The Bantha-II cargo skiff, also known as the desert skiff or sand skiff because of its use on desert planets, was a repulsorlift utility vehicle produced by Ubrikkian Industries. The Ubrikkian Industries Bantha-II cargo skiff had one open deck with a simple control station located near the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was controlled by a control pedestal that allowed it to be piloted even by unprofessional laborers or amateurs. They were used by the Coalition of Independent States, although the Imperialists had also use those.
The skiff's repulsorlift engines, which were under its deck, also allowed it to hover 50 meters off the ground while its rear thrust nozzles propelled the craft forward at a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour. A pair of steering vanes on the rear also provided very limited maneuverability which made it dangerous for both the crew and vehicle if it was traveling at a fast speed. They cost 8,000 new, and 3,000 used. Skiffs were also poorly suited for combat and a standard blaster could disable its steering vanes or repulsor engine.