One of the very interesting archaeological discoveries related to the days of Jesus is the 27 foot boat that was discovered on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee in 1986. The “carcass” of this unique boat is now on display in the Alon Museum on the grounds of the Kibbutz Ginnosar. This is the only 1st century boat that has been found on the Sea of Galilee. Possible Jesus and/or his disciples used a craft such as this one (for example Matt 13:18, 23–27; Mark 4:35–41; Luke 8:22–25).
A full scale version of this boat use to be visible at Kibbutz Ein Gev. Unfortunately it is now wasting away on a trash heap.