Venus, a 260ft superyacht commissioned by Steve Jobs, broke cover this weekend when she was christened at Feadship’s shipyard in the Netherlands.
We reported in April that Philippe Starck announced a “big project” that would be unveiled in eight months. Biographer Walter Isaacson claimed that Steve Jobs wanted to design his own superyacht and enlisted the French designer to help in 2009. The result of that collaboration is believed to be the 78.2-metre Feadship Venus, a yacht made from lightweight aluminium with 10ft windows across the hull and a wheelhouse powered by seven 27” iMacs.
In a statement, Feadship’s director Henk de Vries said: “Feadship has a world-class reputation as builder of the finest luxury yachts. Sometimes word gets out about one of our yachts. Understandably, our clients value their privacy greatly and consequently we never discuss our owners’ identity.”
Watch the video below to see Venus break cover:
You can see more of Steve Jobs’ superyacht in our gallery: