Steve Jobs’ Yacht Impounded For Overdue Payments To Designer

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Remember the awesome yacht Steve Jobs commissioned before he passed away? Well, it was temporarily impounded over a payment dispute. Designer Philippe Starck and his lawyers contended he was 'only' paid €6 million (~US$7.9 million) for the €100 million (~US$132 million) superyacht, but was owed €9 million (~US$11.9 million) total. Basically, it was a dispute over $4 million.

That's a lot of dough for mere mortals, but would it be enough to prevent the heirs of Steve Jobs from sailing off into the sunset? Not a chance.

"The Venus is not under arrest," a Dutch lawyer for the Jobs family said in a statement. "A solution has been found and a guarantee has been deposited in a bank account so that the boat can leave."

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It's unclear how much was deposited and whether or not the designer will be paid the full $4 million he will be owed, but either way, both sides appear happy with the resolution. Good thing too, because a yacht that nice has no business sitting in an ocean impound.

Venus, as it's been named, measures 260 feet long and is filled with luxuries. It's constructed almost entirely of aluminum, so it's lighter than most other yachts, and there's a sun terrace with a Jacuzzi on the foredeck. Jobs also had seven 27-inch iMacs installed in the wheelhouse, among many other amenities.
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Inspector replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 2:35 PM

... they paid that much already, and they arguing over 4 mill???

But wait, the article says the yacht is 100 euro, but they only had to pay 10? Kinda confusing to read lol.

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sevags replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 2:45 PM


I was really hoping that this article would end with the family not making the payment and it being sold off to some someone in Dubai.

Would be great if Bill Gates bought it and exchange all Mac products for PC's

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RWilliams replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 4:04 PM

They should impound it because it's ugly.

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loddo replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 8:01 PM

As someone said on youtube: "Steve Jobs is dead to me..". The designer must feel the same way.

Seems like these people have money enough already. They should sell the ship and donate the money to poor people in Africa.. or in the USA.

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sevags replied on Thu, Dec 27 2012 2:00 PM

It's definitely not ugly

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