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Season 7 Finally brings greater customisation options for ships

Captaincy had to be put on the backburner after Sea of Thieves moved from the Unity engine to Unreal during early development. Other features had to take priority unfortunately and it has only been in the last couple of years that Rare has started to implement features that were present in the game’s original Unity build back when it was abandoned.

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  • Customise and decorate your captain's cabin
  • Name your vessel and present it on the ship's crest
  • Set sail on special Captain's Voyages
  • Save your customisations for future adventures
  • Play as Captain or Crew and earn rewards
  • Easily sell your loot to the Sovereigns
  • Chronicle your journey on the Captain's Log
  • Choose your path with different play styles

How to buy a ship in Sea of Thieves and add a custom name​


The Season 7 Captaincy update is here and finally players can purchase and customise their own ship (including the ships name). Here are the requirements for purchasing a ship of each type...

There is now a new option available called – ‘My Ships’ – . ‘Purchase Ship’ is now once of the selectable options and prices are:

Sloop = 250,000 Gold – Made for up to two players

Brigantine = 375,000 Gold – Mid-sized ship for up to three players

Galleon = 500,000 Gold – The largest ship type currently in Sea of Thieves, built for up to four players (rumours of a larger ship incoming are circulating)

Purchasing a ship will make you the Captain, granting you access to special customization options at Shipwrights and Captain voyages from the newly added Sovereigns faction. You are not required to have achieved 'Pirate Legend' and simply need the gold to make the purchase.

However, if you would like to buy a second ship of the same type, you must first unlock a Legendary Title for your existing ship, which is done by completing certain challenges while sailing the ship that you own.

After purchasing a ship you will be asked to give the ship a name. Here are the main restrictions of ship names that can be applied:

- No longer than 20 characters
- Can’t contain numbers
- Can’t start or end with a space
- Can’t use certain special characters and symbols
- No profanity


Cosmetic damage on owned ships persists between sessions, so you can pay to 'repair the ships look' to clean it up or you can leave it looking battle-scarred. The cosmetic damage which persists does not allow leaks or game altering damage between sessions and is merely cosmetic. Should you decide you want to change your ship’s name, you will need to buy a Renaming Deed from the Pirate Emporium for 499 Ancient Coins so choose wisely.