A Merrunner is a type of small ship designed for use in boarding actions. Although most merrunners have space for a few cannons on the deck, the ship’s real advantage is simply its small size and excellent maneuverability. It was said to have been first constructed by merfolk. Whether this is true or not, the design has been copied all over the Bocan Islands and is a favorite of pirates and privateers.
Unlike all other ships, a merrunner gains an extra 50% bonus to its maximum speed whenever it is moving at a 45 degree angle to the wind. (When moving in the same direction as the wind, it gains a 100% bonus to its maximum speed, just like all other ships.)