Minecraft – Is it normal for a boat to break after like 5 blocks travel distance

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With the newest patch released, I created a new world and spawned on a very, very small Island. So I made a wooden Boat. But it keeps breaking after a few Blocks of travel distance. Is this normal?

I am on Singleplayer normal mode.

Best Answer

Yes. Unfortunately, for some reason, in 1.7.2, the boats seem more prone to breaking than they had in previous updates (though on par with early updates).

This has been fixed in the 1.9 update. Boats are now rather durable, and will not break with even a fast impact.