Steve Jobs' Yacht Released After Security Deposit Posted

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Last Friday, we noted that the Jobs family's new yacht had been impounded by Dutch authorities as a result of a dispute over the design fee to be paid to famed French designer Philippe Starck. Starck had claimed that he was due to be paid EUR9 million for designing the yacht, while the Jobs family said that the agreed rate was 6% of the EUR105 million construction cost for the yacht, or roughly EUR3 million less than Starck claimed he was owed.

AFP now reports that the yacht has been freed after the Jobs family posted a security deposit to a bank account.
"The Venus is no longer impounded, we have found a solution," Gerard Moussault, a Hague-based lawyer for the Jobs estate, told AFP.

"A security deposit was paid into a bank account, but I cannot say for how much," Moussault said after French designer Starck last week asked Amsterdam bailiffs to seize the sleek 70-metre (230-foot) yacht.
The yacht remains in harbor in Amsterdam due to bad weather, and the report notes that the yacht is scheduled to be transported by ship to the United States to be turned over to the Jobs family at an unspecified date.

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japanime

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Thank goodness! Now the Jobs family has something to put underneath the Christmas tree for the kids!
 

charlieegan3

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How is the private yacht of a past CEO's family getting so much coverage on here? And front page too?

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Thank goodness! Now the Jobs family has something to put underneath the Christmas tree for the kids!

That would be one quick trip to the states...
 

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DanielSw

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No, it's not. It's beautiful.

I'd love to see closeups of deck areas and interiors.

I hope they put it to good use, or sell it to someone who will.

It's like a Frank Lloyd Wright house: significant in its uniqueness and boldness of concept.
 
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needfx

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No, it's not. It's beautiful.

I'd love to see closeups of deck areas and interiors.

I hope they put it to good use, or sell it to someone who will.

It's like a Frank Lloyd Wright house: significant in its uniqueness and boldness of concept.

To each, his own... I find it cold and ugly personally.

I just hope that people that find it beautiful, find it so because of their own tastes and not just because it was a SJ design...

the problem with this yacht up to now is that we have all seen it through just one particular angle & the iMacCockpit. Extra paparazzi material have yet to surface in order to be able to fully appreciate the design

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jeez, no pool?
 

iTiki

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I think it is an awesome ship. it's unique and not a clone of countless other yachts already out there. Sort of like Apple as opposed to PCs. I can easily see why S.J. approved the design and had the ship built.
 

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I just hope that people that find it cold and ugly do so because of their own taste and not because they will never be able to afford something like that and are jealous.
 

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The only reason I'd buy a boat is to sail it across oceans and such. The idea that a custom yacht can't make it home from where it was built sounds like a waste to me, but then, they say a boat is a hole in the ocean in which you pour money.
 

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The only reason I'd buy a boat is to sail it across oceans and such. The idea that a custom yacht can't make it home from where it was built sounds like a waste to me, but then, they say a boat is a hole in the ocean in which you pour money.

They are designed for stability and plenty of space when cruising around coastal shores and moored up at lovely marinas. They have to have stronger hulls, different designs and a lot more equipment taking up room if they want to be safe to cross oceans.
 
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