In Minecraft, boats are one of the most consistent and cheapest methods of travelling across vast expanses of water quickly.
They have been a staple in Minecraft since 2010 because of their simple crafting recipe. They travel at varying speeds depending on which block they’re travelling on, and are frequently used by players to transport mobs far distances if leads aren’t an option, like with villagers.
Required Materials to Craft a Boat:
The materials you will need in order to craft a boat are:
5 wooden planks (of any kind)
How to make a Boat in Minecraft?
To make a boat in minecraft, the first step is to chop down any type of logs to get the wood that you need for the recipe. A minimum of 3 logs are needed for this recipe, considering the crafting table and the boat itself.
To make wooden planks, simply place the logs that were collected into one of the slots in the survival inventory crafting table, as demonstrated below.
Once the logs are converted into wooden planks, you can then progress to making a crafting table. This guide explains more about how to make a crafting table.
You will need a crafting table to make the boat, as it will not fit into the 2x2 survival inventory crafting table.
After placing down your crafting table, you can use your left over planks to make the boat you want. Simply place them in a U-shape along the crafting table, as shown below.
Congratulations! You have crafted a boat! Boats are really useful in Minecraft, whether you are using them in the water or not. Boats don’t just have to be used as tools either; they can be used as decoration blocks at a built harbor or dock. With Minecraft, the possibilities are endless. Boats can even be used in forms of parkour! It’s up to you how you use it.