55′ Bering Steel trawler 2010 18′ beam- SOLD


$ 795,000.00
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Boat Type:
55 Expedition
Boat Name:

Sold; Exported to Australia.

The FIRST new build I’ve seen in a decade that’s actually impressed me. She’s just what everybody say’s they are looking for: A steel trawler, fuel efficient single (with separate aux-“get home”) diesel comfortable fully equipped (from tender, thrusters, fuel polisher, big refrigeration, aux engine, watermaker, etc) TOUGH (steel yo!)  yacht with trans-Atlantic range, and priced like a production cookie-cutter cocktail cruiser. Not too big (think dockage, and anchorages)-not too small (comfort). She shows as a brand new boat inside and out, although she has 750 hours on her. Her exterior is as smooth (if not smoother) than fiberglass yachts. Her interior is gorgeous. 18′ Beam.  just huge inside and out.  She screams quality. Take a look at all the photos. I, Blake Davis have thoroughly  inspected her in and out-from top to bottom- and I’m VERY impressed.

Bering 55′- model

This yacht seems SO much LARGER than it’s measurements.  Impressive.   Commercial size cleats. ALL PHOTOS HERE ARE OF THE ACTUAL VESSEL. NO “sistership” photos.  She’s so fair, that it’s hard to believe she’s steel.


LOA: 55 ft 0 in        Beam: 18′       LWL: 50′      Draft: 6′     Bridge Clearance: 25′      Displacement: 132,000lbs           Headroom: 7′
Fuel: 2300 gallons                        Water: 530 gallons                              Holding: 260 gallons
 General Construction

The hull and superstructure are fabricated from Mild steel, Lloyds A36, 3/8″ plating on the bottom and 1/4 ” plating on the hull sides with structural steel ballast in keel and hull, with steel pigs to trim vessel.  There are four watertight bulkheads, two entrances to the engine room through watertight doors, and emergency exits from the stateroom areas. Hard chined steel hull with integral tanks, passive bilge keels which allow the vessel to sit upright when beached. Fully protected running gear.  There are fourteen (14) windows on the main deck level, all commercially rated, bolt-in style with 15mm tempered glass.  Pilothouse windows have washers and wipers.  There are eight (8) 12″ round portlights with tempered glass.

  • Collision bulkhead with water tight bilges and bulkheads throughout the boat
  • Service void between tank tops and lower deck floors
  • Fully protected props and foil shaped rudders, able to sit on its own bottom at keel and bilge keels
  • SS bulwark caps, SS solid rod lining at all scuppers and hawse holes and 4″ SS pipe rub rail
  • Steel deckhouse/superstructure
  • All accommodations thermally insulated
  • (2) water tight doors engine room
Bering Yachts, as per nomenclature, are designed on the basis of the North Sea fishing trollers. Aided by Russian naval architects, the hull form is designed for efficiency and sea keeping capabilities simultaneously. While the comfortable and fuel efficient cruising speed is 8 knots, a maximum of 9.7 knots is attainable with the Cummins 285 hp engine, ZF 325 gearbox rated at 500hp, and Nibral 38” 5 blade prop (Aquamet shaft with dripless seals). The Cummins 65hp wing engine, with a separate shaft and a Gori 26” 3 blade folding prop, can slug its way home at a respectable 5 knots. 



The steel is 8mm thick below the water line and for the tank sides; the hull is 6mm above the waterline; the superstructure is 5mm.  Hull sides have a 4” stainless steel pipe rubrail . The hull is treated with an Alexseal premium paint system consisting of 2 primers, fairing, and topcoat.  All stainless steel is tested to assure 316 quality.

All Bering Yachts are built to ABYC standards, while those intending to include European cruising are built with CE certification. MILA has the CE certification stamp on all major equipment,  electrical and plumbing systems. The steel used for construction is Lloyds certified A36, is factory sandblasted, and epoxy coated.

Venus 390 RIB tender with Suzuki 40 hp four stroke outboard.


