The Sea of Thieves Shipwright offers plenty of ship customization options for all players to show off, but it's a tough road to unlocking these new pieces for your galleon. In this Sea of Thieves ship customization guide, we'll be walking you through how to customize your ship, as well as all the ship cosmetic part costs you'll need to front if you want your ship to stand out.
Alternatively, you can head over to our complete Sea of Thieves guide, for all you need to know about the three merchant factions, as well as how to get to grips with your new pirate ship.
Sea of Thieves Ship Customization Guide
At the beginning of Sea of Thieves, you'll start out with the most basic pirate ship. No matter if you choose to embark on a massive galleon ship with three other players, or if you're all on your own on your own slupe ship, all you'll have is a plain wooden ship.
But this can be changed if you visit the Shipwright in any outpost on the map. When you begin Sea of Thieves in a randomly generated tavern in an outpost, simply head to the pier that your ship is stationed on, and you'll be able to find the Shipwright on that pier, available to sell cosmetic ship parts to you for a certain amount of gold.
Talk to this Shipwright, and ask what they've got for sale to be taken to the purchase screen pictured just below. At this point, you'll be met with a whole host of brand new options for your ship, which unfortunately all come locked behind a rather hefty gold price tag. So, you're now going to have to embark on multiple voyages and adventures before you can gain enough gold to successfully purchase a ship part to equip to your vessel.
How Much do Sea of Thieves Ship Parts Cost?
In general though, it's going to cost you a minimum of 70,000 gold in order for you to actually purchase a brand new cosmetic upgrade for your pirate ship, no matter if it's a hull, a bow, or a brand new set of sails for you to show off. There are higher levels of pricing than this starter price, however, as different sets of sails and hull decals can potentially cost you 140,000 gold or more. You're really going to have to start saving up your gold in order to upgrade your ship.
We should also add that no matter the size ship you're travelling the high seas on, the cost of the cosmetic purchase will be the same. So if you're sailing with a crew of three others on a massive galleon, or if you're on a slupe, those expensive sails are still going to set you back 70,000 gold either way.
Finally, you'll see a certain amount of items in the Shipwright shop that are locked, since they're tied directly to the three factions in the game. The Gold Hoarders, Order of Souls, and Merchant Alliance will all reward you with the various locked hulls, sails, and bows in the Shipwright, if you're able to level up your reputation with any of the three factions, as you can see with the Rogue Seadog Figurehead pictured just below.
Although increasing your reputation with factions like the Gold Hoarders will unlock new options from the Shipwright, you'll still have to purchase them using extortionate amounts of gold. For all you need to know about earning money quickly on the high seas, head over to our Sea of Thieves gold guide.
With all this being said, Rare revealed before launch that you'll be rewarded with a brand new pirate ship, should you manage to achieve the title of Legendary Pirate in Sea of Thieves. While no one's entirely sure of how to obtain the status of Legendary Pirate right now, head over to our Sea of Thieves Mysterious Stranger guide, where we speculate that one enigmatic NPC could hold the clue to unlocking the title.
To continue ahead to any of our additional Sea of Thieves guides, head over to our complete Sea of Thieves Kraken guide, or our Sea of Thieves skeleton forts guide for how to take on two of the hardest challenges in the game.
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