Minecraft ship

Introduction: How to Build a Ship

Here are instructions on how to build a good looking ship in Minecraft. It has two masts, a cabin, a lookout post, and a hull (bottom part of the ship).

Step 1: The Bottom of the Ship

First, make a 15 block long strip, and cover it with a three block wide strip of the same length. Then, make two strips on either side of the bottom of the ship. Then, starting at 6 blocks down from the front (front is the side that the picture is taken from), widen the ship 5 blocks long.

Step 2: The Front of the Ship

Now, you want to build the front "pointy" part of the ship. Build two blocks out on the floor of the ship, then on either side one block up, build two more blocks out. Then, a single block in the front of the of the ship.

Step 3: Building the Ship Up

Now you want to start building the ship to be higher. This will require a bit of work, but it is almost the same thing the whole way, except the front, which is pretty self-explanatory. You will not require any extra instruction here.

Step 4: Building the Deck

Now, you want to build the deck. First, you need to make the floor of the deck. Then, add a railing, and at the part where the ship widens add a gate.

Also, this is optional, but you can create any sort of design you want for the front "point".

Step 5: Cabin and Hull

You will now have to remove all the fence behind the center of the ship (where the ship widens), and build the ship shown above. Then, build up from that two blocks, leaving a place for the door. Make the ceiling out of slabs. You can see the slabs are on the upper part of the block which they are touching. Then add a door. The inside of the cabin is entirely up to you.

On the inside of the cabin, add ladder leading to the roof of the cabin. Put fence all around the top of the cabin. Finally, add some cobblestone wall on either side of the back of the cabin roof as shown above. Also, if you want, you can create a "steering wheel" on the roof of the cabin. It can be a sign with a pattern, if you want. Or it can be an item frame holding a compass.

Step 6: Adding Details to the Back of the Ship

Now let's spruce up the back of the ship. You can create a nice stair pattern by making upside down stairs pointing away from each other, and a single stair in the center pointing away from the ship. Then, add some blocks on top of the stairs, and top it off with some more stairs.

Step 7: Hull

This is an easy step. Four blocks away from the entrance to the cabin, build a 3x3 fence thingy (what would you call it??). Then, remove one of the blocks and place ladder all the way down to the bottom of the hull.

Step 8: Masts

Now you want to create two masts on the deck. Make one pillar nearest to the cabin 14 blocks high, and a second smaller pillar 6 blocks in front of the first pillar. Make it 10 blocks high. Now, you want to build the sail on the smaller mast. Make it go out three blocks as shown above, and of course one block in the center. Then, for two blocks, make wool go up as shown in the picture. Finally, top it off with a single strip at the top of the mast. The second mast is very similar, so no explanation is needed. When you finish the sail, you should build the mast two blocks higher. Then build blocks surrounding the top of the mast, and put "rails" (fence) on it. In the center, put a trapdoor, and add ladder going all the way down.

Step 9: Details

Now you want to add upside down stairs on the underside of the ship. These are all aesthetics, so you don't have to add these. I think it makes the ship look a lot better. Most of the pictures only show one side of the ship, but you should built it the same on both sides of the ship.

Step 10: Done!

That's it, you now have a very nice ship in your Minecraft world. I recommend building a dock, and a dockhouse near it. If you use a mod called "Archimedes' Ships", you can move the ship too! If you do use this mod, you will have to go into the config of the mod and enable edge touching blocks. If not, a lot of your ship will be left behind.

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Minecraft allows you to build lots of things. Castles and houses and farms and so much more. But one of the more interesting ways to build Minecraft is not on land but at sea. And what better way to begin your voyage into the nautical building than to build your vessel that will cut through the waters! It's time to earn your sea legs and learn how to build a ship.

How to Build a Ship in Minecraft

In a Nutshell:

To build a ship in Minecraft, you need to first find an optimal location for it. Once you have done so, make the base of the ship. Then build the skeleton of the ship from the base up, Construct the front end and back end to resemble the beak and tail of a ship. Finally finish your ship by detailing the deck, adding a sail, a compass, and a steering wheel.

