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

The Restaurant at Beaucette Marina – our ‘local’

Having tasted the fare at The Restaurant at Beaucette Marina I can only say how delighted we are to have such a great venue as our ‘local’.

Al Fresco drinks and dining at The Restaurant at Beaucette Marina
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With its position overlooking the marina and distant islands, Valerie with Head Waiter, Max, and their staff are attentive hosts, whilst Chef James (Valerie’s husband) and his team of five are busy creating everything that comes from the kitchen, fresh and from scratch.

Having eaten there on a number of occasions, neither Lin, myself nor our guests have been disappointed. Hence, we decided to add a page to our website about The Restaurant at Beaucette Marina.

Gâche Melée

When I was taking photos of their kitchen, one of the chefs was creating a dish especially for a party that was coming the next day which had requested a traditional Guernsey dessert. ‘Of course,’ James had responded. The result? Gâche Melée, a rich apple based cinnamon cake, made from the best of beef suet, heavy in calories and really cholesterol challenging. Luscious!

Chef Yervis creating Gâche Melée a rich cinnamon apple cake
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There are two traditional recipes for this dessert, one originating from south Guernsey, the other from the north. Since The Restaurant at Beaucette Marina is in the north, the latter was chosen.


We have yet to sample their weekend breakfast menu, but having seen the full English and a special of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon I don’t think it will be too long before we are climbing the pontoon to knock on the door of The Restaurant at Beaucette Marina.

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

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