Canoa do Maranhão, Biana & Igarité

canoamaranhaoThe Canoa do Maranhão, Biana and Igarité are basically the same small working boats with long overhang and triangular cut bow. Used in inland waters, so the rudder works as a centerboard and can be adjusted to different heights. It is a simple construction in Maranhão, north Brazil. The rig can vary with a sprit sail and the use of a boom whereas the Biana and the Igarité do not.