I've been think a lot about what ships will be able to assist in what we 'would consider long range hauling' but as of yet without jump points in the game have no idea of how each ship will perform in this aspect.
The RSI ship matrix has some ships defined as long range so we can take these as a given, but there maybe be other ships in the pipeline set to come out as concepts and we may find that some of the versatile ships, or ships already in the game operate well over some distances.
Below is a lists of ships that I believe as of now are long range capable, from what we know and divided into 3 groups for haulers, potential haulers and escorts: (includes cargo capacities & caveats)
Haulers JP Size Cargo Capacity
Banu Merchantman L (3584)
Hull E L (98304)
Hull D L (20736)
Hull C L (4608)
Hull B M (384)
Starfarer L (3321)
Starfarer Gemini L (2488)
Carrack L (1058) - exploration ship as main function
Caterpiller L (512) - (not ideal for long range hauling)
890 jump L (1600)
Constellation Taurus L (243)
Constellation Aquila L (96) - exploration ship as main function
Constellation Androm. L (96)
Constellation Phoenix L (66) - luxury Ship as main function
Freelancer Max M (122)
Freelancer Dur M (28) - exploration ship as main function
Freelancer Mis M (28)
Freelancer M (66)
600i explorer L (40) - exploration ship as main function
Genesis L (300) - could possibly be to convert into a dedicated hauler with an increased cargo capacity.
Potential Haulers (most likely wont be used due to crew/logistics difficulties & costs)
Orion (384) - mining ship as main function
Reclaimer (360) - although great cargo capacity most likely wont be used due to its limited speed.
Crucible (230) - repair ship as main function
315p (2) - fighter as main function
Reliant Sen (2) - science/exploration ship
600i luxury (16) - luxury ship as main function
endeavor (500) - Science Vessel as main function (large crew req. vs cargo) (allows for 2 non-long range escorts to be carried)
Polaris (216) - Corvette (large crew req. vs cargo) (allows for 1 non-long range escorts to be carried)
Idris P (995) - frigate (large crew req. vs cargo) (allows for 3+ non long range escorts to be carried)
Idris M (831) - frigate (large crew req. vs cargo) (allows for 3+ non-long range escorts to be carried)
Javelin (5400) - destroyer (large crew req. vs cargo) (allows for 1-2 non-long range escorts to be carried)
Herald (Scout only)
*The banu merchantman, Carrack, Constellation, Freelancer, 890 Jump, 600i series, caterpillar and Starfarer could be added as potential escorts due to their long range capabilities but as they are included in the hauling list and may not be ideal escorts have therefore just listed them here as a sub note.
Below is a list of ships that may have some long range capabilities, and will be open to debate and divided into 2 groups for haulers and escorts:
Hull A ?
Reliant Kore ?
Reliant Mako ?
Gladiator ? - when fitted with extra fuel tanks
If you think that a ship needs to be added to / moved from one of the lists please feel free to comment, as we find out more about their capabilities, here is a list of all ships not included on any of the above lists: (that could still be used if they fit inside a carrier.) or turn out to have better than expected range.
F7c Hornet wildfire
F7c Hornet Ghost
F7c-M Super Hornet
F7c-R Hornet Tracker
Avenger Titan Renegade