ATTENTION:
The Great Expedition update made many changes to sailing and ship systems. The good news is you can find updated Sailing guides under the Sailing category.

For up to date Sailing Guides:

This guide was originally written by Halkeides (u/Halkeides), who generously published a Margoria & Sailing Guide in “Margoria & Ships Content“. It was published with with Halkeides’ permission and added to/edited by me. With all the recent Sailing changes, I have started weeding out the errors and putting the changed info into new guides. Please see above links for current Sailing guides. (Halkeides is currently taking a break from Black Desert Online.)

Margoria Sea Monsters & Their Drops

BDO Ship

When you are in the Great Ocean, you will encounter various deadly sea monsters. These monsters can’t be killed by traditional means and must be hunted with large Epheria Sailboat/Frigate or Guild Galley, which have cannons that can be manned by players. The player steering the boat can also do damage by ramming the monster, using the Ram Skill (Q).

The rewards of hunting sea monsters
Although challenging, battling sea monsters provides several benefits. They drop items that are used to craft ship gear, which improves ship stats like movement speed, turn, stamina, etc. Killing sea monsters also helps to provide guild funds and guild XP. You will be unable to promote your sailors in quests like: [Boatman Promotion] The Man and the Sea I, if you do not hunt sea monsters.

BDO Sea Monster List: Loot & Knowledge

BDO Hekaru Sea Monster

BDO Hekaru drops Hekaru: Hekaru Location Map

Sihuram gives sea monster knowledge.


Drops:

[Guild] Amethyst Hekaru Spike 1.5%

[Guild] Hekaru’s Spike 100%

[Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan 100%


Friendly unless attacked

BDO Ocean Stalker Sea Monster BDO Ocean Stalker dropsOcean Stalker: Ocean Stalker Location Map

Bindo gives sea monster knowledge


Drops:

[Guild] Ocean Stalker Whisker 1.5%

[Guild] Ocean Stalker’s Skin 100%

[Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan 100%


Friendly unless attacked

BDO Candidum Sea Monster

BDO Candidum dropsCandidum: Candidum Location Map

Gintabam gives sea monster knowledge


Drops:

[Guild] Steel Candidum Shell 8%

[Guild] Candidum Shell 100%

[Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan 100%

BDO Nineshark Sea Monster

BDO Nineshark dropsNineshark: Nineshark: Location Map

Moran gives sea monster knowledge


Drops:

[Guild] Nineshark’s Fin 8%

[Guild] Nineshark’s Horn Fragment 100%

[Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan 100%


Hard to outrun

BDO Black Rust Sea Monster

BDO Black Rust dropsBlack Rust: Black Rust Location Map

Siyunchae gives sea monster knowledge


Drops:

[Guild] Black Rust Tongue 8%

[Guild] Black Rust Jawbone 100%

[Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan 100%

BDO Goldmont Small Battleship

BDO Goldmont Small Battleship dropsGoldmont Small Battleship: Goldmont Small Battleship Location Map

Sihuram gives sea monster knowledge


Drops:

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Goblet 1%

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Coin 100%

BDO Goldmont Medium Battleship

BDO Goldmont Medium Battleship dropsGoldmont Medium Battleship: Goldmont Medium Battleship Location Map

Haeran gives sea monster knowledge.


Drops:

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Goblet 3%

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Coin 100%

BDO Goldmont Large Battleship

BDO Goldmont Large Battleship dropsGoldmont Large Battleship: Goldmont Large Battleship Location Map

Moran gives sea monster knowledge


Drops:

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Goblet 5%

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Coin 100%


[Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan

[Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan

Used for:  [Guild] Origin of Wind, Guild Funds, [Boatman Promotion] The Man and the Sea I

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Coin

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Coin

Used for: [Boatman Promotion] The Man and the Sea I, Guild Funds


Patch 15th May 2019 reduced Weight Limits on Sea Monster Drops

Sea Monster Item Drop Weight
Young Sea Monster’s Neidan 0.10 LT
Young Candidum’s Shell 0.10 LT
Young Black Rust Jawbone 0.19 LT
Young Nineshark’s Horn Fragment 0.10 LT
[Guild] Candidum Shell 0.10 LT
[Guild] Hekaru’s Spike 0.09 LT
[Guild] Black Rust Jawbone 0.19 LT
[Guild] Nineshark’s Horn Fragment 0.10 LT
[Guild] Ocean Stalker’s Skin 0.12 LT
[Guild] Steel Candidum Shell 325.50 LT
[Guild] Amethyst Hekaru Spike 320.60 LT
[Guild] Black Rust Tongue 342.30 LT
[Guild] Nineshark’s Fin 323.40 LT
[Guild] Ocean Stalker Whisker 341.60 LT
[Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan 2.10 LT

Sea Monster Location Map

The following picture shows where Sea Monsters spawn in Margoria and Ross Seas.

