FLEMING YACHTS ENJOYS A SUCCESSFUL SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW
On display at this year's Southampton Boat Show were a Fleming 55 and the brand new Fleming 65, VENTURE II, Tony Fleming's personal yacht. Tony Fleming and his captain, Chris Conklin, were aboard the new 65, which is being readied for a voyage next Spring to Scotland where it will then head to Iceland. This journey will be a continuation of Tony Fleming's "20,000-Mile Voyage of Discovery" that he started on VENTURE I, his Fleming 65.
The boat show benefited from ideal weather conditions, and organizers and exhibitors alike were very pleased with the attendance and overall sales activity. Both Flemings had a steady stream of interested visitors, and two Fleming 55s were sold. Duncan Cowie of Fleming commented, "This was one of the most optimistic shows we've attended in quite some time. We came here cautiously optimistic and are looking forward to the next series of shows with increased enthusiasm."
Tony Fleming Releases Latest DVDs Of His 20,000-Mile Voyage Aboard Venture
Tony Fleming, the well-known boat builder who created the highly respected line of Fleming Yachts, has recently released a number of DVDs documenting his 20,000 mile voyage aboard Venture, his personal Fleming 65. Fleming, who has been shooting and producing documentary films since his exploratory adventures in Africa 30-years ago, is an avid video photographer and digital editor. Read Press Release.
Despite the slowdown of the global economy, we've been busy at Fleming Yachts. Here are just a few highlights of recent activities.
Fleming 55-201 is currently having its systems checked in our test tank at the Tung Hwa facility and is scheduled to be shipped to Europe at the end of the year.
Fleming 65-019 has just been delivered to her new owners by Birr Yacht Sales, and the yacht is now on her way to the British Virgin Islands for the Christmas Holidays.
Fleming 65-009 is currently cruising Mexico, with 65-011 heading for Mexico from Newport Beach, CA.
Fleming 65-022 will be sea trialed this month in Taiwan before shipment to California in early 2009.