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In the Seafarer's Expansion for Settlers of Catan, is the Road Building Development card applicable for ships?

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Yes, the Road Building Development Card can be used for ships or roads.

From the Seafarers rules, page 5.

When playing the “Road Building” Development Card in a game of Seafarers, you have the option of building 2 roads, 2 ships, or 1 ship and 1 road.

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The "Road Building" progress card in Cities & Knights explicitly states that, when playing with Seafarers, you can play either 2 roads, 2 ships, or 1 of each.

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