Epheria Caravel became part of Black Desert Online in The Great Expedition Update on 23 October 2019. Caravel is an upgrade from Epheria Sailboat and takes considerable planning and time to obtain. You must already own an Epheria Sailboat to upgrade to a Caravel.

Caravel Strengths:

  • Captain cannons (see details below)
  • Twice as much LT (an additional 5,000 LT)
  • 5 more Inventory and 20 more Cabins


T2 T3 T4 T5
Ship Stat Epheria Sailboat Improved Sailboat Epheria Caravel Carrack (Advance) Carrack (Balance)
HP 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,350,000 1,300,000
Rations 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,300,000 1,400,000
Base LT 5,000 5,000 10,000 16,500 15,000
Speed 100% 100% 100% 110% 115%
Accel 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Turn 110% 110% 110% 115% 115%
Brake 110% 110% 110% 115% 115%
Inventory 25 slots 25 slots 30 slots 40 slots 35 slots
Cabins 10 10 30 100 100
Cannon per Side 1 (player) 2 (captain) 2 (captain) 9 (captain) 9 (captain)
Reload 17s 13s 13s 13s 12s

Caravel Cannons – Greater Attack

The Caravel brings great improvement in fire power. The cannons are considered “Captain” controlled. This means you can press RMB or LMB to fire the right/left side cannons.

Lower tier ships, like the Epheria Sailboat have “Player” controlled cannons requiring you to stop the ship to fire them, unless you have a friend on the ship.

With the Caravel’s captain cannons you can move and turn the ship, while firing at the enemy all at the same time.

You also have the ability to enter into FocusFire mode by pressing Q or E keys. (Ship/Sailing Skills Guide)

The Caravel cannons are solo friendly. Unfortunately, this also means your passengers have nothing to do if you take them along for sea monster hunting.


ship skill focusfire

Caravel: Best in Barter & Trade

Caravel is the best ship for barter, earning the top stats in weight limit and inventory.

  • 2,000 more weight limit than T4 Galleass
  • 15 more Inventory slots than T4 Galleass

The Caravel allows you to pick up 20 more [Level 1] Barter goods, without returning to land for storage.

This is important because you only have to make one trip for two full loads, and obtain the maximum exchanges, instead of two seperate trips back and forth to storage. A Galleass would have to make two trips back and forth to storage, in order to obtain the maximum exchanges for two [Level 1] Barter Routes.

After you upgrade the Caravel to a Carrack, the Carrack created will also be a ship that is superior for barter purposes.

Epheria Caravel vs Epheria Galleass
Barter ——T4 —— Battle
Ship Stat Epheria Caravel Epheria Galleass
HP 1,000,000 1,200,000
Rations 1,100,000 1,200,000
Weight Limit 10,000 8,000
Speed 100% 110%
Accel 100% 110%
Turn 110% 120%
Brake 110% 120%
Inventory 30 slots 15 slots
Cabins 30 30
Cannon per Side 2 (captain) 4 (captain)
Reload 13s 13s


Epheria Caravel Materials

Epheria Caravel requires materials that can be obtained via Barter, sailing quests, and sea monster hunting.


Obtaining Epheria Caravel Materials:

  • Sea Monster Hunting: obtain Caravel mats from Hekaru, Ocean Stalker, Young Hekaru, Young Ocean Stalker, Sea of Silence Young Candidum, Young Nineshark, and Young Black Rust
  • [Level 1] Sea Trade Goods from Barter (you need 120+)
  • rare procs from gathering or worker nodes (various tree saps)
  • Daily sailing quests

With just a glance, you can see it may take days to obtain everything you need. Depending upon your luck, it could be many weeks.

Total Materials for Caravel

You will need all of the following materials in order to upgrade an Epheria Sailboat to an Epheria Caravel.

Galleass Material Qty
Epheria: Old Cannon 1
Epheria: Old Plating 1
Epheria: Old Figurehead 1
Epheria: Old Wind Sail 1
Verdant Black Stone
 for +10 Ship Gear Enhancement Level
Ship Upgrade Permit: Epheria Caravel 1
Island Tree Coated Plywood 100
Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue 4
Seaweed Stalk 4
Rock Salt Ingot 100
Acacia Sap
 for Adhesive for Upgrade
White Cedar Sap
 for Adhesive for Upgrade
Elder Tree Sap
 for Adhesive for Upgrade
Red Tree Lump
 – for Timber for Upgrade
Old Tree Bark
 – for Timber for Upgrade
Zinc Ingot
– for Graphite Ingot for Upgrade
Sea Monster’s Ooze
– for all Upgrade parts


Caravel Materials (Detailed List)

NOTE: The material costs below assume best level of Processing. (2.5 average yield per process recipe completion)

NOTE #2: Quantities below are the FULL cost, excluding Ravinia’s quest line, which yields half of many materials.


