Vehicles in Rust

Vehicles in Rust. Long have they been asked for. Long have we waited.

In April 2018, our prayers were answered: boats were added to Rust. A motorized rowboat to be specific. But, that’s not all the dev team had in store for us. It wasn’t long before the rowboat was given a bigger, military-style cousin. And finally, a huge cruise liner was added (albeit one that you can’t drive).

Being that vehicles are such a large change in terms of gameplay, you need to know where to find them and how to use them. That’s what this guide is for.

Let’s get started.

Vehicle #1: The Motor Rowboat

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The motorized rowboat

The motorized rowboat is a small, powered boat that allows you to quickly move about the map. It has four seats (including the driver’s seat). It also has a handy storage compartment in the front in case you run out of inventory.

Where to find it

The rowboat can be found by walking the shore. It spawns randomly so if you walk long enough, you’ll find one.

How to use it

To use the rowboat, you’ve first got to get it into the water. To do that, just walk up to the boat and press “E” to push it into the water. It may take a few tries to get it there, but patience is the trick.

Once you’ve got it in the water, you can hop in by pressing “E” to mount the boat. There are a few different seats, but if you want to drive you need to sit on the back row next to the motor.

Finally, add some low grade fuel and you’re off!

Vehicle #2: The RHIB (Ridig-Hulled Inflatable Boat)

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the mighty rhib

The RHIB is a larger, faster version of the rowboat. It has seven seats (including the driver’s seat). As with the motorized rowboat, it also has a handy storage compartment in the front in case you run out of inventory.

Where to find it

Like the motorized rowboat, the RHIB can be found by walking the shore. Unlike the rowboat though, the RHIB is much rarer, with only six existing on the map at the same time. Usually those are already owned by other players, so theft may be a better option here.

How to use it

Using the RHIB is identical to the rowboat. You’ve first got to get it into the water. To do that, just walk up to the boat and press “E” to push it into the water. It may take a few tries to get it there, but patience is the trick.

Once you’ve got it in the water, you can hop in by pressing “E” to mount the boat.

Finally, add some low grade fuel and you’re off!