VENUS Yacht – $120M Worth Superyacht of Laurene Powell Jobs

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Name:Venus
Length:78 m (257 ft)
Guests:12 in 6 cabins
Crew:22 in 14 cabins
Builder:Feadship
Designer:Philippe Starck
Interior Designer:Philippe Starck
Year:2012
Speed:20 knots
Engines:MTU
Volume:1,876 ton
IMO:1011836
Price:US$ 120 million
Annual Running:US$ 10 – 15 million
Owner:Laurene Powell Jobs

The Venus was delivered in 2012 by Feadship, a Dutch shipbuilding company. The late Steve Jobs commissioned the yacht, and she is now owned by his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs. Phillippe Stark designed the Venus, and Jobs was an integral part of the yacht’s design. The 78m yacht has garnered a lot of attention thanks to the famous name who commissioned it, but there are not many details about the boat’s interior available.

Interior

The interior design of the Venus was largely designed by Steve Jobs, in combination with Philippe Starck. The yacht’s interior has never been published, and the details available are in short supply. There is a lot of intrigue as to what the yacht’s interior looks like, thanks to the famous name who commissioned it.

One can only imagine that the interior reflects Apple’s slogan “Think Different,” with an eye-catching and minimalist interior to reflect the design of the yacht’s exterior. It is known that the bridge is lined with 27 inch Mac computer screens, with large cabin windows that are almost floor to ceiling, with a main living area. There is accommodation for 12 guests in 6 suites and 22 crew.

Exterior

The Venus has a unique exterior, reflecting the sleekness and eye-catching nature of Apple’s products and was designed by Philippe Starck. Feadship was commissioned to execute the build. Everything about the exterior is eye-catching and unique, from the silver paint job to the stainless steel details to the line of rectangular windows that run from bow to amidship.

The structure of the Venus features 90-degree angles, an axe bow for piercing waves, and a flat and somewhat unusually squared stern opens to reveal a tender garage. There is no visible radar arch or satellite equipment, as all the equipment is hidden within a box that keeps the Venus’s exterior appearance clean and sleek.

Specifications

The 78m Venus has an 11.8m beam and a 3.1m draft that makes the boat appear low-slung in the water. The 2 MTU engines give Venus a top speed of 20.5kn and a cruising speed of 18kn. She displaces 1,876 GT and can cover 5500 nautical miles. She has an annual running cost of $10-$15 million and was rumored to cost $100 million to build. The Venus was refitted in 2015 at Monaco Marine.

Owner

The owner of the Venus is Laurene Powell Jobs, the wife of the late Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs was the CEO and co-founder of Apple and was largely responsible for the companies meteoric success. He was a pioneer of tech and also sat on the board of The Walt Disney Company when they acquired Pixar, the animation company he was a co-founder and primary investor of.

Jobs was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2011. The Venus was left to his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs. He always knew there was a chance he would leave Laurene with a half-completed boat and stated this: “But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.”

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