Sunday, 17 August 2014

Our Beneteau First 210 - Matilda Emilie is for sale

We've put our First 210 Matilda Emilie  up for sale so apologies for the blatant commercialisation of the Bursledon Blog which up to now has been free of adverts but as they say there's no such thing as bad publicity. 

The First 210 is a fast and fun boat, one of the reasons we bought her is so we could go for a few hours sail at short notice, we can be off the mooring and sailing in under 10 minutes. She sails like a big dinghy, but the drop keel and good form stability means she feels safe and stable.

As a fast weekender she is really well suited for our local waters, pointing high allows us to get to places quickly, we can always find a mooring even in the most crowed of Solent hot spots and the accommodation is very comfortable for the three of us.

The open plan interior really changed the game for small 21 footers, maximising the space and creating an light airy accommodation which is easy to move around in.

With a young child a safe cockpit is essential and the First does it brilliantly, our shortlist when we bought Matilda was the Sun 2000 and First 210/211 with the First winning hands down.

For more details, loads of photos and video please take a look at 

Special discount is available for Bursledon Blog readers.


  1. It's always sad to see them leaving, but that day always comes, it's something to be assumed as a constant in boatowner's life...We'll miss Matilda Emilie as a frequent character of your posts. Good luck with the sale.

  2. Hello Max,
    we've sold our First 211 a year and a half ago shortly before the arrival of our second son. We have owned her for 10 years and she has given us lots of fun and joy, as I am sure yours did to you and your family.
    Best of luck with the sale and keep us posted on your future projects!

  3. Pablo, Lorenzo, thanks,
    Matilda has been a great boat, but time to move on, she is the 8th yacht we've owned in 25 years - what next i don't know - watch this space


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