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Ships are essential if you want to head out to the great ocean .   

The best of these ships available are called the Epheria Carracks .  

This guide will show you what you need to upgrade to an Epheria Carrack .  

Table of Contents

1. ship upgrades.

  • 2. Bartali Sailboat
  • 3. Epheria Sailboat/Frigate
  • 4. Epheria Caravel/Galleass
  • 5. Epheria Carrack
  • 6.1. Epheria Caravel, Galleass Green Grade Equipment
  • 6.2. Epheria Caravel, Galleass Blue Grade Equipment 
  • 6.3. Epheria Carrack Green Grade Equipmen
  • 6.4. Epheria Carrack Blue Grade Equipment
  • 6.5. Epheria Carrack Blue Grade Equipment Enhancement

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You will need to pick a Sailboat or a Frigate early on as it will give you different options of Epheria Carracks you can ultimately upgrade your ship to .  

The basic start er ship for most players is the Bartali Sailboat, however, you can opt to purchase a Sailboat or Frigate registration from the Central Market to skip this step.  

2. Bartali Sailboat  

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▲ Bartali Sailboat


The Bartali Sailboat is the most basic of the large ships you can get. It can be purchased from Proix, the owner of the Dancing Marlin Tavern, for 10,000,000 Silver .   You could also go through the questline , that begins from the “Vigorous Velia” quest , with a Lv. 50 or higher character to get a Bartali Sailboat as a quest reward.   

( The actual quest that gives the ship as a reward is called “Jarette's Support .”)  

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As mentioned before, you can begin with a Bartali Sailboat and upgrade it all the way up to an Epheria Sailboat or Frigate. However, you could also purchase the ship licenses of Epheria Sailboats and Frigates from the Central Market to skip this part of the process.  

3. Epheria Sailboat / Frigate

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▲ Left ) Sailboat , Right ) Frigate  

The Epheria Sailboat and Frigate are on the second stage of the carrack upgrade path .   

As these two ships differ in which type of carracks they can upgrade to, it is an important decision to make.   Sailboats allows you to eventually make the “ Balance” carrack or the “Advance” carrack. The Balance carrack has stats evenly distributed while the Advance carrack is ideal for bartering as it can carry more weight .  

Frigates on the other hand allows you to make the “Valor” carrack or the “Volante” carrack. The Valor carrack is great for sea monster hunting and navy combat while the Volante carrack is the fastest of all the carracks .  

  You could make your own Epheria Sailboat or Frigate, however, it would save you a lot of time to simply purchase one from the Central Market .  

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▲ Ship Licenses can be purchased from the Central Market

If you would like to make your own, follow the steps shown below.    

■ How to Upgrade

Register the ship you wish to upgrade at a wharf via the Wharf Manager. Then use the “Upgrade” menu and add all the materials required to upgrade the ship .   

However , you cannot upgrade your ship under the following circumstances :   

- A piece of equipment is not at max durability .   

- The ship has equipment equipped or has items in its Inventory .  

- A sailor is on board the ship.    

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■ Upgrade Materials

The equipment required to upgrade the Bartali Sailboat to an Epheria Sailboat or Epheria Frigate can be purchased from Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria. You can then use Black Stone (Armor) to enhance them . When you fail an enhancement attempt, the max durability of the equipment will decrease. You can purchase more of the equipment and use the copies to repair the original’s max durability to full .  

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▲ Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria

  Additionally, Sailboats and Frigates can both be improved . Once they are improved, you can use the skills Volley and FocusFire .   

Volley allows you to move the cannons on the left or right and fire them. While FocusFire allows you to fire multiple shots quickly at a location of your choice.  

There are certain upgrade materials that can be obtained by defeating sea monsters. So, having your ship improved will aid you in your endeavor to build a carrack.  

You can improve your ships at the Wharf Manager .  

    ※ However , improving your ship does not change the materials required to upgrade them to a Caravel or Galleass .  

■ Epheria Sailboat, Frigate Upgrade Materials

4. epheria caravel / galleass    .

Once you have obtained your Epheria Sailboat or Frigate, you can then work toward upgrading them to a Caravel or Galleass .

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▲ Left ) Epheria Caravel , Right ) Epheria Galleass  

  Caravels have 30 slots and can carry 10,000LT. This makes them great trading and bartering ships .   

