The Captain's Yacht is a large auxiliary craft that is normally docked on the underside of the saucer
section, in a direct line beneath the bridge and immediately below the saucer section quantum torpedo
launcher. It is considerably larger than a shuttle or even a Danube-class runabout. When it is docked,
crew members can easily walk on or off the yacht from the ships corridors. The Captain's Yacht was
designed as a multipurpose vechicle, but is principally used for diplomatic missions or for the captain's
personal use. When docked the Captain's Yacht uses power from the ship, however once launched it is a
completely independent craft, equipped with transporters, phasers, and warp and impulse engines with the
capacity to enter a planet's atmosphere.
The Captain's Yacht onboard the Enterprise-E was named Cousteau and was destroyed above the Ba'ku planet
in 2375 by the Son'a. The Cousteau was named in honor of French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.
The Federation scout ship is a small vessel that is equipped with warp and impulse engines; almost
exactly the same size as a Daunbe-class runabout, but it is more heavily armed, carrying both phasers and
torpedoes. The scout ship is small enough to enter a starship's shuttlebay. The warp nacelles are
encased in the main body of the ship, as on Defiant-class ships; the twin impulse engines are housed in
two spurs that project from the back of the vessel. The cockpit is designed for only one pilot, in front
of the cockpit section is the navigational deflector array. The class of the scout ship is as-yet
unknown, but due to the fact that Data's scout ship does have a registry, NCC-75227, it makes the ship a
Starfleet starship unlike auxiliary craft such as shuttles, which do not have registries. The purpose of
this ship, perhaps for short-range space travel, or even a new replacement for Danube-class runabouts
The PC game Star Trek: Armada refers this class as Venture-class, however that is still uncanon.