Steve Jobs’ Yacht is a Floating Apple Store He Never Got to Steer



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If you called it the iYacht, it would be an appropriate name in more ways than one.

Instead, it’s called Venus, and it’s the personalized yacht partly designed by Steve Jobs before his passing last year. The massive yacht – between 230 and 260 feet long – borrowed design philosophies from many Apple products past and present. In fact, we might as well be talking about an Apple product – the yacht is made from aluminum and glass, and was built to be lightweight. It’s also stocked with seven iMacs, which are used to pilot the yacht.

Venus officially launched on Sunday at a shipyard in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. Jobs’ widow, Laurene, and their three children were all there to commemorate the occasion, and present those involved with building the ship the gift of customized iPod Shuffles with the name of the ship inscribed on the back.

The yacht features expansive decks and enclosed areas lined with ceiling-to-floor glass. There’s even a smaller boat that can be used to head to shore when the dock in question is too small for Venus. An iYacht Mini, if you will.

Via One More Thing