On the other hand, the Epheria Galleass has 4 cannons on each side, for a total of 8 cannons, which makes them great for naval combat.    


Both of them can be improved to use the sailing skill Volley while moving, or the  FocusFire skill to fire multiple shots quickly at a location of your choice for massive damage.  

There are certain upgrade materials that can be obtained by defeating sea monsters. So, having your ship improved will aid you in your efforts toward building a carrack.  

The materials required to upgrade your ship to a Caravel or Galleass are listed below .

■ Epheria Caravel, Galleass Upgrade Materials

■ crow’s nest and ravinia    .

You might not have heard of Crow’s Nest or Ravinia at this point in your adventure.  

Crow’s Nest is a small island located north of Tinberra Island .     Once you arrive in Crow’s Nest, you can talk to the NPC “ Ravinia .” She runs the Crow Coin Shop that sells items needed to upgrade large ships.

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▲ “ Crow’s Nest” is the island covered in fog, north of Tinberra Island .  

Ravinia also gives the " Ravinia’s Ship Upgrade Log " quests. You can complete these quests to get the materials you need for upgrades.    

    The first quest you get is called “Ravinia’s Ship Upgrade Log I” and the last quest is “ Ravinia’s Ship Upgrade Log VII.” It will take 7 days to accept these quests in order. When you complete each of these quests, Ravinia will reward you with “ Ravinia's Wiggly Waggly Letter .” You use these letters to accept quests from Ravinia. The quests she gives provide upgrade materials required to upgrade Caravels and Galleass .     

The 4 pieces of equipment required to upgrade a Epheria Caravel or Epheria Galleass can be purchased from Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria . The equipment can be enhanced using  “ Verdant Black Stones.” When using Verdant Black Stones to enhance ship equipment, you have a 100% chance to succeed at all levels. You will need Verdant Black Stone x55 to enhance a piece of equipment up to +10, a total of 220 Verdant Black Stones to enhance all four of them .   

You can obtain Verdant Black Stones as follows.

1. Ravinia’s sisters have anchored in Port Epheria (Ruvinia), Velia (Rovinia), and Iliya Island (Revinia). You can exchange Lv. 1 trade goods through Ruvinia, Rovinia, and Revinia for a Crow Merchants Guild's Barter Voucher.      2. Bring the Crow Merchants Guild's Barter Voucher obtained from one of the sisters to Ravinia at the Crow’s Nest to exchange it for Verdant Black Stones. Rumor has it that Morco in Velia will also take Crow Merchants Guild's Barter Vouchers and exchange them for Verdant Black Stones as well. 

5. Epheria Carrack(Balance, Advance, Volante, Valor)    

You can upgrade the Epheria Carrack into four different types, and each vessel bears a unique trait. You can choose to upgrade your Carrack into one that best suits your playstyle .

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▲Epheria Carrack : Balance , Volante , Valor , Advance ( Starting Top-left and in clockwise direction )

Each carrack has a different trait.

◆ Epheria Carrack - Balance : A carrack with well-balanced stats .

◆ Epheria Carrack - Volante : An agile carrack with the fastest movement speed .

◆ Epheria Carrack - Valor : A combat-oriented carrack with the highest attack power .

◆ Epheria Carrack - Advance : A carrack with the highest storage capacity, making it most useful for content such as Bartering .

6. Ship Equipment  

You can install the Epheria Caravel and Galleass, along with the four different types of Carrack vessels with ship equipment such as cannon, figurehead, sail, and plating .  

Ship equipment starts at green grade and can be upgraded to blue grade equipment .  

Be sure to purchase and enhance the correct types of ship equipment for Caravels, Galleass, and Carracks.

■ Epheria Caravel and Galleass Green Grade Equipment

You can purchase green grade equipment for the Caravel and Galleass through Philaberto Falasi at Port Epheria with Silver .  

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▲Make sure you purchase the right equipment suited for your type of ship.  

Blue grade equipment, which is the next grade of equipment, can be crafted at the Ship Part Workshop in Port Epheria 1-4, 2F .  

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▲ Level up the Ship Part Workshop in Port Epheria 1-4, 2F to level 4 .

■ Epheria Caravel’s Blue Grade Equipment

■ epheria galleass’ blue grade equipment, ■ epheria carrack’s green grade equipment.

