A Yacht For The Ages
Appropriately dubbed, “Venus,” the yacht commissioned six years ago by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, was christened on Sunday. Prosperity, love, and victory are evidenced in the brain-child of the former Apple CEO.
As a token of thanks, every member of the shipbuilder crew received an iPod Shuffle with an inscription of Venus on the back.
Largely designed by the late Jobs, with assistance by world renowned designer Philippe Starck, “Venus” was built with family sailing trips around the world in mind. The unveiling took place in Aalsmeer, Netherlands, in a ceremony attended by widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, and their three children Eve, Reed and Erin.
The custom yacht closely matches designs described in the Steve Jobs biography. At nearly 260 feet in length, “Venus” is immense while maintaining the cutting edge minimalist designs synonymous with the late Jobs.
The all-aluminum hull appears as if cut from a single of aluminum. Teak decks and floor-to-ceiling glass are prominently featured. Also included are the fully equipped seven 27-inch iMacs as well as a rear launching hatch for a separate speed boat, when sufficient docking is not available. Completed one year after the death of Jobs, “Venus” inspires continuing the fight.