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Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the sail-differently dept.

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schwit1 writes "Venus, the incredible luxury yacht Steve Jobs had been designing up until his death a little over a year ago, seems to have made its first appearance as a finished product in the city of Aalsmeer in the Netherlands. Unsurprisingly, its design is breathtaking. Reportedly designed in a joint effort between Jobs himself and Philippe Starck, the stunning ship first showed up on the blog One More Thing, which posted some stills as well as a few other details. The ship is about 230 to 260 feet long, for instance, and made entirely of aluminum, which makes it particularly light. And if you had any doubt this is Steve Jobs' yacht, there are seven 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse. According to One More Thing's sources, the Jobs family will be present for the yacht's christening ceremony proper, thought it's unknown whether or not they intend to use it, or what its ultimate fate may be. Regardless of what may happen to her, she sure is a beauty. It's certainly a shame Steve Jobs never got the chance to see her finished."

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iSore? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800927)

I don't know, it looks more like an iSore to me.

Re:iSore? (4, Funny)

gfxguy (98788) | about 2 years ago | (#41800943)

No joke... "breathtaking" in a bad way, maybe.

iSnored? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800995)

Agreed, first thing I thought, as well.

iBox (5, Insightful)

Gription (1006467) | about 2 years ago | (#41801145)

Minimalist?

I barely want it to float. I've seen many beautiful ships. There is nothing on that that has any grace to it.

Re:iSnored? (4, Funny)

ozmanjusri (601766) | about 2 years ago | (#41801161)

And they named her Venus.

They probably didn't realise "The Good Ship Venus" had a fair bit of prior art. I wonder who they'll sue for that?

Re:iSnored? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801303)

You mean this?...

It was on the good ship Venus
By Christ, ya shoulda seen us
The figurehead was a whore in bed
And the mast, a mammoth penis

The Captain of this lugger
He was a dirty bugger
He wasn't fit to shovel shit
From one place to another

Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
There was fuck all else to do

Captain's name was Morgan
By Christ, he was a gorgon
Ten times a day sweet tunes he'd play
With his fuckin' organ

The first mate's name was Cooper
By Christ, he was a trooper
He jerked and jerked until he worked
Himself into a stupor

Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
There was fuck all else to do

The second mate was Andy
By Christ, he had a dandy
Till they crushed his cock on a jagged rock
For cumming in the brandy

The cabin boy was Flipper
He was a fuckin' nipper
He stuffed his ass with broken glass
And circumcised the skipper

Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
There was fuck all else to do

Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
There was fuck all else to do

The Captain's wife was Mabel
To fuck, she wasn't able
So the dirty shits, they nailed her tits
Across the barroom table

The Captain had a daughter
Who fell in deep sea water
And by her squeals we knew the eels
Had found her sexual quarters

Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
There was fuck all else to do

Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
There was fuck all else to do

Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
There was fuck all else to do ...

Re:iSore? (5, Insightful)

tomhath (637240) | about 2 years ago | (#41800951)

More like a barge than a yacht. I guess he was going for the rectangle with rounded corners look.

Re:iSore? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801005)

None of the corners are rounded. Philippe Starck didn't want to get sued.

I don't mind it... (4, Funny)

xQx (5744) | about 2 years ago | (#41801177)

Sleek and mirrory with floor to ceiling windows... until you see the wheelhouse. Seriously, WTF?!

It looks like Steve Jobs took the designs of the black ship that Zaphod Beeblebrox stole from the restaurant at the end of the universe, built it in white, then jammed a old corrugated iron shack on the top for a wheelhouse!

Re:I don't mind it... (2)

SomePgmr (2021234) | about 2 years ago | (#41801253)

Yeah it got a little wonky up top. And the shiny bit up front is annoying, though I guess it'll disappear on the water.

I get the feeling they were aiming for old school minimalism... I pictured something like the Farnsworth House.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Farnsworth_House_2006.jpg [wikipedia.org]

Re:I don't mind it... (2)

Dahamma (304068) | about 2 years ago | (#41801293)

Seriously, the wheelhouse looks like the Microsoft store takeoff of an Apple store.

Re:iSore? (1)

cyberdime (2750427) | about 2 years ago | (#41801261)

Looking at the video I had some trouble figuring out if I was already looking at the boat or just the dock. The rounded corner jokes aside, I think the iYacht's one clear Jobs design feature is the way it blends in with its surroundings. The only really loud Apple products I know of are those radioactive iMacs that came in a various colors.

Re:iSore? (1)

ynp7 (1786468) | about 2 years ago | (#41801287)

It's even uglier than the original iPhone.

