Small craft or boat of interplanetary (though not interstellar) capability. Approximate displacement: 40 tons.
The Pinnace is a larger version of the ship’s boat, capable of 5 Gs acceleration, carrying up to 8 passengers and displacing 40 tons. It has a fuel tank capacity of 12 tons and an equal cargo capacity. Pinnaces are usually armed with one beam or pulse laser in a non-turret mount. In some cases, a missle launch rack is installed instead.