There is also one special type of the ship. The sixth one - a Battleship. Just one and only in the game. It is enormously big, full of guns and soldiers. Undoubtedly real dominator of the seas.
Who can have it then? You will find the answer in the manual. Or during the game...
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. Nobody knows why, but most of the players like it.
In the game, just like in 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;
3. - More sails usually means higher speed, however too many of them may cause a list, and decreases speed eventually. And breaks masts as well...