Green equipment for the carracks (Toro Cannon , Toro Figurehead , Toro Sail, and Toro Plating) can be purchased from Ravinia at Crow’s Nest by spending Crow Coins .  

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▲ Spend Crow Coins via Ravinia to purchase green grade Toro equipment for carracks .

■ Epheria Carrack’s Blue Grade Equipment

You can make the following blue grade equipment for carracks: Chiro’s Sail , Chiro’s Figurehead , Chiro’s Cannon , and Chiro’s Black Plating. Details about how they are made are listed below.  

■ Epheria Carrack Blue Equipment (Chiro’s Equipment) Enhancement

Carrack blue grade equipment can be enhanced up to +10 using Sunset Black Stones .  

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Ship Upgrade Permit: Epheria Sailboat is an item in Black Desert Online .

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The Epheria Frigate is a ship that can be upgraded into the Improved Epheria Frigate or the Epheria Galleass, and finally the Carrack Valor/Volante ship. These ships have a high number of cannons, better reload speed, and slightly faster speed/accel/turn/brake, making them the recommended ships for Naval Combat.

The Epheria Saiboat, Improved Epheria Sailboat, Epheria Caravel, and Carrack Advance/Balance ships are the other types of Epheria ships, and are more focused on the Bartering lifeskill , with a high max weight limit and more inventory slots.

Generally, you are recommended to start with an Epheria Sailboat/Caravel, and go for the Epheria Galleass later on as a second ship after you already have 1 carrack. This is because a lot of the materials needed for Epheria ship upgrades is obtained through the Bartering Lifeskill.

This guide covers everything related to the Epheria Frigate, Improved Frigate, and Epheria Galleass ships.

Links to our other ship guides:

  • Ship Basics
  • Epheria Sailboat and Caravel
  • Epheria Carrack
  • Panokseon Ship
  • Guild Galley
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Epheria Frigate and Galleass Guide

Epheria Frigate > Improved Epheria Frigate > Epheria Galleass > Epheria Carrack

Although you can upgrade an Epheria Frigate to an Improved Epheria Frigate, it is not really really recommended because the upgrade is a lot of extra materials. It is only recommended to upgrade the ship to Improved Epheria Frigate first if you need the ship for Sea monster hunting, since the Improved Frigate allows you to control your cannons from the wheel of the ship. Otherwise, I would recommend skipping that upgrade and going straight from the Epheria Frigate to the Galleass.

Epheria Frigate and Galleass Guide

How to obtain the Epheria Frigate

There are currently 4 different ways to obtain the Epheria Frigate:

  • Purchase the Epheria Frigate from the Central Market (approx 2.6 billion silver)
  • Craft the ship yourself at the Port Epheria Shipyard
  • Upgrade the Bartali Sailboat into an Epheria Frigate
  • Exchange [Event] Radiant Shakatu’s Seal x50 for an Epheria Frigate

To craft the ship yourself, you will need the Port Epheria Level 3 Shipyard (2nd Floor, Epheria 3-5).

You will need a minimum of 13 CP for the Shipyard and a single worker.

However, it is worth noting that you can send multiple workers to build your Epheria Frigate, cutting down on the time it takes to craft the ship. Use as many goblin workers as you can to process the materials as quickly as possible.

Epheria Frigate and Galleass Guide

Epheria Frigate Gear

The Bartali Sailboat, Epheria Sailboat, Epheria Frigate, Improved Epheria Sailboat, and Improved Epheria Frigate all use the green-grade Old Ship set.

Each of the pieces can be purchased from Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria for 3 – 4 million silver each.

Epheria Frigate and Galleass Guide

You need an enhanced +10 of each piece to upgrade your ship into the Epheria Caravel/Galleass


Enhancing this ship gear is easy, since it is 100% chance and requires a set amount of Black Stones.

Each time you enhance, the Max Durability will be decreased by 10. You can repair the max durability using a base version of the same equipment item.

To enhance a single item, you will need 55 Verdant Blackstones, and for the full set, that is 220 Verdant Blackstones.

Improved Epheria Frigate

The Improved Epheria Frigate is a stepping stone from the Epheria Frigate to the Epheria Galleass.

To upgrade the Epheria Frigate into an Epheria Galleass:

  • Check the Epheria Frigate into a wharf at the wharf manager
  • Select the upgrade option from the menu

Epheria Frigate and Galleass Guide

Upgrading to the Epheria Galleass

To upgrade the Epheria Frigate or Improved Epheria Frigate into an Epheria Galleass:

  • Check the Epheria Frigate/Improved Epheria Frigate into a wharf at the wharf manager.

