Wizard's Gift-class Frontier Trader
This design is based upon a design found in CT Alien Module 4: Zhodani.
Modifications and corrections have been made.
Using a 400-ton hull, the Wizard's Gift Class Frontier Trader is a merchant vessel used by small companies or individual in frontier regions in and around the Imperium. It mounts jump drive-D, maneuver drive-C, and power plant-D, giving a performance of jump-2 and 1G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 100 tons supports the power plant and one jump-3. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/2. There are 16 staterooms. The ship has two hardpoints and two tons allocated to fire control. There is two ship's vehicles: a 40 ton pinnace and a 4 ton air/raft. Cargo capacity is 125 tons. The hull is streamlined.
The ship requires a crew of 6 : pilot, navigator, two engineers, medic and steward. The ship can carry 10 high or middle passengers (8 if gunners are present). The ship takes 11 months to build. It costs around MCr 100, due to generous discounts offered by the manufacturers.
The Wizard's Gift Frontier Trader is essentially a slightly modified copy of a common Zhodani design, intended for sale to Zhodani client states and independent worlds. It is commonly available relatively cheaply, due to Zhodani subsidies.
Several examples of the type have found their way into Imperial space. Fortunately, the modifications made to the original design mainly involved reconfiguring it to match standard Imperial systems. As such, finding facilities capable of maintaining these vessels is relatively straightforward in Imperial space.
These vessels are cheap, good quality, and easy to maintain. So what's the catch?
Well, nearly anyone you come across will assume that you are some kind of "Joe-lover", for starters...