21 Best-Looking Hulls in Sea Of Thieves

You may not realise it, but how you decorate your ship says a lot about you to other crews.

The paint on the sides of a ship can give you a good idea of how experienced the crew is or even what they plan to do.

But this is a game about pirates. So these are more like suggestions than hard and fast rules…

But if you see a ship with a full black-and-gold reaper paint job, you might want to be careful.

But don’t worry if you’re wondering what kind of crazy messages you’ve been sending across the ocean.

That was back then, and this is now. These are the Sea of Thieves hulls that look the best and are worth using.

21. Sailor Hull

Cost: N/A
Shop Location: N/A

You may think it’s a cop-out opening the list with the starting hull… but hear me out!

The Sailor Hull is the unpainted hull that every shipload with. And it tells other players you’ve just turned up and have nothing worth stealing – or you’re a new player and it’s all you have… but there’s a catch.

Some experienced players simply don’t care what their ship looks like anymore. And some will even go the extra mile and masquerade as a novice.

It is a pirate game after all!

So word to the wise: exercise caution when any ship approaches you, ‘basic’ or not.

20. Mayhem Hull

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Shop Location: N/A

This hull (along with the entire ship set) was awarded as part of a collab between Borderlands and Sea of Thieves, something nobody saw coming.

The set is awesome but is low on the list because it’s no longer available (as of this writing).

Arguably, the Mayhem Hull doesn’t fit the theme of the game too well. But there’s no denying how much the vibrant red and yellow stand out.

There’s nothing subtle about Borderlands – and the same goes for the cosmetics too, with the iconic ‘Vault’ symbol proudly displayed on each side of the hull.

19. Shackled Phantom Hull

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This hull looks incredible, but like the Mayhem set, it’s low on the list because it was a time-limited cosmetic – with no word on when/if it will return.

The Shackled Phantom Hull deserves a mention despite that, with its ghostly green glow which stands out against what is otherwise a bland paint job.

This was a Pirate Legend exclusive reward during Season 2. So fingers crossed those that want it can still obtain it in the future.

Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a glowing green ship?

18. Duke Hull

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Shop Location: N/A

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An Xbox-themed ship just shouldn’t work…

But here we are.

Duke Hull (and the ship set) console exclusive if you were lucky enough to get an Xbox Series S/X before November 2021.

The hull pays homage to the original Xbox console with the iconic green and jet black color scheme, and the green marks towards the front that make a smart ‘X’ shape when you view it from the right angle!

17. Eternal Freedom Hull

Cost: 349 Ancient Coins
Shop Location: Pirate Emporium

If you’re simply trying to make the darkest ship you can in the hopes of making a stealthy murder boat, you can’t do much better than this.

The Eternal Freedom Hull is part of the Pirates Of The Caribbean-themed ship set. And while there are plenty of dark hulls in the game, this is probably the darkest.

So it’s perfect if you want to make Reaper’s Hideout your hunting grounds at night – or be a menace from the shadows.

16. Wild Rose Hull

Cost: 100 Doubloons
Shop Location: Shipwright Shop

The Wild Rose set is something you’ll see a lot if you spend time in Sea of Thieves – and with good reason.

This is available from day 1, as long as you can part with the Doubloons.

And along with the rest of the set, this can make your ship one of the most stylish on the server.

This entire set is popular for its beautiful deep red and gold color scheme. And even though roses aren’t on the hull, your ship will be covered with roses if you decide to use all the parts.

A fantastic set to grind for no matter how long you’ve been playing.

15. Merchant Alliance Hull

Cost: 69,550 Gold
Shop Location: Merchant Alliance

The 3 main factions in Sea of Thieves all have a hull that you can unlock upon reaching level 70 in each faction.

But I think the Merchant Alliance one looks the best.

Simply named the “Merchant Alliance Hull”, this trademark blue and gold design are only available to those that have worked themselves to the bone to make sure deliveries are done on time!

No matter how you go about it, getting to level 70 with the Merchant Alliance will take many hours.

And chances are good that you’ll be a Pirate Legend long before getting this as well.

14. The Killer Whale Hull

Cost: 2100 Gold
Shop Location: The Hunter’s Call

Oftentimes it’s not how expensive a cosmetic is, but rather it’s the grind you have to go through to get it… that’s what makes it valuable.

And the Killer Whale Hull is a perfect example of that in action.

Because to get your hands on this, you need to reach Level 25 with the Hunter’s Call. This will take a while, as the Hunter’s Call will only accept Fish and Mermaid Gems.

I know this isn’t the flashiest choice on our list.

But this hull (along with the rest of the Killer Whale set) commands respect across the seas.

Seriously, everyone who’s fished around a shipwreck in a storm alone knows true pain.

13. Glorious Sea Dog Hull

Cost: 69,550 Gold
Shop Location: Shipwright Shop

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If you love the thrill of combat, but don’t feel like dressing your ship up ‘Reaper Style’, this is a more colorful alternative.

The Glorious Sea Dog Hull is awarded upon reaching Level 10 with the Sea Dogs.

Even for a novice, Level 10 shouldn’t take too long. And for your troubles, you get a fantastic red and blue hull that shows you’re hungry for combat.

A great reward for getting your feet wet in the Arena.

12. Thriving Wild Rose Hull

Cost: 330,750 Gold
Shop Location: Shipwright Shop

If you’re in the market for something unique but classy, you could do a lot worse than this little thing.

