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This article describes content that may be included in Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. 
This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.19 and Bedrock Edition 1.19.0 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
Boat with Chest
Oak Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.pngSpruce Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.pngBirch Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.pngJungle Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.pngAcacia Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.pngDark Oak Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.pngMangrove Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

No

Flammable item?

Yes

Size

In Java Edition:
Height: 0.5625 Blocks
Width: 1.375 Blocks
In Bedrock Edition:
Height: 0.455 Blocks
Width: 1.4 Blocks

Network ID

JE: 1

For other kinds of boats, see Boat (disambiguation).

A boat with chest is a type of boat that can be used for fast transport of players, mobs, and items over bodies of water.

Obtaining[]

A boat with chest can be directly retrieved by attacking it, as it drops itself in item form, along with its contents.

Tools and weapons with damage above 4 can instantly destroy a boat with chest in one hit.‌[Java Edition only]

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Chest +
Oak Boat or
Spruce Boat or
Birch Boat or
Jungle Boat or
Acacia Boat or
Dark Oak Boat or
Mangrove Boat

[upcoming: JE 1.19 & BE 1.19.0]

Usage[]

A boat with chest can be used for the transportation of players, mobs and items, or as fuel when smelting.

Fuel[]

A boat with chest can be used as fuel in a furnace, it lasts 60 seconds, smelting up to 6 items.

Transportation[]

The difference with regular boats and boats with chests is that boats with chests can only carry one entity compared to boats being able to carry two entities.

Behavior[]

Main article: Boat § Behavior

Boats with chests share most behaviors with boats.

Item storage[]

The inventory of the boat with chest has the same amount of slots as a single chest. Its inventory can be accessed by sneaking and interacting on the boat with chest, interacting on the boat with chest while a player or entity is inside the boat[verify], or by opening the player's inventory whilst inside the boat. This means that the player cannot access armor or offhand slots without exiting the boat.

When a boat with chest moves above, underneath, or beside a hopper, its inventory is filled or drained accordingly. Due to the size of its hitbox, a boat with chest can be placed above up to 9 hoppers, allowing it to evenly split its items nine ways.

Naming[]

In Java Edition, unlike most other storage devices, a boat with chest renamed in an anvil does not display the custom name in its GUI.

Piglin[]

As with other chests, opening or breaking a boat with chest causes nearby piglin to attack the player.

Sounds[]

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
RowingFriendly CreaturesPlays when riding boat with chest on landentity.boat.paddle_landsubtitles.entity.boat.paddle_land1.00.8 - 1.2 [check the code]16
RowingFriendly CreaturesPlays when riding boat with chest on waterentity.boat.paddle_watersubtitles.entity.boat.paddle_water0.80.8 - 1.2 [check the code]16

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

Boat with ChestIdentifierFormItem tagsTranslation key
Oak itemoak_chest_boatItemchest_boatsitem.minecraft.oak_chest_boat
Spruce itemspruce_chest_boatItemchest_boatsitem.minecraft.spruce_chest_boat
Birch itembirch_chest_boatItemchest_boatsitem.minecraft.birch_chest_boat
Jungle itemjungle_chest_boatItemchest_boatsitem.minecraft.jungle_chest_boat
Acacia itemacacia_chest_boatItemchest_boatsitem.minecraft.acacia_chest_boat
Dark Oak itemdark_oak_chest_boatItemchest_boatsitem.minecraft.dark_oak_chest_boat
Boat with ChestIdentifierTranslation key
Entitychest_boatentity.minecraft.chest_boat

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Oak Boat with Chestoak_chest_boatchest_boat / 0?Itemitem.chest_boat.oak.name
Spruce Boat with Chestspruce_chest_boatchest_boat / 1?Itemitem.chest_boat.spruce.name
Birch Boat with Chestbirch_chest_boatchest_boat / 2?Itemitem.chest_boat.birch.name
Jungle Boat with Chestjungle_chest_boatchest_boat / 3?Itemitem.chest_boat.jungle.name
Acacia Boat with Chestacacia_chest_boatchest_boat / 4?Itemitem.chest_boat.acacia.name
Dark Oak Boat with Chestdark_oak_chest_boatchest_boat / 5?Itemitem.chest_boat.big_oak.name
FormIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Entitychest_boat218entity.chest_boat.name

Entity data[]

Boat with Chests have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the entity.

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format
  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all boats
    • Tags common to all container entities
    • Tags common to all entities

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.

History[]

September 23, 2019The swamp was announced as a contender for the Biome Vote at MINECON Live 2019. Frogs, boats with chests, and mangrove trees were announced.
September 28, 2019The swamp comes in second place in the Biome Vote, setting the release date of new swamp content further than new mountain content.
October 16, 2021Jungle Boat with Chest (pre-release).png Dark Oak Boat with Chest (pre-release).png Boats with chests were announced at Minecraft Live 2021. Only jungle and dark oak variants were shown.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1922w12aOak Boat with Chest JE1.png Spruce Boat with Chest JE1.png Birch Boat with Chest JE1.png Jungle Boat with Chest JE1.png Acacia Boat with Chest JE1.png Dark Oak Boat with Chest JE1.png Mangrove Boat with Chest JE1.png
Oak Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Spruce Boat with Chest (item) JE1.png Birch Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Jungle Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Acacia Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Mangrove Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Added boats with chests.
Knob on chest is placed incorrectly 1 pixel up.
22w13aOak Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Spruce Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Birch Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Jungle Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Acacia Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Dark Oak Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Mangrove Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Changed knob on chest position 1 pixel down to match Bedrock Edition.
22w15aOak Boat with Chest (item) JE2.png Spruce Boat with Chest (item) JE2.png Birch Boat with Chest (item) JE2.png Jungle Boat with Chest (item) JE2.png Acacia Boat with Chest (item) JE2.png Dark Oak Boat with Chest (item) JE2.png Mangrove Boat with Chest (item) JE2.png Changed all boat with chest item textures.
Now, the inventory can be accessed by using it directly when there is already a passenger inside of it.
Bedrock Edition
Wild Update
(Experimental)
beta 1.18.30.28Oak Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Spruce Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Birch Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Jungle Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Acacia Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Dark Oak Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png
Oak Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Spruce Boat with Chest (item) BE1.png Birch Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Jungle Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Acacia Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Added boats with chests, missing mangrove type.
Added unused translation keys for mangrove boat with chest.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.19.0beta 1.19.0.20Boats with chests are now available without enabling experimental gameplay.
Mangrove Boat with Chest JE2 BE1.png Mangrove Boat with Chest (item) JE1 BE1.png Added mangrove boat with chest.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Boat with Chest" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[]

  • A chest is short enough that a boat with chest falls onto it rather than crashes into it.
  • The chest texture is 12x12 pixels, rather than the 14x14 pixels texture the block uses. This is not the case with the minecart with chest.
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