The First BoatThe first boats that were handmade were the reed boats created by the Egyptians in 4000 BC. In 2500 BC the Egyptians were building wooden boats to sail across the oceans.
Period:1,550 BCEto-300 BCE
The Phoenicians. But in 1550 BC to 300 BC the Phoenicians built a maned powered vessel to trade or either fight with their nearby neighbors.
The VikingsIn 1000 AD the Vikings used longboats to fight near counties and trade like the Phoenicians. These longboats had up to 60 oarmen to rowed the boat. The longboats were really long and narrow so they can be used to travel down thin and narrow space in the ocean and rivers.
Chinese BoatsNear 1100 AD the Chinese built boats junk boats to fight and trade items. These boats have rudders to steer the boat and the sails had a piece of equipment to make them stronger and watertight