How to build a yacht in Minecraft

How to build a yacht in Minecraft: After touring the length and breadth of the world of Minecraft and exploring the hidden places underground, you have decided to sail the seas for new adventures. You could do this using a normal boat, but this would mean having to return from time to time to your shelter, to transport the found treasures. Also, let’s face it: going around with a small boat is not the same as sailing with a yacht!

I know well why you are reading this guide of mine: your goal is to know, precisely, how to build a yacht on Minecraft, right? If you think so, you will be happy to know that you have come to the right place at the right time! In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you how to carry out this project, recommending, first of all, the construction materials you can use. In addition, I will give you some tips to make sure that the yacht can be used for exploration at sea, rather than leaving it there, in a heap of blocks, for purely aesthetic purposes. Finally, I will give you some tips that may be useful for you to get ideas on how to make eye-catching yachts.

I’m sure my introduction piqued your interest, guessed it? Very well! So let’s roll up our sleeves and get started immediately: what you need to do is sit comfortably, pay attention to the tips you will read in the next chapters and put them into practice. At this point, all that remains is to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • Gather the necessary materials
  • Building a yacht in Minecraft
  • Enable yacht navigation via mod
  • More tips for building a yacht in Minecraft

Gather the necessary materials

Before we start talking to you about how to build a yacht in Minecraft, it is important to first illustrate the materials that can be useful for you to tackle this project.

A yacht is generally white in color. For this reason, you can use white cinder block as a base material for all of its exterior cladding. To obtain this resource, you will need to combine, in a workbench4 units of gravel4 units of sand and 1 unit of bone meal. From this process, a block of concrete powder is obtained which, once positioned and poured some water over it, will allow obtaining a concrete block.

Another material useful for the construction of a yacht is wood, which is used to create the internal coatings of the boat. You can use any variety of wood to decorate the yacht, such as firbirch or oak. You can also use a mix of different wood varieties, but setting a unique tone may be the easiest and fastest choice.

My advice is to create the wooden planks, inserting inside a workbench of wooden logs. You can also use wooden slabs for flooring, and in this case, you need to place 3 units of wooden planks in a workbench.

In case you want to give a touch of style to your project, I suggest you use glass, which turns out to be an interesting material for finishing. In case you want to know how to make this resource, I recommend that you read my guide on how to make glass in Minecraft.

Finally, you can use any other decorative element to be placed inside the yacht, such as doors, trunks or work tools. The choice of how to decorate your boat is entirely up to you.

Building a yacht in Minecraft

Now that you have an idea of ​​the materials to use for building a yacht, it’s time to start building the project. First, make your way to the seashore and start placing blocks on the surface of the water. To help you do this, place 1 concrete block adjacent to the shore and continue the construction until you are about twenty blocks away from it.

Now that you are just a little offshore, you can use this row of blocks as the basis for building the yacht. In this regard, build a large rectangular area that will be the basis of your project. I recommend at least an area of 10 x 7 size.

Once this is done, on what will be the bow of the yacht, build another area of 5 × 3 dimensions. Once this is done add an additional 2 × 3 size area and finally add two concrete blocks to complete the base of the bow.

At this point, add the concrete blocks along the entire perimeter of the base, sliding their positioning by a space towards the bow. This operation is essential for your project to have the appearance of a boat. If you have any doubts about how to place the blocks, I suggest you to view the image that you find below.

You will have to continue to perform the same operation that I indicated in the previous paragraph for at least another three layers.

When you are done, place a layer of wooden planks to close the upper area, taking care to close the profile with a line of concrete blocks.

Once this is done, use the wooden slabs to floor the interior of the yacht, coming to the same length as the top layer of wooden planks.

At this point, close the access area with wooden boards, taking care to leave an opening to position the wooden door at a later time. Alternatively, decorate the entrance by making it wider.

Another operation to be carried out is to create the portholes, removing the concrete blocks on the sides of the yacht and installing glass roofing.

In addition, you can embellish the boat with glass balconies and by inserting a ladder to reach the upper deck, also adding a cabin that can contain the rudder, which I will tell you about in the next chapter.

The last thing to do is to demolish the blocks that connect the yacht to the shore so that the boat gives the impression of floating on the surface of the sea.

Enable yacht navigation via mod

Now that you’ve built the yacht, it’s time to use it to sail the seas in Minecraft. This operation is not possible without the use of mods adapted for this purpose. An example is Davinci’s Vessels, which allows you to motorize your projects, in order to create aircraft and boats.

To use mods on Minecraft, you need Minecraft Forge, available for free on its official website. Reach, then, the link I gave you and click on the Windows Installer item, to download the installation file. When the download is complete, double-click on it and press OK, in the screen that is shown to you, to install the tool in question.

Once this is done, go to the path C: \ Users \ [name] \ AppData \ Roaming \ .minecraft with File Explorer and open the mods folder. In case you can’t find it, create it manually.

Well, we’re almost there! Now, you need to download the Davinci’s Vessels and MovingWorld mods from, by clicking on the appropriate button:  Download latest file. By doing so, you will download the JAR files that need to be placed in the Minecraft mods folder.

Now, you just have to start Minecraft and press the ▲ icon, which you find next to the Play button. Then choose the Forge profile and click Play, to start the game with the mods. It therefore returns to the previously created world, where the yacht is present, to add the new features offered by the mods.

In Creative mode, you will find everything you need starting from the second page of the inventory menu, under the Davinci’s Vessels tab. Equip a Ship’s Helm, which represents a rudder, useful for navigation and for running the entire yacht.

You will then need a Steam Engine, which uses coal or any other fuel to increase the speed of the boat. Finally, the Floater is essential, blocks that must be placed under the hull of the yacht, to allow it to float. Then immerse yourself in the water and place a layer over the entire surface of the hull.

When you have completed this operation, interact with the right click on the rudder ( Ship’s Helm ) and press the Assemble Ship button. Then press the Mount Ship button to start using the yacht. To stop browsing, I recommend that you press the K key and select the Disassemble button in the box that appears.

If you notice that the yacht dives too much into the water, flooding the interior area, it means that you have not placed enough Floater blocks. Add a few more layers, so you can be sure that the entire weight of the yacht is supported by these blocks.

More tips for building a yacht in Minecraft

In addition to the project I showed you in the previous chapter, to build a yacht, I suggest you draw on the many other ideas that you can find on YouTube, thanks to the many videos made by Minecraft fans like you.

What you need to do is go to the YouTube website  (or open the portal app for Android or iOS ) and type, in the search bar at the top, the terms “ yacht minecraft”. By doing so, you will be able to view the list of the many videos related to this topic, which can certainly give you interesting ideas to create a project of your own.


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