# How can I calculate the buoyant force of a boat?

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Jun 6, 2018

see below

#### Explanation:

Archimedes' principle states that the upward buoyant force that is exerted on a body immersed in a fluid, whether fully or partially submerged, is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces and acts in the upward direction at the center of mass of the displaced fluid

So you must calculate the volum of the boat immersed in the fluid and multiply by the specific weight of the fluid: