Steve Jobs' yacht completed with interiors by Philippe Starck
Steve Jobs' yacht completed

Steve Jobs' yacht completed

News: the yacht that Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs designed for himself before he died this time last year with interiors by French designer Philippe Starck is now complete and has been unveiled at the Dutch shipyard where it was built.

Steve Jobs' yacht completed

Named Venus, the 80-meter-long ship has an aluminium exterior reminiscent of the company's notebooks plus large panels of glazing common to Apple stores and seven 27-inch Macs in the wheelhouse. It was built over six years at the Koninklijke De Vries shipyards of the Feadship custom yacht-building company in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands.

Steve Jobs' yacht completed

Jobs' widow and three of their children were present for the ceremony but it's not yet clear what will happen to the boat.

"I know that it's possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat," Jobs is reported to have said in his biography by Walter Isaacson. "But I have to keep going on it. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die."

Jobs passed away on 5 October 2011 aged 56 after suffering with pancreatic cancer. See all our stories about Steve Jobs and all our stories about Apple.

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