The Thriving Rose Hull is painted a wonderful dark pink and purple, and isn’t too hard to unlock either – provided you can afford its hefty price!

This hull & the set it belongs to is available to purchase upon completing every commendation in the Wild Rose Tall Tale.

So you’ll need to complete the Tale at least 5 times! I hope you don’t mind listening to Sea of Thieves’ tragic love story.

11. Hull of Sunken Sorrow

Cost: N/A
Shop Location: N/A

The Pirates of the Caribbean content brought some awesome Tall Tales with it – and an exceptionally cool ship set too if you’re prepared to grind for it.

The Hull of Sunken Sorrow is bold, vibrant, and multicolored, and stands out like few others in the game.

But the best part is that it’s completely free, provided you’re willing to put the time in.

To unlock this hull you’ll need to complete every commendation in the Lords of the Sea Tall Tale.

10. Tribute Peak Hull

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Shop Location: N/A

If you’ve yet to check out the Emissary Ledger rewards, you really should.

Because with a bit of work you can unlock some fantastic cosmetics – like this one!

The Tribute Peak Hull is a wonderful choice for your ship, coming in a unique dark green and shiny gold.

It looks like the paint is peeling away revealing glowing gold underneath or maybe they’re trying to paint over the gold, I’m not sure. You don’t want to ask these questions in Sea of Thieves.

But for those of you tracking this down, the hull is awarded for reaching ‘Marauder Tier’ with the Gold Hoarders.

09. Masked Renegade Hull

Cost: N/A
Shop Location: N/A

If you liked the Tribute Peak Hull, just know that the Gold Hoarders aren’t the only faction with a fancy hull up for grabs.

Another one is the Masked Renegade, which is awarded for working on your Reaper Emissary value.

And if you do well enough you get this terrifying black and gold monstrosity that looks bloodstained from a distance.

That may be a little too violent for Sea of Thieves. So maybe upon closer inspection, the red is actually red smears and symbols… or is it?

08. Dark Adventurer’s Hull

Cost: 8,268,750 Gold
Shop Location: Athena’s Fortune Shipwright

Want to see the most expensive cosmetic in the game?

Let me show you.

The Dark Adventurer’s Hull is tied with sails from this same set as the most expensive item in Sea of Thieves (as of this writing).

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If you’re a fan of dark cosmetics, you’ll probably fall in love with it all. Just bear in mind your wallet won’t be too happy about it!

The entire set costs an eye-watering 75 Million Gold – and no matter how good you are, that’s hundreds of hours of saving up.

You can’t buy this hull until you reach Pirate Legend, and beware: you will be hunted if you put this on.

And your aggressors will be good players looking for a tough battle.

07. Hull of the Ashen Dragon

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Shop Location: N/A

This is probably the most popular glowing hull in the game – and it’s not hard to see why.

The Hull of the Ashen Dragon emits a fiery glow at a glance. And all of the gaps between the planks look like they’re straining to keep an inferno from bursting out.

Needless to say, this hull is absolutely stunning at night. And good news, it’s pretty easy to unlock too!

All you need to do is beat the Heart of Fire Tall Tale, no special commendations. Just get to the end and you can be the proud owner of your very own glowing ship.

06. Azure Scout Hull

The Azure Scout Hull is a Hull cosmetic variant from the Azure Scout Set.

The Azure Scout Hull can be obtained by Gifted on March 10, 2022, to players who met the listed requirements before 18:00 UTC on January 27th, 2022, and Sea Dogs Reputation of at least 5.

“The striking blue hull of a ship that fought many past battles in the Sea Dogs’ Arena.”

05. Bear & Bird Hull

The Bear & Bird Hull is a Hull cosmetic variant from the Bear & Bird Set.

The Bear & Bird Hull can be obtained by Purchasing from the Pirate Emporium.

  • Part of the Bear & Bird Ship Bundle.
  • Can be purchased individually.

“A proud piratical hull that makes your ship seem like something out of a dream.”

04. Blighted Hull

The Blighted Hull is a Hull cosmetic variant from the Blighted Set.

The Blighted Hull can be obtained by Purchasing from the Pirate Emporium.

  • Part of the Blighted Ship Bundle.
  • Can be purchased individually.

“Few believed the Trumbull crew’s tales of flesh eaters, so they made their whole ship a reminder.”

03. Eternal Freedom Hull

The Eternal Freedom Hull is a Hull cosmetic variant from the Eternal Freedom Set.

The Eternal Freedom Hull can be obtained by Purchasing from the Pirate Emporium.

  • Part of the Eternal Freedom Ship Bundle.
  • Can be purchased individually.

“A dark-toned hull that evokes memories of the greatest pirate ship to ever set sail.”

02. Forsaken Ashes Hull

The Forsaken Ashes Hull is a Hull cosmetic variant from the Forsaken Ashes Set.

The Forsaken Ashes Hull can be obtained by Acquiring during Forsaken Shores as a time-limited purchase from Duke for 40  after earning the Devil’s Cartographer title.

“Your ship looks ready to sail through flows of lava! (hint – it is not)”

01. Golden Nile Hull

The Golden Nile Hull is a Hull cosmetic variant from the Golden Nile Set.

The Golden Nile Hull can be obtained by Purchasing from the Pirate Emporium.

  • Part of the Golden Nile Ship Bundle.
  • Can be purchased individually.

“The vibrant colours and gleaming gold of this hull would leave even a crocodile’s jaw gaping.”