Spiritfarer: Boat Improvements Guide + All Upgrades

Standing at Alberts Shipyard for Boat Improvements in Spiritfarer

As Spiritfarer, you are in charge of unlocking upgrades and boat improvements. These will not only make sailing easier, but they’re also tied to key parts of progressing the game’s story.

This guide will go over the process of upgrading your ship, as well as a full list of every boat improvement, plus the costs and perks of each improvement.

Upgrading Your Ship (Size Upgrades)

When it comes to making ship upgrades, the only place to do it is via Albert’s Shipyard (X: 61, Y: 64), who you meet early on in the game.

Upgrading is also quite easy.

Just collect the required materials for each upgrade, then open the upgrade menu at Albert’s Shipyard and purchase the improvement. The blueprint station and boat improvements require materials, while upgrading your ship’s size only needs Glims.

While upgrades can be done at any time for the most part, there are certain upgrades that can only be accessed after talking to specific spirits.

Let’s start by looking at size upgrades, since these only require Glims. And since these don’t need any materials, farming for Glim is the only thing to keep in mind.

Some of the upgrades you can find for Stella’s ship. / Spiritfarer
Some of the upgrades you can find for Stella’s ship.

All Ship Size Upgrades

Upgrading your ship’s size is essential, because over time you will need to build more facilities and guest houses as you progress with the story.

Here are the size upgrades:

Upgrade Size Cost
The Exploring Krill 16 x 15 Free
The Intrepid Otter 23 x 18 1,200 Glims
The Adventurous Manatee 30 x 22 4,000 Glims
The Dauntless Dolphin 38 x 34 8,000 Glims
The Brawlish Narwhal 45 x 41 16,000 Glims
The Flawless Beluga 52 x 48 30,000 Glims
The Silent Orca 59 x 55 45,000 Glims
The Fearless Whale 66 x 67 80,000 Glims

All Boat Improvements

There are also the boat improvements, which will help your ship travel faster and gain access to specific areas in the map and progress the story.

Here are all the upgrades you can make on your ship:

Mailbox Boat Improvement

Function: Receive Mail On Your Ship

What You Need Where/How to Get it
8 Maple Planks Maple planks are made by cutting maple logs in the sawmill.

You can get maple logs from trees in:

  • Mosstein Cove (X: 78, Y: 130)
  • Barkensheim Creek (X: 5, Y: 117)
8 Linen Thread Input linen fiber into the Loom to make linen thread.

Linen fiber is grown from linen seeds planted in the field, bought from:

  • Hummingberg (X: 39, Y: 139)
  • Furogawa (X: -150, Y: 67)
  • Bottom Line Corp. (X: 137, Y: 59)
4 Lightnings in a Bottle Captured from the Thunderstorms event that Atul introduces to you.
250 Glims Acquired by completing requests, getting specific items, or selling items from your inventory.

Icebreaker Boat Improvement

Function: Helps the ship pass through ice barriers

What You Need Where/How to Get it
10 iron ingots Made by smelting iron ore in the Foundry.

You can mine iron ore from nodes found at:

  • Hoseki Quarry (X: -138, Y: 28)
  • Crow’s End Inc. (X: -126, Y: -51)

You can also mine them from nodes planted on one of the Turtle Sisters.

12 oak planks Made by cutting logs in the Sawmill.

Get oak logs by cutting trees in:

  • Gurenu Fields (X: -65, Y: 55)
  • Resuteno Meadows (X: -97, Y: -25)
  • Iwashima Countryside (X: -64, Y: 16)
18 linen fabrics Input linen fiber into the Loom to make linen thread, and put linen thread into the improved Loom to make linen fabric.

You can grow linen fiber from linen seeds planted in the field, bought from:

  • Hummingberg (X: 39, Y: 139)
  • Furogawa (X: -150, Y: 67)
  • Bottom Line Corp. (X: 137, Y: 59)
1 Spirit Flower Acquired by completing all of a spirit’s requests and taking them to Everdoor.
5 Slates Mined from slate nodes at:

  • Hoseki Quarry (X: -138, Y: 28)
  • Mount Toroyama (X: -99, Y: 34)
800 Glims Acquired by completing requests, getting specific items, or selling items from your inventory.

Hermes’ Hymn Boat Improvement

Function: Helps the boat sail 20% faster

What You Need Where/How to Get it
5 slates Mined from slate nodes at:

  • Hoseki Quarry (X: -138, Y: 28)
  • Mount Toroyama (X: -99, Y: 34)
18 oak planks Made by cutting logs in the Sawmill.

Get oak logs by cutting trees in:

  • Gurenu Fields (X: -65, Y: 55)
  • Resuteno Meadows (X: -97, Y: -25)
  • Iwashima Countryside (X: -64, Y: 16)
16 wool fabrics Input wool fiber into the Loom to make wool thread, and put wool thread into the improved Loom to make wool fabric.

