|This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For the similar unit in Age of Empires, see Fishing Boat (Age of Empires).|
|“||Gathers Food from Fish or Coin from Whales.||”|
Fishing Boats are economic ships in Age of Empires III that can be trained at the Dock. It is similar in function to their iterations in the previous games, but can gather coin from whales and transport units.
Although lacking offensive or defensive capabilities (unless if an Asian player sends the Armed Fishermen Home City Card), Fishing Boats can be garrisoned inside the Dock and deal damage to enemy units within range (similar to Villagers in a Town Center).
Fishing Boats can also garrison units inside them, like most other ships. However, this cannot be done by selecting the unit and right-clicking the Fishing Boat; instead, the player must click the "Garrison inside a building or ship" button and then left-click the Fishing Boat. There is also no "Un-garrison all" button, so the player must un-garrison each unit separately.
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Nothing (ships and buildings close to shore when massed with Armed Fishermen Home City Card)|
|Weak vs.||Everything, especially Culverins and warships|
|Gathering speed|| Gill Nets (+15%)|
Long Lines (+30%)
Excessive Taxation (+50% from whales, Europeans only)
Excessive Tribute (+50% from whales, Native Americans only)
Collective Economy (+50% from whales, Asians only)
Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
|Hit points|| Great Coat (+35%, Europeans only)|
Spirit Medicine (+35%, Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine (+35%, Asians only)
Nootka Bark Clothing (+50%)
Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
|Attack||Eastern Medicine (+3, Asians only)|
|Sight|| Blunderbuss (+4, Europeans only)|
Town Watch (+2, Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine (+4, Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine (+4, Asians only)
|Speed||Apache Cactus Use (+15%)|
|Creation speed||Christian Schools (-15%)|
|Other||Sharia (+10% limit)|
|Penalties|| Tax Burden (-40% hit points, Knights of St. John only)|
Fasting (-40% hit points)
Home City Cards
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Fishing Boat|
Age of Empires III
- The fisherman on the Japanese Fishing Boat uses the same model and attacking animation as the Disciplined Yumi Archer's once the Armed Fishermen Home City Card is sent.
- The figther on the Indian Fishing Boat uses the same model and attacking animation as the Dacoit-like unit steering the Marathan Catamaran once the Armed Fishermen Home City Card is sent.
|“||Fishing was a huge industry in northeastern North America, where poor soil did not readily support extensive agriculture. Fish and shellfish were abundant in the waters of the Atlantic and in time a thriving industry of fishing, whaling and shipbuilding developed. The Gloucester Schooner was a long, sleek, two-masted fishing vessel first constructed in 1713 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. These ships plied the waters of the Atlantic for cod, halibut, and mackerel, sometimes salting their catches at sea or, when close to the coast, bringing them in fresh.||”|