Bonita

bonitaBonita (ex Helen) was built by Crossfields at Arnside in 1888. As she was built as a yacht she has a fiddle bow instead of the spoon bow that Crossfields gave to their working boats. She is believed to be the only surviving Crossfield boat with a fiddle bow.

34ft LOD her planking is tight seamed which is another Crossfield yacht feature. Originally cutter rigged Bonita was converted to a yawl in the early 20th century. She has been owned by the Beckett family since 1938 and is kept on the Swale.

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