Venus (yacht)

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Steve Jobs Yacht Venus in Portugal (Faial Island).jpg
Steve Jobs' yacht Venus in Portugal (Faial Island)
 Cayman Islands
Name: Venus
Owner: Laurene Powell Jobs
Port of registry: George Town, Cayman Islands
Builder: Feadship  Netherlands
Cost: €100 million
Launched: October 2012
Christened: 2012
In service: 2012-present
Status: in active 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 at a cost of more than €100 million.[4]


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 after a solution to the dispute was found.[7]

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