Talk about lavish hobbies. While I’m excited at building Gundam and other model kits, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is building a working replica of the RMS Titanic! And, like all products in our planet, it will be “Made in China”.
According to this post from Yahoo, Palmer commissioned the Chinese to build the superliner with a planned voyage from England to New York in 2016.
Palmer, a self-made mining billionaire, said he had commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II with the same dimensions as its predecessor.
“It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,” Palmer said in a statement.
“Titanic II will sail in the northern hemisphere and her maiden voyage from England to North America is scheduled for late 2016.”
He added that he had invited the Chinese navy to escort the Titanic II to New York.
Good luck to Palmer and the Chinese.
I can’t wait to see what this made-in-China Titanic will look like.