Note: This procedure requires editing a game file; creating a backup copy of the file before proceeding is recommended. With a text editor, edit the "characters_init.c" file in the "\playlogic\age of pirates - caribbean tales\program\characters" directory. Change the line:
ch.Ship.Type = GenerateShip(Ship_name)
Note: You must be careful because the game has the same line for the female player. Scroll to find it. Also, to find ship names open the "ships_init.c" file with a text editor. Scroll down and you will find a complete list with everything about the ships.