Steve Jobs’ yacht is born
About a year after his death, Steve Jobs' yacht is now completed.
The boat doesn’t go by the ‘iYacht’, but rather a much classier and elegant name—Venus. The 260—foot ship is made of lightweight aluminum, with ten-foot-high windows across the hull, and of course decked out with Apple gadgets left and right.
The boat was spotted for the first time floating in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer, but it is currently unknown when Jobs’ yacht will make its maiden voyage. As for the cost, that’s unknown, too. Jobs’ family thanked the crew that worked on the yacht by giving them a thank you note, and each a custom iPod shuffle.
Walter Isaacson (the man that wrote Jobs’ biography prior to his death) quoted the picky Jobs as saying: “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave 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 remained engage in his yacht’s design process until his death in October 2011 due to pancreatic cancer. The Dutch custom yacht builders Feadership continued on with the project, and French designer Philippe Starck furnished the boat’s interior.