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Steve Jobs Venus yacht, the last design of the visionary, launched

Written on:November 2, 2023
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Steve Jobs’ dream turns into reality posthumously with Venus yacht launch

Steve Jobs Venus yacht, saw the light of the day on Sunday, one year after the Apple founder’s death. Named after the Roman Goddess of Love, Venus yacht, is probably the last designs of one of the greatest visionaries of the world - Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs’ dream was to build a rare yacht which would be a sleek, all-aluminum cruiser that looked more like a ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fighter than a leisure yacht. The 256-feet long Steve Jobs boat is filled with soaring windows, oversized iMacs and technical wizardry apart from its light aluminum hull.

Venus yacht was designed by Philippe Stark, the famed French architect and designer who also designed the yacht “A” for Andrey Melnichenko.

Built by shipbuilders Feadship, Venus yacht took to the water at the firm’s yard in Aalsmeer, just south of Amsterdam. On the launch event on Sunday, Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene and his children Reed, Erin and Eve were present and gave those involved in the project thank you notes and iPod Shuffles with the yacht’s name on the back.

In Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, the the boat was described as being akin to one of Apple’s sleek retail venues. Venus yacht features a ‘revolutionary’ design of large glass windows at a 90-degree angle, rather than slanting windows, which is usual to help deal with the winds.

In one of most memorable quotes in the biography, Steve Jobs had said about the boat, “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.”

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  1. Alex Garcia says:

    It’s a Star Destroyer. It even has the top shield generators. Jobs didn’t design anything. He took a pop culture reference and made a ship around it.

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