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Arafura-Class Yacht
Transstar Model Y37

design by Michael Bailey

The Transstar Model Y37, or Arafura-Class Yacht, is in service throughout the Solomani Confederation and adjacent areas. Originally commisioned by the Solomani Confederation as an executive level transport, the design has also found favour with other local governments and individuals. The design has been licensed to a number of smaller manufacturers, who have produced a number of custom variations on the Arafura design. Of particular note is the Flipper-Class, which has been modified for use by Dolphin crew and passengers.

Transstar licensed the design to Fremantle Shipyards in 1092, and production began at Fremantle's yards in the Deneb and Spinward Marches Sectors. Following the Collapse, Fremantle is now the only builder of this type. Called locally the Pelsaert, the Model Y37 has sold in numbers, albiet less than the famous Lord Baltimore-Class Yacht manufactured by Ling Standard Products.

Transstar is a wholly-controlled subsidiary of the Solomani Party. Fremantle Shipyards is a subsidiary of the Fremantle Group.

Designer's Notes: Arafura-Class was named for the Arafura Sea, a body of water separating Australia from Papua New Guinea/Irian Jaya (Terra/Sol).

Arafura-Class Transport

General Data

Displacement: 200 tons Hull Armor: 84
Length: 25.5 meters Volume: 2800m3
Price: 112.688 Target Size: S
Configuration: Dome/Disk SL Tech Level: 14
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 1852.681/1673.301

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 90 MW Fusion Power Plant (98 MW/hit), 1 year duration (3.958 MW excess power)
Jump Performance: Jump-2 (630 m3 fuel)
G-Rating: 4-G (100 MW/G)(Heplar), Contra-grav lifters (20 MW)
G-Turns: 50 (83.6 using jump fuel), 12.5 m3 fuel each
Maint: 54


Computer: 3x TL 14 FibComputers (0.5 MW each)
Commo: 1000 AU radio (unlim., 20 MW), 1000 AU maser (unlim., 0.6 MW)
Avionics: TL-10+ Avionics
Sensors: Active EMS 120,000 km (4 hexes, 9 MW) Passive EMS 150,000 km (5 hexes, 0.15 MW) folding array
Controls: Bridge with 4 workstation. Plus 11 other workstations. Low Automation controls


Master Fire Directors


Life Support: Extended.
Grav Compensation: 5Gs
Crew: 15 (2x Maneuver, 4x Engineering, 2x Electronics, 2x Gunnery, 2x Flight, 1x Command, 1x Steward, 1x Medical)
Crew Accommodations:
Passenger Accommodations:
Cargo: 48.97 m3. 1 Large cargo hatches.
Small Craft and Launch Facilities:
Air Locks: 1


Fuel purification machinery (0.25 MW), 12.8 hrs to refine 1063 m3

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