Re:iSore? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801011)

Congrats on first dickishness. Very clever.

I don't own any Apple products, and likely never will - I have major philosophical differences with that kind of closed-source approach.

But y'know what? Jobs was a fucking genius, and that boat is a clear expression of how his vision matured over the years. Just because I don't like the underpinnings of Jobs' genius doesn't mean I can't appreciate it for what it was.

Oh, and y'know... he's dead. Those wars are over, asshole.

Re:iSore? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801057)

Congrats on first dickishness. Very clever.

I don't own any Apple products, and likely never will - I have major philosophical differences with that kind of closed-source approach.

But y'know what? Jobs was a fucking genius, and that boat is a clear expression of how his vision matured over the years. Just because I don't like the underpinnings of Jobs' genius doesn't mean I can't appreciate it for what it was.

Oh, and y'know... he's dead. Those wars are over, asshole.

None of what you said alters the fact that the boat is sort of ugly. When vision matures in this particular manner it's usually called cataracts.

Re:iSore? (4, Insightful)

pitchpipe (708843) | about 2 years ago | (#41801329)

Those wars are over, asshole.

You just stated and disproved your point in one sentence. Interesting.

Re:iSore? (5, Funny)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 2 years ago | (#41801109)

Don't worry, it will use Apple Maps and crash into something in Nebraska. Yeah, that far inland, lol.

Re:iSore? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801115)

This is the ugliest vehicle of any type that I have ever seen.

Re:iSore? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801133)

If I had mod points you'd get them.

Breathtaking.... only in the terrible sense!

Re:iSore? (5, Insightful)

Grayhand (2610049) | about 2 years ago | (#41801199)

I don't know, it looks more like an iSore to me.

A two word description, sterile and boring. If you turned that in as a final design for design school I'd expect to flunk. Even the placement of the iMacs lacks imagination. I thought they'd be built in not sitting in a row blocking the window. A design fail on every level.

Re:iSore? (1)

nomad63 (686331) | about 2 years ago | (#41801319)

I absolutely agree.
cubism crossed paths with far east culture and they beat each other up real bad, ending up this monstrosity.
Fugly...

first post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800941)

fist post

Bandwidth saver (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800949)

For those of you who wish to save bandwidth and not seek out a picture:

Imagine USS Seal and Merrimack having a love child.
Imagine a hurricane depositing a pagoda on top.
But not as pretty.

Re:Bandwidth saver (2)

_merlin (160982) | about 2 years ago | (#41801125)

Haha that's actually a damn good description of the eyesore. Thanks for expressing it in words.

Re:Bandwidth saver (1)

ackthpt (218170) | about 2 years ago | (#41801141)

For those of you who wish to save bandwidth and not seek out a picture:

Imagine USS Seal and Merrimack having a love child.
Imagine a hurricane depositing a pagoda on top.
But not as pretty.

While it's not the Ruby Yacht of Omar Khayyam (as seen in Rocky & Bullwinkle) you could quite possibly water ski behind Jobs' tub.

Wow (2)

Pikoro (844299) | about 2 years ago | (#41800953)

What an ugly monstrosity. Well, we know Steve was a minimalist. Look at the pictures of the bridge. No buttons!

Where was Jonathan Ive? (1)

whoever57 (658626) | about 2 years ago | (#41801065)

Ugly! Ugly! Ugly!

From the looks of it, I assume that Jonathan Ive was NOT involved in the design.

Re:Where was Jonathan Ive? (1)

rubycodez (864176) | about 2 years ago | (#41801179)

hmmmm, it's really just the front of that thing that throws the whole look off, it's like a 50's kitchen appliance. some kind of angular shape is need there and no reflective surfaces at all....

Ocean Air - Corrosive ? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800959)

I seem to recall that ocean air is fairly corrosive. I realize whomever buys this will have a lot of money, but I'd guess those iMacs would have be replaced fairly frequently, and possibly prone to failure while at sea.

not a mac fan but (1)

jjbarrows (958997) | about 2 years ago | (#41800961)

they are usually well designed. this is not.

whoa, that's ugly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800963)

Jobs must not have been a nautical guy, must not have immersed himself in any of the vast Age of Nelsen (tall ships) literature. That looks like something Hunter Yachts (a builder of cabin cruisers for the masses) would've come up with if they were asked to scale to 200-plus feet.

I can't wait to see (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800965)

Samsung's CEO's new yacht. I hear they'll be debuting it next year.