BDO Sea Monster Map, Spawn Locations
Red Area Hekaru spawn location
Blue Area Ocean Stalker spawn location
Darker Blue Area Black Rust spawn location
Grey Area

NineShark, Candidum, Goldmont Pirate Battleship spawn locations

(except for the one inside Black Rust spawn, there may be only Nineshark and Candidum)

Patch Notes – 20th June 2018:

  • Young Nineshark, Young Candidum, and Young Black Rust have been added around the border area of Ross Sea and Margoria Sea.

    • Upon defeating Young Nineshark, Young Candidum, and Young Black Rust, you can obtain Young Sea Monster’s Neidan, Young Candidum’s Shell, Young Black Rust Jawbone, or Young Nineshark’s Fragment.

    • Sailing Skill EXP can be obtained upon defeating Young Nineshark, Young Candidum, and Young Black Rust. However, Life EXP boost will not be applied here.

    • Perform Heating on green-grade Young Candidum’s Shell x10, Young Black Rust Jawbone x10, or Young Nineshark’s Horn Fragment x10 respectively to obtain blue-grade [Guild] Candidum Shell x1, [Guild] Black Rust Jawbone x1, or [Guild] Nineshark’s Horn Fragment x1.

    • Perform Heating on Young Sea Monster’s Neidan x10 to obtain [Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan x1.



Great Ocean Events

While you are in Ross Sea or Margoria Sea, you may encounter events which will harm your ship if you are travelling afk.

BDO Ocean Hurricane/Tornado

Hurricanes/Tornadoes

Tornadoes only occur when you are at the wheel of the ship and moving. They damage your ship and may cause you to lose trade items from cargo.


Lightning
Your fishing will be interrupted when struck by lightning. This causes your AFK fishing session to stop.

BDO Margoria Phantom Ship

Margoria Phantom Ship

It can spawn with stormy weather and will force you out of the helm, stopping your boat. You can kill it with cannon fire. It can occur when you are at the wheel of your ship, whether you are moving or not. If you don’t want to fight it, return to your ship’s wheel and sail away. The Phantom Ship will disappear after it is a certain distance away from you.

Margoria Lost Item

Margoria Lost Item Margoria Lost Item

Margoria Lost Item spawns randomly on sunken ship remains

You can loot it with a Silver Key It’s a little confusing, but I think you randomly obtain items from Furious Sea Spirit Fragment loot table shown on bddatabase.net.

Margoria Lost Item Drops


Vell – World Boss

BDO Vell World Boss
BDO Vell World Boss

Vell will spawn every Sunday at 14:00 PDT for NA and 16:00 CEST for EU, north of Lema island:

Since April 30th 2019, Vell now appears in all servers. Vell’s overall HP was adjusted to match the global spawn system. They also fixed the issue where you could not control your Ship if Vell was killed while performing the jump and dive attack that caused tidal waves.

30 minutes before Vell  breaks free, there will be an alert message for all servers

  • World Boss Vell’s HP is shared among different servers.
  • You can use [Hunting] Matchlock for killing Lopters 
  • There will be no penalty for being killed by Vell.
  • Vell will now despawn naturally after 30 minutess. When Vell despawns naturally, you will receive loots of a grade less.
  • The damage standard you have to meet in order to receive certain loot for defeating Vell has been lowered. Also, the reward to obtain for inflicting even a small amount of damage to Vell has been added
    • Vell will drop loot for players who inflict damage even once with a cannon.
  • PvP: 10 minutes before Vell appears up until Vell dies, Guild Wars or PvP will now be blocked off.

Vell Location Map

Vell is quite a distance North from Lema Island. Thank you to somethinglovely.net for providing the image below. This is a good website to use to find the location of any world boss. Just type their name in the search. Here is a direct link to Vell on somethinglovely.net

BDO Vell Location Map

Vell Item Drops

Thank you bddatabase.net for the following Vell drop rates: BDO Vell World Boss
Vell Drops
Vell's Heart Vell’s Heart 0.01%
Vell's Concentrated Magic Vell’s Concentrated Magic 1%
Rainbow Coral Ring Rainbow Coral Ring 5%
Vell’s Fine Powder Vell’s Fine Powder 75%
Gold Bar 1000G Gold Bar 100G Gold Bar 10G Cron Stone Black Stone (Armor) Black Stone (Weapon) Coral Piece Hunter's Seal
1.2% 7.5% 75% 75% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Shipyard Locations for Boat Crafting

Here are the locations of all of the shipyards in BDO. Shipyards allow you to craft ships, when you have gathered the required crafting materials and one worker in that shipyard’s city. Requires Contribution to purchase the shipyard and one or more workers to craft the boat.

