Named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, the exclusively-new yacht ‘Venus’ boasting sleek and minimalist design directly inspired by Apple, is late Steve Jobs’s dream luxury yacht reportedly seen for the first time at shipbuilder Koninklijke De Vries ‘Feadship’s’ facility in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer, just over a year after the Apple founder’s death on 5th October. Controlled by a series of seven, 27-inch iMacs duly set-up in the yacht’s control room, this 230 to 260 feet long yacht, is the result of collaboration of two geniuses of their respective fields; Steve Jobs, renowned for his visionary leadership and innovation, and Philippe Starck, a French product designer renowned as a legend of modern design.
Also known for his unvarying signature look, and recognized as one of the business world’s greatest comeback kids, Steve Jobs was actually in the process of designing his own luxury super yacht, for which he implemented his own minimalistic design sense.
And, like the iconic designs of Jobs’ Apple gadgets, the yacht Venus features a hull that has been crafted entirely out of aluminum.
Further, a considerably large pane of special glass runs around the ships side, starting around the right side of the massive vessel’s midpoint and wrapping around its bow.
Interestingly, the yacht Venus’s design appears to be as described in Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography entitled ‘Steve Jobs:’
"As at an Apple store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high.
"'I know that it's possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat,' he said. 'But I have to keep going on it. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die.'"
And, those working on the superyacht Venus, have all been gifted special iPod Shuffles with the boat’s name engraved on the back, along with a card from the Jobs' family that thanks them stating ‘for your hard work and craftsmanship.’
Reportedly, Jobs’ family which include Jobs’ widow Laurene and three of their children, Reed, Erin and Eve was there at the shipbuilder’s facility to celebrate the boat’s unveiling.
UPDATE: Costing 100-million-euros, this 260-foot long mega-yacht Venus which made its unofficial debut in late October, has now been impounded in the port of Amsterdam after a payment dispute by the designer, Philippe Starck. Reportedly, the reason behind the issue is that the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million-euro commission and is seeking the rest of the payment before the Venus will be released.