This is a good looking yacht, and you can take it anywhere! WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

Mila in all her glory showing her spacious flybridge deck, aft deck, and swim platform. That’s one good looking arch isn’t it?


  • Electric anchor windlass, vertical, w/chain stoppers and claws
  • Stainless steel channels with roller for 110 Ib.
  • (2) Plow type SS anchor 110lbs, 400 ft. of 1/2″ chain
  • Hatch to self draining stainless steel anchor locker that includes light fixture
  • (6) double horn SS bulwark bollards
  • (2) forward lower deck emergency escape hatches
  • Hatch to self-draining anchor locker
  • Storage lockers with doors in Portuguese wall
  • Deck fills for fresh water and waste removal
  • Stainless steel ladder from aft deck to boat deck
  • Stealheadmarine Euro 1500 hydraulic davit with telescopic boom 12’
  • 13’ RIB with 40HP Suzuki outboard
  • Stainless steel hand rails on all bulwarks, upper and lower decks
  • Bulwark transom gate
  • LP SS gas grill at the cockpit
  • Fuel station with surge tank
  • Stainless steel rail on swim deck
  • Tender mooring cleats

Nice aft deck-stout bulwarks, easy access to the swim platform

stairs to the HUGE flybridge

she’s beautiful at night too!

Looking aft-plenty of room for water toy’s, deck furniture, or just dancing.

The flybridge helm is offset to port of centerline with a large L shaped seating area and dining table to starboard. The access to pilothouse is on the port side down a teak and stainless steel stairway through a Diamong Seaglaze dogging door. There are numerous storage cabinets as well as a lifejacket locker. The flybridge also features substantial teak decking. There is a cover for the table which was removed to take the photographs. The cushions are stored in the pilothouse.

  • Cummins 7″ LCD display
  • Bow and stern thrusters controls
  • Main engine controls
  • Steering station
  • Horn button
  • Magnetic compass
  • Helm chair
  • Refreshment/entertainment center
  • Settee with deck mounted table
  • Hinged mast for electronics, radar, search light, horn and navigation lighting
  • Audio system speakers and volume control

Flybridge helm. Note the companionway down to the lower deck.  Bow and stern thruster controls, and single lever control, plus “too big” stereo speakers!


Glendenning throttle control with electronic press button fine-tuning (active, sync, warm, or troll), Cummins display, Furuno color screen, radar, GPS, Simrad autopilot, depth sounder, compass, Icom radio, Alpine stereo speakers, and the control for the Buel dual trumpet horns. The Cummins, Furuno, and emergency stops are in a box that pivots to fold down for sleep mode. The maneuvering “cheats” are SidePower bow and stern thruster controls.


Excellent visibility from the helm.  Note: FLIR camera, and dual trumpet air horns


The salon as we step inside-note: the BIG screen TV.  INSIDE, this yacht rivals any Italian Yacht for design, fit and finish. Truly striking. NOT like any other steel trawler I know!The yacht is entered from the covered aft deck through a dogging style watertight door into the saloon. There are two baseball stitched leather and fabric chairs to port with a table between and small end table on either side. The interior cabinetry is teak and the saloon has bound edge carpet over beautiful light colored bamboo flooring. There is an L shaped black leather upholstered settee to starboard with dining table. Entertainment center is on the forward bulkhead.

  • Hi/Lo dining/coffee table
  • Bar with beverage center
  • Built-in 52″ LCD TV
  • Entertainment center
  • Generous storage
  • Bamboo flooring throughout
  • Courtesy lighting in furniture kicks
  • Valence for indirect light and air conditioning ducting
  • Upholstered ceiling panels
  • Windows 15mm thick tempered glass
  • Staircase to galley & pilothouse
  • Staircase to lower deck


The Cruisair reverse cycle air-conditioning/heating system (6 units with a total of 84,000btu) has an electric heating coil; if the water gets colder than 40 degrees, the electric heat automatically kicks on. The heating system is designed to keep the occupants toasty with air temperatures up to –10 degrees regardless of water temperature. Additionally, the engine room has 16000 btu of heating/air with the engine room temps not getting more than 10 degrees warmer than the outside temperature. Bering has provided an a/c vent to the engine room to help keep working conditions tolerable underway.

