The YT-2000 Light Freighter is an evolutionary development of the popular YT series of light freighters from the Corellian Engineering Corporation. It was rumored the engineers at CEC had trouble convincing the Imperial Regulatory Commission that the YT-2000 was a civilian ship. This ship is heavily armed and armored and is amazingly agile for a craft of its size. The YT-2000 bears an obvious family resemblance to its predecessor the YT-1300. The YT-2000 is prized for its ready adaptability to a variety of duties, just like the YT-1300 Transport.
The cockpit is situated in the center of the craft, unlike the YT-2000's predecessors, also the cockpit set-up is different. Instead of having the pilot and co-pilot side by side, the pilot is in front while the co-pilot is situated behind and raised above the pilot. There is no room for other persons in the cockpit. Even with all of these changes, this ship still maintains the traditional YT series saucer design.
Released on the open market shortly after the Battle of Yavin IV, the YT-2000 was meant to be a more up-to-date version of the YT-1300. Having a lot of the same systems and designs as the YT-1300, the two ships are virtually identical with the exception of the YT-2000 having more cargo space and the cockpit extending from between the mandibles instead of from the side.
The YT-2000 has 20 emplacement points built into its design and only uses 12 in its stock configuration, leaving 8 to allow for defense system modifications by future owners. In addition, the YT-2000 has two escape pods, located on the left and right sides of the main saucer, and are easily reachable from the cockpit.