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Sovereign Yacht

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Federation
Class Name : Sovereign Yacht
Type : Diplomatic courier and transport
Unit Run :
Cousteau1 - Active

One per Sovereign class starship
Commissioned : In step with Sovereign class starships
Dimensions : Length : 33.5 m2
Beam : 26.2 m2
Height : 6.3 m
Decks : 1
Mass : 420 metric tons
Crew : 11
Armament : 1 x Tachyon burst emitter1
4 x Type IV phaser arrays, total output 950 TeraWatts
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 20,250 TeraJoules
Light Duranium / Tritanium Single hull.
Low level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 6
Maximum Cruise : 8
Maximum Rated : 93 for 1 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 19
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 40
Shield Strength : 7.5
Hull Armour : 3.13
Speed : 792
Combat Manoeuvrability : 16,000
Overall Strength Index : 90
Diplomatic Capability : 2
Expected Hull Life : 100
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 1 years
Major : 25 years


The Sovereign class yacht is designed to serve essentially the same function as any other ship's yacht. Like all of the new generation, it is a warp capable design intended to be capable of short and medium duration interstellar missions as well as interplanetary trips. The Yacht is capable of warp 9 in an emergency, but its normal cruise speed is warp 5, giving it the same general mission radius as a Danube class Runabout.

The ship contains a small cargo bay and transporter system, two staterooms, a shared room for the crew, plus a living area and separate flight deck. The normal crew is 2, although a single person can handle the flight controls. A third crew member cares for the guests.

There is no standard armament as such, but the yacht is capable of firing tachyon bursts1 in an emergency and is equipped with shields for defensive purposes.

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Insurrection
2 Star Trek : The Magazine
3 Generic official information
Film: Star Trek : Insurrection
Source : Star Trek : The Magazine
Source : Generic official information


The Sovereign class yacht was seen in "Star Trek : Insurrection", where Picard used it to ferry supplies down to the Baku and Data later attacked the Son'a ship in it. The fact that it is equipped with a tachyon emitter comes from this film, while the lengths are from "The Making of Star Trek 9" by Terry J. Erdmann. The rest of the entry is speculative, and is intended to show a ship which is somewhat more advanced than the Galaxy class yacht, but does basically the same thing.
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