Steve's Yacht Spotted

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  1. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't know where to post this so maybe someone will move it touts correct location?

    I spotted his yacht in St. Martin today. Was awesome seeing all those iMacs at the captains desk. Looks like a heck of a vessel.
     

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  4. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    Very cool! Still wish Steve was around to enjoy it. Anyone know who has it now?

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    Here's another pretty cool page, shows the current location of the yacht:

    http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/yachting-news-headlines/steve-jobss-superyacht-in-florida

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    and a good read:

    http://allaboutstevejobs.com/pics/stevesplaces/yacht.php

    :apple:
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    Steve's widow Laurene Powell Jobs owns it.

    Cool ship.
     
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    Am I the only person on these fora who actually dislikes the design of this yacht?

    I see it as over-engineered, and not quite proportionate, and, rarely, for the late Mr Jobs, not exactly something that works (at least, not to my eye) as an example of great design and elegance. It has too much of the look of Le Corbusier about it, to my eye, and, while the lines are clean, the overall appearance and effect is not all that attractive.

    I have read that the designer Phillippe Starck is supposed to have been part of the design team for the yacht.

    Some years ago, he designed what looked like the most exquisite (computer) mouse I had ever seen. Initially, it got stunning reviews, because it looked drop-dead gorgeous. I'll readily admit I was hooked, and, most certainly would have bought it, but my teaching salary at the time didn't allow for those sort of extravagant impulse purchases. Anyway, the passage of time allowed for a more realistic appraisal, as the mouse was examined for performance and not simply appearance. Apparently, as a computer mouse, it was perfectly dreadful. This meant, that to me, it failed the test of good design, which is that you attempt to craft, or create, something that works in terms of a fusion of form and function. If it doesn't do what it is supposed to do, it fails the design test.

    Ever since the debacle of the mouse, I have harboured questions about the offerings coming from the office of Mr Starck.
     
  7. jeremy h macrumors 6502

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    No you are not. Having to go to sea in something that resembles a trendy block of flats with an interior (from what I've seen) that looks like an iPhone (lots of smooth stainless steel and big open spaces with nothing to hang onto to) would make me make sure I pack my sea-sickness pills and perhaps some of those very grippy climbing shoes. Don't like the look of it at all.

    As for Starck - he does follow the form follows function maxim but one of the key functions is for him is for us to think Stark and "oooh - shiny" (as opposed to designing something that just quietly and unobtrusively works.)
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    No, I find it surprisingly distasteful, and there is something about that captian's desk that really grates on my nerves.

    I dislike the yacht for another reason too, but were I to voice it here numerous people would seize on the statement. This thread would take a sharp right turn into PRSI, and I have no real interest in seeing that happen.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    No, I don't like it either.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    For a man who was obsessed with design, that is one ugly ship.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say.
     
  12. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Add me to the "Don't like the design" list. In the photo of the captain's desk, does anyone else notice the slightly open cupboard door and cord running across the deck? Another indication of a bad design, imo.
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    People have posted spotting his yacht in the past and many agree the design isn't really what one may think had come from the mind of Steve Jobs. I wouldn't be sad if it were my yacht though.
     
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    Steve is chilling below deck with Tupac and JFK, living out the rest of his days on the high sea. ;)
     
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    I heard Elvis drops by on occasion, and he and Tupac put on a raucous two-man rendition of Annie Get Your Gun!
     
  16. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    I like it because it's not cookie cutter.

    That cupboard and wire could be because it may have still been getting worked on. The photo seems like it was sneaked so it could have still been in port.
     
  17. Peace macrumors Core

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    Tupac ? I doubt that. He's got The Beatles below decks.

    ;)
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I think you can have a beautiful design and not being cookie cutter. For me, the yacht does not have nice lines, its visually a stark, cold design without the elegant flowing design I would want in a design.

    Just my $.02 :)
     
  19. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    I'll agree with that, I've seen plenty of better looking yachts and smaller for that matter. It's unique for sure, doesn't mean it's great looking.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    I think I over used the word "design" in my post, but you get my drift (pun intended :p) For a boat, I expect to see some beautiful curves and flowing lines, especially for a yacht that costs millions. While it may be a technical marvel inside, the exterior is just to harsh and cold for my taste
     
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    How did you get to see the captain's desk?
     

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