Looking aft into the salon from the galley



  • Fisher&Pykel 4 burner ceramic electric cooktop
  • GE microwave/convection oven w/ fan
  • Two side-by-side Fisher&Pykel refrigerator/freezer/icemaker
  • Fischer&Paykel Dishwasher
  • Broan trash compactor
  • GE garbage disposal
  • Washer-Dryer combo, Miele
  • Wine cooler

Look at the size of those refrigerator and freezers!


The pilothouse

The pilothouse features excellent visibility with five canted windows forward with washers and wipers, four large fixed side windows, and dutch style watertight doors to port and starboard.There are five Dell flatscreen displays for monitoring all aspects of the Navigation situation as well as all aspects of onboard mechanical and electrical operation. There is a watch berth/ settee aft to starboard on a raised dias with bi-fold table.

  • Cummins 7″ LCD display
  • Glendinning main engine control
  • Cummins auxiliary engine controls and gauges
  • Generator control display with start/stop function
  • Electrical panel 230 AC
  • Electrical panel 24 VDC and 12 VDC
  • Twin windlass controls
  • Bow and stern thrusters controls
  • Three Victron charger indicators/controls
  • Victron inverters indicator
  • Two Victron battery monitors
  • Horn
  • Wiper controls
  • Llebroc premium helm chair
  • Raised settee with table
  • (2) chart tables
  • Chart reading light, chart drawers
  • Window defrost fans
  • Search light with remote control
  • Port and starboard Dutch doors



The displays include five (5) Dell monitor screens, two of which are 20” screens for the Furuno MFDBB, a black box computer that displays radar, GPS, camera (aft deck and mast), and depth. There is a backup system with the same functions on the Furuno MFD8. Other monitoring includes FLIR night vision, Simrad AIS system, VesselView Smartcraft, Victron Battery Monitor, Two (2), Onan display, Fireboy monitor, bilge pump panel with ten (10) bilge pump lights and manual switches. The Maretron DSM250 monitors engine room temps, shaft seal temp, tank levels, Eight (8), smoke sensors and high water sensors.
The navigation equipment includes Simrad autopilot, two (2), Simrad wireless remote, Furuno NavNet 3D, Furuno Radar, Two (2) Icom M504, Two (2), Icom SSB, Two (2), KVH Satcom, Two (2). The controls include the Cummins suite and the Glendenning controls which include a remote control for the engine, as well as SidePower bow and stern thrusters, AutoAnchor (2), and watermaker controls.

“hidden” Wing Controls- flush when closed, Open when needed. voila.

Stairs to the flybridge. The pilothouse has both port and starboard deck access doors.


The bilge pump panel

stereo’s and FLIR infra-red control

stairs down to the stateroom level. Note the quality of the stainless railings, and Bamboo flooring-which has covers through out.


Master Stateroom

Starboard side of the master stateroom

The master stateroom is forward on the lower level and has emergency access to the foredeck.  Hanging lockers to port and starboard and large opening portlights with sliding Sogi screens.  The flooring is light bamboo with bound edge carpet overlay.

  • Walk-around Queen size bed
  • Solid wood bed base, upholstered face & storage drawers
  • (2) Night tables, wood tops, drawers
  • (2) Bureaus with drawers
  • Hanging lockers
  • 32″ LCD TV/DVD/Satellite
  • Decorative sconces and reading lights at bed
  • Valance above bed with lighting
  • Indirect lighting w/light dimmers
  • Courtesy lighting at furniture kicks


Looking aft toward port side of the master stateroom

The master staterooms head

Looking forward into the VIP stateroom

Guest stateroom/office which is also entrance to the engine room.

seating/berth in the 3rd stateroom/office


The guest head. Large isn’t it? Beautiful fit and finish.

Door to the engine room.



