Based on the feedback we were getting we have finally figured out what sailing ship players really wanted in game. On the 1st of April the special build was provided for focus testing.
First - excellent sailing performance in any weather conditions (even against the wind)
Second - large caliber guns that can shoot without moving the hull and with minimal aiming
Third - thick armor allowing to sustain heaviest cannonball fire
This ship was provided for testing today and showed excellent results against most vessels (even first rates).
Here are the screenshots of the ship in action: