|Vanguard Crafters has an interview with Sigil Online's Salim Grant on what is obviously their favourite topic:|
VC: How long do you estimate it will be once the game goes live will it take for players to craft important "big" items? (ships, houses, guild halls, etc.) How about powerful gear?
SALIM GRANT: You should be able to craft good gear throughout your career as we want you making real items when they are going to be useful and in order for them to be useful be useful they must be powerful enough that someone sees them as something they want.
Canít reveal when ship crafting would start atm, I would say wait until beta to find out.