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.

Epheria Sailboat Upgrade Benefits:

  • 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 a captain, you have to stop your boat and sit and wait for the sea monster to get within firing range. (Unless you have a friend on board controling 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.

Epheria Sailboat Upgrade Comparison Chart
T2 T3 T4
Ship Stat Epheria Sailboat Improved Sailboat Epheria Caravel
HP 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Rations 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,100,000
LT Limit 5,000 5,000 10,000
Speed/Accel 100% 100% 100%
Turn/Brake 110% 110% 110%
Inventory 25 25 30
Cabins 10 10 30
Cannons per Side 1 (player) 2 (captain) 2 (captain)
Reload Speed 17s 15s 15s

Upgrading to Improved Epheria Sailboat:

  • no improvements to ship stats besides improved cannons
  • less time cost (materials are more easily obtainable via worker nodes and processing.)

Upgrade to Epheria Caravel:

  • 5,000 more Weight Limit (twice as much LT)
  • 20 more Cabin rooms for Sailors (3x the Cabin space)
  • 5 more Inventory
  • 100,000 more Max Rations
  • greater time cost (requires more planning and gathering of rare materials from Barter and Sea Monster drops)

Caravel & Improved Epheria Sailboat: Best in Barter/Trade Ships

The upgrade ships from Epheria Sailboat are NOT considered best for battle and manuverability. They are considered best for barter and trade. This is because they have increased Inventory and Weight Limit, when compared to the battle line of ships (Epheria Frigate and its upgrades). Trader ships have less cannons and lower Speed/Accel/Turn/Brake.

My Experience Sea Monster Hunting with Improved Epheria Sailboat
Improved Epheria Sailboat can be used for light sea monster hunting, but keep in mind that it has 4 less cannons than the Improved Epheria Frigate and its upgrades. Four extra cannons equals a lot more damage and faster Sea Monster hunting.

In my experience, the Improved Epheria Sailboat works well enough with a +5 or greater enhanced blue cannon when hunting Hungry and Young Seamonsters and ghostships. The adult Sea Monsters, however, take a great deal of time to kill.

Improved Sailboat vs Improved Frigate
Barter ——T3 —— Battle
Ship Stat Improved Sailboat Improved Frigate
HP 1,000,000 1,200,000
Rations 1,000,000 1,000,000
LT Limit 5,000 4,000
Speed/Accel 100% 110%
Turn/Brake 110% 120%
Inventory 25 12
Cabins 10 10
Cannons per Side 2 (captain) 4 (captain)
Reload Speed 15s 15s
Epheria Galleass vs Epheria Caravel
Barter ——T4 —— Battle
Ship Stat Epheria Caravel Epheria Galleass
HP 1,000,000 1,200,000
Rations 1,100,000 1,200,000
Base LT 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 15s 15s

 

Improved Epheria Sailboat vs Epheria Caravel: Materials

The materials for the Caravel require bartered goods and Sea Monster drops, unlike the Improved Epheria Sailboat.

Chances are, you already have a lot of the materials for the Improved Epheria Sailboat through nodes, gathering, and quests.

Which Ship Should I Upgrade To First?

Upgrade to Improved Epheria Sailboat, if you don’t have a friend that can help you with sea monster hunting. It’s more difficult to hunt sea monsters solo with a lower tier ship. An Improved Epheria Sailboat helps in fighting the sea monsters that drop the parts needed for the Caravel.

Upgrade directly to an Epheria Caravel if you have a friend that can help you with sea monsters. It will save you some time and cost, if you can skip the Improved Sailboat and upgrade directly to Epheria Caravel.

 

NOTE: The material costs below assume Artisan 2 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.

