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The Rowboat is a vehicle. It was introduced in Unearthed Arcana article Using Ships in Your Campaign[Dr412:UA], before receiving gameplay statistics in the adventure The Dread Pirate Braxis.[Du213]

  • Cost: 50 gp
  • HP: 50
  • Space: 2 squares by 1 square
  • AC 3, Fortitude 10, Reflex 3
  • Speed 3
  • Pilot: The pilot sits at the stern of the rowboat facing backward and uses the boat's two oars to both propel and steer the boat.
  • Load: Two medium creatures or up to four squeezing. A rowboat can carry a maximum load of 600 pounds, counting both crew and cargo.

This is a simple vessel. If it is destroyed, occupants within the boat are considered to be swimming. [Du213]


  • In the introduction, the rowboat could carry 200 lbs of cargo. This was adjusted to a maximum load of 600 pounds across crew and cargo.