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Dredge: All boat upgrades and how to get them

Here's every boat upgrade in Dredge.

As you play through Dredge, taking on the life of a fisherman whose sole job is to sustain an eerie town, you'll quickly realize that your vessel isn't amazing. It's slow, can't carry much, and has little space for rods or a better engine. Luckily, you can upgrade it to become something more. Here are all the boat upgrades in Dredge and how to get them.

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All boat upgrades in Dredge

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There are 19 boat upgrades in Dredge, each requiring a set of materials to craft. They are as follows:

UpgradeEffectCost and materials
Need
Rod Spaces +2Modifies two cargo spaces to also hold Rods.$95, 2x Lumber, 1x Metal Scraps, 1x Bolt of Cloth
Net Spaces +4Modifies four cargo spaces to also hold Nets.$125, 1x Lumber, 2x Bolt of Cloth
Engine Space +2Modifies two cargo spaces to also hold Engines.$100, 1x Lumber, 2x Metal Scraps
Light Space +1Modifies one cargo space to also hold Lights.$50, 2x Lumber, 1x Metal Scraps
New Hull +5Upgrades your vessel to a Tier 2 Hull and adds five new cargo spaces. Hull can sustain one additional impact.$500, 4x Lumber, 3x Bolt of Cloth, 2x Metal Scrap, 1x Refined Metal
Rod Spaces +3Modifies three cargo spaces to also hold Rods.$100, 1x Lumber, 2x Metal Scraps, 2x Bolt of Cloth
Cargo Spaces +4Adds four new cargo spaces to the Hull.$300, 2x Lumber, 2x Metal Scraps, 1x Bolt of Cloth
Engine Space +1Modifies one cargo space to also hold Engines.$75, 2x Lumber, 2x Metal Scraps
New Hull +9Upgrades your vessel to a Tier 3 Hull and adds eight new cargo spaces. Hull can sustain one additional impact.$800, 4x Lumber, 3x Bolt of Cloth, 1x Metal Scraps, 2x Refined Metal
Rod Spaces +2Modifies two cargo spaces to also hold Rods.$120, 3x Lumber, 1x Metal Scraps, 1x Bolt of Cloth
Net Spaces +2Modifies two cargo spaces to also hold Nets.$200, 2x Lumber, 2x Bolt of Cloth
Cargo Spaces +4Adds four new cargo spaces to the Hull.$300, 3x Lumber, 3x Metal Scraps, 2x Bolt of Cloth
Engine Space +1Modifies one cargo space to also hold Engines.$80, 2x Lumber, 3x Metal Scraps
Light Space +1Modifies one cargo space to also hold Lights.$75, 2x Lumber, 2x Metal Scraps
New Hull +15Upgrades your vessel to a Tier 4 Hull and adds 15 new cargo spaces. Hull can sustain one additional impact.$1,500, 4x Lumber, 4x Bolt of Cloth, 3x Metal Scraps, 3x Sheet Metal
Rod Spaces +2Modifies two cargo spaces to also hold Rods.$300, 3x Lumber, 2x Metal Scraps, 2x Bolt of Cloth
Cargo Spaces +4Adds four new cargo spaces to the Hull.$600, 5x Lumber, 4x Metal Scraps, 3x Bolt of Cloth
Engine Space +2Modifies two cargo spaces to also hold Engines.$350, 2x Lumber, 4x Metal Scraps
Light Space +1Modifies one cargo space to also hold Lights.$200, 3x Lumber, 2x Metal Scraps

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How to upgrade your boat in Dredge

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To upgrade your boat in Dredge, you'll need to collect money and the necessary materials. Most use Lumber and Scrap, while others use harder-to-find resources like Refined Metal and Metal Scraps. We recommend using your Storage and stashing away any materials you pick up because you never know when you need them.

With resources and cash in hand, head to any dock with a Shipwright to open the Upgrades menu. Then click on your desired upgrade, hand over your materials, and the Shipwright will craft it for you, automatically adding it to your boat.

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