Decided to call it the Hudson Class after Henry Hudson a english explorer who sailed to the Arctic for the Dutch East India Company.
Having a crew of 280 with an emergency capacity to carry up to 3000 people the Hudson is one of several new programs commisioned by Starfleet Command to increase its exploration fleet.
Armed with two phaser rings on the saucer, dual photon/quantum launcher located in the neck and phaser emitters positioned on the nacelles and engineering section it can stand its own ground when engaging hostiles.
Capable of achieving warp 9.85 (1 hour) its main cruising speed is warp 8 and only needs to return to resupply or refit once in a year.
A design for a small private jet with limited orbital capabilities. This allows the craft to land on larger space craft. Having only one pilot and 5 passengers it is quite small compared to most design seen in Chronicles of Man.