Venus (yacht)

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Venus
Steve Jobs Yacht Venus in Portugal (Faial Island).jpg
Steve Jobs' yacht Venus in Portugal (Faial Island)
History
 Cayman Islands
Name: Venus
Owner: Laurene Powell Jobs
Port of registry: George Town, Cayman Islands
Builder: Feadship  Netherlands Koninklijke NV De Vries Scheepsbouw
Cost: €100 million
Launched: October 2012
Christened: 2012
Maiden voyage: not known
In service: 2012-present
Identification:
Fate: in service
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Super yacht
Tonnage: 1,876 GT
Length: 78.20 m (256.6 ft)
Beam: 11.80 m (38.7 ft)
Draught: 3.00 m (9.84 ft)
Notes: Data from builder[1]

Venus is a super yacht designed by Philippe Starck's design company Ubik[2] and built by Feadship for the entrepreneur Steve Jobs.[3] However, Jobs died in October 2011. The yacht was unveiled a year later and cost more than €100 million.[4]

History[edit]

Venus was unveiled on 28 October 2012 at the Feadship shipyard in Aalsmeer in the Netherlands. The yacht was named for the Roman goddess of love.[5]

The yacht was impounded on 21 December 2012 at the Port of Amsterdam following a dispute over payment. The designer, Philippe Starck, claimed that Jobs' heirs owed him €3 million of his €9 million fee for the project.[6] The yacht was only impounded for a few days until the dispute was resolved.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venus - Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Steve Jobs's £80m yacht impounded over unpaid bill". The Daily Telegraph. 21 December 2012.
  3. ^ Banrji, Robin (29 October 2012). "Steve Jobs high-tech yacht unveiled". BBC News Online.
  4. ^ "Steve Jobs super yacht impounded over unpaid Starck designer bill". Reuters. 21 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed, Christened 'Venus'". Mashable. 28 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Steve Jobs' high-tech yacht impounded over bill dispute". BBC News Online. 21 December 2012.
  7. ^ Aune, Sean P. (24 December 2012). "Steve Jobs Yacht Freed From Impound After Unpaid Bill is Settled". TechnoBuffalo. Retrieved 6 September 2016.