SEA RAY L550
The L550 is the latest entry in Sea Ray’s
L-Class of luxury cruisers. The boat is
designed with socializing in mind, with
a wide-open saloon stretching from the
helm to the rear cockpit. A triple sliding
door at the aft end of the saloon provides
a level walkthrough to the outside. The
galley is situated at the aft end of the
saloon. There are plenty of wood accents
to keep the traditionalist happy, offset by
plush seating in Ultrasuede. The whole
boat is wired with the latest electronic
controls, and almost everything can be
controlled from an array of touchscreens
at the helm.
Below, you’ll find the master amidships
with the bed set at an angle to maximize
space in the cabin; a dedicated head is
accessed via a sliding pocket door. An
island queen is forward in the bow; positioned between that and the master is the
third cabin with twin beds – sleeping for
six in all. Power comes from a pair of 850-
hp Caterpillar engines that give the L550 a
top speed of close to 30 knots.
The 55 is the “smallest” boat in the
Fleming Yachts fleet, but it’s still big
on amenities. Rather than cram in lots
of cabins, the boat is set up for a couple
with the master stateroom forward. This
cabin features an island queen, two large
hanging lockers, and en suite head with
aft, the buyer has
the option of either another double
to port or a cabin with twin beds. To
starboard is the third cabin with a set
of bunk beds, ideal for children. Both
of these secondary guest cabins share a
head with shower.
Stairs lead from the cabins to the
main saloon where there’s a large
U-shaped galley to port, aft of which
is the main seating area with a dining
table and settee. Up three steps from
the saloon and you’re in the raised pilothouse, with a large chair for the captain,
elevated seating for those off watch, and
a small table for meals underway.
There are covered walk-around side
decks and ample
space up front for
and sun lounging.
The flybridge is the
place where many
skippers will opt to
drive the boat in
good weather, and there’s plenty of space for captain and crew
to take in the sights. The extension aft of the flybridge covers
the aft cockpit and makes a handy place to stow the dinghy; an
electric davit makes launching a breeze.
A semi-displacement hull means that at slower speeds this
boat will be fairly economical to operate and offers transAtlantic range from her 1,000-gallon fuel tanks. In a hurry?
She’ll top out just over 18 knots.
LENGTH 60’ 9”
FUEL 1,000 GAL
WATER 300 GAL
WASTE 100 GAL
A Portuguese bridge
gives easy access to
the forward deck and
an open-air front row
view of what’s ahead.
LENGTH 56’ 3”
BEAM 15’ 7”
FUEL 580 GAL
WATER 150 GAL
WASTE 68 GAL
A humongous aft lazarette can be configured
as a crew cabin.