Perama (Lover)

Perama with sail plan “brazzera

Perama with sail plan “brazzera»

Perama is a type of ship particularly known in East Aegean and in the Sea of Marmara. Its characteristic feature is the peculiarity of the ends of handrails in the bow and stern. The two handrails are not linked with the two pillars, as they stop just before them. At the bow, there is also a mirror, vertically on the deck, in the places where the handrails stop, linking with this way the two parapets.

It is a particularly shapely boat dating back to 19th and 20th century, with two masts and two spankers. However, there also was the same type of ship, with one mast and lateen as well as with paddles, which were used for piratical or war operations.

Perama with sail plan “lover”

Perama with sail plan “lover”- )

“Perama” was shipbuilt mainly in Syros, in Plomari and in Samos. Nowadays, such kind of ship is not shipbuilt anymore, however there are “Peramata” (plural in Greek language), that have adapted and are used as recreational crafts.

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