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Steve Jobs' Super-yacht Impounded

  • Venus, Steve Job's high-tech super-yacht has been impounded in the Amsterdam harbor following a bill dispute with French designer Philippe Starck. The designer claims that Jobs had not paid him €3 million of the agreed €9 million fee. The Venus is a sleek, 260 feet-long yacht with an aluminum body and is valued at €105 million ($138 million). It was launched at Aalsmeer in The Netherlands. Starck had called the debt collectors who impounded the vessel, confirmed the Port of Amsterdam. The shape of the vessel is a unique one and was approved by Jobs. Starck designed the minimalist yacht which is named after the Roman goddess of love. He worked with Jobs for five years to get the details of the vessel done to perfection. Starck had previously described the yacht as “showing the elegance of intelligence”.