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Steve Jobs’ Mega Yacht anchored in Horta

Steve Job's yacht
Credits: Miguel Nóia

Steve Jobs’s mega yacht is anchored in Horta, on Faial Island, this week.

Imagined by Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, and designed by the famous naval architect and designer Philippe Starck, the yacht was built in the Netherlands, at Feadship shipyards.

The yacht was launched on October 28, precisely a year after Steve Job’s death. Jobs and his wife, Laurene, started this project in 2005, and the Venus is a sort of iPhone of yachts. Minimalist in design, aluminum hulled, Venus is estimated with a cost of about $138 million to build, and is equipped with the latest in Apple technology.

With a flat and thin bow, that extends to the stern, and with a significant height above the water line, Venus has 9.8 ft windows, supposedly created to integrate the structure of vessel and and seven 27” iMacs that contain almost all of the navigation technology.

The Venus stopped in Horta seaport as a technical stop between Florida and Gibraltar and is leaving today.  

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