Steve Jobs’ superyacht breaks cover

The so-called "iYacht" hits the water in Aalsmeer, Netherlands.

Superyacht Venus, commissioned by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has been launched by Feadship at its facility in Aalsmeer, Netherlands.

The superyacht, which has been three years in the making, is the product of both Jobs himself and renowned French designer Phillipe Starck.

The aluminium structure of the 260ft (78.2m) yacht is complemented by enormous swathes of glass throughout. The view looking out over the bow from the main deck should be absolutely spectacular.

Imagery of the yacht is thin on the ground but it seems clear that nods towards Apple design pepper the interior, like the row of seven 27″ iMacs on the bridge which run the yacht’s systems and navigation equipment.

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.”

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