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Improved Epheria Sailboat Materials

Ship Mats Additional Info
Standardized Timber Square x250 Base Amounts:

  • Usable Scantling (1180)
    • Log (4720)
Steel x200 Base Amounts:

  • Melted Iron Shard (400)
    • Iron Ore (800)
  • Coal (400)
Pine Plywood x500 Base Amounts:

  • Pine Plank (1860)
    • Pine Timber (3720)
Flax Fabric x100 Base Amounts:

  • Flax Thread (400)
    • Flax (800)
icon Hard Pillar x30 Base Amounts:

  • Log (300)
  • Plywood Hardener (300)
    • Pure Powder Reagent (200)
      • Sugar (80)
      • Silver Azalea (80)
      • Grass (80)
      • Purified Water (80)
    • Bloody Tree Knot (600)
    • Fir Sap (800)
    • Trace Of The Earth (600)
icon Ultimate Armor Reform Stone x10 Base Amounts:

  • Grade 3 Armor Reform Stone x100
    • Steel (400)
      • Melted Iron Shard (800)
        • Iron Ore (1600)
      • Coal (800)
    • Melted Platinum Shard (300)
      • Platinum Ore (600)
    • Black Crystal (300)
      • Rough Black Crystal (600)
    • Old Tree Bark (200)
    • Tyrant’s Blood (200)
      • Monk’s Branch (80)
      • Trace of Savagery (80)
      • Pure Powder Reagent (80)
        • Sugar (32)
        • Silver Azalea (32)
        • Grass (32)
        • Purified Water (32)
      • Monster Blood (160)
    • Black Stone Powder (4000)
  • Hard Black Crystal Shard x10
    icon Epheria: Old Prow x1 Sold by Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria.

    Read our Epheria Old Ship Gear Guide

    icon Epheria: Old Plating x1
    icon Epheria: Old Cannon x1
    icon Epheria: Old Wind Sail x1
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    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) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

     

    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) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

     

    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) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

     

    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] Narvo Sea Cucumber
    •  [Level 2] Pirate Gold Coin
    icon Rock Salt Ingot x100 Barter 1x Sea Trade Good for x100 Ingot

    •  [Level 2] Conch Shell Ornament
    •  [Level 2] Balanced Stone Pagoda
    •  [Level 2] Urchin Spine
    icon Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue x4
    • [Daily] Ravikel’s Test = x8 Glue – give Iridescent Coral Piece to Curio
    • 150 Oquilla Coins = x16 (for details: Daily Sailing Quests Guide)
    • Ravinia’s Crow Coin Shop 140 Crow Coins Each (560 total)
    • Young Ocean Stalker rare drop
    • Barter 1x Sea Trade Good for x4 Glue
      • icon[Level 3] Torn Pirate Treasure Map
      • icon[Level 3] Gooey Monster Blood
      • icon [Level 3] Rare Herb Pile
      • icon [Level 3] Blue Candle Bundle
    icon Seaweed Stalk x6
    icon Epheria: Old Prow enhanced to +10 Sold by Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria.

    Read our Epheria Old Ship Gear Guide

    icon Epheria: Old Plating enhanced to +10
    icon Epheria: Old Cannon enhanced to +10
    icon Epheria: Old Wind Sail enhanced to +10

    How to Upgrade Epheria Sailboat

    To upgrade your sailboat to the Improved Epheria Sailboat or 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.

    See the charts below for detailed information on how to acquire materials.

    Improved Epheria Sailboat Materials

    icon IMPROVED EPHERIA SAILBOAT MATERIALS / HOW TO CRAFT
    Ship Mats Mat Breakdown How to Acquire
    Standardized Timber Square x250

    Base Amounts:

    • Usable Scantling (1180)
      • Log (4720)

    Logs can be gathered by chopping trees or bought at the Marketplace.

    Use Process > Chopping on the Logs to make Usable Scantling, then Process > Chopping on the scantling to make Timber Squares.

    Steel x200

    Base Amounts:

    • Melted Iron Shard (1200)
      • Iron Ore (2400)
    • Coal (1200)

    Iron Ore and Coal can be acquired through nodes by workers, gathered, or bought at the Marketplace.

    Use Process > Heating to melt the Iron Ore into Melted Iron Shards, then Process > Heating to combine Melted Iron Shards and Coal to make Steel Ingots.

    Pine Plywood x500

    Base Amounts:

    • Pine Plank (1860)
      • Pine Timber (3720)

    Pine Timber can be acquired through nodes by workers, gathered, or bought at the Marketplace.

    Use Process > Chopping on the Pine Timber to make Pine Planks, then Process > Chopping on the planks to make Pine Plywood.

    Flax Fabric x100

    Base Amounts:

    • Flax Thread (400)
      • Flax (800)

    Flax can be acquired through nodes by workers or bought at the Marketplace.

