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How to build a boat on Minecraft

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How to build a boat on Minecraft: After exploring the mainland of Minecraft far and wide and also visiting its subsoil, entering more and more distant places from the position of your refuge, you have decided that it is time to sail the seas, looking for new adventures. You realized, however, that a captain without a ship is not just a captain! In this regard, you are looking for information on the web to know how to build a boat on Minecraft and you ended up on this tutorial of mine.

This is actually the way it is, isn’t it? Then don’t worry, because I have all the answers to the questions that come to your mind. What do you have to do? Nothing special, if you do not read carefully all the tips that I will give you in this guide. In fact, I will explain how to build a rowboat on Minecraft and I will also suggest a mod that could be right for you, to make any boat you plan to build work. Still have no idea how to build your ship? In this case, I will also provide you with useful tips that could help you clarify your ideas.

Well: let’s not waste any more precious time! New adventures at sea await you! What you need to do is sit comfortably and follow the procedures that you will find in the next chapters. All I have to do is wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!

Create a rowboat on Minecraft

Build rowboat on Minecraft

If you want to create a rowboat on Minecraft , the first thing you need to do is collect wood : to do this, you simply have to approach a tree and interact on it with bare hands. If you want, you can also use an ax , which will speed up the timber collection process.

After collecting the wood, named in play with the name of Trunk , you have to process it, in order to obtain wooden planks . You can make use of the Manufacturing system , which you find by opening the avatar inventory, or by using a Workbench .

In both cases, you only need to place at least 1 Log unit in one of the free slots and collect, in the right one, the axes generated by the processing. For each log unit used, 4 units of wooden boards are produced .

Now that you have the aces, you will need a workbench to create your rowboat. If you’ve never made this object, you can build one by inserting 4 units of wood boards in the free slots that are in the system made the inventory of the avatar.

At this point, place the Workbench on the ground and interact on it. In the screen that is shown to you, then place 5 units of wooden boards and you will get a boat . If you want to know how to correctly arrange the wooden planks in the workbench, you can help yourself with the Recipe Book , whose green book icon is on the left of the interface.

The above procedure is applicable in the Java Edition of Minecraft. In other editions of the game, such as Legacy or Bedrock , in addition to the materials indicated, you must also place a shovel on the workbench , which will act as an oar. To make a shovel, you need to use 2 Stick units and 1 wooden Axis unit .

After collecting it, equip it in a slot on the quick bar and, after selecting it, interact on any stream , to place it on its surface. To use the boat and navigate in the open sea, interact on it, so as to get on it.

Using the movement keys , the boat will move in the directions you indicate. It was easy, wasn’t it?

Mod to create a working boat in Minecraft

Davinci's Vessels

In Minecraft you have the possibility to give life to all your creativity. In addition to the rowboat, which I told you about in the previous chapter , you can make any boat project: you can create a small raft , a sailing ship , or a large cruise ship .

The fundamental problem is that all these projects will be static and you will not be able to use them as means of transport in any way. You have, however, the possibility of using a specific Minecraft mod , which allows you to motorize creations of this kind, in order to create perfectly functioning aircraft or boats.

The mod I’m talking about is called Davinci’s Vessels and can be used on Minecraft only if you first install Minecraft Forge , a free tool for mod management.

You can download Minecraft Forge for free, through its official website . After reaching the link I have provided, press on the Installer item and download the installation file. At the end of the download, double-click on the file obtained and press the OK button , which you find in the screen that is shown to you, to carry out the installation of Minecraft Forge .

If you have followed this procedure correctly, you can proceed to download the mod. Using the Download button , at the top right, download the .jar files from , relative to the Davinci’s Vessels mod and MovingWorld , an essential add-on so that everything can work properly.

Now, take the two newly downloaded .jar files and move them to the mods folder , which you can find in the installation directory of Minecraft ( C: Users [name] AppDataRoaming.minecraft ). Can’t find the folder? Create it manually, following the instructions I gave you in this guide .

At this point, start Minecraft , through its quick start icon, and press the ▲ icon, located next to the Play button . What you need to do now is to select the Forge profile and press the Play button : in doing so, Minecraft will start with mod support.

To power your projects, use all the components of the mod that can be useful in this sense when playing in Creative mode : you can find these components by scrolling through the avatar inventory pages.

The elements that you need and that you will therefore have to install on the boat you created are: the Ship’s Helm (the navigation rudder), the Steam Engine (the engine that uses fuel of any type) and the Floaters , i.e. blocks to be place under the hull of the boat to make it float.

All you have to do, therefore, is to place all the elements that I have listed on the boat. Make sure to place the correct number of floaters under the excavation, to prevent the boat from diving too much. You can check if the blocks placed are sufficient by activating the newly installed components of the mod, as I will explain in the next lines.

What you need to do to start the boat is to interact with the right mouse button on the rudder ( Ship’s Helm ). In the screen that is shown to you, press first on the Assemble Ship button and then on Mount Ship , to start navigating with your boat. When you want to finish browsing, however, simply press the K button and choose the Disassemble item from the appropriate box on the screen .

Other solutions to build a boat on Minecraft

Ship Ideas for Minecraft on YouTube

Now that you have all the information you need, you are probably looking for ideas on the boats to be created in Minecraft , on which perhaps you can apply the mod I mentioned before , to actually make it work.

If things are this way, try to consult my guide on how to build a yacht on Minecraft and / or draw on the ideas of thousands of Minecraft fans by searching the Web and, more precisely, on YouTube .

All you have to do is start the YouTube app on your Android or iOS smartphone or go to the official website of the platform , type “minecraft boat” or “minecraft ship” in the search field and give Enter .

You will find so many ideas and video tutorials on creating boats in Minecraft, which will help you get some ideas on creating a beautiful boat. You can also search for these same terms in English by typing “boat minecraft” or “ship minecraft” respectively .