Employees who have worked on the ship OMT told that the ship between 70 and 80 meters long. The exterior is entirely made of aluminum so the ship is much lighter than other yachts. A unique feature is the large sun terrace (with jacuzzi) on the fore deck 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. –One More Thing

The collaboration between former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and minimalist product designer Philippe Starck was posthumously unveiled on Sunday, October 28th, in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. It is the custom ship named Venus, an enormous super yacht, between 230 and 260 feet long. It is a luxury vessel clad with teak decks and large panes of ceiling-to-floor structural glass throughout.

The christening ceremony, which took place more than a year after Jobs’ death, was attended by the shipbuilding crew and his family, widow Laurene and three of their children, Reed, Erin and Eve. In Walter Isaacson’s biography, Jobs prophetically stated, “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.” Also, from the Isaacson’s book:

After our omelets at the café, we went back to his house and he showed me all of the models and architectural drawings. As expected, the planned yacht was sleek and minimalist. The teak decks were perfectly flat and unblemished by any accoutrements. 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. He had gotten the chief engineer of the Apple stores to design a special glass that was able to provide structural support. By then the boat was under construction by the Dutch custom yacht builders Feadship, but Jobs was still fiddling with the design.

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