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Steve Jobs' Yacht 'Venus' Launched in the Netherlands

Earlier this year, it was revealed that French designer Philippe Starck was working with Dutch shipbuilder Feadship on a new yacht for the family of Steve Jobs. The yacht had been mentioned in Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs as a project he had been working on since 2009, but the ship was not completed before his death last year.


Dutch site One More Thing now reports [Google translation] that the ship, christened "Venus", has officially launched, with Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children participating in the event.


Photo from @basvanderploeg

The aluminum-hulled ship is said to be 70-80 meters in length and features seven 27-inch iMacs lined up in the wheelhouse to help run the controls.

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26 months ago
Sad Steve never got to see it launch and enjoy it with his family.

---> Video of yacht http://youtu.be/0mUp1PP98uU
(Love the part where the doors slide open)
Rating: 66 Votes
26 months ago

I don't think so, the 27 in models are not coming out until December.


Yeah, like the Jobs family couldn't get access to prototypes.
Rating: 61 Votes
26 months ago
I miss you Steve. :(
Rating: 46 Votes
26 months ago
I guess I'll have to pass on getting this one :(
Rating: 43 Votes
26 months ago
Awful. It's typical Starck nonsense. Really surprised that he was picked by Jobs. As a designer he's the anthesis of Ives.
Rating: 42 Votes
26 months ago
That thing is sooooooo fugly.
Rating: 40 Votes
26 months ago
and the next question is-- Are they using the latest model iMac???? lol
Rating: 35 Votes
26 months ago

Do they have it in a size that'd fit in my house?


My house would fit in that yacht!
Rating: 32 Votes
26 months ago
Looks like the back of the yacht tapers to a 5 mm edge. :)
Rating: 24 Votes
26 months ago

That's a nice looking yacht.

Plus, nice use of iMacs.


You think so? Looks fugly to me.

It's like some kid designed a "fan version" of an Apple Yacht. Even the iMacs look like they were put there as some kind of joke.
Rating: 23 Votes

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