Our Factory

The laying of individual solid teak and holly planks in the salon of a Fleming 55. This ensures the longevity of a real hardwood floor where most builders would lay only a plywood veneer.
The iconic Fleming bow being buffed to a sheen.
Teak table tops going through the long process of hand sanding and varnishing.
One of our master carpenters ensuring perfect fit and finish.
A glimpse of the intricate network of copper plumbing for the fuel system. This design and work behind the scenes makes it super simple for the user/operator on the surface.
The finished fuel management system on a Fleming 58 offers ease of accessibility.
Preparing the hand laid teak deck of a swim platform for caulking.
Refining interior layout designs with 3D CAD renderings.
Applying the final coat of a varnish to a teak cabinet door inside one of our temperature controlled spray booths.
Creating the infamous Burrwood composite caprails that give each Fleming its traditional, iconic look.
Just some of the teak stock sizes required. All cut in our in house saw mill from our own plentiful stock.
Tank testing each Fleming into the night.
The Fleming 58 hull mould nestled between those of the 65 and 78.
Hand brushing one of many layers of build-up varnish to the teak interior.
Carefully rolling fibreglass into a detailed edge.
The plentiful teak stocks in house will last for many years and mean no new trees need to be cut.

In 1985, when the first Fleming was being developed, boat yards in Taiwan offered the best choice for building such a quality yacht. After extensive research, Tony Fleming selected the Tung Hwa yard, located just outside the busy port of Kaohsiung, to build his new design.

While at the time Tung Hwa was building other brands, Tony made it clear that he wanted his boats built to the most rigorous standards and that he was willing to pay for the highest quality possible. Over the years, Tony and the factory management and workers developed a close relationship built on mutual respect, and eventually as the Fleming business grew, Tung Hwa dedicated itself to building Flemings exclusively.

The Tung Hwa factory remains a family-owned business with no outside shareholders or debt. It is situated on a large piece of land and boasts a number of new buildings built specifically for the production of Fleming Yachts. A test tank allows each of the four models to be "launched" in order to check out the vessel's systems and equipment before being shipped.

While some Taiwanese yards have either moved to Mainland China or opened factories there to take advantage of cheaper labor, Tung Hwa has concluded that there is no real economic advantage because the skill levels of the workers are not the same. In addition, it knows that moving and training all new workers can be highly disruptive, detracting from the company's primary focus of building quality yachts.

Tung Hwa now employs nearly 200 craftsmen and artisans, many of whom have worked there since the beginning. A total of approximately 18 Flemings are built each year. Adi Shard, Tony's nephew and protégé, has worked full time at the Tung Hwa facility since 1998 to ensure the continued quality of the Fleming brand. He is assisted by Tsai. Duncan Cowie also spends considerable time at the yard specializing in the design and implementation of modern systems and liaising with suppliers of related equipment.