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Additional boats become available to you as you progress. These boats provide additional upgrades and allow for different types of fishing.
Boat unlocks are based on the distance you've driven in a boat. Fast traveling does not count towards this.
List of boats[edit | edit source]
Børge[edit | edit source]
|“||Børge is an old rusty boat with sluggish controls that was given to you by your grandfather.||„|
The starting boat, unlocked by default. Has basic longline capabilities and no room for crew.
Sjarken[edit | edit source]
|“||Sjarken is a solid fishing boat with good sea characteristics. The large deck makes it suitable for fishing with longlines and nets.||„|
Grants the ability to hire crew and use nets. Unlocked after 20km.
Vibeke Cathrin[edit | edit source]
|“||Vibeke Cathrin is a spacious and comfortable 15-meter boat with a quota worthy of its size. Suitable for longline and net fishing.||„|
Unlocked after 120km.
The ship is significantly larger than the previous ship (Sjarken) and has a few additional upgrade options such as;
- Can install a Freezer for freezing fish.
- Can install a Machine Gutter which is significantly faster than hand gutting (about x10 faster)
- Can be upgraded with side thrusts which enables ship to dock more safely at the ports.
She also comes with more fuel, a larger fishing quota, larger cargo hold compared to Børge and Sjarken (see Stats Comparison matrix for details). Vibeke Cathrin is rigged for line-fishing when you buy her, but as with Sjarken she can be upgraded to do net fishing instead if preferred (note, this requires 2 crew or 1 crew + player to haul the net).
The wheelhouse is located up high which gives you a nice vantage point when you are sailing the ship from 1st person view. It also has the option to upgrade to better radar which provides a wider exploration radius making her better for exploring the map.
One drawback with the "Vibeke Cathrin" is a slower top speed than the previous ships. Another "caveat emptor" with the Vibeke Christin is that despite having 20.000kg cargo hold (when fully upgraded) you can usually fill this cargohold from just one or two lines/nets (if collecting them while they are in the 'blue state') which means the freezing capability on the Vibeke Christin is rather redundant as you will never be out at sea for the 8 days it takes before the fish starts to rot.
1st person areas
The first person view allows you to explore the wheelhouse which includes a small lounge/resting area, the outside area around the wheelhouse as well as the deck below.
You can open a door from the wheelhouse (located behind the captains chair) to the aft deck and walk past the wheelhouse on both port and starboard side of it to access the front deck of the ship. There is a ladder leading to the roof of the wheelhouse, however this ladder can not be climbed. On the port side of the aft deck, near the exhaust from the engine, there is a door leading to the work area on the deck below. This door can be interacted with and teleports the player to the deck below where you can walk around to see the area where the lines and net are pulled up as well as the spot where the gutting (machine and hand gutting in same location) takes place. There are no additional areas to access from the work deck other than going back up to the top deck and wheelhouse again.
Max number of crew on ship: 3
Crew Slots / Tasks:
- Cook - 1 Slot
- Repair - 1 Slot
- Long Line Haul (if installed) - 1 Slot
- Optionally , Net Haul (if installed) - 2 Slots
- Hand (or Machine if installed) Gutting - 1 Slot
- Stacking - 2 Slots
- Freezing (if installed) - 1 Slot (*)
(*) - Note that Freezing is completely optional and not required in order to Stacking or to sell fish, nor does freezing the fish affect the price when sold.
An important additional requirement when selling fish with Vibeke Cathrin; The fish MUST be stacked before it can be sold. This requires the fish to first be gutted and then stacked. The gutting can be done by crew, or by the player, however the stacking can only be done with crew members. This means you must wait for the time it takes to stack the fish before you can sell it. Training one or two crew members to increase their skill in stacking will significantly reduce this wait time before you can sell.
Trawlers[edit | edit source]
Unlocks trawling, opens the use of the Scanmar trawl sensor system and additional crew slots. NOTE: Removes the ability to use nets and longlines.
Lunar Bow[edit | edit source]
|“||Lunar Bow has a traditional trawler design and is built for pelagic trawling This ship is rigged for fishing mackerel and pollock.||„|
Unlocked after 250km.
Hermes[edit | edit source]
|“||Hermes is a modern freeze trawler used for bottom trawling. This ship is rigged for fishing Cod, Pollock, Haddock, and Redfish.||„|
Unlocked after 450km. Unlocks additional trawling.
Stats comparison[edit | edit source]
|Boat||Price||Length||Weight||Crew||Quota||Fuel||Engine||Max speed||Unlocked at||Max lines||Max line length|
|Børge||10,000 kr||24 ft||2,500 kg||0||110,000 kg||150 L||15 hp||7 knots||Starting boat||4||1,000 hooks|
|Sjarken||450,000 kr||34 ft||6,500 kg||1||400,000 kg||900 L||75 hp||15 knots||20 km||8||1,000 hooks|
|Vibeke Cathrin||1,950,000 kr||34 ft||90,000 kg||3||700,000 kg||9,500 L||574 hp||11.05 knots||120 km||20||10,000 hooks|
|Lunar Bow||14,950,000 kr||227 ft||2,233,000 kg||7||12,000,000 kg||663,000 L||8,000 hp||19.1 knots||250 km|
|Hermes||19,950,000 kr||180 ft||1,572,000 kg||7||10,829,000 kg||500,000 L||5,360 hp||12.7 knots||450 km|