Valheim Boat Guide: How To Build Karve

Here's how to craft and get a Karve in Valheim to explore the world via water.

Sea vessels and ships acted as an integral part of a Viking Society. The boats are used for anything from crossing the river and fishing to trading and raiding. And in Valheim which is based on the Viking lifestyle and Norse mythology, Longship is the best vessel you can get your hands on. But before unlocking Longships, you can use a Raft or a Karve. A Karve is an upgraded version of a Raft and the Boat controls are same as the Raft and Longboat. So today let’s look at how to build a Boat (Karve) in Valheim.

How to Make a Boat in Valheim (Karve)

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Upgrade from a Raft to a Boat (Karve) to Sail in Valheim

To build a Karve boat in Valheim you need the following items:

Materials Amount
Bronze Nails 80
Deer Hide 10
Fine Wood 30
Resin 20

Here’s how to get them all:

  • Bronze Nails: Can be made in Forge and used in building ships and furniture.
  • Deer Hide: Dropped when you hunt Deer. It can also be collected from chests in both Meadows and the Black Forest.
  • Fine Wood: Collect in Meadows by chopping Birch and Oak trees with a Bronze axe.
  • Resin: Can be collected by killing Greydwarfs in the Black Forest.

Once you have the required items, you need to do the following:

  • Build a Workbench near the water where you are planning to place it.
  • Equip Hammer from inventory.
  • Go to Miscellaneous Tab.
  • Select Karve.
  • Place it in the water beside the workbench.

Now you can use Karve, which is a worthy upgrade over the Raft in Valheim. Gather your friends around to show off your new Valheim boat and explore the biomes together.

The next only possible upgrade over your Karve is a Longship. While you’re here, check out more tips & tricks that will help you level up your gameplay in our Valheim guides like:

For more details do not forget to visit our Valheim Wiki Guide for cheats, boss fights, rare resource locations, etc.