It's the yacht that Steve Jobs commissioned before his death, and it was just unveiled in the Netherlands this week.
In true Steve Jobs fashion, the yacht, called Venus, "comes equipped with seven 27-inch iMacs" that are responsible for the navigation of the more than 230 foot long vessel, reports the Atlantic Wire. It was designed by Phillipe Starck and is made solely out of aluminum. That metal choice makes it lighter and quicker than your everyday yacht, but we don't have video of it in action quite yet.
To thank the shipbuilders for six years of work, the Jobs family gave each of the team members an iPod Shuffle with the word "Venus" engraved into it.
Wow, you would think they could give each team member an engraved iPod touch, for their spending the last SIX years of their life on this project.
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This Dutch luxury shipyard can build any design you want and this is the design Jobs came up with? It's exclusive to be made entirely of aluminium but isn't that more easily damaged, (sinkable)? The top isn't aerodynamic at all and this will be catch a lot of headwind in a storm. Good thing Jobs never started a boat design company. The shipyard should have warned him. But Steve was very stubborn so why even bother right.
@ Anybodysguess, Yeah!!! He should have given them a whole hell of alot more than a stinking shuffle! Maybe 6 years of employment and all the benefits it entails would be appropriate.
Immature little D@#Ks like you make me wish for a zombie apocalypse so I can start shooting people in the face.
Funny - most apple things don't do well in water. Something says...this probably won't either.
To people who are mocking Steve Job's yacht design, I totally agree with you. Also, I have an explanation for this: I read Steve Job's biography and apparently he's a major "zen" freak, he obsessed with Feng Sui design. That's why apple products tend to be so visually appealing. However, when it comes to constructing vehicles, form over function is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, Jobs is too much of a control freak to agree with this so his yacht is the way it is: great as eye candy, but badly designed.