Scroll past this Shipyard section for boat recipes and stats.

Velia Shipyard (1 Level)

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Raft

Heidel Shipyard (1 Level)

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Raft

Calpheon Shipyard (1 Level)

Ship License: Calpheon Rowboat

Ship License: Calpheon Rowboat

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Raft

Epheria Shipyard (3 Level)

Ship License: Calpheon Rowboat

Ship License: Calpheon Rowboat

Ship License: Fishing Boat

Ship License: Fishing Boat

Ship License: Epheria Sailboat

Ship License: Epheria Sailboat

Ship License: Epheria Frigate

Ship License: Epheria Frigate

Tarif Shipyard (1 Level)

Ship License: Mediah Rowboat

Ship License: Mediah Rowboat

 

Altinova Shipyard (2 Level)

Ship License: Mediah Rowboat

Ship License: Mediah Rowboat

Ship License: Fishing Boat

Ship License: Fishing Boat

Ancado Inner Harbor Shipyard (2 Level)

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Fishing Boat

Ship License: Fishing Boat

 

Iliya Island Shipyard (2 Level)

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Fishing Boat

Ship License: Fishing Boat

 

Arehaza Shipyard (2 Level)

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Rowboat

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Raft

Ship License: Fishing Boat

Ship License: Fishing Boat

 

Boat Types & Boat List (Small Boats)

The following boat types, I have labeled small, because they are inferior to the Margoria, Great Ocean type of boats that should be used in Margoria (Great Ocean) waters. However, these smaller boats are perfect for the waters surrounding the main land. Good for fishing and exploring inside safer waters. They are also much easier to obtain and build. One only requires 10k silver from a vendor. Of course, cheaper price means lower boat stats. These ships are not recommended for Great Ocean waters. Be extremely careful and patient, if you decide to take these boats into Ross/Margoria seas.

Raft: Vendor & Recipe

Ship License: Raft crafting materials and recipe

SHIP LICENSE: RAFT

Inventory: 4

Acceleration: 100%

Speed: 100%

Turn: 100%

Brake: 100%

Weight limit: 180 LT


or purchase for 10k at Wharf Manager
Lvl 8+

Srulk’s Humble Fishing Boat: Amity

Srulk Humble Fishing Boat Vendor
Srulk: Humble Fishing Boat Vendor (300 Amity)

SHIP LICENSE: SRULK’S HUMBLE FISHING BOAT

Inventory: 1

Acceleration: 100%

Speed: 100%

Turn: 100%

Brake: 100%

Weight limit: 40 LT


You need to have at least 300 Amity points with Srulk, the Port Epheria Wharf Manager, to access the Amity Shop. Upon purchase of Ship License: Srulk’s Humble Fishing Boat, Amity Points will decrease by 300.

Rowboat: Recipe

Ship License: Rowboat crafting materials and recipe

SHIP LICENSE: ROWBOAT

Inventory: 8

Acceleration: 100%

Speed: 105%

Turn: 100%

Brake: 100%

Weight limit: 360 LT

Calpheon Rowboat: Recipe

Ship License: Calpheon Rowboat crafting materials and recipe

SHIP LICENSE: CALPHEON ROWBOAT

Inventory: 10

Acceleration: 100%

Speed: 105%

Turn: 105%

Brake: 105%

Weight limit: 450 LT

Mediah Rowboat: Recipe

Ship License: Mediah Rowboat crafting materials and recipe

SHIP LICENSE: MEDIAH ROWBOAT

Inventory: 8

Acceleration: 100%

Speed: 110%

Turn: 100%

Brake: 100%

Weight limit: 360 LT

Fishing Boat: Recipe

Ship License: Fishing Boat crafting materials and recipe

SHIP LICENSE: FISHING BOAT

Inventory: 12

Acceleration: 100%

Speed: 100%

Turn: 100%

Brake: 100%

Weight limit: 540 LT

Palm Raft: Boat Quest Reward

Ship License: Palm Raft quest
Quest Reward

SHIP LICENSE: PALM RAFT

Inventory: 4

Acceleration: 150%

Speed: 150%

Turn: 150%

Brake: 150%

Weight limit: 180 LT


ship is rewarded from 2 seperate quests:
JUST LIKE IN HIS NOVEL or..
PROCURING MEDIAH ROWBOAT

