Archimedes Ships

This is a very neat mod for turning your ships/boats/yachts/balloons/etc into mobile vehicles. It’s a simple mod but ultimately adds function to that massive cruise ship you built but couldn’t move.

Ship Docked

The key component to this mod is the ‘Ship Marker’ block as any blocks attached to it will be considered part of your ship. So bear that in mind when building your ship and try not to attach it to your dock. The neat part of this mod is that the ship can be any size so long as the ship marker block is attached.

sailing ship


You can even turn your structures into balloons so long as 40% of the vehicle contains the added ‘Balloon’ block. With the same ASWD controls as the ship, along with Z and X to ascend or descend, you now have a functional airship any shape and size you desire.

Balloon Over City

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Archimedes Ships, 4.43 / 5 (37 votes)


  1. I have done a review of this mod and its a really good mod. Here is a link to it

    January 17, 2014
  2. Awesome mod!

    August 17, 2014
  3. I tried this mod on my server about a year ago and it caused lag every tome a ship was launched. the lag would increase every time a ship was launched. it got so crippling we had to disable the mod. I loved the mod, though. has there been a fix since a year ago or is there a way around it? thanks!

    August 24, 2014
  4. The best transportation mod I tried so far !!!
    I’m using ClearLag on my server, anyone have an idea to make it work with this mod ?
    the Ship Helm ID is 165 but it keep removing the entity of the ship if it’s in entity state.
    Thanks guys.

    August 29, 2014
  5. These ships are awsome I want this mod on my minecraft

    September 19, 2014
  6. just download it go into your finder then go to minecraft edit profile then game directory then create a mods folder in the minecraft folder then drag your mods in there ironminecart

    December 13, 2014