Clive Palmer, is a rich Aussie with clearly too much money on his hands, and at a loss for what to do with it. On the heels of the 100year anniversary that was the tragedy of Titanic in the first place, this self-made mining billionaire, has revealed the fact that he’s commissioned a 21st century version of the doomed boat, by way of a state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard.
It will be every bit as luxurious as the original, constructed with the same dimensions, and have the latest navigation and safety systems, Palmer says. (Okay…I don’t know why you can’t just make a new boat, but it’s your money!)
Maiden voyage from England to North America scheduled for late 2016.