Venus, the yacht that Steve Jobs planned but never got to sail in, has been freed by bailiffs after the settlement of an outstanding bill from co-designer Philippe Starck. Steve Jobs yacht Venus The good ship Venus at launch The iconic French designer worked with his friend Jobs on the design of the 70m motor yacht, which is …
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The front is the pointy part.
You landlubbers know nothing.
If I were a rich man ...
If I had as much money as the techno-plutocrats, I'd have a replica of a tea clipper (or similar) built. It would be a thing of beauty and serious sailing people would beg for the chance to be crew members.
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Clippers are beautiful but didn't they suffer from short lifespans? They would be high on my list but a replica of Victory or Endeavour would be at the top. You would get a hell of a view of the gp in monaco!
Re: Short Life Span of Clippers
I think that that was a matter of timing. They were beautiful, and fast, and probably as long-lived as any ship --- but engines came along.
I would have said:
fuck it, it's yours. No way am I paying more than I already have for that p.o.s.
That's one fugly yacht!
Jonathan Ive a one trick pony?
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What's Jonathan Ive got to do with it?
That is one fugly yacht
Seriously, you do not have to think differently given the history of the art of shipbuilding.
Personally I would want a shipbuilder, not a designer, for my ocean-going phallic symbol.
It's an 8-bit yacht.
How come nobody as seen that?
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I'm surprised that no one has called the yacht by its proper name - the iSore.
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Hahaha, perfect. :D
Re: Proper name- the iSore.
You sir, just made my day!!!!!
Naval target practice?
I'm sure the US Navy would love to live-fire that mid-Atlantic, should it make it thus far.
Latterly, Steve Jobs wasn't really into hedonism; I suspect it was mainly for privacy and home cooking anywhere in the world with his family. Not for sailing; it's a landlubbers idea of the perfect yacht.To prove it, it's being taken to the USA as deck cargo.
If he'd wanted to sail it, his friend Larry Ellison would have put him right on the design(er).
"If he'd wanted to sail it, his friend Larry Ellison would have put him right on the design(er)."
Are you kidding? Ellison's yacht is just as much a white, brickish post-industrial horror as this thing. I saw it a few years ago moored in beautiful Stockholm. It nearly ruined the entire city it was so hideous.
Blah blah and what does your yacht look like - exactly - it doesn't. Green does not suit you. Perhaps you should be less concerned with how other people spend their money or what they consider 'good' - maybe Steve Jobs would not have liked your Focus ST in green either?
Mine looks an awful lot like http://www.humphreysdesign.com/734/bathsheba/
At 34ft it's a fair amount shorter, but makes up by being a beautiful yacht to sail and race. Not jealous at all of these gin palaces. I wouldn't mind their bank balance, but wouldn't waste it on such an ugly iSore.
"angular design with floor-to-ceiling windows built into the hull."
Installed by means of Boot Camp one assumes.
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There's the proof that Apple needed to use windows in their design process
A bit cramped for all those iMacs
Are there any pics of the interior? That would be interesting to see
There seem to be a lot of butt hurt jealous help desk jockeys in here today. It is easy to say something is ugly when you can't afford to build your own custom boat that could beat that.
I just don't see the butt hurt?
In fact - I don't think you could give the yacht away on this forum!
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I'd take it ,the scrap value should be pretty good.
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That's because most of the spittle-flecked invective is little more than the Pavlovian rantings of the pre-pubescent Leach Fan Club...
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"How dare you insult our God Steve and his holy iYacht"
Wow, talk about butt-hurt. Maybe some people just don't like it. Ever thought about that?
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"..Maybe some people just don't like it. Ever thought about that?.."
Yup:- there are lots of things I don't like - but I don't lapse into a diatribe of spittle-laden invective in the manner of a 10yr old...
whose butt hurts?
One does not not need to be able to purchase a thing to form an opinion on its aesthetic qualities. One does not necessarily say something is ugly because one has a beef with the people who created it or to whom it belongs. What is irrational, however, is to assume that the only reason someone can have for criticising something is that they couldn't afford it themselves.
It's a stretch houseboat. I'd confidently expect someone to be puking out of the only window that opens as it enters port.
It's a stretch houseboat.
Yep, you nailed it.
Why would anyone have a pain in the bum from looking at this thing? I agree it's likely to cause serious eye-strain, but (in case you hadn't noticed) that's sort-of the other end of the body.
I agree with those who think it's ugly, and that's not jealousy. I wouldn't want a sea-going craft of any kind - landlubber that's me. However, I can really appreciate the lines of some finer craft and will happily pay money to go and see them. I wouldn't want to go and see this thing even if I was paid full expenses to do so.
Hahaha controlled by imacs
Hopefully they are not using crapple maps or the good ship might run aground.
Here's how the conversation would have gone if Steve was alive and sailing:
STEVE: Mr Cook, set a course for Seattle harbor, I need to test these rail guns on MSFT HQ.
COOK: aye aye sir, its only a couple of miles up the coast afaik
6 Hours Later......
STEVE: where are we Tim?
COOK: Umm, let me check my iphone maps just to be safe. This iOS 6 is great you know.
10 minutes later....
STEVE: Well, where are we Tim?
COOK: Bollox we've run aground apparently just off the Mexican coast sir.
**A Loud Bang Sounds and Cook's dead body hits the ocean.**
STEVE: You're fired bitch, someone get google on the phone asap!!!
Build to late
Built to late for a Viking funeral
set sail for fail
may i christen thee the floating fondle-slab
The Good Ship Venus ?
Never had Jobs down as a Rugby fan
I for one like the vertical bow, very old school. Would cheerfully own this yacht. It might not be the most seaworthy way to make a boat that big, but until a naval architect states otherwise, it would probably be gracious to assume that it will survive a significant journey (in any case, if I was splashing out 100+ million, that would be my employee/captains problem anyway).
I wonder why Jobs didn't use rounded corners, maybe he feared Apple would sue him. Honestly , the yacht looks ugly, it reminds me of the those monstrous ships owned by villains in James Bond flicks.
It's about time the iYacht would get jailbroken, and evrybody would be on board.
The yacht has been released, but the matter is not settled.
The boat was released by the bailiffs, but only because a sizeable bond was lodged to make payment with, if when they settle the dispute the Jobs family lose.
The issue is far from settled.
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And maybe it was a testbed for an invisibility cloaking field.