Tony Fleming, a British born U.S. citizen, has been called a Renaissance man, having the skills of an engineer and the eye of an artist. He has lived and worked all over the world. He started his boatbuilding career with American Marine in Hong Kong first building wooden boats and then on to fibreglass. Over the next 20 years he had a hand in designing and producing countless types of boats and yachts, most notably the Grand Banks brand of motor yachts. In 1985 he took his idea of a new pilothouse yacht design to Taiwan. He selected the Tung Hwa factory and started what has become the Fleming legacy.
Since Tony took delivery of Fleming 65 hull number one 'VENTURE' in January 2005, he has cruised more than 60,000 nautical miles from the farthest reaches of Alaska to the Galapagos Islands, Iceland, and Europe. All the while using the yacht as a test bed for new ideas and equipment. This crucial experience is fed back to the team at Fleming yachts directly to improve the yachts under design and construction. As importantly, he's finally getting the opportunity to enjoy cruising and devote time to his passion for videography. See our YouTube channel to explore the extensive catalogue of voyages aboard Venture and many other topics including the boats he has built and the adventures he's had over his sixty-year career.
Tony has officially retired from the boatbuilding side of the business and handed over the running of the company to Adi and Duncan, but he remains our figurehead and ambassador of the company he founded.