Yacht Dragon 86 pp69

Interstellar Yachts include commercial vessels as large as spaceliners, as well as smaller, privately owned craft that corporations and wealthy citizens might use. Early models of yachts started off as retrofitted security vessels, but with the popularity of recreational vessels, later models have been streamlined considerably for more luxury roles.

(For stats, see bottom of page)

Each vessel below is representative of an entire class of ships.

  • Belvedere (Hull Size 9)
    • Known Belvedere-class ships:
      • Gaston (civilian vessel)
  • Nebula (Hull Size 7)
    • Known Nebula-class ships:
      • Ch't'kl (civilian vessel)
  • Astro-Blaster III (Hull Size 6)
  • Nova (Hull Size 5)
    • Known Nova-class ships:
      • PGSS Tarnag (Pan-Galactic Cooperation ship)
  • Imp (Hull Size 4)
  • Rim-Song (Hull Size 3)


Two stats were made of Yachts and Privateers. The armament allowed on the yachts and privateers presented in issue #86 more closely resembles that allowed on military vessels than civilian ones. In fact, these ships were designed as "paramilitary" vessels, and consequently are not restricted by the civilian ships' limitations on armament.

Because of the advanced technology needed to outfit these ships, however, the cost of building them also increased. To simulate this, if players in your campaign wish to purchase or build a yacht or privateer ship, require them to pay double the hull cost listed in the Knight Hawks rules.

Yachts and Privateers Return presented versions of these ships created with civilian technology, which is more accessible to characters and small corporations.

Both statistics are considered official.


  • From Dragon Magazine #86, Fast and Deadly, and #88 Yachts and Privateers Return

Military Tech (from issue #86) Civilian Tech (from issue #88)
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