Before his death a little over a year ago, Apple maestro Steve Jobs had been working on this awesome yacht that you see pictured. It was a collaborative effort between Jobs and Philippe Starck and it was constructed by Dutch custom yacht builders Feadship.
The yacht, named ‘Venus’ was unveiled in the city of Aalsmeer in the Netherlands and is approximately 260 feet long and made almost entirely of aluminum. As you would expect from a Jobs’ design, the control room is equipped with a set-up of 7 27-inch iMacs!!
In Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography he writes that Jobs got the chief engineer of the Apple Stores to design a special glass that could provide structural support and that the cabin windows were large panes of glass that were nearly 40 feet long and 10 feet high – almost stretching from floor to ceiling. Isaacson also said that Jobs meticulous attention to detail meant that he was continuously tinkering with the design, even after Feadship had started constructing it, Jobs said:
“I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat… I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.”
So sad that he didn’t get to see ‘Venus’ completed or take her out for the maiden voyage. Continue Reading