Epheria Frigate and Galleass Guide

You will need the materials below to upgrade the ship into an Epheria Galleass.

You can get a good amount of the materials simply by completing Ravina’s Ship Upgrade Log. More information about this can be found in our Bartering guide .

This should give you:

  • Graphite Ingot for Upgrade x50
  • Timber for Upgrade x50
  • Adhesive for Upgrade x50

Epheria Galleass Gear

There are 2 different equipment sets for the Epheria Galleass.

  • The green set can be bought from Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria for 7 – 9 million silver each,
  • The blue set needs to be crafted at the level 4 Ship Part Workshop in Epheria (2nd Floor, 1-4, Epheria).

The green set enhanced to +10 is required to craft the blue Galleass set, and then to upgrade to the Carrack ship, you will need the blue grade gear enhanced to +10 .

Enhancing Galleass Gear

For the Epheria Caravel/Galleass, you use special black stones to enhance the ship gear:


Enhancing the green gear is not difficult and doesn’t really require any failstacks or low failstacks, for the recommended failstacks to use when enhancing the blue gear, use our failstack recommendations .

Galleass Blue-grade Gear Crafting and Stats

Total crafting materials required for the full blue set can be found below:

  • Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x180
  • Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Combat) x250
  • Moon Scale Plywood x600
  • Bright Reef Piece x180
  • Pure Pearl Crystal x45
  • Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Beginner) x60
  • Ruddy Manganese Nodule x100
  • Enhanced Island Tree Coated Plywood x300
  • Seaweed Stalk x250
  • Great Ocean Dark Iron x150
  • Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Expert) x30
  • Luminous Cobalt Ingot x30
  • +10: Epheria Galleass: White Horn Prow x1
  • +10: Epheria Galleass: White Wind Sail x1
  • +10: Epheria Galleass: Enhanced Plating x1
  • +10: Epheria Galleass: Verisha Cannon x1

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Step-by-Step Guide: Learn How to Make Epheria Sailboat in BDO

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In the world of Black Desert Online (BDO) , the Epheria Sailboat is a highly sought after and coveted asset for players. This sailboat provides numerous benefits and advantages, making it a worthwhile investment for those looking to navigate the seas of BDO. The process of crafting the Epheria Sailboat can seem daunting and complex for beginners.

This article will provide a comprehensive guide on how to make the Epheria Sailboat in BDO, including the materials required, step-by-step instructions, and valuable tips and tricks to ensure an efficient crafting process. Whether you are a seasoned player looking to expand your naval capabilities or a novice sailor venturing into the vast oceans of BDO for the first time, this guide will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to successfully create your very own Epheria Sailboat. Let’s dive in and discover the wonders of sailing in BDO.

Key takeaway:

  • Epheria Sailboat maximizes exploration: The Epheria Sailboat in Black Desert Online allows players to navigate the vast ocean expanses, opening up opportunities for exploration and discovery.
  • Benefits of Epheria Sailboat enhance gameplay: The Epheria Sailboat offers advantages such as increased storage capacity, improved fishing abilities, and the ability to transport goods, making it a valuable asset for players.
  • Making an Epheria Sailboat requires gathering and processing materials: Players must gather and process various materials to build the Epheria Sailboat, emphasizing the importance of resource management and planning.

Why Do Players Want to Make Epheria Sailboat in BDO?

Looking to set sail and explore the vast waters of Black Desert Online? Discover the allure behind players’ determination to construct their own Epheria Sailboat . Unravel the secrets of this sought-after vessel and uncover the multitude of benefits it brings to adventurers’ journeys. Get ready to navigate through treacherous waves and uncharted territories as we unveil the reasons why players aspire to craft the magnificent Epheria Sailboat in BDO.

Benefits of Epheria Sailboat

The Epheria Sailboat in Black Desert Online offers a multitude of benefits. It provides increased speed , allowing players to navigate the waters swiftly. Its improved durability grants the sailboat higher health points , making it more resistant during sea battles and encounters with sea monsters.

