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Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded In Amsterdam 221

SchrodingerZ writes "The Venus, Steve Jobs' custom-made mega yacht, (valued at 137.5 million dollars), has been impounded in Amsterdam. Philippe Starck, the boat's main designer, had The Venus impounded by debt collectors, after supposedly Starck and his company, Ubik, were paid only 6 million of the 9-million-euro commission. Roelant Klaassen, a lawyer for Ubik, released in a statement that 'These guys [Jobs and Starck] trusted each other, so there wasn't a very detailed contract.' 'The Venus is a floating ode to both Jobs and Starck's minimalist aesthetic. Made entirely out of aluminum, with 40-foot-long floor-to-ceiling windows lining the passenger compartment and seven 27-inch iMacs making up the command center.' The ship was unofficially unveiled in late October, a year after Jobs' death. It now sits dormant in the Port of Amsterdam, until the payment dispute is resolved."
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Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded In Amsterdam

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  • On Intensity: (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 24, 2012 @04:04AM (#42380029)

    You know, many have pointed out that men from the middle east (like Job's birth parents) are often intense and overly aggressive. The alleged reason is that in a polygamist society the male competition is far more intense than monogamist societies because some men having many wives means others will have zero wives, and this puts evolutionary pressure to "win" a mate at all costs, even at the risk of death and betrayal.

    This may sound "racist" and perhaps "is", but the evidence increasingly is pointing this way, including terrorism evidence. At least think about it and research rather than just mod me a "racist". I'm only presenting an idea to consider. If it's wrong, so be it, but at least look into it on your own even if it strikes you oddly upon first encountering it.

  • by SmallFurryCreature ( 593017 ) on Monday December 24, 2012 @05:09AM (#42380211) Journal

    Nice guy, clever and rich... a bit dim perhaps in choosing his friends or at least in doing business with friends (although staying friends even if friends are not perfect is what good guys do). But nice, clever and rich foremost. Neither Jobs or Wozniak ever needed to worry about where their next meal would come from for a long time. So... who would you want to be? The super rich billionaire Jobs or the quite comfortable millionaire Wozniak?

  • Re:"Valued"? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Runaway1956 ( 1322357 ) on Monday December 24, 2012 @08:31AM (#42380773) Homepage Journal

    AFTER I posted, I actually looked at the link you posted - so I'm not done with your foolishness.

    The Netanya is more seaworthy than Job's boat by at least an order of magnitude. Netanya has more windows than I am comfortable with, but they are a small fraction the size of Job's windows. Each pane appears to be solidly anchored, top, bottom, and both sides. As I say, I'm not completely comfortable with them, but they are sensibly sized, and sensibly located.

    Next, look at the bow. A flared bow parts the waves, riding up over the bulk of the wave. You get far fewer of those thousands of tons of water crashing down on you with a flared bow. Look at the overhanging ledges of steel, helping to protect those windows. If/when a few tons of water come down on the windows, those ledges will catch much of the force.

    The Netanya is streamlined in a fashion that enhances the flared bow. The weather deck, and most of the windows are protected by the flaring, as well as the breaks, which extend to the waist.

    I don't *like* those forward facing windows on the first deck, but I'd be willing to sail on the Netanya.

    You can't pay me to sail on Job's boat.

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