Canoa Bordada and Canoa Boneteira are similar dugout canoes with a higher freeboard with wood boards added to the sides and a higher bow than the Canoa Caiçara, Canoa de Borda Lisa or Canoa-de-um-pau-só (dugout canoe).
Canoa Bordada is the name used in Pântano do Sul beach in Florianópolis and other coastal fishing sites in south Brazil. The wood boards added to the sides which gives it the name “bordada” and painted with colors originated from local flags or religious preferences. Used with engines or not. See the blog Úúúú about the native culture.
Canoa Boneteira is originated from Bonete beach in Ilhabela. Used with an engine and a rudder for a more cargo capacity. Built with the same techniques and principles guided by the “25 design lines” used in Canoas Caiçaras with characteristics that perform better in the seaworthy conditions of the island. It has a high bow to face big waves and a higher freeboard with wood boards added to the sides. It has its length/mouth ratio greater than 7, which makes it faster in the water for use with the engine.
The text was obtained and adapted from the CANOA CAIÇARA blog and the CANOA CAIÇARA YouTube page from Mr. Peter S. Németh who helps to preserve the culture and knowledge of these dugout canoes. The term Caiçara is specific to the fishermen living in the southeastern coastal region of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Paraná states.