Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

The Rubbish Some Newspapers Print

Photo: Solent News


A 36 year old would be yacht designer Chulhun Park, spent just eight months working with Palmer Johnson as part of his university course.

Now he has told a tabloid newspaper that he has designed the world’s longest and at a build price of £600 million pounds, the most expensive superyacht 

He told the Sun newspaper that the Valkyrie Project if she was ever built, would at 229 metres overall, be the longest super yacht ever made and would smash the record currently held by president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, whose super yacht Azzam measures 180 metres

Mr Park, from Seoul, South Korea, said the vessel would be made from aluminium and a specially made carbon-fibre structure.

He said: “the Valkyrie project was my thesis project supported by Palmer Johnson at Royal College of Art in London. It took eight months to design her.

“I tried to manipulate the structure’s surface skin and create non-rectilinear shapes which appear to distort and dislocate elements of shape.”

He added, “I was determined to design a very unique looking yacht which would stand out of the fleet.

He told the newspaper. “When I decided to be a yacht designer, I realised that most yachts are white coloured and stacked up like wedding cakes.

“Therefore, I was determined to design a very unique looking yacht which would stand out of the fleet.

However, rather than become an oligarch’s play thing, the designer has other plans for the concept yacht.

“I want the vessel to be used more like a ‘floating entertainment hub’ which the public could enjoy.

He said: “Most people consider super yachts to be an exclusive property for billionaires to show off their wealth.

“However, what if we create floating architecture to be used by everyone?”

The monstrous superyacht concept has been designed to carry 52 guests served by 92 crew and would feature casinos, theatres, restaurants and even art galleries.

Quite how those figures fit with the passenger yacht code or where she might be built are just some of the questions that reporters at the Sun have clearly forgotten to ask the aspiring yacht designer.

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