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Steve Jobs’s 256-Foot Yacht Launches Posthumously


Before his death, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was planning to build one of the world's most unusual yachts — a sleek, all-aluminum cruiser that looked more like a "Battlestar Galactica" fighter than leisure yacht.

Rumors were that plans for the boat had been shelved during Jobs's illness. But now the yacht has just had its posthumous launch.

The boat's name is "Venus." (Alas, not the "iYacht.") According to executives at yacht-building companies and photos from, Venus set sail from Feadship's Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, where it was built. (Feadship executives declined comment).