Developed initially as a submarine flyingboat, Marine Trench Co. soon say the possibilities for extending their operations into space and the Moray SFB became the Star Boat after its ingenious adaptations were completed. Aquatic space-faring races are the main users of this multi-purpose vessel, whose hull is able to withstand the pressures of depths of up to 5500 fathoms. Standard fittings include: highpower seal locks, 2 torpedo tube/single missile pods and flood-lock cabins for subaquatic life-forms.
From Bell and Braben's Elite Player's Guide - a companion to the Instruction Manual (Version 7 - 24 March 1984)
- This rare ship is used almost exclusively by aquatic space-faring races since it is designed for undersea travel as well as space and standard-atmospheric flight. It can withstand depths of up to 10,000 meters, is usually fitted with powerful lights, and though a single missile-pod can be fitted within the hull, two torpedo tubes are usually favoured.
- The cabin may be flooded either to act as an air lock or for the convenience of water-breathing crew (the controls are designed primarily for piscatorial digitalia). There are seven tons of empty hold space for bouyancy which may hold cargo during space flight.