Steve Jobs’ Yacht “Venus” Launches in the Netherlands
Designed by Jobs and Philippe Starck, crafted by Dutch shipbuilder Feadship
The Steve Jobs-commissioned yacht designed by Philippe Starck with the help of the Apple co-founder himself is now complete and has officially launched from the Netherlands, with widow Laurene Powell Jobs and her three children attending the ceremony.Crafted by Dutch shipbuilder Feadship, the 80-meter / 262-foot ship is almost entirely made of aluminum and glass (no surprise there).
It sports seven 27-inch iMacs on board (as a control center), and features huge plate windows adorning the wheelhouse.
Originally mentioned by Jobs' biographer, Walter Isaacson in 2011, Venus (as the yacht is called) was under construction by the Dutch custom yacht builders when “Jobs was still fiddling with the design.”
The Apple co-founder said at the time, “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat. But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.”