Construction of Fleming pilothouse motoryachts began at the Tung Hwa yard in southern Taiwan in 1985 under the personal supervision of Tony Fleming. All Fleming yachts are built in the Tung Hwa yard and all the boats are marketed exclusively through Fleming Yachts, Inc., a California corporation with its office in Newport Beach, California. Fleming Yachts do not sell direct to retail customers but market their boats solely through their authorized dealerships who are better equipped to provide service to Fleming customers in their area. The Tung Hwa yard currently builds yachts exclusively for Fleming. Tony Fleming himself started building boats in 1961 when he joined American Marine in Hong Kong. This yard later went on to build Grand Banks motoryachts and, in his role of technical director in charge of all new development, Tony was closely involved in the development of this well-known boat. Tony Fleming maintains a hands-on approach to the running of the company including the design and construction of each and every boat. The Tung Hwa yard has been building yachts in southern Taiwan for over twenty years. It is situated on a large piece of land twenty kilometers from Kaohsiung. The yard has new buildings, purpose built for production for the Fleming Yachts for whom they build exclusively. The yard has the necessary skills and facilities to handle all aspects of boat building from lofting to testing the finished vessel, which can be placed in a test tank to check out all the equipment prior to shipment.