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Since its 2018 release, Sea of Thieves has seen some truly amazing ship sets grace its pleasant seas. We’ve seen original ship sets, a few inspired by films, and even some inspired by other video games. We went ahead and scavenged through all of the available and discontinued ship sets that Sea of Thieves has to offer and have narrowed that list down to the top 15 best ship skin sets that there are.

SoT Eternal Freedom

Though our list is compiled of ship sets from across the various categories that Sea of Thieves has to offer, it’s worth stating that there are some truly amazing crossover ship sets that can’t go unnoticed. This game continues to impress and hopefully, it continues to do so in the coming months and years.


Secure @Halo-inspired spoils simply by setting sail on the Sea of Thieves! Between now and 8am GMT Dec 1st, any pirate who logs in will be gifted the full original Spartan ship set. You’ll be able to find it in the Ship Customisation Chest when you need it.

— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) November 24, 2021

Starting off our list, we look to one of Xbox’s longstanding franchises for a gorgeous ship set. Based on the Spartans from the Halo franchise, this ship perfectly captures the hope and spirit of that world’s superhuman protectors.

Spring Blossom

May the falling petals and tranquil ambience of the Spring Blossom Ship Set bless your future Voyages. Through the optional purchase of the Season Six Plunder Pass, become a true forest guardian as you raise your Renown to acquire every ship component.

— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) March 31, 2022

A beautiful original ship set, the Spring Blossom’s use of bright colors just looks beautiful whether docked for looks or out on the waters.


Less than a week remains for you to acquire the Mayhem ship set! Secure this sunny symbol of chaos by causing a ruckus and earning enough Favour in the Making Mayhem Event before September 7th, 10am BST.

💥 Check Challenges and rewards:

— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) September 1, 2021

An insanely cool-looking ship, the Mayhem set comes directly from Borderlands’ Pandora and onto the high seas. Both games have players hunting for loot, so it’s a match made in heaven. Just look at Claptrap on the front!

Cursed Ferryman

Strike fear into the hearts of superstitious sailors, particularly those with a gnawing fear of death, by equipping the Cursed Ferryman ship set, available from the Pirate Emporium.

— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) September 8, 2021

A ship inspired by the very one that Davy Jones sails in The Pirates of the Caribbean, Cursed Ferryman is such a cool, horrific ship set that I wouldn’t want to see coming towards me on the seas. This is definitely a ship captained by a blood-thirsty scoundrel.

Bear & Bird

You’d be surprised to know that this is actually a Banjo-Kazooie-inspired ship. Though it’s a crossover-themed ship set, it maintains this sort of dignified look worthy of the King’s Royal Navy. This is the best set on the list if you want to be considered a fancy pirate.

Fightin’ Frogs

🐸 Heads-up time 🐸 You’ve got less than 24 hours to get the fancy Fightin’ Frogs Ship Set in @SeaOfThieves just for playing Act One of @dlalastudios’ Battletoads! This offer will cease to be at 10am GMT tomorrow, March 26th, so get on that turbo bike and get it done pirates.

— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) March 25, 2021

Inspired by the glorious series that is Battletoads, this ship set will have your enemies green with envy as you sail past them. You won’t really be able to hide this one but, it’s not really the point when you’re sailing with this set.


A very old-school look, the Duke ship set harkens back to the early 2000s with colors and features inspired by the original Xbox and controller, the Duke. This ship set is really cool because it glows green at night.

Mutinous Fist

I was surprised to find that this ship set was actually inspired by the multiplayer title, Bleeding Edge. The ship itself is just really cool to look at, what with all of the various flags and colors used throughout its design. This is a punk rock ship if I’ve ever seen one.


Sea of Thieves’ lovely Ori-themed ship set is up for grabs again this weekend: Pirates with a penchant for the prettier things in life, and for advertising their position to enemies by turning their vessel into a huge, iridescent beacon, have another…

— @zimisss (@zimisss) September 17, 2020

If you like Ori and want a set of sails that glow, this Ancestral ship set is the best. Ori is such a cool franchise and it’s great to see it utilized so well within the world of Sea of Thieves.


This is another ship set to don if you want to make your enemies aware that you mean business. The Omen brings the logo of Gears of War and a solid, less frilly ship set that shows dominance over everything else.


As someone who loves all things celestial, the Lodestar ship set is extremely cool if you want to become one with the night skies of Sea of Thieves. Its blue and gold glow makes this a gorgeous choice for nightly sailing.

Dawn Hunter

☠ Dawn Hunter Set ☠

While it may not look particularly sinister, the Dawn Hunter ship set is only available to pirates who’ve ferried 600 pieces of Trading Company loot to The Reaper’s Hideout as an Emissary. A ship bedecked in this set is unlikely to run from you…#SoTGear

— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) September 9, 2021

A ship set fit for a cold-minded bounty hunter, this set doesn’t mess around with anything fancy or glowing, giving your ship a look of terror as your enemies figure out whether you’re going to welcome or sink them.

Eternal Freedom

Most definitely the best “piratey” ship of all, the Eternal Freedom makes your ship look just like the Black Pearl, made famous by The Pirates of the Caribbean. Personally, I feel that this is the best ship set you can own in this game. It just looks so cool when it’s all put together. The front also has a smoke effect which adds an air of mystery to it.

Jack O’ Looter

Inspired by the spookiest time of the year, this ship is a fantastic celebration of both Fall and the wonderful holiday that is Halloween. This is the best ship to get you into the haunting spirit.

Paradise Garden

Honestly, this ship is just beautiful to look at. With its pinata-like quality to its look, there’s no better ship set to have for a celebration.

That’s our list of the top 15 best ship sets in Sea of Thieves! There are sure to be really great ones to come in the future but these are the best up to now. It’s only a matter of time until Rare delivers players even more ship set goodness.

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