The Daily Mail Designs the Queen's Next Yacht

By Kat Hannaford on at

I'm not sure how much time Queen Lizzy has for yachting when she's busy tapping the clock and looking expectantly at Kate Middleton's stomach, but the Daily Mail has launched a campaign to deliver a new "mega-yacht" to the Royal Family before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next June. This might be one of the Mail's most fantastical articles ever.

They've dubbed the mega-yacht the "FSP21" -- that's Future Ship Project 21st Century -- and claim that the taxpayer won't have to cough up a penny, with the bulk of the £80 million being donated by private investors. Apparently several companies and private individuals have already pledged money for the construction -- or could that be the Mail drumming up a bit interested around their stunt?

Trailing just behind yachts from Roman Abramovich and Dubai's ruler, blueprints for the imaginarily-mammoth FSP21 have been drawn up, showing a helipad, and the ability to fit a mini-submarine, sailboat, two buses (?!) and bikes onboard. It'll certainly be just the ticket for Prince Philip to get his legs out on.

And with that, I think I've lost my appetite. [Daily Mail via JamesList via Luxury Launches]