Boa (Oolite)

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Size (W×H×L) 65m×60m×115m
Cargo capacity 125 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.24 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.8
Pitch: 1.0
Energy banks 7
Energy recharge rate

Medium (3.0)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft,
Starboard, Port
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available No
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard Standard
Available to player Yes
Base price 450000 Cr


The successor to the famous (and still popular) Python. Larger, faster and more manoeuverable than its venerable predecessor, the Boa has attracted a following amongst the more wealthy traders despite being over double the price at a hefty Cr.450,000. It is one of the few larger traders that is seen without escorts, having enough manuverability and a good enough weapons loadout to look after itself. The Gerege Federation Space Works consider they have built a worthy successor to the Python, and many traders agree.

Notable features

One feature that has caught an inexperienced pirate unawares is that with the engine shut down, the rear of a Boa looks remarkably like the top of an Asp Mk.II. Boa captains have used this to good effect on occasions, the most famous incident being the kidnapping of Ty Lozar, a senior politicial figure of the Tionislan government during the 3020s. His ship, which had an Asp escort dropped out of hyperspace and flew towards the "Asp" which on closer inspection turned out to be a Boa - which turned around and gobbled his small Ophidian Class Yacht in its yawning ram scoop like a shark snapping up a surfer. The Tionislan government refused to pay up, and Lozar was never seen again.

The Boa is also a favorite target for ship thieves. 'What Spaceship', in a run-off competition on the security systems fitted to most ships discovered that the Boa had one of the most useless security systems fitted as standard to any ship - even the Python had better security. Most Boa owners upgrade the security system on purchase. The Gerege Federation are said to be working on a new system for the ship.

Mainly because of its size the Boa has been able to keep up with technological progress and can be outfitted at a good dry dock with virtually any piece of equipment known to man or feline.


Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Advanced Space CompassDocking ComputersEscape CapsuleWitch Fuel InjectorsFuel ScoopsGalactic HyperdriveMulti-Targeting SystemPassenger BerthScanner Targeting Enhancement • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMining LaserMilitary LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersExternal Heat Shielding • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}

Further development

The Boa was later succeeded by the larger and faster Boa 2 Class Cruiser, and its variant the Boa 2 Clipper Class.

The Neolite Boas come with their own lifeboat - the Boa Skiff (with a laser, a missile, ECM and 2TC for cargo!).

Griff Industries later developed the custom Boa, the Griff Boa.

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