How to build a boat in Minecraft

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  • Create a rowboat in Minecraft
  • Mod to create a working boat in Minecraft
  • Other solutions to build a boat in Minecraft

Create a rowboat in Minecraft

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

After collecting the wood, called in game with the name of Trunk, you have to process it, in order to get some Wooden boards. You can make use of the system Manufacturing, which you find by opening the avatar's inventory, or by using a Work station.

Either way, you just need to place at least 1 unit of Trunk in one of the free slots and collect, in the right one, the axes generated by the machining. For each log unit used, they are produced 4 units of wooden planks.

Now that you have the aces, you will need a Work station to create your own rowboat. If you've never made this item, you can build one by entering 4 units of Wooden Planks in the free slots you find in the system Manufacturing inventory of the avatar.

At this point, place the Work station and interact on it. In the screen that is shown to you, place then 5 units of Wooden Planks and you will get one boat. If you want to know how to properly arrange the wooden planks in the workbench, you can help with the Cookbook, Whose green book icon is present on the left of the interface.

The above procedure is applicable in the version Java Edition of Minecraft. In other editions of the game, such as the Legacy or the Bedrock, in addition to the materials indicated, you must also place one on the workbench shovel, which will act as an oar. To make a shovel, you need to employ 2 units of Staff e 1 unit of Wooden Board.

After collecting it, equip it in a Quickbar slot and, after selecting it, interact on any one River, to place it on its surface. To use the boat and navigate in the open sea, interact on it, in order to get on it.

Using i 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

In Minecraft you have the ability to bring all your creativity to life. In addition to the rowboat, which I told you about in the previous chapter, you can carry out any boat project: you can create a small shipyard, an sailing ship, or a large one cruise ship.

The fundamental problem is that all these projects will be static and you will not be able in any way to use them as a means of transport. You do, however, have the option of using a specification mod in Minecraft, 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 only be used on Minecraft if you first install it Minecraft forge, a free tool for mod management.

You can download Minecraft Forge for free, via its official website. After reaching the link I provided, click on the item Installer and download the installation file. When the download is complete, double-click on the obtained file and press the button OK, which you find in the screen that is shown to you, to install Minecraft forge.

If you have followed this procedure correctly, you can proceed to download the mod. Via the key Download, top right, picks up the files .jar da, in relation to the mod Davinci’s Vessels and Movingworld, an essential add-on for everything to work properly.

Now, take the due file .jar just downloaded and move them to the folder mods, which you find in the Minecraft installation directory (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, via its quick start icon, and press the ▲ icon, located next to the button Play. What you need to do now is select the profile Forge and press the button Play: doing so will start Minecraft with mod support.

To motorize your projects, use all the components of the mod that can be useful to you in this regard in playing in mode Creative- You can find these components by scrolling through the avatar's inventory pages.

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

All you have to do, therefore, is to place all the items I have listed on the boat. Make sure you place the correct number of Floater 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, first press the button Assemble Ship and then Mount Ship, to start sailing with your boat. When you want to finish browsing, however, simply press the button K and choose the item from the appropriate box on the screen Disassemble.

Other solutions to build a boat in Minecraft

Now that you have all the information you need, you are probably looking for ideas on boats to create in Minecraft, on which maybe apply the mod I told you about before, to make it actually work.

If this is the case, try my guide on how to build a yacht in Minecraft and / or tap into the ideas of thousands of Minecraft enthusiasts by searching the web and, more precisely, on YouTube.

All you need to do is launch the YouTube on your Android or iOS smartphone or go to the official website of the platform, type "barca minecraft" o "nave minecraft" in the search field and give Submit.

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

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