This is a quick drawing of a
Bovo, similar to the
San Biagio and the San Biagio II
Here is a prime example of my confusion concerning these boats. I have seen several pictures of boats very like this that are labelled as Bilancelle(Plural) Then I see a picture of a Tartana, which has one mast with two sails and a bow sprit which is elsewhere described as a Bilancella. So I encourage you to look at these for entertainment value, and maybe someday I can clarify the issues. The spar at the back should perhaps have a couple of lines that extend from the end toward the waterline like the bow.