What are the best programs to use for making a new ship?
3dsmax for modelling, though most people seem happy with ms3d seeing as it's much more affordable.
Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Photoshop for textures
Could you please tell me the price of this programs?
You can get the GNU image manipulation program at www.gimp.org whilst its slightly harder to learn than photoshop its free. I don't know about modelling programs, hopefully someone else will be able to help you there.