A yacht design which predated the Clone Wars, the Baudo-class star yacht is a beautiful, almost organic looking ship. Its shape is reminiscent of the deep sea creature native to the planet Ando, the homeworld of the Aqualish, as well as that of a certain Mendel Baudo, designer of this yacht. The standard design carries 8 people, and incorporates a single turbolaser, mainly for defence against pirates and other undesirables.
Ships of this class are very expensive, because they are custom made; they may look identical on the outside, but the internal amenities are custom tailored to the wishes of the buyer. While some may have internal wall plates made of Alderaan Kriin-wood and Tangdor gems, others may have a full complement of games of skill and luck including tables for Dejarik, Pazaak and Sabacc. Many of these ships are bought by wealthy sentients, quite often for their children. As such, many of these ships are seen passing close to commercial freighters, as the rich pilots within waste their time annoying the older, more grizzled pilots.