Stones Throw shipyards are proud to announce the continuation of its prestigious "contact" liner series with the launch of its "First Contact" liner. It is designed to give you the best possible return whilst providing your customers with the ultimate passenger experience.
Our accountants have been busy bean counting and have now calculated the "optimal" size for passenger liners (using the latest Far Trader figures). This enabled us to design a passenger ship with the best possible return on investment (ROI). Trade offs between drive performance, number of jumps per year, and passenger revenue have all been balanced to maximise ROI.
The limiting factor is the amount of breakbulk cargo that the passengers carry with them (1 DT per high passenger, 0.5 DT per mid passenger and 0.125 DT per low passenger). The loading and unloading of this breakbulk cargo sets the minimum port time for the ship.
As expected the standard wisdom that Jump-3 passenger liners are more economical than Jump-2 liners has been verified by our accountants, and is factored into the design.
A minimum standard of fittings has been applied in line with the imperial luxury liner guidelines. These include:
Typical figures: 34.9 Jumps per Imperial Year, 41% Profit per Trip, 21.7% first year ROI, 71% Breakeven Load.
Why settle for anything less?
Figures are guidelines only, no warranty of actual performance implied. All source figures are office of trade approved. Assumption is 95% load, 4000Cr/Parsec/High Passeneger, 2000Cr/Parsec/Mid Passenger, 200 CR/Parsec/Low passenger, MINUS lighterage fees for passenger and baggage at each end of jump. Costs INCLUDE estimated 2.5% per annum loss premium.
* Note one displacement ton (of liquid hydrogen) is approximately 500 cubic feet or an 8 foot cube.
Statistics: Emass 4333.4, LMass 6000.9, Cost MCr 653.032, HP 120000, Hull Size Modifier:+11
Performance: Accel 1.21 Gs (1.67 Gs empty), Jump 3, Air Speed 0