...Just when you thought everyone had stopped talking about it, another businessman has stepped out of the blue and announced plans to rebuild Titanic
: this time, it's Australian billionaire and politician Clive Palmer
Like all the others, he says the new replica will be fitted out with the latest modern technology, such as diesel engines, bow thrusters, an enlarged rudder, electronic navigation systems, etc. I even heard he's planning on using the dummy funnels for restaurants and an "Internet room". Unlike
the others, however, he actually has the means to do it; the man is a multi-billionaire, and has even been talking with a shipyard in China... And they seem to be on board with it too.
So what do you guys think? Could this actually work out, and would you want it to anyways? Or will all of this just go belly-up like the rest once he reads over post-2010 SOLAS regulations?
On a personal level, I'm not sure I really want it to happen... And the reasons for this are twofold. The first is that some of the changes he's proposing seem a little bit odd (such as smokestack restaurants and the like), and the name Titanic II
is in poor taste (Gigantic
would be better, in my opinion). And the second reason? I wanted to do it!
Anyways, I'm looking forward to hearing what you all think about this.
All the Best,