|Fleming Yachts – the Ultimate Cruising Yacht|
Derani Yachts has been based in Phuket Boat Lagoon for over 10 years and selling boats in Asia for 16 years. Managing director and owner Hakan Lange originally set up Derani Yachts in Kuala Lumpur in 1999 and in 2004 when the Thai government removed the import duty on new boats the time was right to move to Phuket. Hakan secured a deal with the Phuket Boat Lagoon to build a purpose made office overlooking the marina and moved in at the beginning of December of that year. Derani Yachts has made a name for itself as a boutique boat dealer where the emphasis is on customer care and selling the client, not just a boat but the right boat.
Derani Yachts has always chosen to represent brands that share their ideology and has a long-standing relationship with Selene Ocean Trawlers, a family-owned business that builds a range of the best long-distance full displacement trawlers currently available with a range of boats from 38-to-92 feet with plans for a luxurious 128-footer on the drawing board.
Derani Yachts is also the authorized dealer for the British boat builder Fairline, the only leading builder that is still wholly British-owned with a range of sport and flybridge cruisers from 38-to- 78 feet. The other two brands represented by Derani Yachts are Tiara Yachts and Pursuit boats, which are sister companies and entirely owned by the Slikkers family, who have a proud boat building heritage dating back to 1955 and are today one of the few privately-owned production boat building companies in the world.
Derani Yachts has recently added Fleming Yachts to their portfolio of new boats. These bespoke semi-displacement boats are widely regarded as the ultimate cruising yacht. Developed by Tony Fleming and first built is 1985 at the Tung Hwa boat yard in southern Taiwan, they continue to be built in that yard to this day with well over 300 Fleming Yachts currently cruising the world. Tony himself semiretired in 2005 and when hull number 1 of the then new model Fleming 65 was completed handed over the day-to-day operation of Fleming Yachts to his management team which includes his nephew, Adi Shard; his daughter, Nicky Fleming; and new team member, Duncan Cowie.
Tony decided to retain this fist Fleming 65 for himself and use her "to evaluate her design performance as a well-found cruising yacht as well as providing a test bed for new equipment". Tony named his new boat Venture and his extensive and thorough test sail continues to this day with over 50,000 miles logged along the West Coast of North America from La Paz, Mexico to Juneau, Alaska, back down the coast to the Sea of Cortez, to the Galapagos Islands, through the Panama Canal, up the East Coast into the Hudson River, Erie Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway. In 2015, Tony returned to Alaska and at the time of writing was 140 miles from Dutch Harbour, home of the reality series "The Deadliest Catch".
In 2009 Tony also cruised an additional 10,000 miles in a second boat named Venture II. On her he cruised Sweden, Norway and Germany before heading to Southampton to get the boat ready for a cruise to Ireland then Scotland and on to Iceland via the Faroe Islands. He returned along the same route before putting the boat into the Southampton boat show where she was presented in as new condition after her extensive shakedown cruise!
Today, Fleming build four different models and produce around 12 to 13 boats a year. The Fleming 55 model has been in production for the longest time and is a progression from their original 50 and then 53 foot models. She is a well-proven raised pilothouse motor yacht designed for serious long range cruising. The boat has a range of 2,000 nautical miles at 8 knots, yet with her standard Twin Cummins QSC 500 hp common rail engines, she can attain a top speed of approximately 18 knots with a maximum sustained cruising speed of around 17 knots. Like all Flemings, her deep keel provides protection for the Seatorque anti-vibration drive running gear and stability in a following sea and is protected by a stainless steel shoe to prevent damage in the event of a grounding. The top of the keel is sealed, so even in the event of major damage, the integrity of the hull is not compromised. The Fleming 55 was first introduced in 1986, and since then there have been literally hundreds of improvements made while its legendary hull design remains essentially the same. In 2015 hull number 238 was laid up, making it one of the most successful production yachts in history.
On the 25th anniversary of the founding of the company, Fleming Yachts were proud to announce the introduction of the all-new Fleming 58. After extensive research and input from existing Fleming owners, the need was identified for a boat to bridge the gap between the existing 55 and the 65 foot models. While retaining the Fleming classic lines, the 58 is an entirely new boat designed from the keel up. The naval architects selected to assist the inhouse Fleming design team were Norman Wright and Sons in Brisbane, Australia. With their special expertise in hull design and tank testing they have been designing semidisplacement passage makers for more than 100 years. The latest 3D modelling and CAD software were employed during the design process and a 1/12 scale model was built andwww.flemingyachts.com