About this site

Piers and Lin du Pré bought their new Fleming 55 / 129, Play d'eau, in 2003.

She was berthed in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350 until she was sold in October 2021.

This site charts the thrilling adventures they had in her.

You can contact us here.

Where’s Play d’eau?

If the new owners have the AIS on, you can find where Play d'eau is right now.

Click here.

Zoom in and our position will be shown on a map.

Recent Posts

Is this fouling or what?

Fouling after one month!
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When we had our Princess V39 we kept her at Berthon Lymington Marina on the Solent.

In September 2002, after just a month of not using her, we went for a short spin to Yarmouth for lunch taking some family members who had never been on board before.

Excitement was high.

Out of the Lymington fairway and past the Jack in the Basket marker, we opened the throttles expecting her to fly.

But something was wrong. The engines wouldn’t rev and we couldn’t increase speed.

Play d’eau’s get up and go had got up and gone – completely.

Back in her berth, I raised the outdrives and found the problem.

Having her lifted revealed all….

Very pretty, but….
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from the Engine Room of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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