Roroju’s Rescue Raft: Boat Quest Reward

Ship License: Palm Raft quest
Quest Reward

SHIP LICENSE: ROROJU’S RESCUE RAFT

Inventory: 4

Acceleration: 150%

Speed: 150%

Turn: 150%

Brake: 150%

Weight limit: 180 LT


ship is rewarded from 1 Daily quest:
Daily] If You Need a Boat
buy 1 Dark Beer from Haeran down the dock

BDO Ship Part Workshop: Levels 1-4

Level 1 Ship Part Workshop

Level 1 Ship Part Workshop:

  Rowboat Prow

  Rowboat Decoration

Level 2 Ship Part Workshop

Level 2 Ship Part Workshop:

  Rowboat Cargo Container

  Calpheon Rowboat Prow

  Altinova Rowboat Prow

  Valencia Rowboat Prow

  Calpheon Rowboat Decoration

  Altinova Rowboat Decoration

  Valencia Rowboat Decoration

Level 3 Ship Part Workshop

Level 3 Ship Part Workshop:

  Calpheon Rowboat Cargo Container

  Altinova Rowboat Cargo Container

  Fishing Boat Cargo Container

  Valencia Rowboat Cargo Container

  Fishing Boat Prow

  Fishing Boat Decoration

Level 4 Ship Part Workshop

Level 4 Ship Part Workshop:

  Origin of Wind x5

  Ship Repair Kit

  Epheria Sailboat: Dragon Prow

  Epheria Sailboat: Enhanced Black Plating

  Epheria Sailboat: Elena Cannon

  Epheria Sailboat: Black Breeze Sail

  Kaia Fishing Boat Cargo Container

  Kaia Rowboat Cargo Container

  Kaia Fishing Boat Prow

  Kaia Rowboat Prow

  Kaia Fishing Boat Decoration

  Kaia Rowboat Decoration

(Kaia) Blue Boat Gear

The following ship parts are blue-grade boat gear, that require a Level 4 Ship Part Workshop.

Kaia Rowboat Gear

Equip Effect:

Movement Speed +5%

DP +20


3-Set Effect:

Acceleration +3%

Movement Speed +4%

Brake +5%

Equip Effect:

DP +40


3-Set Effect:

Acceleration +3%

Movement Speed +4%

Brake +5%

Equip Effect:

DP +30

Weight Limit +200LT


3-Set Effect:

Acceleration +3%

Movement Speed +4%

Brake +5%

Kaia Fishing Boat Gear

Equip Effect:

Movement Speed +4%

DP +20


3-Set Effect:

Acceleration +3%

Movement Speed +4%

Brake +5%

Equip Effect:

DP +40


3-Set Effect:

Acceleration +3%

Movement Speed +4%

Brake +5%

Equip Effect:

DP +30

Weight Limit +200LT


3-Set Effect:

Acceleration +3%

Movement Speed +4%

Brake +5%



BDO Guild Ship

BDO Guild Ship/Galley BDO Guild Galley License

Galley: Obtained by Quest & Crafting

Quest + Guild Missions for a Guild Galley
You can obtain a galley through the quest [Guild] I Have a Dream, which requires getting 150 Old Moon Combat Seal and 150 Old Moon Life Seal. To get Old Moon Seals, your guild will need to do combat and life Guild Missions, which give 1 to 4 Old Moon Seals, depending upon the difficulty.

Then you can exchange them for a [Guild] Ship License: Galley.

Guild Mission Old Moon Seal Rewards

Small

1 Old Moon Life/Combat Seal

Medium

1/2 Old Moon Life/Combat Seal

Large

2/3 Old Moon Life/Combat Seal

Extra large

3/4 Old Moon Life/Combat Seal

Yan, the Guild Manager in Valencia City, gives the quest, [Guild] I Have a Dream.

Crafting a Galley
If you want more galleys, your Guild will need to learn the following Guild Skills:

BDO Guild Skills Requireed for Galley

In order to build a Galley, you need to win a Guild House auction for Olvia, Velia, or Altinova:

Guild Shipyard in Guild House, Olvia Guild House, Olvia

Guild Shipyard in Guild House, Olvia

Guild Shipyard in Guild House, Velia Guild House, Velia

Guild Shipyard in Guild House, Velia

Guild Shipyard in Guild House, Altinova Guild House, Altinova

Guild Shipyard in Guild House, Altinova

Guild Shipyard in 2nd Guild House, Altinova

To craft a Guild Galley in your Guild Shipyard, you will need many different materials:

BDO Guild Ship License Galley Crafting Recipe, Design

Description: 

Proof of ownership of a Galley. You can check out the boat in the guild wharfs.