Too many redirects (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800973)

I wonder what it is up to...

Apple Maps (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800975)

Let's hope it doesn't use Apple Maps to navigate!

Gross (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800977)

Jobs was such a parasitic being...

Definitely not an Apple product! (5, Informative)

ALeader71 (687693) | about 2 years ago | (#41800981)

That is the ugliest seagoing thing I have ever seen. Job's design taste obviously didn't come from Jobs himself. He should've had his designers build models (for him to poop on) until he found one that was sleek and attractive.

Re:Definitely not an Apple product! (1)

connor4312 (2608277) | about 2 years ago | (#41801009)

Agreed - maybe minimalist worked on the computer, but it doesn't seem to be doing much good in the real world.

Imagine if this were Mitt Romney (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800985)

If this were Romney, a riot would break out here.

But it's Steve Jobs and Apple, so he'll get a pass.

Re:Imagine if this were Mitt Romney (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801069)

"Ann has a couple of Philippe Starck yachts."

Re:Imagine if this were Mitt Romney (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801313)

Get a pass? Have you read 90% of the comments?

You clearly just had a stupid comment ready before reading and needed to post it regardless of its truth.

Breathtaking? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800987)

I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder because that is one ugly boat IMHO.

So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800989)

Its incredibly over priced especially considering you can spend less and get a better product from other places, it has that modern kind of generic overly ugly sleek look to it, people (specifically the post on this site) talk about it for absolutely no reason other than to be noticed by others for talking about it, and a family is going to check it out but will probablly never do anything with it. Yup, thats an apple product allright.

The "she" thing.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800991)

Regardless of what may happen to her, she sure is a beauty.

Just out of curiosity, am I the only person in the world who gets creeped out when they hear others referring to a boat as a "she"?

Re:The "she" thing.... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801183)

This is a longstanding nautical tradition, so...yes. Yes you are.

Re:The "she" thing.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801301)

Yah, I know it's a tradition. But that doesn't preclude anyone else from finding it creepy... and even borderline stupid.

Re:The "she" thing.... (2)

macbeth66 (204889) | about 2 years ago | (#41801265)

Not at all. When men went to sea, the boat they were on, nurtured them and kept them safe from harm and alive.

When men aren't being stupid, they know women are the stronger sex. It is women they lean on when they are afraid. It seems only natural to think of that boat beneath their feet as a woman.

gilligans island (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41800993)

so join us here each second my friends your sure to get more apple .......

Distinctive (2)

MangoCats (2757129) | about 2 years ago | (#41800997)

Kind of Frank Lloyd Wrightesque... not my impression of a ship for rough seas.

Re:Distinctive (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801233)

I thought the exact same thing. It looks like a straightened version of the Massaro house.

So that's what he did... (4, Informative)

jjjhs (2009156) | about 2 years ago | (#41801001)

... with all the profit from all the overpriced iDevices.

Ocean Air - Corrosive? (-1, Redundant)

abrotman (323016) | about 2 years ago | (#41801007)

I vaguely recall that ocean air is fairly corrosive to electronics. Would they really use iMacs in a situation where they'd possibly have to be replaced frequently and possibly fail at sea? I realize the buyer will have lots of money, but it seems foolish.

Re:Ocean Air - Corrosive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801147)

Ocean air isn't instantly corrosive and computers have a high replacement rate anyway. Do you think this is the first yacht to have a computer on-board?

Also, you didn't really need to post that twice. It may have been left alone as an AC, but now you are only likely to pick up redundant mods.

Re:Ocean Air - Corrosive? (1)

aXis100 (690904) | about 2 years ago | (#41801157)

No big deal, just get them conformally coated.

Re:Ocean Air - Corrosive? (1)

timeOday (582209) | about 2 years ago | (#41801223)

I don't think they can run without ventilation.

Re:Ocean Air - Corrosive? (5, Interesting)

Almost-Retired (637760) | about 2 years ago | (#41801269)

Ocean air is not the only corrosion to worry about. I've no clue what they intend to use to protect the alu hull with.

Story time folks, been told before but there may be new readers here.

