Phantom Hourglass features a customization option for the shipLink will have to use to get around the ocean. Each ship consists of eight parts: prow, anchor, hull, cannon, handrail, bridge, chimney and wheel. The ninth part, the Salvage Arm, cannot be changed. There are nine different sets in total.
During sea travels, the onscreen Heart meter appears green in place of the normal red hearts. This denotes the endurance of the ship rather than Link's health. The more parts of the same set are used for the current ship, the more health it has. The ship can have seven hearts if it has all the parts to a set other than the default. Attaching all the Golden Parts will give another heart for a total of eight. Docking the ship at any island's port replenishes endurance lost during a travel.
The Ship Parts can be sold to the Teller of Treasures; all parts in the same set have the same sale value, and the sale value of each set is individual to every player's game, being randomly determined at the beginning. Once a part has been sold, its price is recorded on the collection screen.
The S.S. Linebeck: Linebeck's ship is the ship Link initially sets sail with in Phantom Hourglass. It is owned by Linebeck, who accepts that Link comes along in return for the treasure said to be on board the Ghost Ship. It starts without a cannon, until Link purchases Eddo's Cannon. Of all nine ships, Linebeck's is the weakest as it only has four hearts. The parts of Linebeck's ship cannot be sold nor placed in Freedle's boxes.
An average prow that came equipped on the S.S. Linebeck.
The S.S. Linebeck came equipped with this average anchor.
The original hull of the S.S. Linebeck. Nothing special.
A cannon bought from Eddo for the high price of 50 Rupees.
The handrail that came stock on Linebeck's ship.
The original bridge of Linebeck's ship. It's a common style.
The normal chimney that came with Linebeck's ship.
The paddle that came stock on Lineback's ship. It ... works!
This bell doesn't chime, but it gives the prow a nice look.
A modern, bell-shaped anchor. Ironically, it doesn't ring.
A modified hull from a standard ship with a fancy yellow spot.
A cannon with truly avant-garde design. Catches the eye!
It draws attention for its playful and ornate design.
Soothing design offers an escape from the stresses of battle.
A simple shape, but something about it is so enticing.
A wheel with bent paddles. It steams your ship along!
Broken, and nobody in the world has the parts to fix it.
An iron-spiked anchor that can secure a ship in any storm.
Looks strong and heavy. Too bad it's neither.
It looks menacing and efficient. It's actually rather typical.
A hanrail forged with hefty chains so it won't break easily.
A bridge designed for those with battle on their minds.
A chimney made of iron. Caution: gets very hot when used!
A wheel rumored to have been made from a battleship screw.
The design was based on eyewitness accounts!
An anchor shaped from the mold of an ancient statue.
A hull that looks like an ancient stronghold. The deck is so green!
A cannon surrounded with the glory of an ancient age.
Made from pillars of exotic ruins. It was recently discovered.
With its temple like serenity, it offers peace and comfort.
A chimney once used by a bread baker. Smells fresh baked!
A wheel some say was made from a giant's dinner plate.
Made with waterproof lumber, so it's surprisingly valuable.
It is what it is...No one knows if it works as an anchor.
A worn, rugged hull with a manly, burly style of its own.
Looks like it would shatter after a single fire, but it's tough!
In dire need of repair, but its design adds a lot of flavor!
A modest design for the environmentally conscious!
Looks a little like garbage, but that's its main appeal!
The number of paddles was cut to four to simplify it.
A prow adorned with a scowling demon. Very...intense.
An anchor made in the image of an evil sickle. Scary!
A scary ship said to ferry the foulest of evils.
Some suspect it can fire cannonballs of pure malice.
Made from monstrous horns. Actually not a handrail at all.
A prison designed to cage the foulest villains.
A chimney built for bubbling pots of white-hot magma.
A wheel made from the hollow shell of a red insect. Ewww!
A prow made with swaying palm tress in mind. No coconuts.
An anchor made from a shell. Girls go wild for it!
A themed ship with the appeal of a private tropical oasis.
A cannon shaped like a seapony. This pony packs a punch!
A very basic handrail. Sometimes the basics are best!
Top creature comforts combined with the smell of ocean air.
An artistic chimney filled with rustic charm.
Created from the shell of a huge snail. A mysterious design.
A prow made for those looking for the romance of the sea!
A three-pronged anchor. No frills, but it gets the job done!
A hull with a very serious red and black paint scheme.
Looks complex, but it's easy to use. The professional standard.
A handrail that works even in violently churning seas.
Created for those who live their years on the high seas.
Towering over the horizon, all chimneys aspire to its glory.
A wheel with nothing special. This is what draws many to it.