Starblade class Executive Yacht
|Starblade class Executive Yacht|
Distant Fringe vessel.
|Type: YL Executive Yacht|
|Also see||Private Vessel - Yacht|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr168.362 (base)|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||8 High/Med 8 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Starblade class Executive Yacht is a small luxury vessel and an interstellar starship.
- It is a civilian ship and a Executive Yacht.
- The vessel is a TL-11 design (Tech Epoch: TL:10-12).
- Please also see: Ships of the Distant Fringe
The Starblade class Executive Yacht is a private vessel occasionally encountered within the Distant Fringe. It is classified as a Non-Commercial Vessel and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled. Some believe that it was a further development of an ancient Solomani design. Despite its superior atmospheric performance the vessel has no wilderness refueling capability.
The Starblade class is a streamlined, flattened cone with a mean width of 13 meters, a mean height of 9 meters, and a length of around 54 meters. The ship has a total enclosed volume of approximately 2,700 cubic meters. There are two decks: a main deck with the forward section housing the bridge and the aft section containing the passenger accommodations and the hangar for the gig, and a lower deck given over to crew quarters and the cargo hold. The engineering section is located aft and the fuel tanks wrap around the stern. The avionics bay is spacious and can be accessed.
A basic deck plan of the vessel indicating the general layout and positioning of major elements.
Basic Ship Characteristics
Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||The Executive Yacht is constructed using a 200 dTon hull built in a wedge-shaped configuration. The hull is streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving good atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: x7
There are x8 Low Berths. They are tended by the vessel's steward.
|3.||Performance / Engineering|| The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-4 drive and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of jump-2, 4-G acceleration and producing 8 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 2 and an emergency agility of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/3 Computer: there is no backup computer.|
|5.||Hardpoints|| x2 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for a Starblade is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.|
|8.||Craft / Subcraft||Flight Section|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 48 dTons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel, complete with a Gig, is MCr168.362.
|11.||Construction Time|| 44 weeks (9 months) as standard.
|12.||Remarks||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 6 dTons.|
The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra and separated by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a massive system of calibration Points. Those few academics within Charted Space who have heard of the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.
These vessels are very rarely encountered outside of the Distant Fringe region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
A number of companies manufacture ships equivalent to the Starblade class. They vary in hull shape and internal layout but all share the same basic design and all have very similar capabilities and performance characteristics.
- Each variant class is named by the company that produces it: these organizations generally draw on traditional naming protocols. It is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.
- Individual vessels within a class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes but traditionally are named by their owners. This is considered a serious affair and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type Y class Yacht
- Type YL class Luxury Yacht
- Type YK class Expeditionary Yacht
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science