Bonita (ex Iris & White Rose - previously inaccurately recorded as 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. Her owner and skipper, Mike Beckett, runs a blog about her and this occasional blog describes some of her adventures - including her 2013 circumnavigation of Britain and Baltic cruise of 2016. You can read the bog by following the hyperlink bonitayawl.blogspot.com