Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Y is for Yacht

"Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued". - Socrates

Here's my second take on a yacht for Traveller: the Prosperity Class 200 ton Yacht. Although the Destiny Class Yacht was fairly well received, there was much I didn't like.

Statistically this ship is fairly similar to the Destiny - 200 tons, Jump 2, and 4 G acceleration. There is a much clearer delineation between crew and passenger spaces. No crew member except the steward and maybe the captain need to mingle with the passengers. The passenger lounge is roomy and takes advantage of the views from the bow of the ship. When landed, two transparisteel panels at the front of the ship can be opened up to an extendable outside covered deck to create an even larger socializing space.

The dorsal turret is now a low profile missile rack - purely an aesthetic decision - and contains twelve small but high-yield missiles. The ventral turret contains a double beam laser.

The ship uses large wings to assist in atmospheric flight and they fold up during landing to minimize the ship's footprint. The rear half of the ship rests on the ground during landings and the front is supported by landing gear.

Thanks to everyone at Citizens of the Imperium for their input on the previous design. I'm hoping this ship is more worthy of the nobles and megacorp executives in your game.

For a higher resolution PDF, click this link: (Traveller Starship Prosperity Class Yacht Deck Plan). The deckplan was created to be printed out on 30"x42". Scale is 1" = 5'-0" so it can be used with 25mm miniatures. Enjoy!


  1. I really like this, except... (1) where do the front landing gear and the retractable things (ramp, deck, etc) retract *into*? There's no volume shown for wells or the like. and (2) there doesn't appear to be any storage (champagne etc, let alone luggage/cargo).

    1. See response on the Citizens of the Imperium forum. Thanks!

  2. Really cool! My Travellers will soon be answering a distress call from one where the owner overrode the captain's command as he 'wanted to get closer to the action'

    I've always had a love/hate relation with yachts.
    I look at them now and what the filthy rich call humorously a 'yacht' is about the size of a WW2 gunboat. I think I'll stat up one in the 1000 dton range.

  3. this is awesome! what's the cost? i see all other stats but MCr

    1. I generally don't calculate costs since customization, level of detail, and which Traveller rules you are using would make the cost vary significantly. "Bare bones" Book 2 numbers would put it around 84MCr.