How to Make a Boat in Minecraft

Traveling in Minecraft isn’t an easy job in any sense. Traveling through water makes things even more complex. Well, if you are faced with the same dilemma, that’s where our guide on how to make a boat will come in handy.

Boat is an entity that you can get into, and you will instantly appear in it and can control it. Boats surprisingly work on land too but cannot go up a block. Moreover, it is possible to ride the about with one more player or mob, making it a mob-transporting feature. For beginners, it is the easiest and most reliable method to travel in-game. Later on, take it up a notch by installing Forge to use mods and upgrade your boat into a ship.

What Do You Need to Make a Boat

Practically, all you need is wood, and Minecraft generously provides. You can convert the wood blocks into planks, and finally, build a boat in your world. Moreover, note that you can use any tree type in Minecraft to make the wooden planks. Not to forget, you will also require a crafting table to make it all happen.

First, get three log blocks by punching a tree until it breaks. Later, once you get an axe, you can do this even faster. Now, by pressing “E” or your inventory button, place the wood blocks in the crafting area together. You will see 4 wood planks appear on the right, which you can then pull into your inventory.

Breaking down logs into planks

How to Craft a Boat in Minecraft

After you gather the planks, which all have to be of the same wood type, follow the steps below to make a boat.

  1. Start by placing the crafting table on the ground while it’s selected in your inventory slot.
  2. Once the crafting table is placed, right-click on it to see the 3 x 3 crafting area where you’ll build your boat.
  3. Now, place the wood planks one by one in a U-shaped position. You can select the planks by left-clicking on them and placing them individually in empty slots.
  4. Fill the bottommost or the central row with planks. After that, place two more planks above the planks on the edges.
  5. The final result will look something like the screenshot below.
Finished acacia boat recipe in Minecraft

Voila! Your newly crafted boat will appear on the right side of the crafting area. You can now select it and move it to an empty inventory slot or just “Shift” click it.

Using a Boat to Travel in Minecraft

With your boat ready, you can set out on expeditions in your world. Using the boat is fairly straightforward, and here is how it works:

  1. Select the boat from your inventory and place it by right-clicking or using the action key. Try doing this in the water first. Rivers and oceans are great places to test the boat.
Placing Boat in Minecraft - build boat minecraft
  1. The color of your boat will change depending on the wood you use while making it. After placing the boat in a water stream, enter it by right-clicking on the boat or using the action key.
Boating in MC -build boat minecraft
  1. To row the boat, use the same keys you use to move your character. Furthermore, you can bring any livestock that’s following you into your boat using food or lead.
  2. To leave the boat, press the “Shift” key. There’s immense potential in boats as you can collect them back by breaking them.

So yeah, that’s pretty much it! You now know what elements you need and have the recipe as well. If you are looking for recipes outside of the vanilla game, you can check out these Minecraft mods that introduce a lot more content to the game. Furthermore, installing Optifine to improve performance and give your game an FPS boost would be rather beneficial. So, go ahead and start exploring the vast Minecraft waters with your new boat.

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