March 16, 2012

New Model: Bering 55

The Bering 55 is the first model of this fairly young US company, which today has a line up of seven more models, most of which are still in project stages.  Measuring over sixteen meters the first Bering, this 55 gathered the attention of many yachtsman around the world for its heavy steel construction, which makes it a serious global passage maker even in this not so large size.  Hull one of the Bering 55 featured a two cabins layout, with the space for the third cabin used as an office.  In this layout the owners room is located to fore ship.  The main deck offers a standard split level area with a welcoming relaxing lounging entrance, and a raised saloon area having more working areas; galley, pilot house, and a dinette.  Standard power is from a single Cummins 285hp which gives a 9.8 knots max speed, and a cruise of 8 which delivers a 3000 nautical miles range.  A supplemental emergency wing engine is available as optional.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.8 m (55ft)
Hull Length - 15.5 m
Waterline Length - 15.2 m
Beam - 5.5 m
Draft - 1.8 m
Displacement - 60 t
Fuel Capacity - 8800 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engine - 1 x Cummins QSL9 285hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 9 knots max, 8 knots cruise
Range - 3000 nm at 8 knots cruise and single Cummins 285hp choice
Construction - mild steel A316, coated in Alexseal, Awlgrip, or Dupont choice paint
Certification - Lloyds, ABS, and Coast Guard Commercial Standards

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