steve jobs' venus yacht design
'venus', the yacht that was being designed by steve jobs up until his death a little over a year ago, has made its first
appearance as a finished product in the city of aalsmeer in the netherlands. reportedly a collaborative effort between
jobs and philippe starck, the ship measures about 230 to 260 feet long, made entirely of aluminum. maintaining his
'clutterfree' philosophy, the interior cabin is equipped with a set-up of seven 27-inch iMacs for its control room.
as described in an excerpt from walter isaacson's steve jobs biography:
'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.''
exterior view of 'venus'
video courtesy onemorething