Inventory:

Acceleration: 100%

Speed: 100%

Turn: 110%

Brake: 110%


Patch Notes – 20th June 2018 – Guild Crafting system has been revamped:

  • You can access the Guild Crafting window from Guild (G) > Guild Crafting.

    • In the Guild Crafting window, select “Select Product” and then the item and quantity you want to produce.

    • After you press “Start Crafting,” a menu will appear where you can input the crafting materials.

    • You can input the required materials from your personal inventory.

    • Please note that you can not retrieve items you have inputted.

    • Once all the materials have been inputted, crafting can begin.

    • Once crafting begins, the expected work time until completion will appear, as well as a button to “Complete Now.”

    • The completed product will automatically be stored in your Guild Storage.

    • Instead of using workers, Guild members can now input items from their personal Inventories for Guild Crafting.

    • However, you need to input all of the necessary materials to start crafting.

      • (Therefore, we believe that it would be helpful to gather all the necessary materials before bidding on a Guild House.)

    • The crafting time for each item you can Guild Craft is set. You can use Guild Funds to use the “Complete Guild Crafting Now” function and finish crafting an item immediately.

      • It will cost 10,000 Silver per second left of the estimated work time to “Complete Now.”

    • You cannot choose multiples of the same item for Guild Crafting.

    • There is a daily limit for each craftable item through Guild Crafting.

    • Each craftable item through Guild Crafting can be crafted one at a time..

    • The completed product will automatically be stored in your Guild Storage.

    • Guild Activity will not rise for Guild Crafting.

  • Guild Crafting specs:
  • Patch Notes – 15th August 2018: It has been changed that items produced from Guild Crafting can be stacked in Inventory. If you have the relevant items in the Inventory separately in Inventory, you can store them in Storage and retrieve again to have them stacked in Inventory.
Guild Crafting Items Cost to “Complete Now” (Silver) Crafting Time Daily Production Limit
[Guild] Ship License: Galley 864,000,000 24 Hours 1
[Guild] Galley: Steller’s Sea Eagle Prow 432,000,000 12 Hours 1
[Guild] Galley: Enhanced Blue Plating 432,000,000 12 Hours 1
[Guild] Galley: Sophia Cannon 720,000,000 20 Hours 1
[Guild] Galley: Cloud Breeze Sail 720,000,000 20 Hours 1
[Guild] Origin of Wind 864,000,000 24 Hours 1
[Guild] Registration: Valencia Elephant 864,000,000 24 Hours 1
[Guild] Registration: Cadria Elephant 864,000,000 24 Hours 1
[Guild] Bountiful Basket 864,000,000 24 Hours 1
[Guild] Capotia Golden Elephant Mask 432,000,000 12 Hours 2
[Guild] Capotia Golden Elephant Armor 432,000,000 12 Hours 2
[Guild] Capotia Silk Saddle 432,000,000 12 Hours 2
[Guild] Capotia Silk Stirrups 432,000,000 12 Hours 2
[Guild] Steel Armor for Combat 432,000,000 12 Hours 2
[Guild] Steel Mask for Combat 432,000,000 12 Hours 2
[Guild] Silk Saddle for Combat 432,000,000 12 Hours 2
[Guild] Silk Stirrups for Combat 432,000,000 12 Hours 2

Here is a screenshot of the basic Guild Galley:

Green Galley Gear

In order to obtain green grade Galley gear, you have to buy them from a Guild Wharf Manager NPC. It is impossible to craft them.

Guild Wharf Managers
Anthony Altinova Wharf
Chadwick Olvia Wharf
Hemsworth Lema Wharf
Jeremy Ancado Wharf
Leslie Arehaza Wharf
Robert Velia Wharf
Sebastian Olvia Wharf
Sihuram Port Ratt Wharf
[Guild] Galley: Bronze Prow Statue

[Guild] Galley: Bronze Prow Statue


Base stats:

Movement Speed +1%

DP +10

Buy price: 7,000,000

[Guild] Galley: High Wind Sail

[Guild] Galley: High Wind Sail


Base stats:

Max Power +1000

Turn +1%

[Guild] Galley: Maria Cannon

[Guild] Galley: Maria Cannon


Base stats:

AP +11

Max Stamina +1000

Buy price: 8,000,000

[Guild] Galley: Enhanced Shield

[Guild] Galley: Enhanced Shield


Base stats:

DP: +10

DR: +10

Weight Limit +300 LT

Buy price: 8,500,000

Here is an example of Guild Galley with green grade gear set:

BDO Guild Galley Ship with Green grade ship gear set

Blue Galley Gear

In order to craft blue grade Galley ship parts, you need one of the Guild houses mentioned before by winning a Guild House auction for Olvia, Velia, or Altinova, and purchasing the second level of its Guild Shipyard.

