Minecraft How To

How To Make A Boat In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll discover how to make a boat in Minecraft using the crafting recipe or game command!

A Minecraft boat is a transportation item that allows a player to quickly move across water without depleting hunger. You can make 6 different types of boats, depending on the type of wood plank you use, including oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak boats.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PS3 & PS4 Yes

Materials Needed To Build A Boat

  • 5 Wood planks (any type)
  • 1 Wooden shovel

*In JAVA edition you only need the wood planks

Steps To Create A Minecraft Boat

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a boat, you first need to open your Minecraft crafting table. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Wood Planks And Wooden Shovel To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 5 wood planks and the wooden shovel to the grid.

You must place the items in the grid exactly as shown in the image below. The first row should be left empty. In the 2nd row place a wood plank block in the 1st box, a wooden shovel in the 2nd box, and a wood plank in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place down the remaining three wood planks, one in each box. This is the Minecraft boat recipe for Bedrock and Education editions. Keep in mind, if you are using the JAVA edition, do not place down the shovel.

Add The Wood Planks And Wooden Shovel To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a boat in the box on the right.

3. Move The Boat To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the newly crafted boat down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Boat To Your Inventory

You're finished! You now have a boat! A Minecraft boat is a transportation item that allows a player to quickly travel across water without depleting hunger. You can make 6 different types of boats, depending on the type of wood plank you use, including oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak boats.

How to make a boat in Minecraft

Minecraft Boat Command

You can also use a Give Command to make boats in Minecraft. The boat command is available in the following Minecraft editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the boat command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have. Below is the command for an oak boat.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher oak boat command

/give @p oak_boat 1

Pocket Edition, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p boat 1 0

FAQ's

Can you attach a lead to a boat?

Yes, you can attach a lead to a boat but only in Bedrock Edition.

Do boats despawn in Minecraft?

No, boats do not naturally despawn in the game.

How do you make a boat go faster in Minecraft?

Boats travel faster when on ice, packed ice, or frosted ice. And they can go even faster on blue ice!

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