As often as not, characters in the ‘Verse are always on the move. They are on the job, looking for work, or trying to stay ahead of the competition— or possibly the Feds. Since hoofing it only gets you so far, a crew is gonna need a ship.
A boat in the ’Verse is a precious thing to a crew—or at least should be. A ship is more than a mode of transportation. The ship is home, the source of work, the way to stay mobile, and the key to freedom.
￼“You can learn all the math in the ‘Verse, but you take a boat in the air you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she’s hurting ‘fore she keens. Makes her a home.”