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The Rowboat is a miniature vessel in Sea of Thieves that can be used by a single player to slowly travel the seas or to make hauling large quantities of Treasure easier. It spawns on Islands, and can be docked aboard the stern of Ships.

Where to Find[edit | edit source]

A Rowboat has a chance to appear on any Islands with the exception of Outposts and Seaposts. Rowboats that spawn on Forts often get stuck in the heavy fortifications and cannot be retrieved as easily.

Any rowboat left behind by a Ship will stay afloat at that spot. Due to this, Rowboats can often be found floating by Outposts, as any Rowboat docked on a Ship whose Crew has left the game after a turn-in will stay afloat.

Harpoon Rowboat[edit | edit source]

A Harpoon Rowboat

Some Rowboats will spawn with a Harpoon attached above the Lantern on the front, making it possible to pick up Items or floating Barrels, other Players or latch onto and surf behind Ships, Skeleton Ships or even Megalodons.

Rowboat Chest[edit | edit source]

Each Rowboat has a Supply Box on the back seat that can be used to store Resources.

The Rowboat Chest has 16 slots that can each hold up to 20 of any Resource Items. The maximum Storage capacity of a Rowboat Chest is 320 Items.

Every Rowboat Chest spawns with numerous Supply items (even Meat and Fish), which makes them valuable for restocking on Supplies.

The Rowboat Chest is still accessible after the Rowboat itself breaks, allowing Players to save any valuable Supplies in the Chest. The Rowboat itself will disappear within a minute, taking the Chest and all remaining Supplies with it.

Rowboat Dock[edit | edit source]

Every ship has a Rowboat Dock at the stern, allowing crews to transport a Rowboat across long distances. In order to Dock a Rowboat, a Player needs to row it behind a Ship until the Dock Rowboat prompt comes up. A Rowboat can be Docked from anywhere close to the stern of the ship, even in water, however it can only be Undocked on the Ship.

The Rowboat Dock on a Sloop is behind the Map Table, on a Brigantine it is behind the Wheel and on the Galleon the Dock is on the Balcony behind the Captain's Quarters.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • The rowboat is small enough to fit through tight spaces that ships cannot access, making it an ideal transport vessel for smuggling treasure.
  • A rowboat has four seats arranged 1:2:1 with the front pilot seat facing backwards.
  • Each rowboat has a lantern in the front that can be turned on and off and also equipped with Flames of Fate.
  • Pets can be placed to perch on a rowboat.
  • Should the ship be sunk, the rowboat automatically detaches, allowing surviving crew members to gather their belongings.
  • A rowboat can be damaged into an unusable state, disabling all functions, after which it will disappear, dropping any loot placed onto it.
  • A rowboat is very low profile, allowing it to be used to stealthily approach enemy ships.

Functions[edit | edit source]

  • Push Rowboat: Rowboats that have been beached can be Pushed with Interact/Disengage. Note that they cannot be pushed further in-land, only towards the sea.
  • Climb onto Rowboat: While swimming, Interact/Disengage will climb the player onto the Rowboat.
  • Dock/Undock Rowboat: While the Rowboat is near an empty stern of a Ship, Secondary Interact will dock the rowboat onto the stern. The boat can be detached the same way.
  • Use Oars: Interact/Disengage puts the pilot of a rowboat sitting the opposite direction of travel. They can use the oars to propel the sides of the boat and finely rotate with side brakes.
    • Left Oar Stroke propels the boat with a left bias.
    • Left Oar Brake brakes the left side of the boat.
    • Right Oar Stroke propels the boat with a right bias.
    • Right Oar Brake brakes the right side of the boat.

Note[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Patch history[edit | edit source]

  • Harpoon Rowboats introduced.
  • Rowboats now make a noise when you hit them with your ship.
  • Rowboats introduced.