Boats are used to make it easier to cross water terrain. There are two distinct types: a portable boat item that a character can carry with them and a ship which can be purchased at a shipyard and sailed.
This is any object with the boat flag, it can be carried in a character's inventory or worn and allows crossing of water terrain, useful if a character lacks the fly spell or swimming skill. An example would be a plank of wood found in The Viking village raid.
Item: 'plank wood wooden driftwood ' Weight: 3 Size: 3'0" Type: BOAT Composition: WOOD Weapon damage: 4 to 16 fast pound, 12 strength to use. Object is: Estimated cost: 10
These are purchasable at shipyards and can be entered to start sailing. It is sometimes faster than flying, swiming or using a portable boat, as the ship can perform multiple room movement e.g. sail north 10. Some remote islands are only accessible by ship, teleport or bone dragon.
Type while in the boat:-
Those set as captain have full permissions and can recall the ship while those set as helmsman can steer the ship
Shipyards can be found in:-
The usual cardinal and ordinal directions will move the ship around in addition to a heading a number can be added to move the ship more than one room at a time. The directions can be typed normally in long form or abbreviated, the word sail can also be prefixed e.g. north 10 or sail ne. When a new sail order is given the crew will stop the ship and move in that new direction, that means that stacking commands with the usual semicolon won't work.
In January 2017 the cost of buying a boats was increased from 10000 gold to 25000 gold.