Almost one year after his death, Steve Jobs’ mega yacht has made its first appearance in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer. The boat is reported to measures some where between 230 and 260 feet in length and as you’d imagine boasts as assortment of Apple products. In fact, if you take a close look at the above video, you’ll see that the bridge of the ship has been outfitted with 7 iMacs – we wonder if they’re of the latest generation, the 5mm thin ones`.
The boat, christened “Venus” after the Roman goddess of love (not to be confused with her Greek counterpart, Aphrodite) embodies all of the qualities of Apple’s computers. That is to say it’s sleek and very minimalist in design. The decks are finished with teak, while the Venus’ exterior is adorned in what appears to be an almost endless array of glass and metal. The main living area is said to have walls of glass that were 40ft long and 10ft high, though from these angles it’s a bit difficult to say.
Steve Jobs’ boat is a collaboration with designer Philippe Starck, who told the BBC that “Steve and I shared the same idea about the elegance of the minimal, the elegance of work well done.” And while he wasn’t on hand for the christening, Steve’s family was there for the ceremony where they are said to have delivered engraved iPod Shuffles with the boat’s name on the back to the ship’s builders – you think they could have splurged for a bit more.
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