In '59, I had the pleasure of being a bench tech, at a little place on Mission Bay called Oceanographic Engineering, helping to assemble the electronics for the 2 cameras that were mounted on the Trieste when it went down onto the mohole in the Pacific a few months later. The Navy had come in and bought the first 2 we made but instead of the cases we were going to use for towing them thru sewers to inspect the sewers, they gave us specs for a bronze case, with quartz windows they supplied. Designed to withstand about 25 kpsi, its 17 or 18 kpsi in the mohole. But they wanted to play a bit before the real show and asked us to make the first one out of 7078-T6 alu. It took us about 6 weeks to get a lathe that big AND accurate setup and we made the first case out of a 6" diameter alu rod about 2 feet long. Fixed it up with all the packing glands it would need. They picked up the whole kit on a smallish cruiser, 65' for so and took it out about 50 miles to give it a dunk test. We had sent it out and had the heaviest cad plate we could get put on it. They brought it back the next day and having been scratched by rolling around on the deck deep enough to penetrate the plating, and in one days time over the side and down about a thousand feet, those scratches came back to us 1/2" wide and an inch deep, just from being in the sea water for about 12 hours.

Needless to say, the real cases for the Trieste trip were cut from some special bronze that started out nearly 8" in diameter. The camera itself was 2.5" in diameter, so we bored a 3" hole for it in the bronze and padded it with weather stripping to hold it centered in the hole. Those 2 cameras, a rounded box with some relays in it to turn the stuff around and switch the lights, and the gondola of the Trieste were all that was pressure sealed, everything else was running at the ambient pressure which was considerable. Except for chewing thru the rubber diaphram separating the sea water from the oil in the pan & tilts for one of the cameras, that trip down with Picard and Walsh, it all worked. The P&T wasn't disabled & still worked when they came back up. With some very interesting pix I got to see a few of.

And Steve had it made with an ALU hull? 'scuse me, but... I predict it will spend a lot of time in dry-dock, getting patched. It likely won't last much longer than I will since I have a 78 year head start on it.

Cheers, Gene

Re:Ocean Air - Corrosive? (2)

Hadlock (143607) | about 2 years ago | (#41801305)

I'm sure there's triple redundant navigation systems onboard. While the custom iMac thing is flashy, a backup Garmin or similar commercial system is only going to add $40-60,000 to the cost of the boat. The bridge (as well as the rest of the boat) is likely climate controlled (my friend's $15,000 sailboat is, at least) and corrosion is going to be pretty minimal over the 20 year lifespan of this boat (megayachts seem to have a pretty short lifespan for whatever reason; styles change).

He set the course, and sailed the journey (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801015)

I remember once saying that Jobs had 'set the course, he just hadn't sailed the journey yet', and the next decade he turned Apple from a near bankrupt company to the main player in several new industries.

Fitting that he should buy a large yacht to relax in. Pity he never got to relax.

Goodbye Steve.

Anything that blocky can't be called sleek (2, Insightful)

Yo_mama (72429) | about 2 years ago | (#41801019)

Looks like the Jobs reality distortion effect persists after death!

It's a fake. (5, Funny)

aurashift (2037038) | about 2 years ago | (#41801023)

And if you had any doubt this is Steve Jobs' yacht, there are seven 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse.

Why yes I do. I doubt any egocentric billionaire could afford one of those $1800 27-inch iMacs, much less seven of them. Good lord, such opulence!

How Cheap of them (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801027)

I would have thought that the 'Jobs Family' would have been able to afford something more than an ipod shuffle than the shipbuilders of Steve's dream yacht. But then again, that would be a dividend, wouldn't it.

Cheapos when it comes to the common rank-file, just like the old man, I guess.

Re:How Cheap of them (4, Insightful)

Score Whore (32328) | about 2 years ago | (#41801299)

I think they gave them one of those one things. You know. Those things. What're they called? It's right here on the tip of my tongue. I hate it when this happens. One of those one things. Ah-ha! I got it: a paycheck.

The card the the iPod are just thank you's. Going above and beyond. Ya putz.

Cost? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801039)

I wonder how much it cost in units of overtime hours of suicidal underpaid Foxconn slaves.

That's not a yacht! (4, Insightful)

titanium93 (839011) | about 2 years ago | (#41801059)

This is a yacht!
http://diamondsyacht.com/ [diamondsyacht.com]

Re:That's not a yacht! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801159)

I'm more in eco-mode and then go for sails, even if they are a little more small in that class we have the Aeroyacht 121 , sunreef 150, sunreef 170 and others.

My wife's comment on first sight: (2)

cervesaebraciator (2352888) | about 2 years ago | (#41801063)

At least it's not a rectangle with rounded corners, then he'd have to pay royalties to a certain company.

I would hold off (1)

Seizurebleak (2020360) | about 2 years ago | (#41801071)

Until the iYacht 2 comes out next year...

and major parts are bolted in (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 2 years ago | (#41801127)

and major parts are bolted in so when they fail you need to replace the full boat.