Building the Skeleton

Before we begin any construction, we need to pick a location.

Building the skeleton in minecraft

Obviously, it must be in the water so beaches are good to search around. I found this location beside a Jungle biome which gave me a particularly striking canvas, to begin with.

Finding location in Minecraft

First, like any build, we need a block palette. For this, it's mostly wood, so I chose some nice deep dark red colors with Dark Oak Wood, Dark Oak, and Spruce Wood Planks, and their slab, stair, and fence variants. If you want a lighter-colored ship use Oak or Birch or even use Acacia if you want it to be a burning red vessel! Just make sure to have at least two wood types, this is important for detail and breaking up colors in the build.

Building a ship in Minecraft

Now that we can get to the building we have to construct the skeleton. The skeleton of a build is the very basic shape that the build will be sculpted from. It's useful to have this base so additions feel less aimless and the build keeps its shape as you complete it. Begin with a flattened rendition of the boat, like a silhouette as if you were looking down on it from above. And remember: the front of a ship is curved inward and pointy and the back is curved outward and round.

Building skeleton in Minecraft

Next, build up a few blocks, this will give us our full skeleton to begin sculpting the detailed shapes of the build upon.

Shaping your Ship

Shaping in Minecraft

First, make the shape of the front of the ship, also called the forepeak or beak of the ship. This is the main part of the ship that cuts through waves as the ship moves.

Shaping the ship in Minecraft

As you go along, add slabs and stairs to make your shapes smoother and add a little more detail.

Shaping the bottom in Minecraft

Now the bottom of the ship is still flat so give that some shape as well as adding a few layers beneath the water. Keep the flat floor inside though as ships don’t usually keep all of their insides open to be walked around in. There is an area beneath the inside floor that is hollow and helps with buoyancy.

Shaping the bottom in Minecraft

Shaping the bottom in Minecraft

Back up to the top, it's time to make the quarterdeck, which is the raised area on the back of the ship where the rudder controls are. Inside this structure is also where we will be placing the captain’s cabin.

Shaping in Minecraft

Now add your masts, we won't be adding sails to them yet to keep changes on the deck easier to make.

Detail on Deck

Detailing the deck in Minecraft

Next, we have to improve the deck. First, add some rails and a way to get on. We need to get onto the ship somehow! This is the first example of lighter shaded fences being used as rope. Since there isn’t rope in Minecraft, I use these lighter fences as a form of rope throughout the build to imply the ship's structure.

Detailing the deck in Minecraft

Now add rails to the quarterdeck. Wouldn’t want the quartermaster falling into the ocean now, they would be livid!

Detailing the deck in Minecraft

Finally, add that iconic big steering wheel. And of course, every good ship needs a compass to guide the way.

Now you may be getting impatient to put those big sails on, and good timing. The next step is to sail, but I won’t be putting just any sails on my ship...

Detailing the deck in Minecraft

That's right, I’m sailing under the Black Flag! With some Black and White Wool, I can signal to my enemies that I’m a real and proper pirate!

Detailing the deck in Minecraft

You don’t have to make these intimidating sails however there are a few things to keep in mind when making them. Sails don't just bend one way, they actually form a sort of partial dome with all sides curling back. Also, place large struts out sideways as supports for your sails first. They will help in beginning to place your sails as well as help gauge how big they will be.

Detailing the deck in Minecraft

Now with all these details in the sails, the rest of the deck is looking a little bare.

Detailing the deck in Minecraft

Time to fix that! First with some barrels for storing supplies for those long sea journeys as well as a large wheel to turn when it's time to raise the anchor.

Detailing the deck in Minecraft

Don’t forget the sides of your ship either. The sides can be made a bit more interesting by adding trapdoors for little details. Don't be afraid of overusing these, ships are big bundles of sticks held together by as many nails that fit, they naturally look a bit cluttered.

Making the Interior

The Captain’s Cabin

Making the interior of the ship in Minecraft

Once you’re satisfied with the look of the exterior it's time to do the inside. First, the more opulent area, the captain’s quarters right below the quarterdeck.

