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Engines are components that can be placed on a ship while it is docked at a shipyard. Engines provide thrust and require a power generator as well as fuel in order to function. Engines cannot be held in your inventory and must be picked up using your gauntlet when within the bubble of a shipyard that you have access to. They can be found as schematics located within chests or containers scattered around the islands or they can be learned by spending knowledge points in the knowledge tree.

Engine Statistics[]


The weight of the engine. This is a total of the weight of all the materials used to craft the engine.


The hitpoints (HP or health) of the engine provided by the engine's casing. (also see: Resilience)
Notable materials: Tungsten, Eternium, Steel and Epilar

Fuel Efficiency[]

Rate of fuel consumption. The higher this value is, the less fuel is consumed during flight.
Notable materials: Tungsten for mechanical internals or propeller

Overheat Limit[]

How long it takes before the engine overheats, works in unison with cooling factor and power and may result in an engine that never overheats.


An engine's power directly affects a ship's maximum velocity. The heavier a ship is, the more power is needed to reach the same velocity. The engine's power is subject to diminishing returns, meaning that doubling your power won't double your maximum velocity.
Notable materials: Tungsten, Precious metals for propellers / combustion internals (for wooden props: Oak, Ash, Birch)


Spin-up affects the time it takes the engine to reach the set power level.

Material Boosts[]

Source: Panyana Research Group

Engine Parts[]


Each propeller type is determined by the Spin-Up stat of the engine.

Prop Letter Metal/Wood Minimum Spin-Up
A Wood 0
E Wood 10
O Wood 15
U Wood 20
B Metal 25
F Metal 31
H Metal 40
M Metal 48
N Metal 58
X[1] Metal 0
Z[1] Metal 30

Credit for this data goes to jamesm2w and Node


The engine mount is determined by the power of the engine. The material that the engine mount is made of is determined by the casing material. If the casing is made of wood, the mount will be made of wood.

Engine Mount Wood/Metal Minimum Power
Rustbucket Wood 0
Crudbait Wood 9
Smokie Wood 15
Cranker Wood 20
Workhorse Wood 28
Steamer Metal 0
Populus Metal 10
Rival Metal 15
Pacesetter Metal 20
Cyclone Metal 25
Tornado Metal 30
Hurricane Metal 35
Elite Metal 40
Supreme Metal 45
Cloudchaser[2] Metal 51
Starcaster[2] Metal 60

Credit for this list goes to jamesm2w and Node


Each casing type determines if the repair material will be wood or metal and also determines the main stat of the engine, spin-up, fuel efficiency, resilience, overheat limit, or power.

Casing Name Tier Wood/Metal Main Stats
Piped I Wood Spin-Up
Squareframe I Wood Resilience
Scrapheap I Metal FE/OH
Boxpile I Wood Power
Spinshaft II Wood Spin-Up
Trishell II Wood Resilience
Reliant II Wood FE
Ventilated II Wood OH
Spark II Wood Power
Dervish III Metal Spin-Up
Pinnacle III Metal Resilience
Iceberg III Metal FE/OH
Stallion III Metal Power
Godfellow IV Metal Spin-Up
Apotheus IV Metal Resilience
Sunstream IV Metal FE/OH
Ironforge IV Metal Power

Credit for this list goes to jamesm2w and Node

  1. 1.0 1.1 If engine power is greater than 50, the propeller will always be an X or Z which are jet propellers
  2. 2.0 2.1 Will only ever have an X or Z propeller because these are jets

Engine Schematics[]