The Mediterranean Pink is of an ancient essence and was born in Genoa as a lighter derivative of the chebec in the eighteenth century. It keeps a streamlined, relatively narrow hull, but more voluminous, a : It is primarily a cargo ship, although pirates have been able to make use of it. The Latin Pink or French pinque (From the Genoese Pinco) does not exceed 35 meters for 300 tons, with a xebec rigging comprising three masts with antennae, but with possibility of square sails according to the weather, such as the Polacca. Pinks were used throughout the Mediterranean by Turks, Maghrebian raiders, Moorish pirates, Greeks, Portuguese, Spanish, and French, and disappeared at the end of the nineteenth century, victims of the steam.
On the other hand, the northern Pink or Pinnacle (from Dutch "Pincke") is a two-masted square-sails ship, flat-bottom with a narrow stern. They served as merchantmen and warships, some being used by Navies, other used in 1730 to ferry American immigrant across the Atlantic.