Lateen or lanteen rig means "Latin" with origins in Roman times. It is found in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. This appeared to be a tour boat of some sort about to land its passengers. Beyond is Barcelonetta, the residential area separated from the main city by the large avenues, the harbor and beach area.
looks pretty different in compare with other sail boats.
There is a good discussion of the probable origins with a good case that the real origin was in the Red Sea area as square sails were in use by Greeks and in the Indian Ocean and this rig seemed to spread outward from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe and Asia.
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Photo taken in Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Misplaced? Suggest new location