Also called Sacoleve in French and Saccoleva in Italian, this ship is foremost known as Sakouleiva in its native Greek language. It was a low-tonnage decked vessel, relatively large (15 meters by 5 for large) a coastal sailship with a remarkably curved bow, and narrow rudder. it was a fast-paced, high-capacity merchant vessel, widely used from the early 17th century in the Mediterranean, resulting from the synthesis of different types of Western and Arab ships. It had unique features such as the tilted mainmast, jibs on a tip-out, combination of latin and square sails, as well as a bastard sail. Indentations of the bow and stern were also recurrent features. During the eighteenth century, this type generalized itself with combinations of rigging from Bricks, brigs-schooners, sometimes called Kalandiccio or barges. The first Sakouleivas were small (8 meters by 3), with a single sail and a rigged jib on the outside, one or two masts, the rear one carrying a Latin sail. Other larger Sakouleivas, 10 to 12 meters for 4, carried two lug sails and were often called runners ("trikandiris").