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How to make a boat on Minecraft

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How to make a boat on Minecraft: After hearing about it from your favorite youtuber, you finally decided to play Minecraft , the popular sandbox title developed by Mojang. Your adventure is proceeding at full speed, but you have realized that you need a boat to move faster within the game world. You then tried to find information on Google and finally you came here, on my tutorial. It went like this, didn’t it? Well, then you will be happy to know that you have come to the right place at the right time!

In today’s tutorial, in fact, I’ll explain just how to make a boat on Minecraft . How do you say? Would you also like to know how to build an advanced boat and not that simple rowboat that everyone always talks about? No problem, think that soon I will show you in detail how to make a Viking boat and a sailboat. The latter will also be navigable, so you will probably find bread for your teeth. Obviously I will not fail to explain how to obtain the materials to make the various constructions.

Courage: why are you still standing there in front of the PC screen? Do you want to learn how to build your boat on Minecraft? Yup? Come on then, all you have to do is read and practice the quick instructions below, which will allow you to reach your goal in a flash. Having said that, there is nothing else for me to do, except to wish you happy reading and have fun!

Collect the necessary materials

Viking boat finished Minecraft

Before proceeding in detail with the procedure on how to make a boat on Minecraft , I think you may be interested to know more about how you can obtain the materials necessary for the realization of this project.

The directions below are useful for the game’s Survival mode. In fact, I remind you that in Creative mode you already have all the items you need in the inventory.

Well, as regards the rowboat , the materials you need are simply a workbench and 5 wooden boards . To get the latter, you must first collect wood , destroying the trees you find in the game’s forests. You can also do it with your bare hands, you don’t necessarily need an ax, even if the latter will speed up the collection process.

Once the wood is harvested, simply place the Log units inside the Inventory Manufacturing slot and collect the wood plank units that are generated. As for the  workbench , it is created by joining 4 wooden planks in the Manufacturing system of the inventory. Perfect, now you have everything you need to build a common rowboat.

Minecraft workbench

If you’re planning to build a boat Viking , you will serve instead the following materials: pine trunk bark , dark oak planks , stairs dark oak , oak planks , stairs Oak , white wool , red wool , oak panels , carpets red , white carpets , frames and ladders .

To find these materials, I recommend using an online tool that provides information on each element present in Minecraft: Minesearch , a site designed to allow players to easily obtain combinations to create any type of element within the Mojang title.

To use this service, you must connect to its home page , type the name of the object you want to build in the search bar at the top right and select the most relevant search result .

Minesearch Red Wool

At this point, the right combination to use will appear on the screen and you will no longer have any problem in finding the materials to build your boat.

How to make a boat on Minecraft

Minecraft workbench

After explaining how to obtain the necessary materials, I would say that you are ready to proceed with the construction of your boat.

Well, all you have to do is place a workbench , interact with it and place 5 units of wooden boards (obviously any type, for example oak, is fine). You must leave the middle block and the upper 3 of the crafting table empty. In some versions of Minecraft, you may also need to place a shovel , which is created by joining a stick and 1 wooden Axis unit .

Minecraft oak boat

Now you just have to drag the boat icon into your inventory, select it and place it in any waterway .

Navigate Minecraft boat

Now, to get on board the boat, you just need to interact with it. You can then move with the vehicle using the classic movement keys . The system will explain to you which key you will have to use to go down (eg Left Shift on PC). In short, nothing easier!

How to make a Viking boat on Minecraft

Viking boat finished Minecraft

As you have seen, building a common boat on Minecraft is not very difficult. Building a “serious” boat, on the other hand, requires a little more effort.

What am I referring to? Well, to give you an example, I can explain how to make a Viking boat . I remind you, however, that the only navigable boat by default in Minecraft is the rowboat: the others, like the Viking boat, remain still, however beautiful to look at.

Without this necessary clarification, let’s move on to action. To get started, take any 5 blocks (e.g. granite) and place them at a distance of one block from each other. They will serve as a basis for correctly positioning other blocks.

Minecraft granite

Now, take  5 blocks of barked fir trunk and place them in front of each block you placed previously. Make the trunk “look” at you. Then remember to break the support blocks you placed earlier, as you no longer need them now.

Minecraft debarked fir trunk

Once this is done, place some Dark Oak Aces , dividing the rows of blocks in half. Get out of a block both right and left.

Minecraft dark oak planks

After that, go up to the structure, to the left, take the dark oak steps and place them on the penultimate two blocks both on the right and on the left.

dark oak shanks Minecraft

At this point, cover the remaining blocks with dark oak planks , always leaving the last block free, both left and right.

