Steve Jobs yacht ‘Venus’ unveiled in the Netherlands, powered with Apple’s iMac (Video)By Angel Cuala on Oct 30, 2012 in Europe, Lifestyle, Travel •
Venus, Steve Jobs‘ secret yacht, was spotted for the first time publicly on Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Aalsmeer, Netherlands, as shown in the video below. The ship of the late Apple‘s co-founder and CEO was unveiled, a year after he passed away, and was also mentioned in his biography book, written by Walter Isaacson.
Steve Jobs secret yacht ‘Venus’
Image Credit: OneMoreThing video
According to Dutch site OneMoreThing.nl that day, which uploaded an exclusive video of the Christening ceremony, Steve Jobs‘ widow Laurene and their children Reed, Erin and Eve were present and gave iPod Shuffles to the crew members who helped build the boat, with ‘Venus‘ printed on it and a note thanking them.
As noted in the report, ship employees told them that Jobs‘ yacht, whose name was taken from Roman goddess of love and beauty, was between 230 and 260 feet long. Its exterior was made entirely of aluminum, making it much lighter than other yachts. It was launched at shipbuilder Koninklijke De Vries.
Among the notable key features of Jobs‘ yacht include having seven 27-inch iMacs in its control room. It has large paned windows that are not the same with those being seen in Apple stores, along with a large sun terrace with a Jacuzzi on the foredeck.
“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.” Jobs, who passed away on October 5, 2011, was quoted at The Verge, describing to Isaacson in his biography book, which is quite similar to what has been reported.
“By then the boat was under construction by the Dutch custom yacht builders Feadship, but Jobs was still fiddling with the design.” Isaacson wrote, with Jobs reportedly spent 6 years designing the yacht with French designer Philippe Starck.
Steve Jobs yacht ‘Venus,’ being unveiled in Netherlands
Video Credit: OneMoreThingpodcast/YouTube
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