Private Vessel

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Y-class Private Vessels accommodate a wider variety of privately owned spacecraft, NAFAL and FTL, smallcraft and bigcraft, Consumer Craft and luxury Yachts.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

NAFAL system spaceships are horrendously expensive, many times the annual wages of the typical worker, even on a rich world. Starcraft with jump drives are even more expensive than that. Thus, citizens who can afford to buy a personal starship, even a small one are tremendously wealthy and why would the wealthy build anything less than a Y-class Yacht or Private Vessel? As such, Y-class ships tend to be luxurious, high performance, and extensively stocked with servants, bodyguards, cooks, and other service staff.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A prototypical Type Y class Yacht.
    Yacht-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-37 03-July-2018a.jpg
  2. An exclusive and desirable Starblade class Executive Yacht.
    J-2 200dT Starblade Yacht.jpg
  3. A side view of a Wanderer class Luxury Yacht.
    J2 200dT Yacht 2.jpg

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Most Private Vessels are minimally armed and/or armored, but there are plenty of exceptions. After all, they can afford it. Heck, they can afford to specialize a ship in any fashion they like... Most often, yachts and private vessels employ escorts for defense, and if alone, they simply run when facing a hostile threat. On other hand, Q-Ships that look like yachts are not an uncommon sight.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Private Vessels typically serve the following roles:

Civilian Ship - Yachts:

  1. Charter Yacht (YK)
  2. Expeditionary Yacht (YK)
  3. Executive Yacht (YL)
  4. Luxury Yacht (YL)
  5. Private Starship (Y)
  6. Private Vessel (Y) (Namesake)
  7. Racing Yacht (YR)
  8. Regatta Yacht (YR)

Civilian Craft - Private Smallcraft (Non-luxury):

  1. Luxury Shuttle (UYL)
  2. Luxury Smallcraft (UYL)
  3. Playboy's Launch (UYL)
  4. Private Smallcraft (UY)
  5. Star Limousine (UYL)

Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

Y-class Private Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Private Vessel Y Lady of Shalott class Yacht None
  • Y = Yacht
Expeditionary Yacht YK Prancing Poni class Charter Yacht None
  • K = Kiswahili (Name of Terran language used in an area where many significant safari expeditions occurred. Also known as Swahili)
Luxury Yacht YL Starblade class Executive Yacht None
  • L = Luxury
Racing Yacht YR Condor class Racing Yacht None
  • R = Racing, Regatta, etc.
NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Private Vessel - Yacht:

  1. Type Y class Yacht
    1. Dark Mistress class Yacht
    2. Desiree Keah class Yacht
    3. Exile class Yacht
    4. Harmonious Repose class Yacht
    5. Iinen class Yacht
    6. Kundeai class Yacht
    7. Royal Tempest class Yacht
    8. Starjammer class Yacht
    9. Stiletto class Yacht
    10. Wanderer class Yacht
  1. Type YL class Luxury Yacht
    1. DeVass class Private Starship
    2. Lady Charlotte class Yacht
    3. Lady of Shalott class Yacht
    4. Lord Baltimore class Yacht
    5. Starblade class Executive Yacht
    6. Vanderbilt class Yacht
  1. Type YK class Expeditionary Yacht
    1. Herald class Expeditionary Yacht
    2. Jewel class Private Yacht
    3. Prancing Poni class Charter Yacht
    4. Rake II class Yacht
    5. Type Y2 class Yacht
  1. Type YR class Racing Yacht
    1. Condor class Racing Yacht

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role include:

22 Representative Private Vessel (Y) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Condor class Racing Yacht YR X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dark Mistress class Yacht Y 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Desiree Keah class Yacht Y X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
DeVass class Private Starship YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Exile class Yacht Y 200 ACS 11 Yimin Jiti 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harmonious Repose class Yacht Y X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Herald class Expeditionary Yacht YK 800 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Iinen class Yacht Y 200 ACS 14 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jewel class Private Yacht YK 200 ACS 14 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lady Charlotte class Yacht YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Lady of Shalott class Yacht YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Lord Baltimore class Yacht YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Prancing Poni class Charter Yacht YK X ACS X Third Imperium X X No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rake II class Yacht YK 400 ACS 13 Third Imperium 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Royal Tempest class Yacht Y X ACS X Third Imperium X X No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starblade class Executive Yacht YL 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starjammer class Yacht Y X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Stiletto class Yacht Y X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Type Y class Yacht Y 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Canon publication starship design with Keith illustration.
Type Y2 class Yacht YK X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Vanderbilt class Yacht YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Wanderer class Luxury Yacht Y 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
5 Representative Expeditionary Yacht (YK) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Herald class Expeditionary Yacht YK 800 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jewel class Private Yacht YK 200 ACS 14 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Prancing Poni class Charter Yacht YK X ACS X Third Imperium X X No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rake II class Yacht YK 400 ACS 13 Third Imperium 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type Y2 class Yacht YK X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
6 Representative Luxury Yacht (YL) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
DeVass class Private Starship YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Lady Charlotte class Yacht YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Lady of Shalott class Yacht YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Lord Baltimore class Yacht YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
Starblade class Executive Yacht YL 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vanderbilt class Yacht YL X ACS X Third Imperium X X
1 Representative Racing Yacht (YR) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Condor class Racing Yacht YR X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
0 Representative Luxury Smallcraft (UY) Classes
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