Boa Skiff

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Boa Skiff
Neolite boa skiff.jpg
Size (W×H×L) 30m×11m×40m
Cargo capacity 2 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.27 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.8
Pitch: 2.0
Energy banks 2
Energy recharge rate

Poor (2.0)

Gun mounts Fore (Beam)
Missile slots 1
Shield boosters available No
Military shields available No
Hyperspace capable No
OXP or standard Standard
Available to player Yes
Base price n/a
Boa Skiff (Neolite).png


The Boa2 Skiff is to be found in the Neolite retextures as an extra add-on. It is designed as a shuttle. Faster, more manoeuverable and better armed than the regular boa, it has far fewer missile slots and hardly carries any cargo at all.

Simon B's comments

You buy the boa and boa class cruiser with a lifeboat - the skiff.

The skiff has no witchdrive.

The reason for the player edition is in case someone wants to write a script so when a boa player ejects, they can continue on in (as) the skiff. When they dock, the insurance restores the whole craft - or they can tool around the system for a bit.

I don't even know if it is possible but it's there for anyone who wants to try.

Right now, NPCs get to eject in their skiff.

It is likely that used skiffs may become available for sale in an oxp. I have been impressed with the wisdom of minimising non-standard content in the core ship set. There is some resistance to even having the skiffs there.

From here (2009)


See Neolite Ships by Simon B