In addition to its sturdy construction, the Epheria Sailboat offers enhanced cargo capacity . This feature enables players to transport a larger quantity of items or trade goods, expanding their business opportunities. The sailboat also comes equipped with cannons that can be used to engage and defeat sea monsters, increasing the chances of obtaining valuable loot and rewards.

The Epheria Sailboat can be upgraded to the more advanced Epheria Frigate . This upgrade unlocks even better stats and capabilities, providing players with an upper hand in their maritime adventures. By investing in the Epheria Sailboat , players can enjoy faster travel, carry more cargo, engage in exciting battles, and continue to progress in their journey.

Considering all of these benefits, it is clear that the Epheria Sailboat is a valuable asset for players looking to enhance their sailing experience and take on greater challenges.

Materials Required to Make Epheria Sailboat in BDO

Looking to set sail in Black Desert Online? Let’s dive into the essential materials required for crafting the mighty Epheria Sailboat. From gathering rare resources to processing them into key components, we’ll unveil the crucial steps to embark on this ambitious project. So, grab your tools and get ready to navigate the vast seas with your very own Epheria Sailboat.

Gathering Materials

When gathering materials for an Epheria Sailboat in BDO, the process involves gathering various items. These include 300 Standardized Timber Squares , which can be obtained by chopping down fir, cedar, or birch trees and then processing the timber at a workshop. You will need 800 Pine Plywood , which needs to be processed from pine timber at a workshop. Another item required is 500 Flax Fabric , which can be gathered from flax nodes in Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon territories. Afterwards, the fabric needs to be processed into flax fabric at a processing window.

It is important to note that the quantities mentioned above may vary depending on your crafting level and any bonuses you may have. To determine the exact amount needed, it is advisable to thoroughly check both your inventory and storage for any materials you already have. This will help reduce the overall amount you need to gather.

Since gathering materials can be a time-consuming process, it is essential to approach it with patience and strategic planning . It is recommended to gather materials in advance and keep them organized in order to streamline the crafting process.

Processing Materials

When making the Epheria Sailboat in Black Desert Online , processing materials are crucial. Here is a breakdown of the required materials and their quantities:

Processing these materials is essential to obtain the components needed for building the sailboat. By processing timber into standardized timber squares, you ensure the ship’s frame remains sturdy. Pine plywood , acquired through processing pine timber, is used in various parts of the sailboat.

Flax fabric , obtained through processing flax, is used for making sails and other fabric-based components of the Epheria Sailboat. The mentioned quantities ensure you have enough materials for efficient sailboat construction.

Note that processing these materials requires a certain level of proficiency. Players should focus on cultivating their processing proficiency to enhance efficiency in producing the required materials for the Epheria Sailboat.

Step-by-Step Guide on Making Epheria Sailboat in BDO

Get ready to set sail in the virtual world of Black Desert Online (BDO) with our comprehensive guide on making the impressive Epheria Sailboat . We’ll take you through each step of the process, from acquiring the design to gathering and processing the necessary materials, all the way to crafting the magnificent Epheria Sailboat . So grab your tools, prepare your shipyard, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey in BDO !

1. Acquiring the Design

When it comes to acquiring the design for an Epheria Sailboat in BDO, there are a few steps you need to follow. First, you should visit Philaberto Falasi , who is the shipyard manager located in Port Epheria . Once you’ve found him, you will need to complete certain requirements in order for him to provide you with the Epheria Sailboat design.

These requirements include having a Level 3 Shipyard and acquiring materials such as Standardized Timber Squares , Pine Plywood , and Flax Fabric . It’s also important to note that you will need a certain crafting level to acquire the design, although the specific level required may vary depending on the game version. Once you’ve met all of these requirements, speak to Philaberto Falasi and he will give you the design for the Epheria Sailboat.

As a pro-tip, make sure you have enough inventory space to hold the design before acquiring it. If you don’t, you may want to consider selling or storing some items to make room.

2. Gathering and Processing Materials

Here is a table outlining the materials needed to make the Epheria Sailboat in Black Desert Online:

To gather these materials, venture out into the world of Black Desert Online. Chop trees to get logs and gather rough stones from mining nodes. Harvest flax nodes for flax, and obtain fine tough hides from certain monsters. Acquire Trace of Ascension and Trace of the Earth through gathering or purchasing from the central marketplace. Craft steel by heating iron ore and coal together in a furnace.

