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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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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.

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.


Article Link: Steve Jobs' Yacht 'Venus' Launched in the Netherlands
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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That's a nice looking yacht.

Plus, nice use of iMacs.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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I guess I'll have to pass on getting this one
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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and the next question is-- Are they using the latest model iMac???? lol
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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and the next question is-- Are they using the latest model iMac???? lol
From the looks of the thin bottom aluminum strip, I would say yes.
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and the next question is-- Are they using the latest model iMac???? lol
I don't think so, the 27 in models are not coming out until December.
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Launching soon, the all new MacBoat
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:22 AM   #10
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Awful. It's typical Starck nonsense. Really surprised that he was picked by Jobs. As a designer he's the anthesis of Ives.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:23 AM   #11
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Notice the iPad mini as the top roof on top of the new iPad
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Do they have it in a size that'd fit in my house?
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:23 AM   #13
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I should at Least have the brand new Thin flat screen iMacs Those machines dont need optical drives to control a boat.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:23 AM   #14
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Is that a mirroring surface at the ship's bow? Why would you do that?

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The more I look at it, the more I think it might be made of glass – which must look very cool from the inside. I remember reading in Steve's biography about him having a special kind of glass designed that could provide actual structural support to the ship. Maybe they used that for the bow as well.

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Looks like the back of the yacht tapers to a 5 mm edge.

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Do they have it in a size that'd fit in my house?
My house would fit in that yacht!
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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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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:27 AM   #18
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That's a nice looking yacht.

Plus, nice use of iMacs.
You think so? Looks fugly to me.

It's like some kid designed a "fan version" of an Apple Yacht. Even the iMacs look like they were put there as some kind of joke.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:28 AM   #19
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That thing is sooooooo fugly.
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I don't think so, the 27 in models are not coming out until December.
You don't think the widow of Steve Jobs would get units before the general public? Especially for a yacht he had commissioned.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:34 AM   #22
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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)

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