Previously named ‘Helen’.
As she was built as a yacht she has a fiddle bow instead of the spoon bow that Crossfields gave to their working boats. Bonita is believed to be the only surviving Crossfield boat with a fiddle bow. Originally cutter rigged Bonita was converted to a yawl in the early 20th Century.
She has been owned by the Beckett family since 1938 and is kept on the Swale.