Extra Boats adds 3 new Boats to Minecraft. These allow you to carry Chests, Furnaces, and even 3 additional entities on your journeys across the seas. All these new Boats are also available in each type of Wood.
In a recent update, Extra Boats was renamed to Boatload.
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The first new type of Boat is the Chest Boat. It can be crafted by placing a Boat and a Chest inside a Crafting Table.
There’s only space for one other entity inside the Boat. However, it’s great for taking exploring, or when moving home. At any time, players can sneak and right-click the Boat to access the Chest, providing them with 27 storage slots.
Next up is the Furnace Boat. Again, it’s easy to craft. Just combine a Boat and Furnace inside of a Crafting Table. It too can only hold 1 entity at a time.
You might assume this Boat allows you to cook food and smelt items on the move, but it doesn’t. Instead, you can sneak and right-click the Furnace while holding Coal, which will fuel it for 3 minutes.
When a Furnace Boat has fuel, it will have increased movement speed on the water. If the player is sitting in it while it’s fueled, then it will automatically move on its own too. More Coal can be added to further increase the fuel duration.
The final new item included with Extra Boats is the Large Boat. To craft it, place 5 Planks in a Crafting Table like you’re creating a regular Boat, but then add a Boat to the middle slot instead.
The Large Boat can hold up to 4 entities at once, 3 including the player. That makes it great for transporting animals to your base, or for just exploring with multiple friends. Although they’re a bit slower than regular Boats.
There’s one final feature that’s worth mentioning. It doesn’t add a new item, but a new mechanic.
By right-clicking a Boat while holding a Banner, it will become a Sail Boat. The Banner will be attached to the back of the Boat, and it works with all the Boats included with this mod. It might be great for roleplaying so that you can become a Pirate, or represent a Clan.
Extra Boats Mod Download
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How to InstallIf you haven't already, make sure to install Forge for Minecraft. It's a simple process and takes just a few minutes. Once Forge is installed:
- Download the mod for your Minecraft Version. It will be a .JAR file.
- Take this file, and place it in the 'mods' folder of your Minecraft directory. If this folder doesn't exist, create it. The easiest way to access your Minecraft directory is opening the game, going to Resource Packs and pressing the 'Open Resource Pack Folder' button.
- Once it's inside the mods folder, run Minecraft with the Forge preset selected. The mod will be installed and can be played with in-game.