Find Holy Land Churches at Jesus Boat. The Jesus Boat is also called the Sea of Galilee Boat. It is an ancient fishing boat from the first century AD, which would have been the time Jesus was alive. Using radiocarbon dating, The Jesus Boat is estimated at 40 AD, with a plus or minus 80 years margin of error. It is estimated at 50 AD based on the pottery and nails found within the boat itself. The hull of the Jesus Boat shows multiple repairs, suggesting its use over many decades.