The Wayfarer is a Free Trader (type A ), one of the most common ships on the mains of the Imperium. Using a 200-ton hull, the free trader is an elementary interstellar merchant ship plying the space lanes carrying cargo and passengers. It has jump drive-A, maneuver drive-A, and power plant-A, giving performance of jump-1 and 1-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 30 tons supports the jump drive and one jump-1. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model-1. There are ten staterooms and twenty low berths. There are two hardpoints and two tons set aside for fire control. No weapons are were installed when first built, but a mix of beam laser, sand caster and missile launcher have been acquired over time, along with the fire control needed to use them. There are no ship's vehicles. Cargo capacity is 82 tons. The hull is streamlined.
The ship can carry six high or middle passengers and twenty low passengers. The ship originally cost MCr37.08 (including 10% discount for standard designs) and took 11 months to build.