[Guild] Galley: Steller’s Sea Eagle Prow

[Guild] Galley: Steller’s Sea Eagle Prow


Base stats:

Max Power +50000

Movement Speed +2%

Damage Reduction: 20

DP +20

[Guild] Galley: Sophia Cannon

[Guild] Galley: Sophia Cannon



Base stats:

AP +21

Max Stamina +5000

[Guild] Galley: Enhanced Blue Plating

[Guild] Galley: Enhanced Blue Plating



Base stats:

DP +20

Damage Reduction: 20

Weight Limit +450 LT

[Guild] Galley: Cloud Breeze Sail

[Guild] Galley: Cloud Breeze Sail



Base stats:

Max Power +50000

Turn +2%

Here is an example of the Guild Galley with blue grade ship gear set:

BDO Guild Galley Ship with blue grade ship gear set



Great Ocean Epheria Boats

BDO Ship

Is it worth it to acquire specialized Great Ocean boats? When you are in the Great Ocean, you will encounter various deadly sea monsters. These monsters can’t be killed by traditional means and must be hunted with large Epheria Sailboat/Frigate or Guild Galley, which have cannons that can be manned by players. The player steering the boat can also do damage by ramming the monster, using the Ram Skill (Q).

The rewards of hunting sea monsters
Although challenging, battling sea monsters provides several benefits. They drop items that are used to craft ship gear, which improves ship stats like movement speed, turn, stamina, etc. Killing sea monsters also helps to provide guild funds and guild XP. You will need to hunt sea monsters, if you would like to promote your sailors in quests like: [Boatman Promotion] The Man and the Sea I.

Epheria Sailboat vs Epheria Frigate

The Epheria Sailboat is a nice personal boat, best used for trading purposes, but does have 2 cannons for sea monster hunting. This sailboat is the least expensive Epheria boat to build and costs half as much to equip with blue grade sailboat gear. It has over twice as much storage as the Epheria Frigate, but suffers a 10% penalty to Acceleration, Turn, Brake, and Speed. The Epheria Sailboat also helps traders by having 1,000LT more weight limit.

Epheria Sailboat vs Epheria Frigate

BDO Epheria Sailboat

Ship License: Epheria Sailboat:

Description:

Proof of ownership of an Epheria Sailboat. Go to the wharfs to check out the boat.

Storage: 25

Acceleration: 100%

Speed: 100%

Turn: 110%

Brake: 110%

Cannons: 2

Blue Gear: 50% less cost

Weight Limit: 5,000 LT


BDO Epheria Sailboat Crafting Recipe and Materials

BDO Epheria Frigate

Ship License: Epheria Frigate:

Description:

Proof of ownership of an Epheria Frigate. Go to the wharfs to check out the boat.

Storage: 12

Acceleration: 110%

Speed: 110%

Turn: 120%

Brake: 120%

Cannons: 4

Blue Gear: 50% more cost

Weight Limit: 4,000 LT


Ship License: Epheria Frigate crafting recipe and materials
  • So which Epheria ship is best?
    • ——— Quick Frigate and Sailboat Comparison ———
    • Epheria Sailboat: 25 storage slots. 5,000LT weight limit. 10% lower Speed, Brake, Accel, Turn. 2 cannons. Blue boat gear requires 50% less materials.
    • Epheria Frigate: 12 storage slots. 4,000LT weight limit. 10% higher Speed, Brake, Accel, Turn. 4 cannons. Blue gear requires 50% more mats.
    • TLDR: Epheria Sailboat excels at trading. Epheria Frigate excels at hunting Sea Monsters
Detailed Epheria Sailboat and Frigate Ship Guides: Ready to learn more details about these Great Ocean ships and how to obtain them? Visit our Epheria Sailboat Guide or Epheria Frigate Guide

Sailor / Boatman

Sailor & Boatman Basics

Sailors for Boats

Guild Galley and Epheria Sailboat/Epheria Frigate can be equipped with 1 Sailor or Boatman, depending upon which type of boat. Boatmen are used on Epheria ships and [Guild] X Sailors on Guild Galleys. These NPCs provide different passive buffs to your ship, depending upon which race you choose. You can hold multiple different workers in your inventory and switch them out as needed. In order to fill a boat’s sailor/boatman slot, you have to buy (hire) a sailor from an NPC. You can improve boatman/sailor buffs by doing certain quests, when your Sailing skill reaches a certain level (Skilled/Professional). Sailors/Boatmen are treated like an inventory item and not like normal workers.

