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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:
    Largecraft & Bigcraft:

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

    Size-Class Roles for Private Vessels[edit]

    1. Private Smallcraft (UY) (1 to 99 tons)
    2. Very Light Private Ship (YVL) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    3. Light Private Ship (YI) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
    4. Medium Private Ship (YM) (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
    5. Heavy Private Ship (YH) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
    6. Superheavy Private Ship (YS) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
    7. Ultraheavy Private Ship (YU) (1,000,000 or more tons)

    Civilian Subcraft[edit]

    Civilian subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

    1. Barge (WB)
    2. Utility Craft (U)

    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 The Y superclass covers a whole range of privately owned vessels from yachts to high end extraplanetary commuters and more. [1]
    • Y = Yacht
    Expeditionary Yacht YK Prancing Poni class Charter Yacht Expeditionary Yachts are used by well-heeled interests for exploration and similar endeavors. [2]
    • 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 Luxury yachts allow the rich and privileged, typically nobles, to travel in style. [3]
    • L = Luxury
    Racing Yacht YR Condor class Racing Yacht Racing yachts are used in regatta competitions by the rich and famous, or their jockeys. [4]
    • R = Racing, Regatta, etc.
    Private Vessel YY Lady of Shalott class Yacht Private vessels is a group of bigcraft and largecraft used for a variety of unspecified endeavors other than the other yacht superclass codes. [5]
    • Y = Yacht
    • Y = Multipurpose Yacht
    Private Smallcraft UY Type UY class Private Smallcraft Any smallcraft for private or personal use that does not fit one of the other categories (in particular, not Industrial Smallcraft), and typically operates independently rather than supplementing operations of a larger ship. In other words, anything that would fit in Y-class except for being a smallcraft of less than 100-tons. Being smallcraft, these are more often the property of the working class and/or small business owners, and thus less luxurious. [6]
    • U = Utility, Multipurpose, etc.
    • Y = Yacht, Private Vessel, 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]

    No information yet available.

    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

    Civilian Ship - Private Vessel - 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

    Civilian Ship - Private Vessel - 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. Star Butler class Yacht
      6. Type Y2 class Yacht

    Civilian Ship - Private Vessel - Yacht:

    1. Type YR class Racing Yacht
      1. Condor class Racing Yacht

    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

    Civilian Ship - Private Vessel - Utility Craft - Private Smallcraft:

    Ship Summary List[edit]

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

    6 Representative Private Vessel (Y) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Animal class Safari Ship YK 11 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes K-BS12
    Condor class Racing Yacht YR 0 0 0 0 Third Imperium Yes TBD
    Condor class Racing Yacht YR 0 0 0 0 Third Imperium Yes. TBD
    Herald class Expeditionary Yacht YK 15 800 3 3 Third Imperium No YK-HA33
    Lune class Freelancer YM 12 300 3 4 Third Imperium No
    Star Butler class Yacht YK 12 300 2 3 Rule of Man YK-CS32


    3 Representative Expeditionary Yacht (YK) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Animal class Safari Ship YK 11 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes K-BS12
    Herald class Expeditionary Yacht YK 15 800 3 3 Third Imperium No YK-HA33
    Star Butler class Yacht YK 12 300 2 3 Rule of Man YK-CS32


    0 Representative Luxury Yacht (YL) Classes
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    2 Representative Racing Yacht (YR) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Condor class Racing Yacht YR 0 0 0 0 Third Imperium Yes TBD
    Condor class Racing Yacht YR 0 0 0 0 Third Imperium Yes. TBD


    0 Representative Luxury Smallcraft (UY) Classes
    No results


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