Before Mr. Jobs’ untimely passing, he was working on completing the world’s most technologically advanced yacht and taking over the high seas.
This week, the completed yacht, named “Venus” after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, made its first public appearance in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer, a bit more than one year after Jobs’ death.
While Steve never publicly spoke about the yacht, those of you who read his biography will realize that the vessel closely resembles the description given by Walter Isaacson in his Steve Jobs biography.
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. “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat,” he said. “But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.”
The yacht is made of a lightweight aluminum exterior measuring up to 80 meters long, and the ship’s interior was reportedly designed by famed French interior designer, Philippe Starck. The end result is a yacht unlike anything else on the water and you can check it out in the gallery above and video below.
SOURCE: THE VERGE