Wool fiber is sheared from sheep you can put on your ship.
1,250 Glims Acquired by completing requests, getting specific items, or selling items from your inventory.

Rock Destroyer Boat Improvement

Function: Helps the boat pass through rock barriers

What You Need Where/How to Get it
10 aluminum ingots Made by smelting aluminum ore at the Foundry.

Aluminum ore is mined from the aluminum dragon that the spirit Summer introduces, found at X: -132, Y: 134.
8 marbles Marble is mined from nodes found at:

  • Kalstein Mines (X: -99, Y: 117)
  • Southpoint Docks (X: 157, Y: 22)
6 fireglows Fireglow grows from fireglow seeds planted in the field.

Fireglow seeds are obtained from the Fireflies event that the spirit Gustav will introduce, found at:

  • X: -98, Y: 98
  • X: 114, Y: -45
  • X: 236, Y: -49
2 spirit flowers Acquired by completing the storylines of two spirits and taking them to the Everdoor.
1,700 glims Acquired by completing requests, getting specific items, or selling items that are in Stella’s inventory.

Choral Bouquet Boat Improvement

Function: Helps the ship sail 40% faster

What You Need Where/How to Get it
12 Ash Planks Made by cutting ash logs in the sawmill.

Ash logs are cut from trees in:

  • Sunspring Square (X: 151, Y: -109)
  • Ambertown Park (X: 216, Y: -72)
8 Zinc Ingots Zinc ingots are made by smelting zinc ore in the Foundry.

Zinc ore is mined from nodes found at:

  • Southpoint Docks (X: 157, Y: 22)
  • Flotsam Shores (X: 109, Y: -107)
3 Comet Rocks Comet rocks are collected from the meteor showers event that Giovanni introduces to you.
2,000 Glims Acquired by completing requests, getting specific items, or selling items that are in Stella’s inventory.

Mist Cleaner 1000 Boat Improvement

Function: Helps the boat pass through fog barriers

What You Need Where/How to Get it
8 Silver Ores Mined from the silver dragon that Summer introduces to you, found at X: 188, Y: -44.

You can also plant silver ore on one of the Turtle Sisters for future mining.
22 Silk Fabrics Made by weaving silk thread at the upgraded Loom. Meanwhile, silk thread is made by weaving silk fiber, harvested from Mulberry Seeds planted in an Orchard.

Mulberry Seeds are bought for 2,000 Glims apiece in the Oxbury Shop.
8 Bottled Ectoplasms Bottled ectoplasm is acquired from the Bottled Ectoplasm mini-game where you catch night-shades.

The event is triggered by interacting with Jacob the pet beetle, inside Stanley’s playroom.
6 Crystal Glass Sheets Made in the Smithy. It requires:

  • 1 Zinc Ingot
  • 1 Silica Powder
3 Spirit Flowers Acquired by finishing all of a spirit’s requests and taking them to the Everdoor.
3,000 Glims Acquired by completing requests, playing mini-games, and selling items.

Moon Solo Boat Improvement

Function: Helps the boat sail 60% faster

What You Need Where/How to Get it
8 Gold Ingots Made by smelting gold ore in the Foundry.

Gold ore is mined by defeating the Gold Dragon, introduced by Elena.
28 Pine Planks Made by cutting pine logs at the sawmill.

Pine logs are cut from trees in:

  • Shadow Forest (X: -95, Y: -78)
  • Obscure Canopy (X: 187, Y: 87)
2 Electrum Sheets Made in the Smithy. It requires:

  • 1 Gold Ingot
  • 1 Silver Ingot
6,000 Glims Acquired by completing requests, playing mini-games, and selling items.

Sun Ballad Boat Improvement

Function: Helps the boat sail 80% faster

What You Need Where/How to Get it
2 Diamonds Acquired from Francis the Merchant after completing errands.

Can also be mined from coal nodes after getting the improved tools ability.
5 Rose Gold Sheets Made in the Smithy. It requires:

  • 1 Gold Ingot
  • 1 Copper Ingot
25 XP Potions Acquired from the event that’s triggered by interacting with the tabletop game from Buck’s accommodation.
10,000 Glims Acquired by completing requests, playing mini-games, and selling items.

Note that these upgrades are supposed to take you a while, so don’t feel bad if you can’t rush through these.

Blueprint station improvements are also available at Albert’s Shipyard, and you can learn all about that in our Blueprint Station section.

February Cortes

346 articles

Feb has been trying to speedrun Super Mario 64 since he was 10 years old, but doesn't have the hand-eye coordination for it. When not attempting that, he spends his free time playing Metroidvanias, platformers, and Resident Evil 4 on all available consoles. He also likes building Gunpla and writing music, and thinks bicycles are man's greatest invention.

View Writer's Posts →