Entry to the engine room is from the 3rd stateroom/office which is ideal for a live-aboard crew member. Past the solid wood vanity door to a watertight dog-down door is a 5ʼ5” headroom entry; however, once inside the engine room height is 5ʼ8” .The engine room is bright, open, well organized, and downright roomy as well as practical. The center-line single Cummins 285hp engine surrounded by a sturdy guardrail is easy to see, service, and even to get underneath. Quick inspections for underway checks are made easier with the forethought put into the engine room design. The sea strainers are all visible on entry; the day tanks have visual gauges, and the fuel management is by the door.

The walk in engine room with 5’8″ headroom


  • Cummins QSL-9 continuous duty 285hp engine, 750 hrs.
  • Cummins M3.3 auxiliary engine , continuous duty, 65 HP, 50 hrs
  • ZF W325 gear box rated at 500 HP
  • Soft engine mounts
  • Engine room and pilot house engine gauges
  • Oil change pump for engine, auxiliary engine & generator
  • 3 1/4″ Dia. Aquamet 19 shaft with dripless shaft seals
  • (5) blade Nibral prop 40″
  • ZF gear box
  • Soft engine mounts
  • 2″ Dia. Aquamet 19 shaft with dripless shaft seals
  • Gori 23” three blade folding prop
  • Side Power 11.4 KW bow and stern thrusters
  • Fireboy extinguisher system in the engine room
  • Fans with fire dampers
  • (2) water tight access doors
  • Polished stainless steel hand rails
  • Seawater cooling
  • (2) Sea chests
  • Wet main engine DeAngelo exhausts for clean and quiet operation
  • 260 gal grey water tank, shore pump out/overboard discharge capability
  • 260 gal black water, shore pump out/overboard discharge capability
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating provided throughout the accommodations by six (6) Cruisair air conditioning units: 12000 BTU in the engine room ,10000 BTU for each stateroom, 16000 BTU for the pilothouse, 1×16000 BTU for the saloon area. All units have soft start logic and digital controls throughout the boat.
  • Fueling station on main deck w/surge tank, sight gauges and spill retention system
  • Fuel filtration and polishing system to 2 microns
  • Fuel transfer system with two pre-plumbed pumps (redundant)
  • Dual Racor filter/water separators at main engine with manifold and vacuum gauge
  • Racor filter/water separators for generator
  • Racor filter/water separators for auxiliary engine
  • Fuel tanks (5) all integral to hull, three bunkers and two day tanks
  • New and used 50 gals oil tanks
  • Reverse oil change system
  • AquaMatic 900 gals/day watermaker
  • Liquid level, as well as site gauges, on day fuel tanks
  • (9) 24V DC bilge pumps, (1) per bilge compartment. Each pump has in-line check valves, a float switch and auto/off/manual selection switch.
  • Water pressure system: (1) epoxy coated tank 475 gals, two supply pump, (1) six gallon pressure tank, piping, valves, fittings, pressure gauge and pressure control
  • Switching pressure: on at 45 psi
  • Dockside water connection with pressure reducing valve
  • AC electric w/ heat exchanger 20 gallons boiler with accumulator tank for domestic hot water
  • Domestic hot weater circulation pump for instant hot water

The exhaust system was designed by the engineers at DeAngelo using Bering’s CAD files. There is a water separator for both the main and wing engine and the exhaust outlets are just above the waterline portside aft. This accomplishes an ultra-quiet, fume-free, non-gurgling exhaust. The muffler is baked with carbon fiber insulation contributing to the low sound production and to the cooling of the gasses to the point that even the muffler is cool to the touch. With the piping being 2” above the water level, then advancing to the elbow, there is no chance of seawater getting back into the engine. Simple, efficient, stout, and well-designed.

