How to List Ships To Sell in Upcoming Space RPG Starfield Game

Starfield is an upcoming open-world space RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios. The game allows players to explore over 1,000 planets across 100 star systems. An important part of the gameplay involves acquiring, customizing, and selling spaceships. Here is a guide on how to list ships to sell in Starfield.

Where to Sell Ships

To sell ships in Starfield, you need to visit a Ship Services Technician. These technicians can be found at spaceports in major settlements like New Atlantis on Neon or Akila City on Eos.

When interacting with the technician, select the dialogue option “Let me see what ships you have for sale”. This will bring up the ship selling menu. You can then switch from buying to selling ships by pressing the prompt at the bottom of the screen.

How to Sell Ships

To sell a ship, first select the ship you want to sell from your fleet. A confirmation popup will show the number of credits you will receive. Confirm the sale to complete the transaction.

Things to note:

  • You cannot sell your Home Ship as you need at least one active ship
  • Ship prices at vendors are lower than listed ship value
  • Damage to a ship’s hull negatively impacts sell value

Selling Stolen Ships

You can steal ships in Starfield through piracy or by commandeering uncontrolled ships. However, stolen ships cannot be sold until you register them at a Ship Services Technician.

Registration costs around 85% of a ship’s value. Once registered, stolen ships can be sold like normal ships.

Making Money By Selling Ships

Selling unwanted ships is a great way to make money in Starfield. Here are some tips:

  • Loot ships before selling: Take all valuables from a ship’s inventory before selling it
  • Buy low, sell high: Purchase cheap ships from vendors and sell at more profitable systems
  • Sell rare stolen ships: Unique stolen ships can net big profits at the right locations

Best Ships To Sell For Profit

Here are some of the best ships for making money through trade:

Star Eagle

  • Value: 597,500 credits
  • Where to Find: Complete “The Hammer Falls” quest

With great all-round capabilities and high value, the Star Eagle generates nice profits.

Abyss Trekker

  • Value: 329,967 credits
  • Where to Buy: The Iceni Exchange on Eos

Despite the high price, the versatile Abyss Trekker sells for nearly full list value.


  • Value: 66,525 credits
  • Where to Find: Complete “Mantis” side quest

Easy to acquire early on and retains much of its base value when sold.

Using Commerce Skill

Investing points into the Commerce skill can further increase profits from selling ships. At higher levels, you receive more money when selling items while paying less when buying. This allows you to buy low and sell really high.

Selling Ships At Outposts

Once you have an outpost, you can build a shipyard. The ship builder at outposts allows you to outright sell ships from your fleet without needing a separate vendor. This gives you more options on where to trade your ships.


Selling ships is an integral part of the trading system in Starfield. Knowing where to sell ships, how to maximize profits, and utilizing skills like Commerce allows you to take full advantage of the ship economy. Keep an eye out for good deals and rare stolen ships to get the most money back on your spaceship investments.