Baleeira

The Baleeira is the whale boat found in the south coast of Brazil in Santa Catarina Island, much in Florianópolis. It was brought to Brazil by Azorian people centuries ago. Three main characteristics are: the klinker rounded hull and double ended design. The Baleeira is heavily built and has great seaworthiness for offshore fishing. Therefore the keel is usually made of Peroba or Canela timber and the bow and stern beams from Cedro. Nowadays they are not built anymore.

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