Sailors for Guild Ships (Galley)
In order to obtain sailors for your Guild Galley, you have to buy them with silver from a Guild Wharf Manager NPC. They cost 2.5 million silver and can only be equipped by Guild Officers.

Guild Wharf Managers
Anthony Altinova Wharf
Chadwick Olvia Wharf
Hemsworth Lema Wharf
Jeremy Ancado Wharf
Leslie Arehaza Wharf
Robert Velia Wharf
Sebastian Olvia Wharf
Sihuram Port Ratt Wharf
BDO Guild Dwarf Sailor for Guild Galley BDO Guild Giant Sailor for Guild Galley BDO Guild Human Sailor for Guild Galley BDO Guild Goblin Sailor for Guild Galley

Boatman for Epheria Sailboats/Frigates
In order to obtain a boatman for your Epheria Ships, you have to buy them with 1 million silver and get 500 Amity with one of 4 different NPCs, depending upon which boatman and buffs you want. (Or you can purchase any 4 boatmen from the <Work Supervisor> Lilvayne in Calpheon City.) All Boatmen of the same race have the same stats, no matter if they are for Frigates or Sailboats. In other words, Frigate boatmen have the same stats as Sailboat boatmen. They just have a little different name, depending upon the Epheria boat type: such as “Frigate Sailor Contract: Boatman Bravant” instead of “Sailboat Sailor Contract: Boatman Bravant”.

BDO Sailor Contract: Boatman Khaora BDO Sailor Contract: Boatman Berocchio BDO Sailor Contract: Boatman Tarte BDO Sailor Contract: Boatman Bravant

Boatman Location Map & Boatman Stats

Where to find Boatmen and their stats:

BDO Boatman Location Map & Boatman Stats

RACE
[Guild] Sailor

Epheria
Boatman
NPC

Sailor/Boatman Buff

Dwarf
[Guild] Dwarf Sailor

Khaora

Turn +1%
Max Stamina +5000

Human
[Guild] Human Sailor

Tarte

Acceleration +1%
DP: +5

Goblin
[Guild] Goblin Sailor

Bravant

Speed +1%
Max Power +500

Giant
[Guild] Giant Sailor

Bercchio

Brake +1%
+50LT

Sailor / Boatman Promotion Quests & Grades

Once you have a basic sailor or boatman in your inventory, you can improve his grade up to Artisan level, depending upon your sailing skill. Skilled Sailing skill will allow you to command a Skilled sailor. Professional Sailing skill will let you use a Professional sailor. Artisan skill, an Artisan sailor. You will also need 1000 Amity with the right NPC: Dichzy Borne for [Guild] sailor promotion and Philaberto Falasi for Boatman upgrades.

Boatman & Sailor Tiers/Grades
  • Skilled: +3% Speed, Accel, Turn, Brake
  • Professional: +6% Speed, Accel, Turn, Brake
  • Artisan: +10% Speed, Accel, Turn, Brake

[Guild] Sailor Promotion Quest:
Here is an example of the requirements for the [Guild] Human sailor promotion quest called [Sailor Promotion] The Man and the Sea I. Other races of guild sailors have the same requirements.

BDO Sailor Promotion Quest Requirements
Boatman Sailor Promotion Quest:
Here is an example of the requirements for the Boatman Human sailor promotion quest called [Boatman Promotion] The Man and the Sea I. Other races of boatmen have the same requirements.

