A bit of Apple admiralty as Steve Jobs’ mega-yacht sets sail

With Steve Jobs’  family members looking on, the Apple co-founder’s Philippe Starck-designed super-yacht – dubbed  “Venus” – has  been launched, according to Dutch Apple blog  One More Thing.

When Dutch shipbuilder Feadship formally unveiled Venus on Sunday in Aalsmeer, the design of the streamlined 262-foot vessel struck some observers as pure Apple  poetry: as minimalist as the new iMac unveiled last week.

In fact, according  to reports, the iMac is literally an integral part of the design, as  seven of the iconic Apple computers act as Venus’ navigational brain, keeping its systems ship-shape.

The sleek design was no accident. Up until the time he died in late 2011, Jobs worked closely with the shipbuilders to create  his dream vessel with all the bells, whistles and super-clean lines that have made the iPhone and iPad such phenomenal hits with users.

It’s not clear where Venus will call home in the States, but it’s apparently en route. And as the shipbuilding crew bid Venus bon yoyage, each got to cherish a small token of the Jobs’ family appreciation for a job well done, according to the Dutch bloggers: “an iPod shuffle with a “Venus” engraving, along with a note from the Jobs family thanking them for their craftsmanship.”



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  • steve

    “30 years on the front line of daily American journalism”
    Really? And you write an aritcle like this?
    “super-clean lines that have made the iPhone”

    Ummmm, looks like pretty harsh lines compared to any apple products. I don’t think Steve was thinking “How do I make my boat like an iPad”. All their product have rounded corners… this does not.

    This article is verbal diarrea. There’s no real content here… there’s no real story…
    Look like you found a pic, then wrote down some BS you just thought of…

    30 years… wow. No wonder journalism is dying.

  • Brian

    Why is it that every “article” aka blog post spews keywords instead of real content?

    How about some facts like who will own it moving forward and where will it be docked, etc…

    Are we trying to inform the public about news or selling Apple products? Sorry to be so harsh but in a time of fake reviews and paid ads posing as articles this doesn’t measure up.

    • BG Bremer

      The yacht is registered in Georgetown, Cayman Island. It is most likely owned by a shell company in Georgetown. The boat is managed by a professional yacht management company out of Florida. Currently, Venus is making her way to La Paz, Baja California. Some of us sailors are looking forward to seeing her up close, hoping that she’ll be berthed here in California.

  • Dan

    This boat looks like an exact replica of the Bill Clinton Presidential Library. Seriously, look at the pictures side by side. The entire top half is almost an exact duplicate.

  • What ever happened to real journalism?

  • Sorry you got unkind and uncivil comments. Thank you for the interesting article.
    US journalism is dying because that hard work gets freely lifted and massively highjacked and republished by others. Smaller US press is dying from the onslaught
    , leaving only oligarchic media standing. Other countries have forbidden Google from stealing their journalists’ work, and surprise? They have kept a thriving vibrant and varied press.