on the starboard side provides additional storage and a convenient serving counter.

  • Convection microwave oven
  • Black Siligranite double sink w/ disposal
  • Mixer faucets, Grohe
  • Ceramic cooktop, 3-burner
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Pull-out trash drawer
  • Refrigerator/freezer–with teak raised panel door
  • Cabinets feature raised panel teak doors
  • Granite counter tops in “Autumn Brown”
  • Dumb waiter to flybridge
  • U-shaped galley
  • Tremendous storage and dish lockers
  • Teak & holly sole

The accommodations layout features a central passage which has proved to be so desirable over many years in the Fleming 55. This layout contributes to an easy and convenient flow of traffic through the boat as well as making it possible to appreciate the full length of the boat from forepeak bulkhead to transom. The arrangement provides twin bunks to starboard, a VIP guest cabin to port and an en-suite master stateroom forward. The accommodations are dressed with teak and Formica and offers great comfort and convenience without any steep stairs to negotiate. Centrally located in the passage behind a sliding teak door is the full-sized washer & separate 220v dryer. Central vacuum system is hidden under the steps and pro-vides access throughout the interior.

Master stateroom is forward featuring a queen-sized island berth with a Handcraft custom mattress, two full sized ‘his and hers’ hanging lockers, drawer storage, bookshelves, two opening side ports, and two overhead hatches with sliding teak privacy and insect screens. The queen berth lifts for access to an enormous storage area underneath and mounted on the wall is a 21” Samsung LCD television with teak surround, RussSound Control Panel with 2 speakers. The master head complete with sink, granite topped vanity, mirror, headhunter head system, and one-piece fiberglass stall shower and Grohe thermostatic controlled faucet.  Light countertops in both heads.

Starboard Guest stateroom has upper and lower berths with drawers, shelves, and a mirror. The upper berth slides to create more space for a single guest and there are two opening ports with screens and a hanging locker storage space. The Portside Guest stateroom features a queen-sized berth and an additional sliding upper berth. Other features include two opening portholes with screens and abundant storage with drawers, a hanging locker, and bookshelves. 15" Samsung TV and RussSound Control Panel with 2 speakers.  The guest head is accessed from the companionway and includes a sink, vanity with granite top, mirror, one piece fiberglass stall shower with tile floor and Grohe thermostatic controlled faucet.


In many modern designs it has become fashionable to eliminate the inside steering station, but the Fleming 55 features a pilothouse which closely resembles the bridge of a much larger vessel. Fleming created a dedicated place from which the boat is piloted and controlled without any distractions from other on-board activities, but which is still only three steps from the salon and galley. Four interior steps safely lead to the upper flybridge station from the pilothouse.

Specially designed removable consoles provide ample room for a full range of modern electronic equipment without intruding on the full range of engine instrumentation. Overhead consoles provide additional space. There is also a proper chart area with drawers and a chart light. Both AC and DC electrical panels swing out to provide easy access to wiring connections and the inside of the flybridge console is accessed through a swing-out bookcase. The watch-keeper has their own helm seat and an adjacent, raised L-shaped settee and table provide a comfortable social area with excellent visibility through the side and forward windows.

Visibility forward and to port and starboard is excellent, and the two sliding doors open to the wide side decks. The traditional teak and holly sole is standard. There are large drawers and working space for charts, cruising books, and navigation instruments, binoculars and everything else a captain needs to chart and follow a safe course. A large stainless-steel teak-trimmed destroyer wheel fits the ambiance of this ultimate cruising yacht.

  • Smartcraft Digital engine displays
  • Glendinning engine controls
  • Furuno Navnet VX2
  • 19” NEC MultiSync LCD computer monitor
  • Big Bay Marine Computer with PC Nobel Tech Time Zero navigation software
  • Furuno GP37 dGPS WAAS Navigator
  • Robertson/Simrad autopilot AP26 with remote
  • Furuno FA 150 Universal AIS
  • (3) B & G digital speed/depth/temp
  • Sidepower Bow/Stern thruster control with remote controls (2)
  • ACR searchlight control
  • Sharp LCD TV- 13” flush mounted
  • Fireboy Control
  • Rudder Indicator
  • Trim Tab Indicators
  • Windlass Control 
  • Compass
  • Yacht Controller
  • Pilothouse windows & door sunscreens (x 2, black & white)
  • Inverter control panel
  • (2) Icom M602 VHF Radio
  • Furuno RD30
  • Russound speaker selection and 2 speakers
  • Closed circuit color TV- engine room, aft masthead, cockpit
  • Holding tank level gauge
  • Naiad Electronic Multisea stabilizer control
  • FCI watermaker control panel - 1000 gpd
  • Sirius XM Radio/weather antenna & receiver
  • Starlink system includes the highest quality, priority service marine antenna which is hardwired and mounted

