Steve Jobs’ custom-built 260ft yacht Venus that looks just like an Apple store
The Venus, a state-of-the-art aluminum superyacht that the Apple founder helped design, was finally completed this month – one year after his death. 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.
Steve Jobs’ 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 his death.
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.
The cost of the superyacht is unknown, though Jobs was obsessed with completing it near the end of his life.
‘I know that it’s 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 don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.’
Sadly, Jobs, who died in October 2011 of complications from pancreatic cancer, never saw his creation finished.