Once you have gathered the necessary materials, process some of them to create the required components. Heat pine timber to produce Pine Plywood, and dry flax to create flax fabric. Obtain Black Stone Powder by grinding certain ores or crystals.

By following this guide, you will be prepared to gather and process all the materials needed to make the Epheria Sailboat in Black Desert Online.

Remember to plan your gathering routes efficiently and use boosters or special gathering equipment to enhance your proficiency and productivity. Good luck on your journey to creating the Epheria Sailboat!

3. Crafting Epheria Sailboat

Crafting the Epheria Sailboat in Black Desert Online involves several steps and materials. To start crafting the Epheria Sailboat, acquire the design by completing quests or purchasing it from Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria . Once you have the design, gather materials such as Standardized Timber Squares , Pine Plywood , and Flax Fabric . Obtain timber squares by chopping down trees and processing them. Plywood and fabric require additional processing steps. Use the gathered and processed materials to craft the Epheria Sailboat at a Level 3 Shipyard with the appropriate crafting level.

Crafting the Epheria Sailboat takes time but results in a powerful and versatile vessel. It greatly enhances your ability to navigate the seas, hunt sea monsters, and engage in the Great Expedition Update. The Epheria Sailboat can be upgraded to the Epheria Frigate or Epheria Caravel , expanding exploration and combat options.

Expand your naval capabilities in Black Desert Online by mastering the process of crafting the Epheria Sailboat. Take on the challenge, gather materials, and embark on exciting adventures on the open waters of the game world.

Tips and Tricks for Making Epheria Sailboat Efficiently

To efficiently make an Epheria Sailboat in BDO, follow these tips and tricks:

1. Gather Materials : Obtain logs, plywood, and other necessary items from nodes or the marketplace.

2. Utilize Workers : Assign workers to gather materials, allowing you to save time and focus on other tasks.

3. Enhance Crafting Level : Improve your crafting level to increase your chances of success.

4. Optimize Processing : Use the highest-level processing tool and concentrate on processing one material at a time.

5. AFK Fishing : Take advantage of AFK fishing to acquire valuable items and resources.

6. Marketplace Optimization : Purchase materials at lower prices and sell any excess materials you may have.

7. Energy Management : Wisely plan and manage your energy usage.

8. Join a Guild : Gain access to guild-owned shipyards, which can reduce both cost and time.

9. Research Shipbuilding Recipes : Study shipbuilding recipes to effectively manage your resources.

10. Seek Assistance : Consult with experienced players to receive helpful tips and guidance.

By implementing these tips and tricks, you will ensure an efficient process when creating your Epheria Sailboat in BDO.

Some Facts About BDO How To Make Epheria Sailboat:

  • ✅ The Epheria Sailboat is considered the best T2 Barter and Trade ship in Black Desert Online. (Source: grumpygreen.cricket)
  • ✅ The Epheria Sailboat has higher inventory slots and weight limit compared to the Epheria Frigate, making it ideal for trading and bartering. (Source: grumpygreen.cricket)
  • ✅ The Epheria Sailboat can be obtained through crafting at Port Epheria, upgrading from a Bartali Sailboat, exchanging Shakatu’s Seals, or purchasing it from the Marketplace. (Source: grumpygreen.cricket)
  • ✅ Logs, Standardized Timber Square, Steel, Pine Plywood, Flax Fabric, and the Design: Epheria Sailboat are the materials required for crafting the Epheria Sailboat. (Source: grumpygreen.cricket)
  • ✅ The Epheria Sailboat can be upgraded to the Improved Epheria Sailboat or the Epheria Caravel, offering stronger ships with more challenging material requirements. (Source: grumpygreen.cricket)

Frequently Asked Questions

Faq 1: how can i obtain the epheria sailboat in bdo.

There are four ways to obtain the Epheria Sailboat in Black Desert Online. You can craft it at Port Epheria, upgrade from a Bartali Sailboat, exchange Shakatu’s Seals in Shakatu city, or purchase it from the Marketplace.

FAQ 2: What materials do I need to build the Epheria Sailboat?

To build the Epheria Sailboat, you will need 20 Design: Epheria Sailboat, 800 Standardized Timber Squares, 600 Steel, 1500 Pine Plywood, and 300 Flax Fabric.

FAQ 3: How long does it take to build the Epheria Sailboat?

The construction of the Epheria Sailboat is only available after at least 20 days, during which you must complete the daily quests given by Falasi. The sailboat construction process involves over 3000 processes.

