Monday, October 29, 2012

Steve Jobs SuperYacht Makes an Appearance (6pics&video)

 ...One More Thing*
There was a public sighting of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs superyacht in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer... and like the mention and description in Walter Isaacson's Biography, it does indeed appear 'sleek and minimalist'. 
-check out photos and video of the yacht below: 
The interior of the yacht, which was christened Venus (Roman goddess of love and beauty) was reportedly designed by Philippe Starck and leading up to Steve Jobs death while the yacht was under construction, Jobs continued in 'fiddling' with the design. 
The superyacht features a lightweight aluminum exterior measuring up to 80 meters long, the Apple signature tall and long glass panels and even boasts seven 27-inch iMacs at the vessel's bridge. 
After our omelets at the cafĂ©, we went back to his house and he showed me all of the models and architectural drawings. As expected, the planned yacht was sleek and minimalist. The teak decks were perfectly flat and unblemished by any accoutrements. 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."  -Walter Isaacson 

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