    Use Process > Heating on the Flax to make Flax Thread, then Process > Grinding on the thread to make Flax Fabric.

    icon Hard Pillar x30

    Base Amounts:

    • Log (300)
    • Plywood Hardener (300)
      • Pure Powder Reagent (200)
        • Sugar (80)
        • Silver Azalea (80)
        • Grass (80)
        • Purified Water (80)
      • Bloody Tree Knot (600)
      • Fir Sap (800)
      • Trace Of The Earth (600)

    Logs can be gathered by chopping trees or bought at the Marketplace.

    Craft Plywood Hardener if your Alchemy is Apprentice 1+ or buy at the Marketplace.

    Use Process > Heating to combine Logs and Plywood Hardener to make Hard Pillars.

    icon Ultimate Armor Reform Stone x10

    Base Amounts:

    • Grade 3 Armor Reform Stone x100
      • Steel (400)
        • Melted Iron Shard (800)
          • Iron Ore (1600)
        • Coal (800)
      • Melted Platinum Shard (300)
        • Platinum Ore (600)
      • Black Crystal (300)
        • Rough Black Crystal (600)
      • Old Tree Bark (200)
      • Tyrant’s Blood (200)
        • Monk’s Branch (80)
        • Trace of Savagery (80)
        • Pure Powder Reagent (80)
          • Sugar (32)
          • Silver Azalea (32)
          • Grass (32)
          • Purified Water (32)
        • Monster Blood (160)
      • Black Stone Powder (4000)
    • Hard Black Crystal Shard x10

    Grade 3 Armor Reform Stones can be crafted at a level 3 Refinery workshop or purchased at the Marketplace.

    Hard Black Crystal Shards can be acquired as a rare drop through gathering, offered as attendance rewards, quest rewards, or purchased at the Marketplace.

    Use Process > Heating to combine Grade 3 Armor Reform Stones and Hard Black Crystal Shard to make Ultimate Armor Reform Stone.

    icon Epheria: Old Prow x1 Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria  $3,500,000

    Read our Epheria Old Ship Gear Guide

    icon Epheria: Old Plating x1 Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $4,000,000
    icon Epheria: Old Cannon x1 Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,500,000
    icon Epheria: Old Wind Sail x1 Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,000,000

     

    Epheria Caravel Materials (Detailed)

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    EPHERIA CARAVEL MATERIALS / HOW TO CRAFT

    Ship Mats Mat Breakdown How to Acquire
    icon Graphite Ingot for Upgrade x100

    Base Amounts:

    • Zinc Ingot (10,000)
      • Melted Zinc Shard (37,040)
        • Zinc Ore (74,080)
    • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

    Zinc Ore can be acquired through nodes by workers or purchased at the Marketplace.

    Sea Monster’s Ooze is looted from Hungry Sea Monsters.

    Use Process > Heating to combine Zinc Ingot and Sea Monster’s Ooze into Graphite Ingot for Upgrade.

    Completing Quests “Ravinia’s Ship Upgrade Log I and IV” will reward 25 Graphite Ingot for Upgrade per quest. Find Ravinia in Crow’s Nest, north of Tinberra Island.

    icon Timber for Upgrade x100

    Base Amounts:

    • Old Tree Bark (10,000)
    • Red Tree Lump (10,000)
    • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

    Old Tree Bark and Red Tree Lump can be acquired through nodes by workers, as a rare drop while chopping trees, or purchased at the Marketplace.

    Sea Monster’s Ooze is looted from Hungry Sea Monsters.

    Use Process > Chopping to combine Old Tree Bark, Red Tree Lump, and Sea Monster’s Ooze into Timber for Upgrade.

    Completing Quests “Ravinia’s Ship Upgrade Log I and IV” will reward 25 Timber for Upgrade per quest. Find Ravinia in Crow’s Nest, north of Tinberra Island.

    icon Adhesive for Upgrade x100

    Base Amounts:

    • White Cedar Sap (10,000)
    • Acacia Sap (10,000)
    • Elder Tree Sap (10,000)
    • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

    White Cedar Sap can be acquired through nodes by workers, gathered from White Cedar Trees, or purchased on the Marketplace.

    Acacia Sap can be acquired through nodes by workers, gathered from White Cedar Trees, or purchased on the Marketplace.

