The Baudo-class Star Yacht is a spaceship from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It first appeared in West End Games “Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters” role-playing game supplement published in 1990. The Baudo yachts were sleek, sporty and very expensive transports favored by the galaxy’s wealthy. The ships were produced pre-Clone Wars era at a shipyard owned by the Aqualish entrepreneur Mendel Baudo. Each ship was built to customer specifications and was unique in some way. Build time could take as long as a standard year depending on the amount of customization, and construction was personally overseen by Baudo himself to ensure each ship was perfect. Purchasing a ship also required that a customer was referred by another being who had purchased one, since Baudo refused to take orders without a reference. Although equipped with a standard hyperdrive, the Baudo was fitted with high-performance sub-light engines that allowed for fast speed and agile maneuvering in normal space. This made the ship favorable for smuggling (for those lucky enough to have one) as it could keep well ahead of capital ships and maneuver on par with most patrol fighters. This at least bought enough time to escape safely into hyperspace. The ship came standard with a precision laser cannon for defense however many owners modified this ships with their own weaponry.