Steve Jobs’ Yacht, Venus, Makes Public Debut
(NEW YORK) — Steve Jobs’ 250-foot yacht has been unveiled off The Netherlands in the city of Aalsmeer.
Jobs, who died a year ago, commissioned the yacht more than six years ago.
“I know that it’s possible that I will die and leave [wife] 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,” Jobs told biographer Walter Issacson.
As he did with any product, Jobs tinkered with the design for years, according to the book. Designed by Philippe Starck, Venus, as the boat is named, is 70 to 80 meters (about 230 to 260 feet) long with an aluminum exterior and 10-foot high windows.
According to Dutch blog One More Thing, there is a large sun terrace with a Jacuzzi on the foredeck and a series of 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse.
The blog says the Jobs family gave the crew who helped build the boat iPod Shuffles with the name of the boat etched into the back and a note thanking them for their “hard work and craftsmanship.”
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