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Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed 438

Posted by samzenpus
from the sail-differently dept.
schwit1 writes "Venus, the incredible luxury yacht Steve Jobs had been designing up until his death a little over a year ago, seems to have made its first appearance as a finished product in the city of Aalsmeer in the Netherlands. Unsurprisingly, its design is breathtaking. Reportedly designed in a joint effort between Jobs himself and Philippe Starck, the stunning ship first showed up on the blog One More Thing, which posted some stills as well as a few other details. The ship is about 230 to 260 feet long, for instance, and made entirely of aluminum, which makes it particularly light. And if you had any doubt this is Steve Jobs' yacht, there are seven 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse. According to One More Thing's sources, the Jobs family will be present for the yacht's christening ceremony proper, thought it's unknown whether or not they intend to use it, or what its ultimate fate may be. Regardless of what may happen to her, she sure is a beauty. It's certainly a shame Steve Jobs never got the chance to see her finished."
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Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

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  • by ALeader71 (687693) <glennsnead@gma[ ]com ['il.' in gap]> on Sunday October 28, 2012 @10:12PM (#41800981)

    That is the ugliest seagoing thing I have ever seen. Job's design taste obviously didn't come from Jobs himself. He should've had his designers build models (for him to poop on) until he found one that was sleek and attractive.

  • by jjjhs (2009156) on Sunday October 28, 2012 @10:15PM (#41801001)
    ... with all the profit from all the overpriced iDevices.
  • a thing of beauty? (Score:5, Informative)

    by macbeth66 (204889) on Sunday October 28, 2012 @11:00PM (#41801231)

    As much as I dislike Apple, the company, they do have some smart looking gadgets. And they owe a lot of that to Steven Jobs, I'm sure. But that thing looks like the Staten Island Ferry. A nice one, but a ferry none the less.

    I just went to Google, typed in yachts and hit image. There were some truly beautiful boats; sail and powered. Steve Jobs was NO boat designer.

  • Re:iSnored? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 28, 2012 @11:15PM (#41801303)

    You mean this?...

    It was on the good ship Venus
    By Christ, ya shoulda seen us
    The figurehead was a whore in bed
    And the mast, a mammoth penis

    The Captain of this lugger
    He was a dirty bugger
    He wasn't fit to shovel shit
    From one place to another

    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    There was fuck all else to do

    Captain's name was Morgan
    By Christ, he was a gorgon
    Ten times a day sweet tunes he'd play
    With his fuckin' organ

    The first mate's name was Cooper
    By Christ, he was a trooper
    He jerked and jerked until he worked
    Himself into a stupor

    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    There was fuck all else to do

    The second mate was Andy
    By Christ, he had a dandy
    Till they crushed his cock on a jagged rock
    For cumming in the brandy

    The cabin boy was Flipper
    He was a fuckin' nipper
    He stuffed his ass with broken glass
    And circumcised the skipper

    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    There was fuck all else to do

    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    There was fuck all else to do

    The Captain's wife was Mabel
    To fuck, she wasn't able
    So the dirty shits, they nailed her tits
    Across the barroom table

    The Captain had a daughter
    Who fell in deep sea water
    And by her squeals we knew the eels
    Had found her sexual quarters

    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    There was fuck all else to do

    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    There was fuck all else to do

    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    Friggin' in the riggin'
    There was fuck all else to do ...

  • Re:Bandwidth saver (Score:5, Informative)

    by _merlin (160982) on Monday October 29, 2012 @02:24AM (#41801843) Homepage Journal

    I think he was probably referring to Merrimac after her rebirth as Virginia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS_Virginia [wikipedia.org]

  • by Centurix (249778) <`moc.liamg' `ta' `xirutnec'> on Monday October 29, 2012 @02:37AM (#41801891) Homepage

    I've built a few smaller boats with family, I have boat and ship builders and designers in my family and I can pretty much say they will complain about the shape of the bow for sure. A straight bow (or a plumb) is terrible for rough seas as it tends to pull down into oncoming waves. As for the flat chines, let's hope there's a decent stabiliser in the hull otherwise that's going to be one vomit inducing ride. As I can't see the total draft it doesn't show any tech below the water line. There maybe external stabilisers a couple of meters below the freeboard.

    I'm not a big fan of the high transom, I can understand the amount of stress that happens in that area, but from what I can tell, the structure shown seems to indicate a drawbridge extending out of the back so there must be a fair bit of reinforcement behind all that sheet metal to deal with the torque.

    To be honest, it looks more like a river cruiser than a blue water international cruiser. Maybe he intended it to drift around a local lake?

  • by lxs (131946) on Monday October 29, 2012 @02:51AM (#41801947)

    I doubt that Samsung has anything left to learn about building ships. Real ships. [samsung.co.kr]

  • Re:"He" thing, then? (Score:4, Informative)

    by ACS Solver (1068112) on Monday October 29, 2012 @04:09AM (#41802179)
    Only korabl' (ship) is masculine. Yahta (yacht), lodka (boat) and several other words are feminine, and sudno (ship, synonym of kobabl' in common usage though not in nautical terminology) is neuter.
  • by hairyfish (1653411) on Monday October 29, 2012 @04:13AM (#41802187)

    Ocean air is not the only corrosion to worry about. I've no clue what they intend to use to protect the alu hull with....

    Wow, for someone with such experience you seem to not know much about boats. Aluminium is quite a common material to make boats with, just google "aluminium boat" if you need more info.

  • Re:iSore? (Score:4, Informative)

    by tehcyder (746570) on Monday October 29, 2012 @05:14AM (#41802403) Journal
    I love your reply because it shows exactly what uncritical hero worship looks like. I imagine that you can be easily manipulated to fawn.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 29, 2012 @05:43AM (#41802489)

    The accident that made the open PC industry possible was that IBM copyrighted their BIOS code of the original IBM-PC but forgot to patent the BIOS concept itself which allowed Compaq to build computers with its own implementation of a IBM-PC-compatible BIOS.

  • by Almost-Retired (637760) on Monday October 29, 2012 @06:23AM (#41802619)

    In fresh water, yes. Great boats till the rivets start leaking in 25-30 years. Salt water OTOH, is very corrosive to aluminium which I usually shorten to alu.

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