Jangada Brasil

Difficulty to find – 1 (easy), 5 (almost extinct): 2

Why would you want to sail a jangada? Most gracious of all traditional exotic sailing boats

The jangada is the most typical traditional sailing vessel of Brazil. This fishing boat is considered one of the worlds most gracious and at the same time most primitive sailing vessels. The jangada is still in use by artisanal fishermen in many coastal communities in the northeastern region of Brazil. It is estimated that there are 4000 boats and 10.000 fisherman left in Brazil who use them. Compared to some other boats described on this site it is not particularly hard to find one. It can be found in the states of Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte. The sailing characteristics of a jangada can be best compared those of a relative unstable dinghy.