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


Rubis, Channel Islands

I have always been fastidious in ensuring Play d’eau’s diesel comes from a known source. But is all diesel the same?

An emphatic no. It’s changed and continues to change as further laws are …

Continue reading Diesel

Lady Jazz interrupts her music making

Lady Jazz, Sealine F43, owned by Bernie and Lynn

Logging into the Motor Boat Forum at ybw.com a week ago to catch up with news, I found ‘Thepipdoc’ had come into Beaucette Marina the previous evening on one engine having had an engine failure part way across the English Channel …

Continue reading Lady Jazz interrupts her music making