Steve Jobs' Custom-Built Yacht That He'll Never
Use: 260ft Venus Is Finally Finished (and It Looks Just Like an
Beth Stebner and James Nye
final masterpiece was a 260-foot yacht that he worked to design
as a state-of-the-art wonder of the high seas.
But the Apple
CEO never had a chance to use the eye-catching vessel. It was finally
completed by a Dutch shipbuilder this month one year after
The sleek ship
is made of light-weight aluminum and Jobs employed the chief engineer
of his Apple stores to help design special glass that allowed the
ship to be installed with ten-foot-high windows across the hull.
It is christened
Venus, after the Roman goddess of love.
The cost of
the superyacht is unknown, though Jobs was obsessed with completing
it near the end of his life.
'I know that
its possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built
boat,' he told biographer Walter Isaacson. 'But I have to keep going
on it. If I dont, its an admission that Im about
who died in October 2011 of complications from pancreatic cancer,
never saw his creation finished.
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