Bote do Sul or Bote

The Bote do Sul, Bote, or Bote de Popa-torada (“cut stern boat”) is not a double ended design as the Baleeira or the Bote de Santa Catarina, but a transom stern boat,  used in all types of fishing. Bote is the general word for “boat” therefore the shape may differ a lot depending on the region of Brazil. It is found in Lagoa dos Patos and along the South coast. . Seldom reaching 10 meters in length and wide breath, equipped with an center engine and may have a cabin. It is unmistakable and curious: the high vertical bow, the stem extends to the top, serving to tie the mooring cable. The free board is low and the bottom may be slightly curved. The hull is built with wide boards and sometimes with plywood sheets which makes it relatively inexpensive, safe and have a good cargo capacity.

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