New Titanic to be built

The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that they only way a duplicate, or even a reasonable facsimile of one will ever get built is if some *very* rich person decides he wants one built for himself as a yard decoration (in which case it could be a duplicate), or as a personal yacht (in which case it could be very similar, but with significant modifications for propulsion, sanitation etc.).

Note that I did not say this was likely, most very rich people are business people for whom an expensive indulgence such as this would be a career killer.

Now, if one had retired, and was sitting on some liquid billions, then one could make a case that the construction of this indulgence would put many people to work, and is their way of giving something to society in the way of gainful employment.

I just don't see a replica making a go as a cruise ship or a museum - unless it was so unlike the original as to make the exercise pointless. Might as well stick the name Titanic on a modern cruise ship.

My opinion of course, and YMMV.
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Wayne
 
If you would build something so elegant why would you want it all to yourself, and what would u do with an 882.5 foot long vessel all to yourself. You could even charge people to tour it and help pay upkeep expenses. No offense but that seems a little selfish.
 
Of course, it there were ways to defer some of the expense through tours or whatever, then I am sure the builder would be willing to do that. But you would not count on the ship paying for itself.

I guess that is the big point here, whoever builds it would do so with no illusion that it was going to bring in significant money. It would be a purchase, not an investment.

Wayne
 
>>I would like for them to build a new titanic.<<

>>It's been done. No replicas mind you. That's just not going to happen. The one I saw was a modest tanker operating near the Persian Gulf.<<

Near miss: The one I saw was a 13,000 ton WWII-Korean Conflict Cargo Ship USS Titania (AKA-13).
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But, suppose you invented a magic brick that produces power (thought experiment), and you are now the worlds first trillionare - would you have someone build one for you? Maybe all three?
Hmmm?

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Wayne
 
I have an idea that no one here has come up with, which I actually think may be feasible with the right planning and financial backers. Well I'm only 20, I still have many years ahead of me to plan this and make it happen lol. I promise you guys though, if I am ever involved in a future Titanic project, you guys will not be disappointed as long as I am involved. Just have to trust me on this one I guess. But I think I should keep my ideas private as I am sure ya'll will think I am crazy.
 
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I promise you guys though, if I am ever involved in a future Titanic project, you guys will not be disappointed as long as I am involved. Just have to trust me on this one I guess.

Okay Steve, so we will all live to be at least 149; for me that will be the 200th Anniversary of the Titanic's sinking; yes Phil, Michael S. and Jason, 149 will put many Listmembers past 2012, especially Michael and Jason
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This way we will all be there for the Maiden Voyage, especially as Michael, Jason, and Phil are escorted on as "The Guests of Honor"; I thought of Millvina, but she'd be against the idea. Instead, "The Guests of Honor" will accompany Monica and Inger instead.

There, Steve, start planning for April 2112.
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What do you think, how many money is required to make new Titanic?

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