Steve Jobs’ Secret Yacht Is No Longer A Secret
Steve Jobs (reportedly along with the help of designer Phillipe Starck) was designing a yacht ahead of his death last year, and it was unveiled on Sunday in The Netherlands.
The yacht was mentioned in the Steve Jobs biography from Walter Isaacson. The Atlantic Wire points to a passage, which says:
After our omelets at the café, 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.”
Feadship reportedly finished it up.
The yacht is built out of aluminum, and reportedly measures between 70 and 80 meters, but is still lighter than most yachts, because of the aluminum.
OneMoreThing.nl, which had exclusive coverage of the unveiling (although you might not be able to get the link to load because of the high volume of visitors) has posted a video showing it off:
The front of the yacht has a jacuzzi, which is in front of a cabin that contains seven iMacs that feature navigation and controls.