Baleeira

The Baleeira is the Klinker round hull and double-ended whale dory design found on the south coast of Brazil in Florianópolis. It was brought to Brazil by Azorian people centuries ago during Portuguese colonization. The Baleeira is heavily built and has great seaworthiness for offshore fishing, the keel is usually made from Peroba or Canela timber and the bow and stern beams from Cedro. Nowadays they are not built anymore.

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