The flybridge is easily accessed from the pilothouse or by ladder from the cockpit covered by hardtop with recessed light and opening ports. The two-seater upper helm is located to port and provides excellent visibility particularly in close quarters and bustling harbors. The electron-ics console is large enough to house an array of state-of-the-art equipment with easy access via a hinged bookcase behind the settee in the pilothouse. The starboard side of the flybridge features a U-shaped settee with a large, fixed table while the port side consists of an additional seating area and access to the dumbwaiter. Teak table.

  • Furuno Navnet radar repeater w/ GPS, speed, depth, nav
  • Autopilot remote
  • Sidepower bow/stern thruster control
  • VHF- M502 ICOM
  • ACR Searchlight control
  • Engine start/stop
  • Smartcraft Digital engine displays
  • Big Bay Monitor (Time Zero Repeater Touch Screen)
  • Rudder Indicator
  • Trim Tab Indicators
  • Windlass Control
  • Fireboy Control
  • Russound AV Control Pad and 2 speakers
  • Horn
  • Compass
  • Steering wheel
Bridge Deck
  • Plexiglass windshield with stainless handrail
  • Cushioned seating for ten with stowage under
  • Molded fiberglass table w/stowage space and drink holders / Fleming custom teak top
  • Folding hatch doors giving access to pilothouse
  • Fiberglass radar arch with custom hardtop, LED lighting, main ship hatches (x2) 
  • Ladder leading down to cockpit
  • Tender: 12’ Nautica RIB 12 Deluxe with 40hp Yamaha 4-cycle—power trim & tilt with cover
  • Full canvas covers (replaced 2018)
  • All bridge deck cushions (replaced 2018)
  • Fold away 220V electric BBQ stainless steel Frigidaire
  • Switlik 6-person liferaft (new 2018), 5-year certification type, current
  • Steelhead Marine SM1000# Davit
  • Hobie Cat Mirage Sport Pedal kayaks (2) with custom mounts, covers, lifting strap
  • EPIRB mounted starboard (new 2018)
Deck and Construction Details

In common with all Flemings, the hull is hand laid solid fiberglass reinforced with a grid of stringers and frames. Vinylester resin is used below the waterline with further protection provided by epoxy barrier coats. A reasonable five foot draft allows for Bahamas cruising while ensuring that the running gear is protected by a full-length keel which is foam filled and glassed across the top to isolate it from the hull.

Special attention has been paid to the ease and safety in which the heavy duty ground tackle is set and retrieved. The anchor platform accepts two anchors, each of which can be controlled by a handheld unit at the platform or by windlass controls at the flybridge station.

On deck she has the familiar walk-around decks we are used to seeing on all the Flemings and the high bulwarks and Portuguese Bridge provide security for both children and pets. The capacious cockpit has built-in seating with a Cablemaster housed within one and storage in the other. Docking controls are located starboard of the salon doors while a sink and additional storage are located behind the stairs to port. Four gasketed and lockable hatches provide access to the engine room and spacious lazarette.

