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How To Build A Boat In Windbound

Build strong boats.

Windbound is all about survival and crafting. To survive you will but obviously need to traverse through different islands in the game. While your character in Windbound can swim a long way, there are water enemies that might not allow you to reach a different island. Another problem while traveling is that your character does not have to travel alone but take some equipment along. Hence, it is important to know how to build a boat in Windbound. If you don’t know how to do this, follow this boat building guide and learn how to build a boat in Windbound.

Windbound: How to Build a Boat

Before heading to building a boat, you will need the Oar of the Ancestors. Climb the stairs and you will get the Oar which will enable you to build a boat. Once you have the Oar, head to the crafting menu and then click the “Boat” menu. This will show you different types of boats that you can build and the relevant materials that you will need to build them.

There are in total three major types of boats that you can craft, grass, bamboo, and wood. The grass is the most basic and the only option available during the start. It is easy to build but cannot help you travel long. The bamboo boat is more relevant providing a great balance between pace and safety. A wooden boat is very secure to travel in but at the same time is a bit slower than other types due to its heavyweight.

Once you unlock either woods or bamboo, you can craft stronger boats using them. They also enable you to create decks and attach Hulls to them. Here are all the boats that you can build in Windbound and their required materials.

Windbound Boat Building Guide: All The Boats Available

Grass Canoe

  • 4x Thick Grass
  • 2 Grass Rope

Grass Mast

  • 2x Thick Grass
  • 1x Stick 1
  • Grass Rope 1

Grass Hull

  • 2x Grass Rope
  • 4x Thick Grass

Bamboo Canoe

  • 1x Grass Rope
  • 3x Bamboo

Bamboo Deck

  • 4x Bamboo
  • 1x Grass Rope

Bamboo Mast

  • 3x Palm Fronds
  • 2x Bamboo
  • 1x Grass Rope

Bamboo Hull

  • 3x Bamboo
  • 1x Grass Rope

Wooden Canoe

  • 3x Wood
  • 1x Silk Thread

Wooden Deck

  • 4x Wood
  • 2x Silk Thread

Wooden Mast

  • 2x Leather
  • 1x Silk Thread
  • 1x Wood

Wooden Hull

  • 1x Silk Thread
  • 3 Wood

These are all the boats to build in Windbound. As you progress in the game, you will soon be able to equip your boats with various accessories as well. Once you have built your boat, you can additionally equip them with a few accessories. These accessories can provide various advantages to your boat. For instance, some accessories can increase speed, while others can increase durability.

The most common accessories are armor and spike. While armor helps protect from rocks and coral reefs collisions, the spikes help attack water threats like hook mouths. The effectiveness of these two and all the other accessories depends on the materials used for crafting them. Here’s the list of all the accessories in Windbound along with the required materials and benefits they provide.

Windbound Boat Building Guide: Accessories List

Anchors

  • 2x Rocks
  • 2x Grass Ropes

Holds your boat steady while you are out exploring

Bag Rack

  • 1x Bamboo
  • 1x Plainstalker Horn
  • 1x Grass Rope

Allows you to securely carry another bag on your boat

Bamboo Bucket

  • 2x Bamboo
  • 1x Grass Rope

Stores up to 5 items

Bamboo Hull Spikes

  • 2 Bamboo
  • 1 Grass Rope

Fire

  • 1x Thick Grass
  • 1x Stick
  • 2x Rocks

Cook raw meat or fish on your boat with fire

Gloomharrow Figurehead

  • 2x Wood
  • 1x Leviathan’s Heart Gem

Gorehorn Figurehead

  • 2x Wood
  • 1x Sentinel’s Gem

Grass Basket

  • 4 Thick Grass

Let’s you store 3 items on your boat

Metal Hull Spikes

  • 2x Crude Metal
  • 1x Grass Rope

Metal Hull Armor

  • 2x Crude Metal
  • 2x Grass Rope

Plainstalker Figurehead

  • 2x Wood
  • 1x Storm’s Eye Gem

Scale Hull Armor

  • 1x Shell Fragment
  • 2x Grass Rope

Wood Chest

  • 2x Wood
  • 1x Crude Metal

Allows to store 7 items

Wooden Hull Armor

  • 2x Wood
  • 2x Grass Rope

Wooden Hull Spikes

  • 1x Grass Rope
  • 2x Wood

That’s everything you need to know. Following the steps of this boat building guide will help you build strong boats in Windbound and allow you to easily travel between different islands. You can also read about finding other items and resources such as getting food, making leather, and finding sea shards in Windbound.

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