Making the interior of the ship in Minecraft

It’ll be a little dark in here so bring some lighting of your choosing. For this I’ve chosen Lamps but Torches would do well also.

Making the interior of the ship in Minecraft

In the back of the captain’s cabin there must be a big window. Our captain needs something to solemnly stare out of into the rain after running into a difficult hardship!

Making the interior of the ship in Minecraft

Next, fill it with a few tables and, of course, a big treasure map unfurled in the center! Again using trapdoors on the sides of blocks is great for details like shelves or cupboards.

The Bowls Below Deck

Making the below of deck in Minecraft

Now it's time to go beneath deck. Punch a hole in a more open area of the deck and place trapdoors on top of it to allow entry. No need for the nice doors the captain gets, this is the crew’s quarters.

Making the below of deck in Minecraft

Of course, make sure there’s some light, but not too much, as well as a way to get in. Down here is a good place to use a lot of your second wood color as every wall and floor will be that of your first wood and that big blob of one color needs to be broken up.

Making the below of deck in Minecraft

Just beside the entrance make a nice little side room. This small nook is the vault, home to all the treasure of the ship.

Making the below of deck in Minecraft

Fill it with riches beyond your wildest dreams and make sure no one sinks your ship without grabbing it up in your escape.

Making the below of deck in Minecraft

The crew needs somewhere to sleep though and ships require a lot of crew. This space is going to be cramped but that's good. Take that clutter from above deck and turn it way up to make this space feel as small as possible.

Making the below of deck in Minecraft

Pack beds in tight on top of each other and use slabs to make shelves that support the beds beside them. Make sure there’s ladders so the crew who get the best spots, the top bunk, can make it to their beds.

Making the below of deck in Minecraft

Finally, we need a place for our artillery. Punch some holes through the wall of your ship, and make sure they’re high up. Don’t want any seawater coming in!

Then add your ammo. Big cannonballs can be represented with a few things but I went with some big heavy Netherite cannonballs. That's sure to blast open the hull of whoever dares cross my blocky vessel!

The Finished Build

Finished Build in Minecraft

And there she is, the Creeper of the Seas! A menacing ship sure to send you straight to Davy Jeb’s Locker. You might have a ship just as intimidating, or perhaps a colorful one or a fancy modern one. By just mixing up which blocks you use, this build can take so many different forms and is sure to lead you on the path of aquatic building in great strides across the blocky waves of Minecraft.

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Minecraft Ship Tutorial: 30-Gun Frigate

This step-by-step tutorial will hopefully teach you how to build better and more realistic ships. You can use the same techniques shown here to build bigger and smaller ships – I build all of my ships like this, even my massive 120-gun ships!


If you choose to build this ship, I would appreciate if you placed a sign somewhere onboard giving me (Xeron) credit for the design – as this took many hours to make. Thanks!

Estimated building time:~4 hours
Block count:~2500
Dimensions:50 x 20 x 40 (including masts and sails)
Materials needed:20 stacks of wood planks
10 stacks of wool
30 short cannons

STEP 1: The Keel

The keep is backbone of your ship, it will determine its size and shape. Start by placing roughly 30 slabs 5 blocks underwater in a straight line. The RED block shown should be the ONLY block fully above water; everything else should be underwater.

STEP 2: The Hull

Take a different colour block and start placing blocks in a sort of stretched-out ‘teardrop’ shape. The pointy end should be at the back.

Continue to place blocks in a sort of ‘teardrop shape’ until you reach the waterline. Remember that you can use the same principles to build even bigger ships – just start lower in the water and make it wider!

In most of my ships I like to add some logs, chests, or barrels inside the storage area of the ships. I haven’t included any in this tutorial.

You should now be at the waterline of the ship and be able to drain the water from the inside of the hull.

Once you are happy with the shape of your hull, feel free to add some stairs or slabs underwater to make it look smoother. For simplicity, I’ve chosen to stick to solid blocks underwater – I only use stairs above water.

STEP 3: Deck and Rudder

Fill in the deck with slabs and add a rudder at the back of the ship.

STEP 4: The Gallery

The back of your ship should look similar to this now – a little bit rounded with the rudder sticking out of the water a little.

