This is a small Merchant Vessel, called the Dawn Myst. It's crew of three take it to the far reaches of the Mediterranean Ocean, to trade for valuable goods. The captain's wheel really turns the rudders, and the hatchway on the deck gives access to the cargo hold.
Beautiful vessel, both asthetically and mechanically. I would very much like to see the interior of the cabin and the steering mechanism. The only thing I would change would be to give it an anchor, to make it look more "authentic".