“Steve Jobs’s superyacht Venus was free to leave Amsterdam port on Monday after the late Apple co-founder’s estate paid a deposit to resolve a dispute with designer Philippe Starck, who had had the yacht impounded,” AFP reports. “‘The Venus is no longer impounded, we have found a solution,’ said Gerard Moussault, a Hague-based lawyer for the Jobs estate.”
“The vessel, which reportedly cost over 100 million euros ($127 million) to build, was impounded after Starck said Jobs’s estate still owed him three million euros for his contribution to its design,” AFP reports. “The Dutch-built yacht, which was only unveiled in October – just over a year after Jobs died – is in Amsterdam harbour because of bad weather. ‘The captain is waiting for better weather to set sail,’ Moussault said.”
AFP reports, “The yacht will reportedly be shipped by another ship to the United States, where Jobs’s family, including widow Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children Reed, Erin and Eve, are to take charge of her. The aluminium-hulled yacht was built by Royal De Vries shipbuilder’s in Aalsmeer, just south of Amsterdam, with interiors designed by Starck.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yay, Steve’s white whale is free to ugly up harbors and waterways for years!
“Venus.” When you have to resort to the power of suggestion, you’ve failed.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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