For a man who played a part in coming up with some of the most gorgeous designs in recent history, I’ve never been too sure about the surprisingly bulky appearance of Venus: Steve Jobs’ 256-foot super-yacht.
With that being said, however, a new crop of photos showing the €100 million vessel in full ocean-going mode definitely makes me rethink my views on the subject.
Half-summer house and half Apple Store, it looks every bit the kind of vacay destination that would have helped Apple’s late CEO recuperate after a new iPhone launch — had he ever gotten the chance to use it.
The fact that the ship looks a bit like Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store is no coincidence, either: the legendary CEO reportedly recruited the chief designer of the Apple Stores to design a special kind of glass for the yacht, capable of providing structural support. On board, a row of 27-inch iMacs are used to control the ship from its wheelhouse.
According to Shipspotting.com, the Venus has visited St. Martin, Montanegro, Palma, Gibraltar, Horta Azores, and many other locations.