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October 29, 2012

Steve Jobs' Dream Yacht is Finally Finished

By Brittany Walters-Bearden, TMCnet Contributor

Steve Jobs had the dream of making Apple (News - Alert) into a world leader, but he also had the dream of a custom built yacht…the Venus. Unfortunately, his untimely death did not allow him to see the fruits of vision. Feadship builders in Aalsmeer, Holland have finally finished what Jobs had spent years designing.

Jobs, along with French designer Phillipe Stack, designed a yacht that has been made entirely out of aluminum. This yacht is very large, the final product measuring at over 230 feet. Since the yacht is made entirely of aluminum, it will have a lighter weight, making it one of the faster yachts of its size.

Jobs wore his signature jeans, black turtleneck, and New Balance athletic shoes when he made large corporate presentations and he lived a modest lifestyle for a billionaire, living in a modest home in a normal neighborhood.

However, he did enjoy high-end forms of transportation – a Mercedes car, custom yachts and custom private jets.

The Venus has all the amenities one would expect of Steve Jobs (News - Alert): a large sundeck with a built-in Jacuzzi, a cabin that is completely enclosed in glass, and seven 27-inch iMacs, which are installed in the bridge for navigation and ship controls. 

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Many say that from a distance, that the ship resembles an iPhone (News - Alert) 4. What else would anyone else expect from the inventor of sleek, modern, simplistic designs?

Walter Isaacson, who wrote a biography of Steve Jobs, learned that Jobs had consistently done work on his dream yacht. Isaacson described the Venus, “As expected, the planned yacht was sleek and minimalist. The teak decks were perfectly flat and unblemished by any accoutrements.” He went on to compare the yacht to an Apple design; “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.” 

Jobs never saw the final outcome of the masterpiece designed, but it was completed by Feadship and recently christened by the remaining Jobs family. After the christening, all the shipbuilders at Feadship were given an iPod Shuffle with Venus engraved on the back as a token of appreciation for making Jobs’ vision come true.

Edited by Braden Becker
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