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Steve Jobs' dream boat launches

by Media Services on 30 Oct 2012
Steve Jobs’ yacht Venus .. ©
One year after his death, Apple founder, Steve Jobs’ family has gathered for the launch of his dream megayacht, unveiled and christened 'Venus'.

Designed by Jobs and famed minimalist designer Philippe Starck, the 70-metre (230-foot) long yacht was built by Royal De Vries-Feadship in Aalsmeer, just south of Amsterdam. Jobs’ widow, Laurene and three of their children, Reed, Erin and Eve, attended the ceremony.

The Jobs family gave each of the members of the shipbuilding staff an elegant thank-you note, along with a token gift of their appreciation — an iPod Shuffle with the name of the ship inscribed on the back.
The yacht appears to be as it was described in the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. In the book, Isaacson wrote about Jobs showing him models and architectural drawings of the yacht, which Isaacson described as 'sleek and minimalist'.

According to Dutch media, the ship took six years to design and build and involved Apple’s top designer, Jonathan Ive.
Jobs died on October 5, 2011. Before his death he said: 'I know that it's possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat. But I have to keep going on it. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die.'
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