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.

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Recent Posts

South Africa – here we come

Toby and Amy, three weeks
before they marry
click to enlarge

Toby, our youngest son (yet he’s 28 years old) is marrying Amy on April 19 in South Africa.

And we’ll be there!

Game Reserve

Since becoming engaged in April last year, Amy has gained a law degree and Toby has expanded his marine businesses. We are so proud of them.

Toby and Amy, well, Amy mostly, have planned their marriage in a game reserve near KwaZulu Natal near Durban.

Given the distance to South Africa, many family members and friends are unable to attend, so Toby and Amy have planned a celebration party in the UK in July which will be simply marvellous.

Travel plans

Neither Lin nor I have been to South Africa so we’re really excited. We’ll be making the best of the time, exploring Cape Town, the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth, Durban and Johannesburg.

During the last week, I’ll be visiting some schools on behalf of Double First Ltd.

Captain Nick

Whilst away from Play d’eau, Captain Nick will be looking after her, checking warps, power supplies, and generally stroking her to make sure she feels loved…

from the packing cabin of
Play d’eau

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