Named by the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus, the incredible luxury yacht Steve Jobs had been designing up until his death, seems to have made its first debut as the finished product in the city of Aalsmeer in the Netherlands a little more than a year after he passed away.
Unsurprisingly, the yacht itself as well as its design is breathtaking.
Designed in a joint effort between Jobs himself and the famous designer Philippe Starck and launched at the Dutch shipbuilder Koninklijke De Vries, the stunning ship, described as “sleek and minimalist”, first showed up on the Apple site One More Thing, which posted some stills as well as a few other details. The yacht is about 80 meters long, and made entirely of aluminum, which makes it particularly light. And as a confirmation that it is Steve Jobs’ yacht, there are seven 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse.
It is certainly a shame Steve Jobs never got the chance to see the Venus finished. As reported in the Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, Jobs was aware he might not live to see the yacht launched, however he continued to work on the smallest design details. “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.”
According to One More Thing’s sources, the Jobs family were present for the yacht’s launching ceremony, though it’s unknown whether or not they intend to use it. Regardless everything what may happen to Venus, this superyacht is surely among the most beautiful ones in the world.