A raft is a very heavy boat (80 lbs.). It is made from 3 tree trunks tied together with 3 pieces of tying equipment. If one plans to carry the boat around from river to river while exploring, the use of the lighter punt is preferred, however the larger raft offers the capacity to sail with far more weight loaded on it compared to the punt. You can use a sesta (or shovel) to push your raft, but only a paddle can traverse deeper water. Rafts can be used to transport heavy materials such as logs along water.

To use a raft: equip either a paddle or a sesta (A shovel can be used as a sesta), step onto the raft, and move into a water square.

Note: The raft should be on a land square when you first step on to it.


  • The contents of a watercraft are listed when stepping onto it when it is visible, possibly requiring several presses of the spacebar upon every boarding. This can be avoided by facing away from the watercraft and backing onto it.
  • Watercraft's cannot beach on an area occupied by an item. It can be helpful to make use of the [;] key, which allows you to pickup items adjacent (including diagonal) to your current location, thereby clearing the desired landing. Furthermore, by doing this you can avoid having to step off your watercraft when grabbing items up to two spaces away. This can be especially useful for collecting stones, food from cellars, etc.
  • The Maximum load a raft can support is about 16000 lbs.
  • Do not unpack/drop a raft over items or pick up a raft with items on it, as this will delete the items (bug?).

Update V3.18 Jan 7th 2014 Raft holds up to 15800 lbs.

  • My Raft held up to 15800 lbs. and would not move at 15820 lbs. (note I was carrying 308lbs).