Epheria Caravel Materials

Ship Mats Additional Info
icon Graphite Ingot for Upgrade x100

Processing > Heating:

  • Zinc Ingot (10,000)
    • Melted Zinc Shard (37,040)
      • Zinc Ore (74,080)
  • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) Loot from <Hungry> Hekaru, <Diseased> Hekaru, and <Hungry> Ocean Stalker


Ravinia Quest Line Days 1 & 4 (x50 total)

icon Timber for Upgrade x100

Processing > Chopping:

  • Old Tree Bark (10,000)
  • Red Tree Lump (10,000)
  • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) Loot from <Hungry> Hekaru, <Diseased> Hekaru, and <Hungry> Ocean Stalker


Ravinia Quest Line Days 1 & 4 (x50 total)

icon Adhesive for Upgrade x100

Processing > Heating:

  • White Cedar Sap (10,000)
  • Acacia Sap (10,000)
  • Elder Tree Sap (10,000)
  • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) Loot from <Hungry> Hekaru, <Diseased> Hekaru, and <Hungry> Ocean Stalker


Ravinia Quest Line Days 1 & 4 (x50 total)

icon Ship Upgrade Permit: Epheria Caravel x1 Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $400,000,000
icon Island Tree Coated Plywood x100

Barter 1x Sea Trade Good for x100 Plywood

  •  [Level 2] Filtered Drinking Water
  •  [Level 2] Islanders’ Lunchbox
icon Rock Salt Ingot x100

Drops from Hungry and Young sea monster habitats.

Barter 1x Sea Trade Good for x50 Ingot

  •  [Level 2] Balanced Stone Pagoda
  • [Level 2] Cron Castle Gold Coin
icon Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue x4
icon Seaweed Stalk x4
icon Epheria: Old Figurehead enhanced to +10 Read our guide on Epheria Old Ship Gear.
icon Epheria: Old Plating enhanced to +10
icon Epheria: Old Cannon enhanced to +10
icon Epheria: Old Wind Sail enhanced to +10

Caravel Materials if Completing Ravina’s Questline

ATTENTION! –> The quantities below assume you will complete days 1 and 4 of Ravinia’s Quest Line. This gives half of many of the materials that you need. For full cost, see table above.

  • icon Sea Monster’s Ooze x150
    • Loot from <Hungry> Hekaru, <Diseased> Hekaru, and <Hungry> Ocean Stalker.
    • Obtain 100 each for two different sailing regional quests.
  • Gathering or Worker Node Rare Procs (low supply currently on MP)
  • iconZinc Ingot x5,000
    • or 37,040 Zinc Ore melted with Master Processing
  • icon Red Tree Lump x5000
  • icon Upgrade Permit (400 million silver)
  • icon +10 Old Figurehead/Cannon/Plating/Wind Sail (14 million silver)
    • icon  Verdant Black Stone x120 – trade any [Level 1] Sea Trade Good to Ravinia’s sisters or sea monster hunting drop. (Drops from Hungry and Young sea monster habitats, Hekaru, Ocean Stalker, Young Hekaru, Young Ocean Stalker, Sea of Silence, Young Candidum, Young Nineshark, Young Black Rust.)
    • Land Goods List for [Level 1] Sea Goods – Land goods are from nodes/gathering/cooking/farming (350 to 840 million silver perhaps, depending on luck and time spent refreshing Barter to skip expensive ones.)
    • Max Durability Repair Mats: Memory Fragments or same gear (Optional: Artisan’s Memory reduces quantities needed by 5.)
      • Each same gear repairs 10 Max Durability or 50 Max Durability using Artisan’s Memory.
      • Each Memory Fragment repairs 5 Max Durability or 25 Max Durability using Artisan’s Memory.


Almost every material to obtain a Caravel could be called a bottleneck item. Zinc is readily available, but expensive. Only Red Tree Lump is cheap and plentiful at the time of this writing.

Pricing and supply can change quickly in BDO due to player actions and game events.

Zinc Ingot Processing

You will need 10,000 Zinc Ingots in order to obtain 100 Graphite Ingot for Upgrade.

To determine the base amount of Zinc Ore you need for processing, please visit bdolytics.com Zinc Processing Calculator.

With a Processing level of Master 1 you need about 74,080 Zinc Ore.

Zinc Ingot Processing 10000

How to Upgrade to Caravel

To upgrade your sailboat to the Caravel, vist the <Wharf Manager> in Veila, Port Epheria, or Illya Island. Take out your sailboat and remove any gear that is currently being worn by your ship. All ship gear must be fully repaired in Durability and Max Durability. Put your ship back into the wharf.

All ship parts and upgrade materials must be in your inventory. When going to purchase the ship permit, make sure you have enough silver in your inventory. Port Epheria doesn’t have access to the Warehouse.


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