The Starwind class Yacht was originally based on a light freighter design intended to challenge the popular YT series. In mid-design however, it was altered to appeal more to the upper scale of the market, moving away from the freighter design and becoming a luxury space yacht.
The Starwind class has a stronger hull than most ships constructed for civilian recreational use, but it has been most commonly accepted that they appeal mostly to those with more credits than sense. At sublight speed the yacht is slow and cumbersome and the weaponry leaves much to be desired.
The only thing that the Starwind does have going for it is the amount of luxury put into the interior design. Along with the regular crew quarters, there are several staterooms, intended for the owner and his guests. There is also a dining room, a zero-G relaxation chamber, a sensory deprivation chamber and a fully equipped holotheatre.
The escape pod also has several luxurious features that endear it to the higher spending beings in the galaxy who couldn't bear the thought of being marooned in space without their usual specialized needs, and so that there can be no misunderstanding, the crew boards the ship through a small hatch on the port side of the ship, whilst the owner and other passengers enter the ship over a large boarding ramp on the starboard side of the ship.