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A floating metal platform that you can pilot across the water, requires gasoline to power its motor. Can support the weight of structures and be built on.
Item slots
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi MotorBoat 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Items/Raft/PrimalItemMotorboat.PrimalItemMotorboat'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
45 EP
Crafting XP
375 XP
Crafting time
Required stations

The Motorboat is a Vehicle that allows for transportation on water. The Motorboat's surface is useful for establishing a mobile base, seeing as Structures, Beds, and Containers can be placed directly on top, though Foundations must be used to build some Structures upon it such as Walls.

It is the upgraded version of the Wooden Raft Wooden Raft and offers a greater speed, size and health than its wooden counterpart. It uses Gasoline Gasoline as fuel.


  • Structure limit: 135 (On private servers or in single player the limit can be increased via PerPlatformMaxStructuresMultiplier)
  • Height limit: Survivors can build up to 8 walls high above the raft, and up to 80 walls below it.
  • Size limit: 13x13 (discluding the corners)
  • Creatures equipped with Platform Saddles (such as the Paracer Paracer, Brontosaurus Brontosaurus, and Quetzal Quetzal) are unable to stand on other platforms, which includes the Motorboat. When such a Creature attempts to stand on a Motorboat, it will slide off- except the Quetzal Quetzal, which will automatically begin to fly upon landing on the Motorboat.


  • Unlike the Wooden Raft Wooden Raft, the Motorboat can move in reverse.
  • Purely aquatic Creatures, such as the Megalodon Megalodon and Megapiranha Megapiranha, will not attack the Motorboat or anything placed on it.
  • Sarco Sarco will not attack an actively driving Survivor, though it will still attack passengers and tamed Creatures upon the Motorboat.
  • The otherwise Passive Leedsichthys Leedsichthys will actively attack any Motorboats they see, unlike other Aquatic Creatures near the surface of the ocean. Generally, the increased speed and health of the Motorboat makes it possible to outmaneuver said Leedsichthys.
    • Alpha Leedsichthys Alpha Leedsichthys however, can keep up with the Motorboat, yet Giant Bee Honey Honey can be dropped into the ocean to get it to stop the assault. It's recommended to always have Honey ready to drop, or an Emplacement placed underwater ready to fire on attacking Leedsichthys Leedsichthys.
  • If a Baryonyx stuns the Survivor driving the Motorboat whilst the Motorboat is moving forwards, it will continue to drive forward without a driver.


Patch Changes
258.0 Motorboat is added to the game.
336.3 Fixed a bug where the Raft and Motorboat Motorboat would not work properly in some water volumes.