From Shipbuilding From Its Beginnings (1913) by Emile van Konijnenburg (Internet Archive): This boat has a long, fine bow; the stern, on the other hand, is narrow. The hull above the bends falls in sharply. The stem is straight and very much inclined. At the square upper end of the stem is a sheave, one side of which rests on the stem and the other side on a bracket which is made firm to the stem. The boat carries a fish tank and has near the bow a cuddy which serves as a lodging.