You can find a unique self-designed yacht in the biography of Steve Jobs. Unfortunately the ship called ‘Venus’ not allowed to join with Jobs. On october 28th, 2012, more than a year after the death of Jobs is the yacht unveiled in Aalsmeer at shipbuilder Koninklijke De Vries (Netherlands).
Folks who have worked on the ship told that the ship between 70 and 80 meters long. The exterior is entirely made of aluminum therefore the ship is much lighter than other yachts. A unique feature is the large sun terrace (with Jacuzzi) on the foredeck and the continuous windows in the bow. Behind the portholes are the quarters of the crew. At the stern hatches which are smaller (speed) boat back down to the country to achieve when a port is too small for the ship. The control of the hunting is done from seven 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse.
The boat was architected by Philippe Starck, a French designer, and cost more than $100 million Euros to build. Starck admits that Venus "looks strange for a boat" but says its shape comes from design ideas he shared with Jobs. "Steve and I shared the same idea about the elegance of the minimal, the elegance of work well done".
The Venus (yacht) in the Wikipedia.
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"Steve was very rigorous. You cannot imagine the work we have done on all the details during five years with Steve. Everything is incredibly well done, even a lot better than other boats."
Starck says that Jobs was very pleased with the result of the work. "He said, 'My God, it's better than I could have dreamt'."