To port is a stainless steel storage cabinet  and work center with sink, Reverso Oil Exchange system, battery controls, Sea Recovery 700 gpd watermaker, Victron Energy System, and Onan 27kW generator. To starboard is the Cummins 65hp wing engine and DeAngelo exhaust systems. Aft is the fuel management system, two sea chests, AC compressors, and watertight door to the lazarette. Forward, at engine room entry, is the used oil tank and battery charge switches.

workbench, watermaker, get-home engine, watermaker, fuel polishing system

Fuel polishing system

To support the ship’s power needs, the fully charged system will allow unrestricted usage for 3 to 4 days; all the appliances and 220 outlets are supplied by the inverters. If air-conditioning is included in the full load power sucking, then at anchor power life is shortened to a half day at anchor before generator re-start is necessary. Back at the dock, the Bering can take any power, through the chargers or direct, from 45 – 70 Hz again substantiating her intended worldwide usage.
Electrical System
Shore power is brought to the vessel on a 240 volt, 50 amp cord through a Glendenning cablemaster to an isolation transformer, and from there to the main distribution panel.

  • 27 kW Onan generator in sound shield with heat exchanger cooling, wet exhaust and exhaust separator, 900 hrs.
  • Generator gauges:engine room & pilothouse
  • AC/DC distribution panel in pilot house
  • AC, DC and data wiring in separate cable trays
  • Isolator
  • (3) Victron 5 KW inverters
  • (3) Victron 100 A chargers for the house bank
  • (1) Victron 50 A charger for thtusters battery banks
  • (1) Victron 30 A charger for 12 VDC electronics battery bank
  • 80 amp engine driven alternator
  • 50 amp shore power hook-up, with Glendinning power cable handler
  • 50 amp shore power hook-up
  • Victron 240/220 volt 50/60 Hz battery charger for US/European/Asian power compatibility
  • (20) AGM battery house bank, 2000 amp hr @ 24 volts
  • (4) 4D AGM main engine and generator starting batteries, 24 volts
  • (2) 4D AGM auxiliary engine starting batteries, 24 volts
  • (2) 4D AGM windlass and bow thruster batteries, 24 volts
  • All domestic 220 VAC outlets supplied by inverters, generator, shore power
  • Navigation lights, 24 volts
  • Ground fault interrupted circuits, as required
  • Alarms for engines, gear boxes, generators, main exhaust cooling water and bilges


The electrical system is a work of simplistic brilliance provided by a Victron System. There are 3 Victron 5kW inverters in parallel which power off the Discover AGM batteries of which there are 20 at 6 volts each yielding 2,000 amp hours. There are two 24v starting batteries for each engine and generator and windlass and bow thruster; the battery for the electronics is 12v. Discover Batteries are a non-hazardous, non-spillable AGM dry cell power block which means they can be installed in any position, have higher charge and discharge capabilities, and are kinder to the environment. Discovering Discover batteries was no accident as the Discover Batteries owner cruises his 55’ steel trawler, aptly named Discover, in western Canadian waters. The Victron battery chargers consist of one for the main bank and a separate charger each for the electronics and bow thruster batteries.

The Cummins 65hp wing engine, with a separate shaft and a Gori 26” 3 blade folding prop, can slug its way home at a respectable 5 knots.


top view of the main

fuel filters

Sound, vibration, and thermal insulation starts with the hull being painted with sound dampening paint. The top of the engine room and the tanks are covered with a bitumen type rubber vibration absorption material; on top of that is 1/2” layer of porous rubber, and then fiberglass. There is 4” fiberglass matte sandwiched between aluminum sheets at every bulkhead and the ceilings. Above that is 1/4” marine plywood and finally the bamboo flooring for soles or the microfiber vinyl with foam backing for the ceilings and walls. The total thickness of the engine room insulation is 6” at the ceiling and 8” at the bulkhead adjoining the cabins.

“Mila” was custom built for the present owner by Bering Yachts, who has so enjoyed the vessel  that he is now building a larger,  motor yacht with Bering.

“Mila” is fabricated in steel to meet or exceed  ABS, Lloyds, and US Coast Guard Commercial Standards as a Full Displacement, Raised Pilothouse, Ocean Motor Yacht with extended range capabilty carrying 2300 gallons of fuel propelled by a Cummins QSL-9 continuous duty 285 hp single screw with Cummins M3.3 continuous duty 65 hp auxiliary and both bow and stern thrusters. Cruising speed of 8 knots. Trans Atlantic range, 3000 plus nautical miles.