    Elder Tree Sap can be acquired through nodes by workers, gathered from White Cedar Trees, or purchased on the Marketplace.

    Sea Monster’s Ooze is looted from Hungry Sea Monsters.

    Use Process > Heating to combine the 3 saps and the ooze into Adhesive for Upgrade.

    Completing Quests “Ravinia’s Ship Upgrade Log I and IV” will reward 25 Adhesive for Upgrade per quest. Find Ravinia in Crow’s Nest, north of Tinberra Island.

    icon Ship Upgrade Permit: Epheria Caravel x1 Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $400,00,000 Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $400,00,000
    icon Island Tree Coated Plywood x100

    Obtain through Barter:

    Exchange Lvl. 2 sea trade goods x1 for Island Tree Coated Plywood x100.

    – Exchangeable Sea Trade Goods
    [Level 2] Filtered Drinking Water
    [Level 2] Narvo Sea Cucumber
    [Level 2] Pirate Gold Coin

    Obtain through Barter:

    Exchange Lvl. 2 sea trade goods x1 for Island Tree Coated Plywood x100.

    – Exchangeable Sea Trade Goods
    [Level 2] Filtered Drinking Water
    [Level 2] Narvo Sea Cucumber
    [Level 2] Pirate Gold Coin

    icon Rock Salt Ingot x100

    Obtain through Barter:

    Exchange Lvl. 2 sea trade goods x1 for Rock Salt Ingot x100.

    Exchangeable Sea Trade Goods
    [Level 2] Conch Shell Ornament
    [Level 2] Balanced Stone Pagoda
    [Level 2] Urchin Spine

    Obtain through Barter:

    Exchange Lvl. 2 sea trade goods x1 for Rock Salt Ingot x100.

    Exchangeable Sea Trade Goods
    [Level 2] Conch Shell Ornament
    [Level 2] Balanced Stone Pagoda
    [Level 2] Urchin Spine

    icon Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue x4

    Obtain through Barter:

    Exchange Lv. 3 sea trade goods x1 for Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue x4

    Exchangeable Sea Trade Goods
    [Level 3] Torn Pirate Treasure Map
    [Level 3] Gooey Monster Blood
    [Level 3] Rare Herb Pile
    [Level 3] Blue Candle Bundle

    Obtain through Barter:

    Exchange Lv. 3 sea trade goods x1 for Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue x4

    Exchangeable Sea Trade Goods
    [Level 3] Torn Pirate Treasure Map
    [Level 3] Gooey Monster Blood
    [Level 3] Rare Herb Pile
    [Level 3] Blue Candle Bundle

    Obtained through Quests at Oquilla’s Eye:

    [Daily] Ravikel’s Test (x8)

    [Daily] Small Repayment from the Old Moon Guild I (x16)

    Purchased from Ravinia for 140 sea coins.

    icon Seaweed Stalk x6

    Obtained through Quests at Oquilla’s Eye:
    [Daily] Precious Coral Piece

    [Daily] Small Repayment from the Old Moon Guild I

    Obtained through Quests at Oquilla’s Eye:

    [Daily] Precious Coral Piece (x4)

    [Daily] Small Repayment from the Old Moon Guild I (x8)

    Purchased from Ravinia for 600 sea coins.

    icon Epheria: Old Prow enhanced to +10

    Base sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,500,000.

    Guaranteed Enhance using Verdant Black Stone which is acquired through bartering Lvl. 1 sea trade goods for Crow Merchants Guild’s Barter Voucher

    Read our Epheria Old Ship Gear Guide

    icon Epheria: Old Plating enhanced to +10

    Base sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $4,000,000.

    Guaranteed Enhance using Verdant Black Stone which is acquired through bartering Lvl. 1 sea trade goods for Crow Merchants Guild’s Barter Voucher

    icon Epheria: Old Cannon enhanced to +10

    Base sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,500,000.

    Guaranteed Enhance using Verdant Black Stone which is acquired through bartering Lvl. 1 sea trade goods for Crow Merchants Guild’s Barter Voucher

    icon Epheria: Old Wind Sail enhanced to +10

    Base sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,000,000.

    Guaranteed Enhance using Verdant Black Stone which is acquired through bartering Lvl. 1 sea trade goods for Crow Merchants Guild’s Barter Voucher

     

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