Steve Jobs‘ yacht was unveiled, in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer in the Netherlands on October 28th. Designed by Jobs and famed minimalist designer Philippe Starck, built by the Dutch custom yacht builders Feadship, the yacht was christened “Venus,” after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The yacht appears to be as it was described in the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.
Here’s an excerpt from the book:
After our omelets at the café, we went back to his house and he showed me all of the models and architectural drawings. As expected, the planned yacht was sleek and minimalist. The teak decks were perfectly flat and unblemished by any accoutrements. As at an Apple store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high. He had gotten the chief engineer of the Apple stores to design a special glass that was able to provide structural support. By then the boat was under construction by the Dutch custom yacht builders Feadship, but Jobs was still fiddling with the design. “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat,” he said. “But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.”
According to Dutch site One More Thing [Google translation], the yacht was officially unveiled in the presence of Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children. Stay tuned for more details as they surface.
[ One More Thing / via The Verge ]