FAQ 4: What are the advantages of the Epheria Sailboat compared to other ships?

The Epheria Sailboat is considered the best T2 Barter and Trade ship in BDO. It has higher inventory slots and weight limit compared to the Epheria Frigate, making it more suitable for trading and bartering.

FAQ 5: Can the Epheria Sailboat be used for battle or sea monster hunting?

While the Epheria Sailboat can be used for battle and sea monster hunting, it has half the cannons and 10% less maneuverability compared to other ships. It can be upgraded to the Improved Epheria Sailboat or the Epheria Caravel for a stronger ship.

FAQ 6: Where can I find more information on building the Epheria Sailboat?

You can find more detailed information on building the Epheria Sailboat, including quest guides and materials gathering methods, on BDO community websites such as bdocodex.com and grumpygreen.cricket.

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Upgrade Epheria Sailboat to Caravel or Improved

Last updated Nov 6, 2023 at 10:41AM | Published on Dec 15, 2019 | Black Desert Online , Life Skills , Sailing & Barter | 12

Upgrade Epheria Sailboat to Caravel or Improved

Epheria Caravel and Improved Epheria Sailboat were introduced in the The Great Expedition Update on 23 October 2019. Both ships are upgrades from Epheria Sailboat and require an Epheria Sailboat to craft.

Top Benefits of Upgrading Your Epheria Sailboat:

  • Cannons are faster and “Captain” controlled (You control the cannon fire by RMB or LMB)
  • 2 cannons on each side (2x cannons for increased damage)

“Captain” controlled cannons are a huge improvement over the “player” controlled cannons of lower tier ships, like Epheria Sailboat. Without captain controlled cannons, you have to stop your boat, release the wheel, and run to the cannon, hoping the sea monster gets within firing range. (Or have a friend on board firing the cannon, while you steer the ship.)

All the ships upgraded from Epheria Sailboat allow you to sail (move your ship) and shoot cannons at the same time.

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Thanks info gan,, i always follow step by stpe


Great guide but the quantities for Plywood Hardener needs to be adjusted as there is no multi-proc. It’s 1 per and that’s it. (recent Alch change?) So it’d be

  • 300 Reagent
  • 900 Bloody Knots
  • 900 Trace of the Earth (the worse part)
  • 1200 Fir Sap


Yup! Basically makes improved harder than caravel for some reason, because BDO logic.


I did this fine with 200 reagent, 600 knots, 600 trace, and 800 sap. Got me to 298 plywood hardener.

I’m only pro 9 alch as well.


I am not getting any barters [ Island Tree Coated Plywood ] for [ Pirate Gold Coin ] they are all [ Cron Castle Gold Coins ]


Here is a Checklist for Galleass and Caravel Maybe Late also Caracke

U can Copy that for u stuff https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ycpVZWODBiCd21UiYILMTT6yZVC2i4Id8-LmlR9bA4o/edit?usp=sharing


The Permit of Epheria Caravel is 400,000,000, not 400,00,000


Hello! 🙂 Thanks for spotting that! Fixed.


Can I upgrade the Improved Sailboat to Caravel later? Cuz that amount of materials needed for the Caravel is too much to gather at once.

Hello 🙂 Yes, you can upgrade from Improved to Caravel later. The cost for Caravel doesn’t decrease, however, if you are upgrading to Caravel from Improved. So you’re actually paying more in the long run, but if you don’t have a friend with a ship to help you skip the Improved and upgrade directly to Caravel, then I recommend upgrading to Improved first. Step by step wins the stairs. Have fun! 🙂


Hello 🙂 I just tested this and Plywood Hardener does seem to have it’s own unique rate. Thanks for the heads up. I made a note of it in the guide, but didn’t change the numbers, as I’m not sure if that is working as intended or a temporary bug. Also, I’m not sure of the exact rate at this time. Seems to be 1.5%?

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I'm pretty sure I do need a bigger boat, and that boat must be a Caravel, no less, because sea fight when I man the cannon and my ship cannot move/maneuver being a sitting duck for everyone to abuse - this mechanics is pure torture for a single player. And I'm pretty sure this quest fight is not anywhere near "balanced" because I did main quest line many times and all boss fights are pain, especially Cavalo in Cron Castle with his all-screen AoE that knockdown-locks my character literally every single time. I just dont trust the devs, their aim is to kill me and sink my boat, so I need to be prepared twice as much. And I'm pretty sure I do have perfect sanity check by declining to wait 3 years for an upgrade.

