The Ferengi shuttle (also sometimes referred to as a Ferengi pod) was a fast warp-capable shuttlecraft used as an auxiliary vehicle and utilized by prominent businessmen in the Ferengi Alliance during the 24th century.
Introduced prior to 2366, these vessels 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 Gaila and Quark. (DS9: "The Nagus", etc). These shuttles were also known to exist in the mirror universe. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak")
Ferengi shuttles were extremely fast and durable warp-capable vessels, fast enough to outrun Romulan interceptors and 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")
Typically these shuttles had a small control area – cockpit or bridge – in the forward section, with rudimentary sleeping quarters, and cargo hold in the aft section. (DS9: "Little Green Men") They were also equipped with such creature comforts as a waste extraction unit and a replicator. (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 Edit
- VOY: "False Profits"
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.