Venus – yacht-ul conceput si construit pentru Steve Jobs (Video)



  In biografia autorizata a lui Steve Jobs, autorul Walter Isaacson mentiona faptul ca fostul CEO al companiei Apple a comandat un yacht care din pacate nu a fost construit inainte ca el sa paraseasca aceasta lume. In lipsa sa, familia lui Jobs a continuat sa construiasca yacht-ul care a fost “botezat” Venus, dupa celebra zeita romana, iar compania olandeza care l-a facut l-a si lansat in apa acum cateva zile. Yacht-ul are 80m lungime, are un exterior din aluminiu, un design special facut de catre francezul Philippe Starck, este echipat ci iMac-uri,  iar in acest articol il puteti vedea in toata splendoarea sa.

After our omelets at the café, we went back to his house and he showed me all of the models and architectural drawings. As expected, the planned yacht was sleek and minimalist. The teak decks were perfectly flat and unblemished by any accoutrements. As at an Apple store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high. He had gotten the chief engineer of the Apple stores to design a special glass that was able to provide structural support. By then the boat was under construction by the Dutch custom yacht builders Feadship, but Jobs was still fiddling with the design. “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat,” he said. “But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.”