I can agree with you that this questline is not for me, just as all sea content. I'll just let this quest gather dust forever in my quest log and do something else, not necessarily in this game, because it obviously not friendly and not reasonable hard even at the beginner's level. There is no need to kill a player repeatedly few dozens of times before letting them to proceed with quest.

You won't get cannon controls until you upgrade either an Epheria Sailboat to a Caravel, or an Epheria Frigate to a Galleass.  So, you got a ways to go.

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You *can* also go the Improve Sailboat or Frigate route which is only useful if you do not want to do ANY sea content before you get captain cannon controls. These upgrades are costly, but if you are an established lifeskiller on land, you may already have many of the goods required for the upgrade, and may be faster than going straight to Galleas/Caravel.

I lifeskilled for about 2 years before I touched sea content, preferring the solo game, I made my boat into the improved version with very little effort and additonal investment and I was MUCH happier for doing so. You will want a Galleas/Caravel for the additional sailor slots/weight, but I made the boats for a Vell alt and getting into sailing and don't regret spending the silver. I ended up loving ocean content instead of getting turned away like it seems OP may be.

I now have a Carrack, close to my second and still don't regret my decision.

If you are NA, would you like help killing the sea monsters? Have boat, will travel.

You get to use the cannons from the wheel with an improved Epheria sailboat however it is more cost effective to make the caravel.

While the Bartali sailboat can be upgraded, the materials suggest it was never meant to be. IMO the best option is to buy either a Epheria sailboat or a frigate (based on what Carrack you have plans to get), upgrading an Epheria sailboat/frigate to an improved one requires nearly half the mats of what you need for a Bartali.

His point was he needs the Sailboat/Caravel/whatever else because it's in the "Suggested" section of the questline. And hunting down the 5 monsters for it (the questline) is absolutely out of the question with a Bartali's Bathtub. Also, asking a friend or a guildie to help is also out of the question. Even if said boat along with the next iteration on it  is designed to be used by a group not a solo player. It's a lot more unpleasant to handle both tasks of the Sailboat/Frigate, even if it was to shoot at the floating targets near the Velia Wharf.

Still, we're talking 1 Hungry Hekaru, 1 Young Ocean creature, 1 big boat that dies fast and 1 tiny boat that dies slow. In between, there are trips to islands, so opportunities to repair. Easy with a friend. Not so easy alone. +10 Bartali will suffice. 

So, best option, buy a friend. Put a PO on the CM. 2nd best option, learn patience. You'll need it either for the day you'll cruise the story alone on your +10 Bartali. Or down the line, as you slowly progress your boat like everyone else did, without footstomping for special treatment.

I'm on EU, sorry.

Nevertheless, thanks everybody for input. I set up 2 nodes for excavating and put 2 Humans to work, so far after almost a week, I have ~30 Traces of Earth. I will be a helluvalot long run, so I think its best to just let it go.

But I'm sure we all agree this is completely failed design. A person can grind 1 hour (or even less) and buy brand new boat, other person is blocked for 6+ months trying to play the game as it was intended by dev.

Oh bummer. :-(

Another thing I wanted to mention: Lianna's alchemy daily gives a trace box that gives you 50 of a random trace, one of which can be Trace of Earth.

And I think Dalishain's random alchemy quest procs you have a choice of Trace of Earth as your reward.

Pre-ordering from the MP can also help speed the process along.  Sure, there are a bunch of pre-orders, but they do actually fill.

Regarding the content, the whole Great Ocean update came out when grinding silver was A LOT lower. So much that people complained they were "forced" to barter because it was better money. PA just doesn't balance stuff across the entire game when they make changes to one thing, unfortunately.

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  • - Description: Old plating that was inside Dancing Marlin's storage. It seems rusty but still looks usable on a ship. – Can be installed on: Bartali Sailboat, Epheria Sailboat, Epheria Frigate, Improved Epheria Sailboat, Improved Epheria Frigate Enhancement Level 1–10: Can be enhanced with Black Stone (Armor) You can perform guaranteed enhancement through the Black Spirit if you have the required amount of enhancement materials. It will consume 10 durability.
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