How to Make a Boat in Minecraft


Boats are simple, craftable transportation devices in Minecraft. Instead of swimming, which can take a long time, boats are easier and faster ways to travel in water. They're great choices for long distance journeys and fishing trips. Here is a guide on how to make one.

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Crafting a Boat

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You will need five Wood Planks from any wood type, and they don't all have to be from the same type of tree. You can get four Wood Planks from one block of Wood. Blocks of Wood can be obtained from chopping down trees, found in some NPC villages, and occasionally found in mineshafts.

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Arrange the Wood Planks as follows: Place three Wood Planks across the bottom three slots of the Crafting grid. Place one Wood Plank one slot above the bottom-left Plank. Place the last Wood Plank one slot above the bottom-right Plank. All other slots should remain empty.

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You can immediately add the Boat to your inventory by dragging it into one of the lower slots or by holding Shift and clicking on it.

Part 2
Placing a Boat in Water

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Find a calm spot on the water, select your Boat from you inventory, and then right-click on the water. Your boat will be placed. If it is placed on a current, it will start to follow the current. A boat can also be placed on land by right clicking. It can be controlled on land but its movement will be extremely slow. They also sink into ground so you may need to get out by destroying a block beside it. The boat can be placed on lava, but it will break when you try to enter it.

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Right-click on the boat to enter it. You can do so from any direction, including beneath it after diving. Press the left Shift key to exit the boat.

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The boat will go in any direction you are pointing your cursor when you hold the W button. Pressing the Back S key will quickly turn the boat around in the opposite direction.[1] Boats are extremely fragile, and can break easily in a crash.To prevent them from crashing, slow down before you get near an island. If a boat does get destroyed in a crash, it will drop three Wood Planks and two Sticks. If the boat is destroyed by an attack, (skeleton shoots it) it will drop a Boat. You can Sprint while using the boat to move slightly faster.