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

We have arrived!

Arriving in Guernsey’s St Peter Port harbour on the Commodore Clipper ferry from Portsmouth
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We’ve arrived! We’re in Guernsey, on Play d’eau, beginning to live the dream we’ve held for so many years – we’ve come ‘home’.

Having boarded the 9am slow ferry from Portsmouth on 22 March 2013, we docked in the beautiful harbour of St Peter Port, Guernsey, at 4pm to start our new life as liveaboards on Play d’eau in Beaucette Marina..

The ferry crossing was in an Easterly F7 with wind over tide for much of the way creating an emotional spume strewn sea state, but as soon as we’d cleared the Alderney Race and entered ‘Channel Island territory’ the wind died down, the sea settled and the last two hours were lovely with the sun trying to peek through the cloud.

We drove off the ferry, handed in our landing cards, cleared customs, ready to begin the next chapter of our lives.

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

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