First boats include rafts, skin, hide and bark boats, kayaks, and dugouts
Mesopotamian sailors invent sails.
Ancient Egyptians make the first boats from wooden planks.
Vikings invent clinker building.
The central rudder starts to replace the "steerboard".
Most large ships are wooden-built and sail powered, and include cogs, carracks, galleys, and galleons.
First iron-hulled boat is built (in England).
Marquis d'Abbans (1751-1832) builds the first steamboat.
Regular "packet shipping" services are established, sailing to timetables. Fast clipper ships set sailing records.