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.

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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.


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.

Top Rated Comments

JodyK Avatar
128 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)
Score: 66 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Matrix9180 Avatar
128 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.
Score: 61 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thelonelylimo Avatar
128 months ago
I miss you Steve. :(
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chriscrk Avatar
128 months ago
I guess I'll have to pass on getting this one :(
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Padraig Avatar
128 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.
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69650 Avatar
128 months ago
That thing is sooooooo fugly.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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