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Baudo-class star yacht
Production information
Manufacturer

Mendel Baudo

Model

Baudo-class star yacht

Class

Light freighter

Technical specifications
Length

32 meters

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,200 km/h

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 2.0
  • Backup Class 7.0
Armament

Laser cannon turret (1)

Crew

1

Passengers

8

Cargo capacity

35 metric tons

Consumables

1 month

Usage
Role(s)
Era(s)

The Baudo-class star yacht was a favorite ship of rich youngsters. It also had the ability to be easily modified, so the ship was sometimes used by smugglers.

Contents

History

Baudo-class star yacht schematic

As a sporting yacht, the ship was mostly used as a pleasure vehicle by affluent beings. Baudos were not beloved by most bulk freighter pilots, who disliked being passed on the spacelanes.

The ship itself was described as having a resemblance to some sea creatures. Baudo-class yachts were equipped with a powerful sublight drive for good speed in normal space. The single laser cannon in the standard version of the yacht was not only installed for looks—several precise hits could make pirates change their minds.

Mirax Terrik's Pulsar Skate was a highly modified Baudo-class star yacht, and certainly the most famous ship of this type.

Known ships

Behind the scenes

Pulsar Skate as seen in the X-wing comics.

Two contrasting versions of the Baudo-class star yacht appear to exist in canon. Probably the better-known version is the design used for the Pulsar Skate in the X-wing: Rogue Squadron comics and Star Wars Customizable Card Game, appearing first in the opening issue of X-wing Rogue Squadron: The Phantom Affair in February 1996. However, the earlier illustration in the Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters supplement for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (which was used as a silhouette in Pirates & Privateers) show a flatter and smoother starship: this seems to have served as the basis for some descriptions in narrative prose in the X-wing novels, and recently in Exile. No canonical explanation has been offered to resolve the discrepancy. The illustration provided in Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters ship class also bares a striking resemblance to the Starbridge-class Freighter from Ambrosia Software's Escape Velocity: Nova

The Moldy Crow was originally going to be a Baudo-class star yacht.

Appearances

Sources

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