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If I have 2 (or more) ships, and one gets destroyed, do I have the option to not rebuy that ship, but instead merely switch to one of my other ones?

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    Note that you never want to do this. You should rebuy and then sell the ship instead. Rebuy cost is 1/20th (5%) of cost of the ship and you lose (at most) 10% of cost when selling a ship, so if you don't rebuy, you're losing out on credits worth 85%-95% of the ship's value. And loan is free (no interest), so this holds true even if you have to use loan to rebuy. And true if you can only do a partial rebuy (leaving some parts out). – Cmdr Freiheit Mar 16 '17 at 20:39
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I'm afraid you don't. Your choices are re-buy the ship with all modules, re-buy the ship with slightly less components, or go to a Sidewinder.

Whatever option you pick you'll end up back at a station, typically the one you last docked at, and if you want to switch ships you'd have to transport it to your current location or fly to it.

Source: Brutal, gut-wrenching experience.

  • Well it's good to see that you don't lose the whole fleet or your credits by choosing against a rebuy.... – Shadow Mar 15 '17 at 23:30
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    To get back to your other ship, sell the sidewinder, buy a hauler and fit with the biggest FSD you can get, and start jumping. Hopefully not too far away. – Sir Adelaide Mar 16 '17 at 0:04

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