Ardenian News Network -- Cularin Belt XLIII, Hevvrol
The company headquarters of the Ardenian News Network was flooded by reporters today amid rumours that the Ardenian Drive Yards have begun broadcasting advertisements on the Centrepoint Marketplace.
"It is true," commented Chairman Theln, "that the Drive Yards have begun broadcasting a visual advertisement on the Centrepoint Marketplace."
Chairman Theln continued, "I hope, as does the rest of the company, that advertisements like these will get the word of the company out to the rest of the galaxy and boost sales."
The advertisement, as displayed to the right, depicts one of the Ardenian Drive Yards' many shipyards as it produces one of the modules that will be combined to form a Corona-class frigate. Smaller ships can be seen hovering around the module both serving as patrol and maintenance providers to the many droids that construct these large ships.
A Corellian Corvette can be seen slightly behind and above the Corona-class module. These ships often can be seen patrolling the shipyards and surrounding space, protecting the Drive Yards from attack.
The Ardenian Drive Yards have been making plenty of progress in recent days. These advertisements, as Chairman Theln described, are meant to illustrate that the Ardenian Drive Yards is not just another company.
Further developments in the Ardenian Drive Yards include the announcement of a price for shipyard rental in the Corona-class category. Should buyers be interested in renting a shipyard when one comes available for the purpose of constructing one of these massive frigates, the Ardenian Drive Yards can provide for the customer for the relatively inexpensive price of 12 million credits.
Chairman Theln, when asked about coming up with the cost, said, "We determined the price based on a number of factors. How much the raw materials cost, how much we need to pay our shipwrights, how much we need to pay for general maintenance on the shipyards, and how large of a profit margin we desired all went into the cost of renting a shipyard for the purpose of constructing a Corona-class. We have performed a lot of calculations, and we've determined that if the customer can buy the raw materials needed for construction for the right price, the customer can build himself/herself a brand new Corona-class for less than 35 million credits."
The Corona-class frigate joins the Brayl-class bulk freighter in the list of ships the Ardenian Drive Yards will be providing to the galaxy. The Ardenian News Network has been assured that more ships will be listed for production and sales in the near future.