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Piers and Lin du Pré are the owners of the Fleming 55 Play d'eau, based in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350.

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All aboard

Play d’eau at dawn off the Belgian coast
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It’s the start of a new adventure for Piers and Lin aboard Play d’eau – we’re moving aboard our recently refitted Fleming 55 as full time liveaboards based in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

Please keep a eye on this site for messages about our experiences and adventures in the months and years to come.

Piers and Lin
from the Saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

4 comments to All aboard

  • Patrick J. Colahan

    All the best to you and your lovely Admiral. Enjoy you new adventure. It takes about a year to fully settle into life aboard. We love it here in the Pacific North West and San Juan Islands.

    Patrick Colahan
    AKA “Papa Charlie”
    M/V “Paloma”

    • Hi Patrick. I’ve never thanked you for your comment and past support on the Trawler Forum. You suggest it will take a year to settle in – I can now understand that! We still have a mountain of ‘things to do and sort’, but it’s certainly coming together. All the best, P & L.

  • I’ll be following your adventures as you are living on my dream boat. I’m very interested in how the Fleming 55 serves as a live aboard.

    The very best of good fortune to you,

    Walt Poulson

    • Hi Walt. My apologies for not thanking you for your comment and past support on the Trawler Forum. You ask about the Fleming as a live-aboard. From our (so far) limited experience, it’s excellent. A crucial change we made was installing a four burner induction hob in place of the original and very slow 3 burner hob. More on our posts as time passes. All the best. P & L.

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