1 Nephi 18:1 indicates that the Jews make a ship from the ample timber in Arabia. The same objection applies here also.
Thomas Key, "A Biologist Examines the Book of Mormon," (1985), 1.
At this point Nephi is instructed to build a ship for passage into the New World, at a location probably more remote from shipbuilding timber than any place on the globe.
Gordon Fraser, What does the Book of Mormon Teach?, 1964, 37.
Recent research in southern Oman indicates that several kinds of wood were found in the region of Southern Oman that could have been used in building Nephi's ship.