I really could do with an update for the boat ... but do not need such a large ship
I am sure that all platforms are preparing an update for a small boat
Really boats that are huge would be awsome and adding another small boat that can fit 1-5 peaple which is not much better than the origanel because you cant fight with
them unles bows count plus in real life a small boat in the ocean would sink once it was out of sight from the harbor because waves in the middle of an ocean can reach 40 feet(I wached a video) so in real life a small boat would sink.
I don't know how you would research the sea floor... dive suits would really be the only way but they don't really fit with minecraft, I think that they might need to just work as scout and spy ships.
Enough room for 3 or 4 people to live, a medium sized cargo area (for samples and such) enough cannons to defend against attackers and a special room that is where all the maps would be kept called the charting room (it would be special for charting new areas, one of the main uses of scouts)