Long voyages at sea are not for the faint of heart. Rough water and long periods of isolation are challenges that seasoned boaters take on to test themselves. If you’re planning on making an expedition out of your next trip, it’ll help to have the right boat. And the soon-to-launch Fleming 58 certainly fits the bill.
The 58, which will splash in mid-2013, will complement Fleming’s other well-respected builds, the 55, 65, and 78. Like them, she will have a seakindly, semi-displacement hull that should be able to handle relatively rough seas without so much as a hiccup.
Power options include either 500-horsepower Cummins QSC8.3 or MAN R6-800 diesels. Either configuration should more than do the trick for efficiency, power, and reliable cruising.
The 58 is a logical evolution of Fleming’s popular 55. Her highlights will include increased headroom in the engine room, extended waterline length, and a full-beam amidships stateroom. A large flying bridge will be great for comfortable cruising since it is equipped with a barbecue and additional fridge and freezer space, not to mention room for a tender should you want to move the party onshore.
The captain will find himself comfortably situated in the bridge deck’s primary Stidd helm seat while he maneuvers using Hypro fly-by-wire steering, and checks his boat’s vitals using the Böning ship-monitoring system.
Those are nice digs for any captain—just don’t let yourself get too comfortable, you’re supposed to be having an adventure out there!
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- Builder: Fleming
- Model: Fleming 58
- Year: 2013
- LOA: 59'0"
- Draft: 4'11"
- Beam: 17'6"
- Standard Power: 2/500-mhp Cummins QSC8.3 diesels
- Cruise speed: 10 knots (approximate)
- Top speed: 20 knots (approximate)
This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.