Cover axes Minecraft

Then place 6 dark oak steps on both the right and left, to “cover” the last part.

Steps 2 Minecraft

Now, place dark oak steps in front of the “free” blocks on the sides. Perfect, now the boat base is ready.

Block steps in front of Minecraft

Next, place 2 Oak Aces both to the right and left of the structure you created.

Minecraft oak planks

Once this is done, cover the “outline” of the boat with oak steps .

Boat silhouette Minecraft oak steps

Therefore Piazza unit of oak boards and stairs oak to the sides of the structure, the last remaining block “free.”

Minecraft sided oak steps

To improve the sides of the boat, step down, positioned under the tallest stack of blocks and place 2 oak steps on the 2 highest blocks. This, of course, both on the right and on the left.

Viking boat sides Minecraft

Now, stand in the center of the tree and place  3 blocks of barked fir trunk upwards.

Bark fir 2 Minecraft

After that, extend the structure, starting from the central block you just created, with 3 oak planks on the right and left.

Minecraft master tree oak boards

Now, starting from the upper block, place blocks of white and red wool alternately.

Red Minecraft wool

At this point, place any block as a base and make another top layer made of blocks of white wool and red wool . Then remember to break the block you used as a support.

Minecraft white wool

Once this is done, extend the flag in height, placing 4 blocks of wool of the same color on top of each block.

Minecraft flag center

Now, place yourself over the flag and, using a block as a base, create another layer of white and red wool blocks towards the back of the boat.

Layer back flag ship Minecraft

Next, place a row of oak slabs in front of the layer you just created, leaving the central block free.

Minecraft oak slab

Then cover the row of oak slabs with white and red carpets .

Red carpet Minecraft

Get off and also cover the base blocks of the flag with white and red carpets .

Minecraft white carpet

Once this is done, extend the main tree high through barked fir logs . Perfect, now your Viking boat is finally ready.

Minecraft Master Tree

To decorate it, you can add frames with white and red wool inside on the right and left of the boat.

Minecraft frame

Great: you can now enjoy your Viking boat. If you are near the sea, you can also break the blocks below the boat to see it better.

How to make a Viking boat on Minecraft

You can also decide to place ladders left and right to make it easier to get on the boat. In any case, you finally have a boat worthy of the name (even if it is only an “ornamental” element).

How to make a sailboat on Minecraft

Navigate Minecraft sailboat

How do you say? Don’t you have too much desire to use your time to create a boat on Minecraft and would you like to find it ready and navigable? No problem: if you have the Java version of the Mojang title, you can create sailboats through the mod called Small boats (compatible up to version 1.7.10 of Minecraft).

To proceed, connected to the 9minecraft website , scroll down the page and press the red link under the writing relating to the version of Minecraft in your possession. Now, press the blue DOWNLOAD button that appears on the screen.

This will download a file called Small-Boats-Mod- [version] .jar . At this point, you just have to move / copy this file to the mod folder. On Windows the path to follow is C: Users [username] AppDataRoaming.minecraftmods , while on macOS it is ~ / Library / Application Support / minecraft / mods .

Mod Minecraft folder

In some cases, you may need to install the Forge profile for the mod to work properly. To do this, all you have to do is go to the official Forge website and press the Installer item . If you are looking for Forge for a “dated” version (such as 1.7.10), you must press the Show all Version button . Once the download is complete, open the forge- [version] -installer.jar file obtained, select the Install Client item and press OK . Great, now you have successfully installed the Forge profile.

To start using the mod, simply select the Forge profile using the down arrow icon on the left, next to the PLAY button on the Minecraft Launcher main screen .

Minecraft Launcher

Once the game has started and entered the game in Creative mode , press the E button on the keyboard and enter in the inventory 3 boats , 2 battens , 3 blocks of lime wool and a workbench . Then place the latter on the ground and interact with it.

Minecraft Mod

Now place the 3 boats in the lower part of the Manufacturing slot , the 2 slats in the upper left and the 3 blocks of lime wool in the remaining empty ones, leaving the space in the upper right free.

Minecraft sailing boat manufacture Mod

Now, drag the sailboat icon into your inventory and place it on any stream that is at least 2 blocks deep. After that, interact with it and use the movement keys to unfold the sails and move around. I remind you that, to get off, you must press the left Shift key .

Navigate Minecraft sailboat

Perfect, now you can enjoy your sailboat. Since you are continuing your adventure on Minecraft, I would like to recommend some of my articles that may be useful. In particular, I suggest you take a look at the guides on how to have the cape on Minecraft , how to craft a tag on Minecraft , how to make a drawbridge on Minecraft and how to make an automatic swimming pool on Minecraft .