109) In this setting, the PCs make their money mostly through trade rather finding it in dungeons or being paid for their services. A dragon's hoard contains not money but rare art and spices that need to be sold at market. They'd never want to sell the ship except to buy a better one because they'd be cutting themselves off from making any additional money in the future.
110) PCs are acquaintances with an incredibly elusive white collar career criminal. The PCs are trapped and charged with very hefty sentences by the authorities. As a plea bargain they're given a ship to fly around at their leisure, but the authorities have secretly and incredibly uniquely bugged the hell out of it, in hopes to catch the criminal in something incriminating.