Venus, Steve Jobs' yacht, launches in the Netherlands

Venus, Steve Jobs' yacht, launches in the Netherlands

Venus, the yacht that Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, was working on before he passed away has been seen for the first time off the Feadship docks in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. One More Thing scored the picture above and below.

Designed by Philippe Starck, Venus sounds, unsurprisingly, like an Apple Store taken float, with an aluminum exterior measuring 80 meters long that -- you guessed it -- makes it lighter than other yachts in its class. The design is minimalist, with teak decks and floor-to-ceiling glass, and 7 iMacs are front and center in the wheelhouse.

The Jobs family is reportedly on hand for the launch. More photos and details via the link below.

Source: One More Thing via The Verge

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Thorasgar says:

Ives did not design it and it shows. Mine will look much better.

Ides of Buster says:

Coincidentally, the long "roof" lines and tall windows on his yacht remind me of the home Steve grew up in on Crist Drive.

walkingsad says:

and this is what can be built if you get millions of people to become your fanboy for life

TomW093 says:

Breaking news: Apple attempts to patent the yacht.

lungho says:

Wow! That $1/year salary really went a long way.

experiment 626 says:

Were's those Samali pirates when you need them......................

siddo_d says:

LOOL abit presumptuous

cc3d says:

spent most of the money trying to get Macs to run real world equipment.

9thWonder says:

Somewhere Roman Abramovich is saying "Ahhhhh. Isn't that a cute starter boat." In best Russian accent, "Steve, where go helipad, hot tubs of vodka and mee-ssle defense system?"

ffastffrank says:

I wonder if it uses Google maps. Hate to see it run a ground.

Rob White says:

OK this thing is fugly.

Steve should have spent that time focusing on his health from the beginning, which his book tells us he wasn't, instead of building this monstrosity. This must have been his gift to himself like most billionaires do. They need that one thing to say "Nobody has this but me."

This makes me call into question all the hyperbole, from Steve himself & others who worshiped at his alter, the claims of his good taste & knowledge of good style.

jonlien2012 says:

I did not know that Jobs was such a big-time spender. His friend, Larry Ellison, must have been a bad influence.

jgdempsey says:

I'm just finishing Job's biography, and it mentions the fact that they had rented a yacht occasionally for vacations, and Steve was often unhappy with them, sometimes even cutting the trip short and going to their favorite spot in Hawaii.. So, in typical Steve fashion.. if nobody makes something that he is satisfied with, he'll get it done himself..

jgdempsey says:

Two days and no one has said it yet.....