A large auxiliary craft built into the design of several starships, the use of Captain's Yachts is a privilege extended to captains with exceptional standing in Starfleet. The Captain's Yacht is a Veteran Reward attained after 400 days of active subscription to the game. Upon unlocking the reward, the Yacht can be purchased from a Shuttle Vendor at Earth Spacedock or Starbase 39-Sierra.
In order to claim the "Shuttle Requisition Authorization" token, you must speak to a separate, nearby NPC and state "I'd like to requisition another Captain's Yacht," even if this is your first one.
Federation shuttles come with Standard Issue-S equipment and weapons that scale with the player. Additionally, shuttles have specialized beam arrays that have a 360-degree targeting arc. These cannot be equipped on any other type of vessel.
The strength of the shuttle's hull also scales with the player, though this is based on rank rather than level.