There are two types of steamships, Cargo and Passenger.
Passenger steamships must have an available Residential District in each of the cities they are travelling between.
Unlike Routes by Rail, Water Routes cannot be upgraded.
Steamship capacity is given relative to the most-basic steamships.
|Fitch Cargo Steamship||4||60 2 2||100%|
|Fulton Passenger Steamship||10||150 4 3||100%|
|Archimedes Cargo Steamship||17||150 1 1||150%|
|Skibladner Passenger Steamship||19||250 1 1||150%|
|Livingston Turbine Steamer||5?||300||200%|
|Stevens Passenger Turbine Steamer||5?||300||200%|
The following is a comparison between Basic Steamships as they come from the factory and those fully-Upgraded through Research.
Chance to Obtain Items Ratings are approximations based upon in-game bar graphs while Speed , Efficiency & Capacity Ratings are based upon Default Contract data and represent percentages (%) of the Default Time , Costs & Revenue for each.
A Steamship's Maximum Reliability will determine how often Repairs must be made. Preventative Maintenance may be performed prior to breakdown to Restore a ship's current Reliability (which is reduced through normal usage in fulfilling Contracts), up to its Maximum. Some Steamships will never break down nor require Maintenance and are indicated with '∞' below:
| Fitch Cargo|
| Archimedes Cargo|
| Livingston Turbine|
|Ship||Status||max L4 contract|
| Fulton Passenger|
| Skibladner Passenger|
| Stevens Passenger|