BDO Sailor Promotion Quest Requirements

The following npc’s give you the quest that lets you promote your sailor / boatman:

Sailor & Boatman Promotion Quest Givers
Galley Promotions Amity Mini-game

[Guild] Promotion NPC:
Dichzy Borne

Required Sailing: Skilled 1
Required Amity: 1000
Amity Game:
Tranan Underfoe
Alfredo
Eileen
Bahar
Sealus

Dichzy Borne Amity Game
Epheria Ship
Promotions
Amity Mini-game

Boatman Promotion NPC:
Philaberto Falasi

Required Sailing: Skilled 1
Required Amity: 1000
Amity Game:
Marco Faust
Hamir
Tina
Eldas
Ivan DeRose

Philaberto Falasi Amity Game

Boatman Promotion Screenshots:

BDO Boatman Promotion NPC: Philaberto Falasi BDO Boatman Promotion Quest BDO Boatman Promotion Quest

BDO Sailor Skilled Boatman Bravant after promotion

Sailor & Boatman Contract Renewals

The first sailor you obtain after upgrading is good for 7 days. You must then purchase contract renewals that last 1 day and cost 150k+. Right-click the Contract Renewal to open up the UI to renew the contract.

Boatman (Epheria Sailboat & Epheria Frigate)
Contract Renewal: Skilled/Professional Boatman (for Epheria Sailboat and Epheria Frigate) costs 500 Amity from Tirol at Dias Farm, Calpheon. Amity Points will decrease by 500. You can buy multiple when the window is open and you don’t have to repeat the amity game unless you close out the window. Contract renewals can be placed in Storage and used between characters on the same account. It’s possible to access a Boatman contract renewal in your storage with a Storage Maid at sea. The contract renewal will extend the contracted period by 24 hours, and Boatmen contracts can be renewed up to 7 times.

Sailor ([Guild] Galley)
[Guild] Skilled Sailor Contract Renewal for Galley sailors cost 300k+ from any Guild Wharf Manager. Guild items cannot be stored in personal storages.


The following table gives a snap shot of the cost for each contract renewal and the associated increase in buff.

Epheria Sailboat (Boatman)
500 Amity with Tirol
Galley ([Guild] Sailor) Buff %
[Guild] Skilled Sailor Contract Renewal
Buy price: 300,000
 3%
Contract Renewal: Professional Boatman
Buy price: 600,000
[Guild] Professional Sailor Contract Renewal
Buy price: 1,200,000
6%
Contract Renewal: Artisan Boatman
Buy price: 2,400,000
[Guild] Artisan Sailor Contract Renewal
Buy price: 4,800,000
10%

Sailing Quests: Through the Rough Tides

Through the Rough Tides has 4 different options…

  • Through the Rough Tides: Epheria
  • Through the Rough Tides: Velia
  • Through the Rough Tides: Altinova
  • Through the Rough Tides: Ancado

To start the quest, you need to make your way to Port Ratt. If you have Port Ratt discovered already, you can use a Traveler’s Map from Ross sea and it will take you all the way there (eliminating a very long sail time). Traveler's Map Current Marketplace price is 700k.

  • Ship Remote Collect: You can “Remote Collect” your ship at the nearest Wharf Manager. But only if the ship has no items in its storage! If your ship is carrying any items, then it will be teleported to the nearest Wharf Manager and probably loose what it’s carrying… grrr.
  • Checked-in Ship Transport:
    • Talk to the Wharf Manager NPC
    • If your mount has items in its inventory, the ship cannot be transported.
    • Ship transport costs 100k Silver, and it takes 10 minutes to complete.

Once you’re there you’ll want to talk to Sihuram, the Guild Wharf Manager. Sihuram, Wharf Manager

Sailing Quests: Through the Rough Tides

She will give you the option to go to one of 4 locations for the daily. The list is in order of least xp to most xp. Think of it as, the farther you have to travel the more sailing xp you get from the quest.

Sailing Quest NPC Sihuram

After you accept the quest to go to one of those locations, make sure you grab the Old Moon Trade Item. If you do not grab the trade item you cannot finish the quest.

The Ancado quest gives the most xp by far, but I should warn you that it’s a terrible idea to sail all the way there. It will be much faster to sail to land and then run your horse to the desert to turn in the trade item.

The Rough Tides: Ancado sailing daily is a long process where you have to cross the entire ocean twice. Unless you enoy sailing or have another reason to go to Port Ratt, you might want to think twice before spending 2 hours on this one quest.



Boat & Cannon Emotes

Press the following command keys to have your character perform the special actions/emotes while on certain boats or cannons:

  • <Galley, Frigate, Sailboat>
    • Z : All aboard!

    • X : Portside, fire!

    • C : Starboard, fire!

    • V: Let’s feed them to the fish!

  • <Cannons of Galley, Frigate, Sailboat>
    • Z : Harpoon ready to fire!

    • X : Set sail!

    • C : Fire in the hole!

    • V : We need ammunition!

  • HAPPY Sailing!!

    BDO Margoria Sailing Scene