So am I to read into that boat comment that there will be a merchant marine guild that we pay to cross water?
Of course, seanw3's surmise, here, is the most logical explanation ...
But I'm thinking: Space-ships ! (after all, Frogboy did say "ships", not "boats")
And besides: "Go Big, or Go Home" !
(I suppose that For-hire, Ferrying, un-armed, merchant-galactic-guild, space-ships would be tantamount to teleportation ! ... ... or perhaps I just had too much Starbucks this morning ... )