Create a boat in the PC version of Minecraft by placing five wooden planks on a crafting table and then placing the item on the water. Boats allow you to move through large bodies of water more quickly than swimming.
- Obtain wooden planks
Get wooden planks from any type of tree by placing a block of wood on a crafting slot. You get four wooden planks per block of harvested wood.
- Place planks properly
Put five wooden planks on the crafting table in the correct configuration to make a boat. Place three wooden planks along each of the bottom spaces of a crafting table. Put one wooden plank in the left-middle slot and one in the right-middle slot. Click on the finished boat to add it to your inventory.
- Place the boat in the water
Carry the boat in your hand, and right-click on the water to drop the transport onto the water. Climb into the boat by pressing whatever key you have for "use item," which you access by right-clicking on the default controls menu. Exit the boat with the "sneak" key, which is the shift button by default.
- Steer the boat
Control your boat using normal player movement keys. The boat moves in the direction your player faces when you press the forward key or the W button for default controls. When your boat moves fast enough, a visual spray occurs on the water.