Steve Jobs' Yacht 'Venus' Launched in the Netherlands

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    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.

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    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.


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    That's a nice looking yacht.

    Plus, nice use of iMacs.
     
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    I guess I'll have to pass on getting this one :(
     
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    and the next question is-- Are they using the latest model iMac???? lol
     
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    From the looks of the thin bottom aluminum strip, I would say yes.
     
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    I don't think so, the 27 in models are not coming out until December.
     
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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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    Notice the iPad mini as the top roof on top of the new iPad :cool:
     
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    Do they have it in a size that'd fit in my house?
     
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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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    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.
     
  15. satchmo, Oct 28, 2012
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    Looks like the back of the yacht tapers to a 5 mm edge. :)
     
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    My house would fit in that yacht!
     
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    Yeah, like the Jobs family couldn't get access to prototypes.
     
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    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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    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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    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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