The Chatboat is a thread in the Roleplaying forum, similar to The Insane Asylum or The Losers' Club. The members of The Chatboat are referred to as Nanimals.

The chatboat was created from the Dragon/Medieval roleplay, when the off-topic chatting in the thread became too distracting. The first creator was Oliviapig, who simply called it a chat room. The term "chatboat" was created by writers-daughter.

Original members of The Chatboats include Oliviapig, thayanora, The Phantom of NaNoLand, and benburwell.

Members of the Chatboat are known for being very secretive, and not many other NaNoers know about it.