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2004 Ship Fluyt

A large fluyt is a ship of the merchant class which is used exclusively by the Dutch. It is slightly larger than the base fluyt yet actually has a smaller amount of maximum crew (according to 2004 PSP Handbook). It is slow, cumbersome, and ungainly, and it quite useless for pirating except for carrying plundered cargo. It is also poorly armed but does have 4 more cannons than the base fluyt.

  • Speed: Very Slow
  • Turning: Wide
  • Max Cargo: 100
  • Max Crew: 50
  • Guns: 12

Large fluyts were invented by the Dutch around 1600, then widely copied throughout northern Europe. These cargo vessels are specifically designed for cheap operations and to be able to get in and out of poor anchorages. The large fluyt can be sailed with a small crew. Although it is somewhat better armed than its smaller cousin the fluyt, the large fluyt remains terribly slow and unmaneuverable. It too is entirely ill-equipped to be used as a warship or pirate vessel. The large fluyt is similar in design to the West Indiaman ship