Alongside beds, tools, and armor, Minecraft players must have a boat to explore their world efficiently. Here’s how to craft a boat and travel across the oceans in Minecraft Java and Bedrock edition.
Minecraft has a massive Overworld that comprises snowy biomes, jungles, deserts, and unsurprisingly, oceans. While horses and llamas can help you travel on land, a boat is the only medium of effective transportation on water.
It is never too early to make a boat in Minecraft. Moreover, crafting it won’t require you to collect rare materials like a dragon egg. Instead, you simply need to get some wood from the Overworld.
Here’s how to make a boat in Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions.
How to craft a boat in Minecraft Java edition
You need five planks of wood to make a boat in Minecraft Java edition. First, find some trees in the Overworld and chop them to get wooden logs. Thereafter, put these logs into any slot of the crafting grid and they’ll turn into planks.
Lastly, place three wooden planks in the middle or bottom row of the crafting table and two planks on the edges of the row above it to get a boat.
The same has been showcased in the image below:
Do note that you can use Dark Oak, Acacia, Jungle, Birch, Spruce, and Oak to craft wood. Just ensure that you’re using the same type of wood while crafting.
How to craft a boat in Minecraft Bedrock edition
You need five wooden planks and a wooden shovel to make a boat in Minecraft Bedrock edition. The crafting recipe is almost identical as you only need to put a wooden shovel between the two planks in the upper row.
To make a wooden shovel in the game, you’ll need sticks and planks. The crafting recipe for sticks, which is basically putting two planks vertically in a crafting grid, has been showcased in the image below:
After obtaining sticks, you can place two of them vertically on a crafting table and place a plank on top to get a wooden shovel:
How to use a boat in Minecraft
After crafting a boat in Minecraft, add it to your inventory and place it in water by going near a water source and right-clicking. Right-click again to ride it.
Some of the best uses of boats in Minecraft are:
- Avoid fall damage when you’re riding a boat.
- Trap mobs and creatures like turtles.
- Travel in challenging terrains such as ice and the Nether.
This was everything to know about making and using boats in Minecraft. For similar content, check out our Minecraft crafting guides for command blocks, elevators, and composters.
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