Traversing long distances in Minecraft on foot can be tiresome, so you can use a boat instead. Of course, there’s not enough water to travel through the whole map (blame it on Pokemon), but there should be enough for covering some long distances between different biomes and such. Boats are also pretty simple to make and you can use them to move locations alone or with your pals, so here’s how you can make a boat out of a few wood blocks.
How to Make a Boat on Minecraft
Boats can be made in Crafting Tables from any kind of regular planks. The planks can be obtained from any type of wood you can get. A total of 5 planks organized in a “U” shape are needed to make a boat in Java Edition. If you play on Bedrock instead, you need to shove a Shovel in the middle too. Java’s recipe won’t work on Bedrock and vice-versa.
Shovels can also be entirely made from wood by using any kind of plank + 2 sticks in the vertical center line of the Crafting Table, so don’t worry if those two initial blocks of wood weren’t enough for your boat. Just go and find a couple more and you should be fine.
You can also make a Boat with Chest by putting a Chest together with a Boat on the table, which is helpful when carrying lots of important loot. It will occupy a passager’s seat, but if your whole crew needs to get somewhere by boat, it’s easier to just make another one. Those are only available on Minecraft 1.19 versions or higher if you play an older version for some reason.
Related: How to Make a Chest in Minecraft
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