If you thought the iPhone 5 was a rather elongated specimen, you ain't seen nothing.
A little more than a year after Apple founder Steve Jobs’ death, a yacht he helped designed has been spotted floating in Dutch waters, near the city of Aalsmeer.
Bearing more than a passing resemblance to Apple’s iconic products, the luxury ship –Venus—is said to be made with lightweight aluminum and boast a control station made up of seven 27-inch Macs.
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Though typically a man of simple tastes and humble subsistence, Jobs apparently had a burning passion for the design of this yacht, which he was having built by Dutch custom boat builders Feadship. Even up until his last days, it was reported that Jobs was still making adjustments to the design, even though he would never see it completed.
The clean, sharp lines of the 260-foot boat’s sleek, silvery exterior were clearly made with Apple’s minimalist look in mind. One can only imagine that the yacht follows Apple’s expensive pricing structure, too, though no mention of the cost has been made.
The yacht also features specially designed 10-foot-high windows across the hull, said to have been based on the Apple Store design, while the interior of the ship was designed by famous designer Philippe Starck.
Dutch technology blog One More Thing posted a video of the ship today Monday (Oct. 29) and reported that Jobs’ family would be present for its official unveiling. The blog also reported that the ship builders were given custom iPod shuffle mp3 player by the family in thanks for their work.
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