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Monday
Oct292012

Steve Jobs’ Yacht, Venus, Makes Public Debut

OneMoreThing.nl(NEW YORK) -- Steve Jobs’ 250-foot yacht has been unveiled off The Netherlands in the city of Aalsmeer.

Jobs, who died a year ago, commissioned the yacht more than six years ago.

“I know that it’s possible that I will die and leave [wife] Laurene with a half-built boat.  But I have to keep going on it.  If I don’t it’s an admission that I’m about to die,” Jobs told biographer Walter Issacson.

As he did with any product, Jobs tinkered with the design for years, according to the book.  Designed by Philippe Starck, Venus, as the boat is named, is 70 to 80 meters (about 230 to 260 feet) long with an aluminum exterior and 10-foot high windows.

According to Dutch blog One More Thing, there is a large sun terrace with a Jacuzzi on the foredeck and a series of 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse.

The blog says the Jobs family gave the crew who helped build the boat iPod Shuffles with the name of the boat etched into the back and a note thanking them for their “hard work and craftsmanship.” 

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Wednesday
Jun222011

Bernard Madoff's Yacht for Sale

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff bought a lot of nice things with his tainted money:  luxury homes, sparkling jewelry, exotic cars.  But his yacht, named "Bull," may have been the most extravagant -- and now it's up for sale at a steep discount.

The 90-foot powerboat -- currently docked in southern France -- cruises at 33 knots, has six berths and monogrammed towels.

It was built to Madoff's specifications at a cost of more than $8 million, but can be yours for half that.

The sales agent says the "yacht's association with the largest swindle of the 20th Century makes it almost a piece of American heritage."

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