18th Century Algerian Xebec (Barbary Corsairs)
Algerian xebec plan from Fredrik Henrik af Chapman’s Architectura Navalis Mercatoria (1768)
Ships like these were a real factor in control of trade. The tactics used with and against them, I hope will be represented in the open world game. Great for hit and run opportunism, especially if you have a nearby friendly coastal battery to run to. If oars are implemented, huge benefit in light winds as well.