  • Fiberglass fuel tanks
  • Vinylester resin below waterline
  • Fiberglass hardtop with halogen lighting
  • Teak Side Decks and Cockpit
  • Non-skid foredeck & Portuguese bridge
  • Non-skid deck on flybridge
  • 36” Extended fiberglass swim platform w/nonskid deck
  • Dinghy tie cleats and ladder on swim platform
  • S/S transom handrails
  • Heavy duty pantograph windshield wipers
  • Steelhead SM1000R 1000lbs davit with power rotation
  • Four blade props
  • Varnished teak trim, cap rail & cover board
  • Stainless Steel bow rail
  • Simulated planking grooves in hullside
  • Stainless Steel protective shoe on keel
  • Custom tender chocks with hold downs
  • Integrally molded guard w/stainless rubrail
  • Bow pulpit, anchor & Lofrans windlass
  • Anchor 88lbs Delta, 300' Hi-ten chain and Ultra stainless steel swivel
  • Cockpit seats with Cablemaster- 70’
  • Cockpit storage and portside unit under ladder
  • Cockpit controls: autopilot remote helm, side power bow & stern thruster, engine start/stop, Glendinning controls
  • LED deck light on custom mast
  • Offshore Passage 6-person liferaft (new 2018), 5 year certification type, current
  • Extra stern line
  • Second collapsible anchor and nylon rode
  • (4) Fenders and (4) megafend holders (new 2022)
  • (2) Sets of mesh covers for pilothouse windows, one black & one white
  • (2) Hobie pedal-or-paddle Kayaks with covers & lifting bridles
  • ONAN 17kw generator (3800 hours) MDKBD
  • ONAN 9kw generator (1200 hours) MDKL
  • 220v AC system
  • 24v DC system
  • AC/DC electrical panel w/circuit breakers
  • 40 Amp charger 24 volt
  • 2500 Watt inverter / 70 amp charger
  • 12 volt charger
  • Forward & aft shore connect with 50 AMP power cords (x2)
  • Battery isolators
  • AGM inverter batteries
  • Glendinning Cablemaster
  • Paralleling solenoids and switches
  • Charles Smart Boost 50 shore power voltage compensator transformer system

The engine room is accessed from a hatch aft of the salon doors through the outside leading down to the oval, submarine-style, engine-room door with viewing port. Systems and engineering are a notable feature of all Fleming Yachts whose philosophy has always been to choose only the best equipment available for the job and make sure that it is readily accessible for maintenance. To achieve the extremely low sound and vibration that Flemings are known for, Aquadrive systems transfer the thrust directly to the hull and isolate the engine by using soft engine mounts.

The lazarette houses the water tanks, steering gear and air conditioning compressors while also leaving ample room for storing cruising gear such as spare anchors, rode, lines, fenders, and parts. Having the A/C compressors located here instead of in a hot engine room improves performance and efficiency and minimizes noise. Additionally, all battery isolation switches are accessible from outside the engine-room.

  • Cummins 490 QSC - Turbocharged and after-cooled, Common Rail 490 hp ea (4200 hours)
  • Glendinning controls at all three helms
  • Manual whale pump
  • Automatic engine room fire extinguisher Halon (serviced 5/23)
  • Handheld fire extinguishers throughout
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • Reverse cycle A/C w/ 5 zones SMX controls
  • Sidepower 15 hp 24v bow thruster
  • Sidepower 12 hp 24v stern thruster
  • Electric oil change system
  • 18gallon oil storage tank
  • Trim tabs w/ indicators
  • Naiad Stabilizers-electronic Multisea w/7.5’ fins
  • Air Seps installed on main engines
  • Shaft Razors- Line cutters
  • Watermaker FCI 1000gpd w/pilothouse remote panel 
  • ESI Fuel Polisher
  • Kahlenberg Bros triple air horns
  • Domestic water system: Twin Excaliber water pumps operate in series and parallel  
  • Mechanical servicing includes cooling system service in 2022-2023
  • Fiberglass hatches w/ teak facing
  • Intake vents for engine room
  • DC Lighting
  • Plastic Water tanks with sight gauges
  • AC compressors
  • Main engine mufflers
  • Vast storage capabilities
  • FCI watermaker
Cruising Equipment and Canvas
  • Life jackets
  • Dock Lines
  • Fenders (4) with new 2022 megafend holders
  • Shore cords (50A 220V) (2)
  • Flares
  • Switlik Liferaft 6-man Offshore passage (new 2018), 5 year certification type, current
  • Flybridge console cover (new 2018)
  • Flybridge helm seat cover (new 2018)
  • Flybridge complete covers (new 2018)
  • Flybridge cushions (new 2018)
  • Bow cushions
  • Tender cover
  • Windshield cover (white & black texalene), 2 sets for windshield, side windows and doors



Owners personal headsets, tool kits, antique map and ceramic halibut artwork, hand vacuum, dishes, serving ware and cookware, bedding, pillows and throws, decorative pieces in salon, personal inflatable life vests, offshore survival suits and Ultra stern line. Supplies & items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Contact Martha Comfort at 206-624-1908 (office) or 206-499-0910 (cell) for additional information and your viewing appointment.