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Cutter dock.png
Max crew 12
Max swabbies 10
Mass (kilograms) 40,500
Volume (liters) 60,750
Navigation 1
Rigging/Sailing 5
Carpentry/Patching 3
Bilging 2
Gunnery 2
Battle Nav
Move tokens per turn 4
Cannon size small
Cannons aboard 8
Cannon shots per move 1 per side
Max Damage: (SF) / (Sink)
Small cannon balls 7.5 / 12.5
Medium cannon balls 5 / 8.333
Large cannon balls 3.75 / 6.25
Influence diameter 2
Min crew 4
Porting Bribe Cost
Cost per bribe 70 PoE
Swabbie Ship Transport
Max swabbies 7
Cost per league 35 PoE
Construction Costs
Doubloons 30
(18 Dark Seas doubloon cost)
Basic labor 250
Skilled labor 100
Expert labor 0
Iron 100
Sail cloth 150
Wood 150

A cutter is a type of ship.

Other classes

In addition to the basic cutter, three limited edition classes of cutter exist:

Rooms and furnishings

A cutter has three scenes: The main deck, the main hold, and the crow's nest.

Total paint required for a cutter: 155 units

Crow's Nest
Crow's Nest (click for larger view)
Floor plan
  • Paint:
    • Railing: 2 units
  • Special items:
    • This scene has no special items.
  • Props:
    • This scene has no props.
Main Deck
Main Deck (click for larger view)
Floor plan
  • Props:
  • Barrel
  • Powder bag (x2)
  • Small cannonballs
  • Upright rum barrel


Main Hold
Main Hold (click for larger view)
Floor plan
  • Props:
  • Barrel
  • Barrel o'rocks
  • Barrel o'sugarcane
  • Crate
  • Crate o'hemp
  • Crate o'limes (x2)
  • Pyramid of barrels (x2)
  • Small cannonballs
  • Tap
  • Upright rum barrel

Historical notes

Main hold of an older cutter. Note the barrel for the drinking game.

Older models (exact date unknown but some time before January 19, 2006) of the cutter have a fully-functional drinking game aboard. The game is located in the main hold, and is in the shape of a barrel. The barrel cannot be moved or destroyed.

The cutter was originally called a large sloop, with what is now called a sloop being referred to as a small sloop. The names were changed in late beta testing.

The cargo hatch at the aft of the boat was not present until February 2004, and did not function until two subsequent patches.

When a pirate working the gunning stations could chose to work on two, four, or six guns at a time, the cutter only had six guns to load. When the guns were fixed to four-gun boards as part of Beta release 2003-11-22, the cutter was given two extra guns, bringing her armament up to eight cannons. However, no additional duty stations were added. (This was not necessary as it was not possible to fill the gunning stations before all the guns are allocated.) As a result, to this day a cutter captain has eight guns at his disposal but only six on deck. Beware the phantom guns.

During much of beta, a cutter could be soloed quite easily, as one swabbie was sufficient for carpentry and no water leaked into the bilge unless the vessel was damaged. Adjustments to these mechanics subsequently made it more challenging, until release 2010-06-29, when the number of swabbies on a cutter was raised to four, again making it much easier to solo.

As of release 2007-05-24, the hold size of cutters was increased from a mass of 27,000 kilograms and a volume of 40,500 liters, making it an even better trading ship.

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Dream, Emerald, Explorer, Frost, Funhouse, Gingerbread, Gold, Gunpowder, Harvest, Howl, Hunter,
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Longship (Frost) | Baghlah (Verdant) | Merchant brig | Junk (Fortune)
War brig (Cupid, Dark, Gingerbread, Gold, Haunted, Imperial, Inferno, Rogue, Skelly, Smuggler)
Merchant galleon | Xebec (Wondrous) | War galleon (Quest, Shadow)
War frigate (Atlantean, Casino, Dark, Gold, Imperial, Phantom, Rogue) | Grand frigate (Midas, Rogue)

See also: Shipyard | Shipwrightery | Pillaging
Limited edition ship | Ships requiring designs for construction