Bote Proa de Risco

Bote Proa de Risco can be found along the coast of Maranhão state. The name “Proa de Risco” translates to “bow at risk”, as the sides form a sudden ‘V’ shape for the bow continued with a bowsprit. The stern is rounded and called “rabo de pato” which means ‘duck-tail’.

This boat features a single mast with a main with a high boom Latin sail and a small jib sometimes. It has a high or low cabin depending on its use. The painting is colorful with bright and contrasting colors.

See the site Artimanha for more detailed info.