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Steve Jobs' Yacht Surfaces; Features His Minimalist Design

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Design is always a matter of taste, but if you had to imagine the iYacht, this is probably close.

More than one year after his death, Steve Jobs' superyacht is making its first experience. Christened after "Venus", the Roman goddess of beauty, love, prosperity and victory, features an elegant design of simplicity, clean lines, smooth surfaces and plenty of glass.

The blog One More Thing was first to reveal the pictures, which were apparently taken in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, and the site of De Vries, a division of the custom yacht builder Feadship. The yacht, designed by Philippe Starck, is apparently 240 ft long and, while we do not see much of the interior of the ship, there are seven iMac lined up next to each other on the bridge. One More Thing also mentions a sun terrace with a jacuzzi, as well as a speed boat in the back.

Each of the people who worked on the ship received an iPod Shuffle with a custom engraving as a "thank you" from the Jobs family.

The yacht also closely resembles the description we got in Water Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, when he referred to as a leek and minimalist design with "perfectly flat" teak decks and large cabin window panes. Venus appears to have been Jobs' final private project he wanted to finish: "I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat," Isaacson quoted him. "But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die."

Steve Jobs' yacht Venus unveiled in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands

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    freggo , October 29, 2012 5:17 PM
    What an ugly piece of marine craft; and I have plenty to compare to in southern Florida.
    Paul Allen's boat was docked not far from me and even that looked better. Also it was a typical "mine is bigger than yours" design of course.

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    ivyanev , October 29, 2012 5:12 PM
    Minimalistic yes - beautiful - not in my eyes .
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    internetlad , October 29, 2012 5:19 PM
    I lol'd at the "iPod shuffle to everybody who worked on the boat"

    Really? A shuffle? Couldn't have sprung for at least the nano?

    He must have been feeling the economic squeeze, what with only being paid $1.00 a year and all.
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    tuffjuff , October 29, 2012 5:03 PM
    R.I.P. SJ
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    dxwarlock , October 29, 2012 5:05 PM
    That is one strange looking boat..
    I had to look at the pics about 4 times before I realized "OK I see the pier or dock its suppose to be at..where is it?"
    To realize it WAS the boat.
    Minimalism is one thing..'flat and wedge shaped' is another...
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    ivyanev , October 29, 2012 5:12 PM
    Minimalistic yes - beautiful - not in my eyes .
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    freggo , October 29, 2012 5:17 PM
    What an ugly piece of marine craft; and I have plenty to compare to in southern Florida.
    Paul Allen's boat was docked not far from me and even that looked better. Also it was a typical "mine is bigger than yours" design of course.

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    edogawa , October 29, 2012 5:18 PM
    It looks like some retro stationary building(or mobile pier), not what I'd call a boat.

    If I had his kind of money, my boat would have sharks with lasers shoot out. :pt1cable: 


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    memadmax , October 29, 2012 5:18 PM
    Reminds me of an old world war 1 battleship...
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    internetlad , October 29, 2012 5:19 PM
    I lol'd at the "iPod shuffle to everybody who worked on the boat"

    Really? A shuffle? Couldn't have sprung for at least the nano?

    He must have been feeling the economic squeeze, what with only being paid $1.00 a year and all.
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    deadlockedworld , October 29, 2012 5:22 PM
    edogawaIt looks like some retro stationary building(or mobile pier), not what I'd call a boat.If I had his kind of money, my boat would have sharks with lasers shoot out.


    Who says it doesn't have those hidden? He has to protect future iphone designs from james bond ...
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    captainnemojr , October 29, 2012 5:22 PM
    It looks like you could press a button and it would turn into a submarine.
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    s3anister , October 29, 2012 5:24 PM
    Yep, Tom's Apple.

    How is this in any way hardware/tech news?

    In any case, you'd think the workers would have gotten a nano at least... A shuffle is seriously miserly.
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    Each of the people who worked on the ship received an iPod Shuffle with a custom engraving as a "thank you" from the Jobs family.
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    hate machine , October 29, 2012 5:31 PM
    The Authority on Tech.
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    SneakySnake , October 29, 2012 5:31 PM
    internetladI lol'd at the "iPod shuffle to everybody who worked on the boat"Really? A shuffle? Couldn't have sprung for at least the nano?He must have been feeling the economic squeeze, what with only being paid $1.00 a year and all.


    I'm sure all the engineers and builders were paid quite handsomely for building a custom yacht. The shuffle is like $40 tho, which is probably the equivalent of them working an extra half hour
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    del35 , October 29, 2012 5:33 PM
    Ummmmm, a rather disgusting looking yacht is there was ever one.
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    eternalkp , October 29, 2012 5:36 PM
    amazing.
    the nexus 4, 10 are out. no news coverage about it on this site.

    even apple apps made this news on this website
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    danwat1234 , October 29, 2012 5:39 PM
    I wonder what the power consumption is like with the ship
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    goodguy713 , October 29, 2012 5:44 PM
    I think it looks pretty cool .. i wonder what kind of stuff he had on the inside .. veritable floating i mansion..
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    Unolocogringo , October 29, 2012 5:45 PM
    Plain Fugly!
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    spartanmk2 , October 29, 2012 5:47 PM
    "What a piece of junk"
    -Luke Skywalker

    And no, I doubt its got it where it counts.
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    Anonymous , October 29, 2012 5:53 PM
    May it sink in Peace!
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    James296 , October 29, 2012 6:01 PM
    memadmaxReminds me of an old world war 1 battleship...


    this ships make WWI battleships (or dreadnoughts as they're called) look like supermodels >.>
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