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The New HMS Illustrious Will Undergo a Redesign for its Second Life

 - Jan 16, 2014
References: bmtyachts & tuvie
Take a glance at these modern-looking renderings of the new HMS Illustrious and tell what age you might assume the enormous ship to be. While these images are certainly crisp computer-generated models, the BMT Nigel Gee creation is actually a 31-year-old aircraft carrier.

Planned to be withdrawn from naval service, the British Royal Navy vessel will now actually be preserved and given a second career as a Commonwealth Yacht. It will continue to be of invaluable assistance in times of crisis throughout the world. BMT Nigel Gee and Sigmund Yacht Design will clean it up, repair it and give it an overhaul that celebrates its iconic features. The new HMS Illustrious will flaunt its three massive clipper ship forms so to maintain its familiar silhouette against the ocean's horizon.