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Your opportunity to own a rare Edel 33 fractional sloop rigged catamaran. It is a unique design from the French team of Maurice Edel and Sylvester Langevin, built in the Edel shipyard in France. Production of this model started in 1985 and ended in 1988, after focus had shifted to the Edel 35. A previous owner (UK, deceased) believed this boat was launched in 1989.
This is not a bloated cat with extra-wide hulls, but a fast cat with small windage, a rather shallow draft, and a proportionally wide beam. The central saloon roof raises to allow standing height inside (and excellent 360º air flow), but can be closed while sailing to allow for great visibility from the helm without the sloping bubble of a too large roof blocking all the view. The most unusual feature of this design is the layout with separately accessed accommodations in the hulls and bridge deck saloon. These three separate parts are divided by two protected walkways, allowing safe access fore and aft. There is no need to crab walk forward dangerously close to flimsy lifelines or to climb over a sloping cabin top, the walkways are wide, safe, and inboard of each hull. The boat has a shallow draft, so she can get enter some hard to reach spaces and anchor close to shore.
She is lightweight, so when the anchor is set she doesn’t drag. This boat has the capacity to explore every nook and cranny of any island coast.
Mongoose has been adapted to work well for a cruising couple and guest. The port hull features a sail locker (storage) forward accessed by a separate hatch, a central sliding hatch accesses to the head and a double berth aft. The central saloon houses the dining table, seating, navigation station, and the water maker pump inside a cabinet. The starboard hull consists of a double bed forward accessed by a separate hatch, a central sliding hatch to galley down, built in refrigerator box, and a large pantry area. Each hull has a storage compartment aft.
All new cushions!