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The Ferengi shuttle, also sometimes referred to as a Ferengi pod or Ferengi ship was a warp-capable shuttlecraft used as an auxiliary vehicle and utilized by prominent businessmen in the Ferengi Alliance during the 24th century.

History

Quark's Treasure appearing in 20th century Earth photographs

The Ferengi shuttle was in service by 2366, and were the standard shuttle-type found aboard D'Kora-class Marauders. In 2366, one of these vessels – with two Ferengi on it – became trapped in the Delta Quadrant following the collapse of the Barzan wormhole. (TNG: "The Price")

These vessels were also simultaneously owned on an individual basis: Grand Nagus Zek had a personal shuttle, as did FCA Liquidator Brunt and Ferengi entrepreneurs, such as Gaila, Quark, and Kynk. (DS9: "The Nagus", etc). These shuttles were also known to exist in the mirror universe. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak")

In its initial appearance in "The Price" a Ferengi shuttle was depicted to be of similar size with a Starfleet Type 15 shuttlepod. The same Ferengi shuttle was seen again in VOY: "False Profits" as a much larger craft. This is also the case with most of the other appearances indicating the shuttle to be only slightly smaller than a Starfleet runabout.

Technical data

Ferengi shuttles were extremely fast and durable warp-capable vessels, fast enough to outrun Romulan interceptors. According to Rom, they were capable of flying half way through the Milky Way Galaxy before even needing a maintenance checkup. It was possible to exceed the maximum safe cruising speed by 0.3 warp factors. (DS9: "Little Green Men") These vessels were known to be outfitted with phasers and deflector shields. (VOY: "False Profits")

Powered by a reactor core which was protected by a containment field. (TNG: "The Perfect Mate") They were also equipped with a transporter. (DS9: "Rules of Acquisition")

Interior design

This class of ship had a small cabin or cockpit from where it was piloted. The aft section contained cargo hold. (DS9: "Little Green Men", et al.) They were also equipped with such creature comforts as a transporter, bunks, waste extraction and a replicator. (DS9: "Rules of Acquisition", "Little Green Men", "The Magnificent Ferengi", "The Emperor's New Cloak"; VOY: "False Profits") The shuttle had room to transport from as few as two, to as many as eight occupants. (DS9: "The Magnificent Ferengi")

Ships of the class

Named
Unnamed

Appendices

Appearances

Background information

The term "Ferengi pod" was only used during the original appearance of this type of craft, all subsequent appearances of this design were identified as "Ferengi shuttle". When the originally referenced "pod" appeared on screen, several years later, it too was then described as a "Ferengi shuttle."

Apocrypha

The Star Trek Customizable Card Game names this type of ship a "Na'Far-class" ship.

It is available as a playable ship in Star Trek Online via the in-game store Lobi Crystal Consortium, also under the name Na'Far-class.

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