Speed

Do not try to attack anyone, unless you really have to. Seriously - don't.

- small, but quite fast. Good Fellow.

Cutter/sloop

4

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

Sailors

Guns

1

1

2

2

?

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

2

2

When you need to carry some stuff, but cannot effort the Galleon... 

- squat, slow, and antiquated, but still quite voluminous

Caravel

?

Sailors

Guns

2

3

3

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

1

1

You can attack whomever you want to, or escape from the bigger one. 

- not a muscular fighter, but fast as hell. The Stinger.

Brig

?

Sailors

Guns

3

3

5

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

3

2

No modern outlook, but man has to think twice before attacking the Galleon. 

- large cargo carrier. Slow, but tall and well armed.

Galleon

?

Sailors

Guns

4

6

3

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

1

2

Buy a Frigate to make your opponents envy and afraid. Hot Beauty.

- princess of the ocean. Fast and deadly.

Frigate

?

Sailors

Guns

4

4

5

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

1

2

Usually made of battleships, by removing one deck. The Predator.

- larger model of Frigate. Stronger but slower.

Heavy frigate

?

Sailors

Guns

5

5

4

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

1

2

Big enough to fight anyone, and fast enough to not be outran. The Warrior

- when other players have bought Frigates already.

Fast Battleship

?

Sailors

Guns

7

7

4

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

1

2

Cargo? What cargo?! There are guns only! Everywhere! The Monster.

- when you want to impress your girlfriend.

Battleship

?

Sailors

Guns

8

8

3

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

2

0

Used by Conquistadors to escape from archipelago with their epic Treasure. 

- hybrid powered, manned with soldiers, unstoppable.

Galleass

X

Soldiers

Guns

0

10

3

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

1

0

Not very reliable ones, but no one will ever dare to board those ships. 

- black fear of Misty Waters.

Pirate ships

X

Sailors

Guns

4

?

4

Speed

Price

Cargo holds

Cabins

1

0

Sails covered by thin layer of silver, carries the most precious jewellery only.

- the fastest ship you have ever seen.

Silver freighter

X

Sailors

Guns

0

1

7

                                                 

 

     You will have 5 main types of ships to choose. Well... 6 in fact.

They differ in 5 values: speed, size of cargo hold, number of cabins, and count of sailors and guns.

No worries, all of the ships are quite universal. In the worst case scenario you may sell one ship and buy another one! Moreover - you may command even two different ships at the same time!

 

You begin the game with Cutter - Sloop class. Cheap and small, general purpose boat, with relatively good speed.

 

There are two specialised cargo ships available:

Caravel - smaller and cheaper one, with 2 cargo holds, and...

Galleon, which has 3 of them, and is significantly heavier armed. Both are the same slow. You should consider buying one of them, when you have a plantation or mine, regularly providing some amounts of cargo, which has to be transported.

 

If instead, you decided to explore new lands, Brig seems to be a better choice, as it is very fast. Not very suitable for carrying the cargo however.

 

Frigate is bigger and better armed than Brig, however, usually a bit slower as well.

 

There is also a Battleship present in the game. One player only can have it. It is enormously big, full of guns and soldiers. Undoubtedly real dominator of the seas.

     In the game, just like in the reality, there are some general rules in place:

1. Ships with bigger cargo holds are slower than good looking ones with low profile-hull;

2. Heavy armed ships have almost no place for cargo, but still they are ... quite heavy;