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.

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JodyK Avatar
151 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
151 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.
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thelonelylimo Avatar
151 months ago
I miss you Steve. :(
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chriscrk Avatar
151 months ago
I guess I'll have to pass on getting this one :(
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Padraig Avatar
151 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
151 months ago
That thing is sooooooo fugly.
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