Developer Tommaso tweeted some new pictures and info about boats in the upcoming 0.11.0 update. He’s trying to make boats sit two entities.
Trying to make boats have two riders is a walk though the most arcane code, but maybe, maybe it will work 🙂
— Tommaso Checchi (@_tomcc) January 23, 2015
He later tweeted a bunch of example pictures.
Tommaso so also said you can still hurt and feed any mob that’s in your boat with you. Looks awesome!