The big fancy cabin at the back of sailing ships is called the ‘gallery’ and is where the captains would sleep and live. Start by replacing the blocks at the very back with some stairs and slabs to make it look smoother.

Create a sort of ‘box’ out of upside-down stairs that is 5 blocks long. The width will depend on how big your hull is. As a rule of thumb; make it 2 blocks less-wide than the width of your hull. In this case, my hull is 11 blocks wide, so my ‘box’ will be 9 blocks wide as shown.

Using a secondary colour, add the window holes. You can add a wall and door at the back if you want your cabin to be closed off.

Use stairs and slabs to add some decoration to the top part of the cabin – make it unique! There isn’t a ‘correct’ way to design the gallery – real life ships looked very different from one another too.

Finish off the gallery by adding some windows, torches, and some final decoration. I’ve also attached the rudder at the bottom to the ship with fences – forgot to do that earlier (sorry).

STEP 5: Gun-deck

Your ship should now look something like this. Start by placing a single block at the very front of the ship, and making sure the hull is the correct shape – this is the last chance to make any small changes before we add the cannons!

Using a secondary colour, add the gun ports with a spacing of 2 blocks between them. I’ve also added the support for the ‘bowsprit’ at the front – this is the mast that pokes out the front of the ship. The support usually carries the figurehead and fancy decoration – but you can do this later.

The widest parts of your ship should start to curve inwards now – this is called ‘tumblehome’ and was intended to be an early attempt at sloped armour, with cannonballs bouncing off the sides. Try to make your sides curve inwards a little bit.

Finish off the gun deck by adding its room… the main deck. Realistically the decks of the ships would all be a little curved, but this makes the rest of the ship much harder to build, and wastes a lot of space for what is a very very small detail – so I don’t bother.

STEP 6: Main Deck

Add the bowsprit to your ship… it should be a little less than half the length of your hull. For example, my hull is about 35 blocks long, so my bowsprit will be around 15 blocks long.

The masts should be placed in the rough positions shown. Also add some ‘railings’ to the side of your ship – I used slabs and stairs but you can also use fences or solid blocks.

Cannons! I’ve chosen to use the 2-block long ‘cast iron short cannons’ on my ship. Personally I prefer when they don’t poke out of the ship but that’s down to personal preference.

Be sure to also add some hatches in the centre, and ladders down your masts so you can get to the lower levels.

Finish off the main deck by adding a small (optional) lifeboat, some more railings, a small steering wheel at the back (a stair on top of a fence post), a figurehead, and some small platforms to tie down the rigging (the 3-long oak planks on the side of the ship).

STEP 7: Masts & Spars

Your masts should touch the very bottom of your ship, and should be as tall as the length of your hull. In other words, my hull is about 35 blocks long, and the height of my main mast from the bottom of the ship is about 35 blocks. The smaller mast should be a few blocks smaller.

Both masts should be leaning forward slightly as this will help with the sails, crows’ nests, and rigging.

Add the bits that hold the sails (these are called ‘spars’). I like to angle mine a little to make my ship look more fancy. Remember to add a spar at the back of your ship to hold the sort-of-triangular sail at the back. Don’t forget the small platforms on the masts.

STEP 8: Rigging

Easily the most annoying part of the building process… I don’t really have any tips here. Try to make things droop a bit by giving them a ‘U’ shape. Give it your best shot!

STEP 9: Sails

Add some ‘chunks’ of sail. Its much easier to build your sails like this and make them prettier later, than trying to make them look pretty from the start.

This is the same picture as the one above from a different angle to help you with your sails and rigging.

Add the so-called ‘flying-job’ (front sail) and ‘spanker’ (sort-of-triangle sail at the back). I don’t have any tips for these either, they’re pretty fiddly.

STEP 10: Finishing touches

Make the sails a bit smoother by adding/removing some of those ‘blocky’ sails, add some torches, chests, and cargo and you’re ready to sail!


Sours: https://piratemc.com/2020/09/09/minecraft-ship-tutorial-30-gun-frigate/


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