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Vital statistics
Size 3.5 x 10.5
Storage Size 10 x 10
Skill(s) RequiredSpecific needed skills.<br>The default skills every hearthling starts off with, Oral Tradition, Primitive Tools & Wilderness Survival), are ignored. Boat Building
Object(s) Required Rope x75, Cloth x50, Tarsticks x50, Bar of Common Metal x20, Sunstone, Bone Glue x20, Board x 200, Block of Wood x100
Repaired With Tarsticks
Can be Locked Yes
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Icon keyboard.pngBuild > Vehicles & Movables > Knarr

The Knarr is a large transport ship, capable of carrying 10 people and 64 units of cargo, such as bodies or chests. It also has a 10x10 inventory space for individual items. The Knarr has a base speed of four (which is the same as the rowboat), which increases ***asymptotically*** toward 8 with increased quality.

It has to be constructed in water, and must have a separately built Knarr Sail equipped to it for it to function. Only one person is required to operate it. A Wooden Lock, Metal Lock or Steel Lock can be installed into it to allow only people with the key to move it. Additionally, a Knarr cannot be lockpicked, meaning any lock can be installed to prevent theft altogether.

If a Knarr is destroyed, it leaves behind floating pieces of Flotsam which you can cling to, in hopes you may one day tell the colonel you managed to avoid drowning.

If damaged, Tarsticks can be used to repair a Knarr.

  • NOTE: Ship has to berth in shallow water to be repaired. See Water Terrain for more details.


  • Knarr travels faster in "high Seas" compared to Snekkja and has more base health to withstand the gradual damage, therefore it is the premier seafaring vessel of choice for those who has the resources to build one. Do note that Snekkja still travels faster in sea coast and inland waterways than Knarr. See Water Terrain for more details.
  • Knarr cannot be destroyed by hand or regular tools; only siege weapons such as Wrecking Ball, Battering Ram, and Catapult can be used by players to damage and destroy it.
  • Players can teleport themselves and their Knarr back to a Ship Dock if they have one set for their ship.
  • Marriage of the Sea Realm Bonus may improve the quality of constructed Knarr by 12%.


  • Create attuned lock and hold on to the master key. See Locks & Bolts.
  • Have attuned lock ready to install immediately after you finish the construction of Knarr.

Proceed with extreme caution as there is no way to remove a lock if you installed a wrong one. This is only applicable to already attuned locks that you do not have the master key. You normally shouldn't have any lying around but there have been multiple threads on forums about this happening, so here's this warning.

  • Create Slave Keys for people you wish to be able to use the Knarr. Avoid carrying these outside walls when not necessary.

See also

Game Development

  • Lights in the Dark (2022-10-30) >"Implemented the change to a change in last week's patch mentioned here. The helmsman of a ship can now Right-Click a knocked out passenger and "Maroon" them, evicting them from the ship. This action can only be performed in shallow water. Passengers are no longer auto dismounted when knocked out."
  • Strange Crown (2022-10-23) >"Passengers on ships (Knarrs & Snekkjas) will now be (auto) dismounted if knocked out. Should allow you to evict unwanted free riders by knocking them out. Note that the captain will not be dismounted on KO."
  • World 14 (2022-08-12) >"Reduced the speed of "Knarr"s in shallow water. Aiming to balance them somewhat relative to "Snekkja"s."
  • World 14 (2022-08-12) >"The speed bonus from quality that "Knarr"s and "Snekkja"s used to get, has been replaced by a bonus to HP instead. The speed bonus from quality is no more."
  • Rotating Wolfdog (2022-01-16) >"Knarrs, Snekkjas, Battering Rams and Catapults, should all now refuse movements which require them to rotate into "hard" objects (houses, palisades, war flags, other siege engines, &c), thereby hopefully preventing various shenanigans with overlapping bounding boxes."
  • Seaworthy Movement (2021-02-28) >"Added a "Seaworthiness" meter, active while on Ships (Knarrs & Snekkjas), displaying how much damage the vessel has currently taken. ..."
  • Pink Angler (2020-07-19) >"Knarrs may now be docked. We will, next week, make it so that Knarrs can be destroyed when not docked, just as the Snekkjas already are. Dock your Knarrs."
  • Pink Angler (2020-07-19) >"A person with Vandalism permissions may now "Unmoor" ships moored at claimed docks. Ships can never be unmoored from unclaimed docks."
  • Sails Furled (2020-07-11) >"Ship Sails -- For Knarrs and Snekkjas respectively -- are now built as separate objects from the ships themselves, and can thus be changed or taken down without rebuilding the entire ship. The quality of the sail, thus, presently has no impact on the quality of the ship for purposes of speed calculations. Some building cost resources were shifted over from the ships to the sails, but the net total building cost for a functioning ship was left unchanged. Only people with a Master Key may change sails."
  • Render Dock (2020-05-28) >"Knarrs still always require Siege Equipment to be destroyed, but we are considering giving them the same rules as Snekkjas."
  • Perry Flotsam (2019-05-08) >"Added Knarr Flotsam. Whenever a Knarr is destroyed, it now spawns a number of Knarr flotsams. Flotsams act more or less as temporary chairs in the water, and you can cling onto them in hope of rescue."
  • Thy Kingdom Come (2016-08-24) >"Added the ability to put locks on Knarrs. If you do, the key will be required to sail the Knarr.
    Also made it so that you need Siege Engines to damage a Knarr, but on account of that lowered their HP from 7500 to 2500.
  • My Horse is Amazing (2016-03-02) >"Added a Knarr. The Knarr is a large transport ship, capable of carrying 10 people and 64 units of cargo. The Knarr has a base speed of four (which is the same as the rowboat), which increases asymptotically toward 8 with increased quality."