Steve Jobs' Yacht Surfaces; Features His Minimalist Design
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."