Steve Jobs' Yacht Released After Security Deposit Posted

Last Friday, we noted that the Jobs family's new yacht had been impounded by Dutch authorities as a result of a dispute over the design fee to be paid to famed French designer Philippe Starck. Starck had claimed that he was due to be paid €9 million for designing the yacht, while the Jobs family said that the agreed rate was 6% of the €105 million construction cost for the yacht, or roughly €3 million less than Starck claimed he was owed.

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AFP now reports that the yacht has been freed after the Jobs family posted a security deposit to a bank account.

"The Venus is no longer impounded, we have found a solution," Gerard Moussault, a Hague-based lawyer for the Jobs estate, told AFP.

"A security deposit was paid into a bank account, but I cannot say for how much," Moussault said after French designer Starck last week asked Amsterdam bailiffs to seize the sleek 70-metre (230-foot) yacht.

The yacht remains in harbor in Amsterdam due to bad weather, and the report notes that the yacht is scheduled to be transported by ship to the United States to be turned over to the Jobs family at an unspecified date.

Top Rated Comments

Skika Avatar
127 months ago
the yacht is scheduled to be transported by ship

Thats funny.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yearofthe Avatar
127 months ago
Is the Venus 2 going to be thinner and lighter with a new design?
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieegan3 Avatar
127 months ago
How is the private yacht of a past CEO's family getting so much coverage on here? And front page too?

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Thank goodness! Now the Jobs family has something to put underneath the Christmas tree for the kids!

That would be one quick trip to the states...
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spacedesign911 Avatar
127 months ago
...ships in 2 weeks!
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wordoflife Avatar
127 months ago
Again people, when you make a multimillion dollar agreement, make sure you have it in a contract.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rockondevil Avatar
127 months ago
How is the private yacht of a past CEO's family getting so much coverage on here? And front page too?

You know who Steve Jobs is right? Without him nobody would be here. Why wouldn't his family get coverage?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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