Photo by Gerlinde Rode of Reich der Spiele. Used with kind permission.
From Board Game Geek:
Merchants & Marauders is a game with a roleplaying touch: It lets you choose between the role of an influential merchant or a fearless pirate, both searching for their fortune in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. The game features a unique trade system and a fast and intuitive combat system which allows you to make critical decisions. During the game, players can choose from different ship modifications, buy impressive vessels, load deadly special ammunitions and hire famous crew members, ranging from experienced carpenters to dreaded sharp shooters.
Beside all this, your luck, your tactics, your cunning and your negotiation skills will decide whether your captain gains eternal glory and immense wealth - or finds his wet grave under the stormy surface of the Caribbean Sea.