Steve Jobs' yacht "Venus" squeezes through the narrow Simpson Bay lifting bridge in Sint Maarten
We’ve all had those berthing moments where the knees start to knock and palms begin to sweat, so just imagine being in the deck shoes of the skipper of Apple founder Steve Jobs’ yacht, Venus, as it edged through the narrow lifting bridge in Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten.
Venus, a 260ft (78.2m) all-aluminium Feadship, is captured by a drone as it narrowly passes through the bridge, which links the glamourous Simpson Bay Marina to Simpson Bay itself, with queues of road traffic either side to pile on the pressure.
Exact details about the yacht are closely guarded but it’s safe to assume that despite the slab-sided design, courtesy of Phillipe Starcke, slow speed control is excellent judging by the inch perfect adjustments made by the skipper in this ariel footage.
Once free of the shackles of the marina, Venus has a clamied top speed of 22 knots thanks to a pair of MTU 4,000 M73 diesels.