Designed and put into production a few years after the end of the Clone Wars and the formation of the Galactic Empire, Corellian Engineering Corporation sought to create a smaller-scale version of their venerable YT-series of freighters, which were beginning to show their age. Applying lessons learned over the decades, the design team for the Y2K-series strove to design a courier-vessel, opting to skimp on the frills and focus on functionality.
Unfortunately, not unlike Kuat Systems Engineering's much-maligned S40K Phoenix Hawk-class Light Pinnace, the Y2K-class crew compartments were considered cramped even though it was spacious in terms of cargo hold. While most independent freighter pilots aren't overly concerned with having luxury accommodations, the Y2K-series' crew berths were certainly not a major selling point. What the Y2K-series did have was a high-performance ion drive that was reliable and needed far less maintenance than similar models, and while the hypedrive is not exceptional it too is very reliable. Instead of the more typical single laser cannon that ships of the YT-series featured, the Y2K-series comes standard with a twin blaster cannon, allowing it to more easily pass the Empire's increasingly strict weapon restrictions. The Y2K-series is surprisingly robust and nimble for a ship of it's size; a Y2K-series freighter won't be doing loops around your typical starfighter, but it won't be easy prey for raiders and pirates either. Unfortunately, even CEC's long reputation of easily modifiable craft couldn't overcome the ship's reduced size, and the Y2K-series isn't nearly as welcoming of modifications as many other CEC designs.
Unfortunately, CEC's core market weren't overly interested in what amounted to a cramped courier vessel, even at the deeply-discounted price the ship was being sold at, and production ceased after only a couple years. While replacement parts for this specific make of freighter are becoming increasingly scarce, the Y2K-series is surprisingly accepting of parts and components made for the YT-series, allowing this small and largely overlooked ship design to continue to operate and even thrive long after CEC had forgotten about it and moved on to other, more profitable ship designs.
Legal. Light freighters such as the Y2k-Series are considered innocuous enough under most jurisdictions, and are not restricted in most systems.
To create a small light freighter for Iruuk based on the YT-1000 Light Freighter
Changes made are purely cosmetic and do not enhance its performance in any way.
-Changed dimensions to suit skin
-Decreased passenger capacity
-Decreased escape pod size
-Decreased docking ring amount
Old and not particularly popular, Y2Ks are rarely seen throughout the galaxy, but otherwise attainable.
Hey, so, if you're going to make a gentech ship, it must be based on an existing, approved design. You can reskin it however you like, but the performance and equipment specs must match whatever it's using as a basis. You must also link to whatever you adapted in the Intent section.
If this is a completely original design, you're going to have to submit it for formal approval.