The privateers replace the SOTDs.
They are aimed primarily at beginners and tribes who are not yet so far advanced in the game.
Buccaneers perform as sloops & schooners.
Galleons rarely appear and can give the success of the 50s SOTD Galli.
They are clearly recognizable by their red sails with the buccaneer logo (anchor).
Privateers have no standing system, they always attack you.
They do not participate in the battles between Navy & pirates.
They sink about 2x as fast (except for the Galleon) as normal Pirate & Navy ships.
Just like other ships, they only lose life (HP bar) when water runs into the ship.
The privateers can drop blueprints as well as finished parts.
Unlike the Pirates & Navy, their loot box floats on the surface.
Their loot is not as good as Pirates & Navy due to the lack of the standing system
As with Pirates & Navy, the buccaneer wreck can be mined, but gives fewer resources than it.
If the loot box is looted, the wreck disappears!
Like all NPC ships, Buccaneers drop recruitable crew, but they can't reach the levels they can in Pirates & Navy.
The level is random as always.