Re:and major parts are bolted in (1)

guttentag (313541) | about 2 years ago | (#41801257)

I hear iFixIt is already working on reverse engineering the special septalobe bolts to solve this problem.

Seaworthy? (4, Interesting)

PPH (736903) | about 2 years ago | (#41801107)

Big panels of vertical glass. What happens when one of them takes a good sized wave?

Re:Seaworthy? (2)

Pseudonym (62607) | about 2 years ago | (#41801237)

Nothing, since they're 100% guaranteed scratch-resistant.

Re:Seaworthy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801249)

If the waves get that high, you're going to have a bad time in that size ship anywaysanyways

Re:Seaworthy? (5, Funny)

OhANameWhatName (2688401) | about 2 years ago | (#41801325)

What happens when one of them takes a good sized wave?

It's important to hold the ship at the correct angle to the wave.

Grow up (1, Flamebait)

endinyal (2700219) | about 2 years ago | (#41801121)

Bunch of childish, infantile remarks from jealous basement dwellers. I'd tell you guys that you should be ashamed of yourselves but that assumes you're worth anything. Assholes.

Re:Grow up (1, Insightful)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about 2 years ago | (#41801175)

I tend to agree with you.

It in fact has graceful and classic lines reminiscent of the Art Deco movement of the 1920's.

But seriously, did you expect anything else but childish nonsense on Slashdot about Apple?

Re:Grow up (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801181)

Bunch of childish, infantile remarks from jealous basement dwellers. I'd tell you guys that you should be ashamed of yourselves but that assumes you're worth anything. Assholes.

At least nobody has mentioned the Good Ship Venus [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Grow up (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801327)

This is an ugly Yacht, to call it ugly is an opinion, and coming from a man who gave us things like the iPod, Ipad, MacBook Pro, and the G5 tower, this is a complete shift. It would be like if Steve Jobs brought out OSX and then the next year said never mind we are going to go and look like Windows 3.1.

Short of it any person who has ever seen a boat/ship knows that this is god awful ugly.

Surprisingly Ugly (1)

swillden (191260) | about 2 years ago | (#41801131)

I expected more flowing lines not something so... blocky. To each his own, I suppose. I still wouldn't turn it down if someone offered it to me, of course :-). I love boats, and something like that would be fantastic. Not that I could afford even the slip fees, much less to start the engines.

Re:Surprisingly Ugly (2)

PPH (736903) | about 2 years ago | (#41801173)

If you want sleek and minimalist, take a look at Wally Yachts [wally.com] . Personally, I prefer the ones with the big stick in the middle with those cloth things hanging from it.

Re:Surprisingly Ugly (1)

flyingfsck (986395) | about 2 years ago | (#41801227)

It doesn't even have rounded corners.

On the authority of Anas Bin Malik (0)

mapkinase (958129) | about 2 years ago | (#41801137)

On the authority of Anas Bin Malik (R.A.A.) who said: The Messenger of God (PBUH), said: "Three things follow a dead person: family members, his belongings, and his deeds- The first two come back and the third remains with him." (Bukhari and Muslim)

Golden Ratio Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801139)

From the side view of the boat, the first thing to strike me was the poor layout of dimensions for visual appeal. Don't the know about the golden ratio in the boat-building world? It would have been an easy fix if he wanted a beautiful boat to apply a few basic rules such as that one.

Jobs' Yacht Released (5, Funny)

Stephen Gilbert (554986) | about 2 years ago | (#41801143)

No sails. Less space than an aircraft carrier. Lame.

Actually, I find it ugly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801163)

Looks like what happens when you combine an airstream trailer and an aircraft carrier.

Buddhist (3, Insightful)

EnsilZah (575600) | about 2 years ago | (#41801189)

I'd have thought a Buddhist would strive to be unencumbered by such monuments to worldly wealth.
But then, I might not be well enough informed.

It's a shame? (2, Insightful)

AntiBasic (83586) | about 2 years ago | (#41801191)

How is it a shame that a cruel, lying, megalomaniac who disavowed his daughter's existence for nearly 20 years didn't get to out on his yacht?

Hideous (1)

collet (2632725) | about 2 years ago | (#41801201)

I have never seen a boat/yacht/ship more ugly than this thing...

iMacs? (2)

PPH (736903) | about 2 years ago | (#41801215)

I hate to be a nit-picker, but are those iMac monitors daylight readable?

Re:iMacs? (1)

windwalkr (883202) | about 2 years ago | (#41801235)

Brighter than the sun. I wish you could turn them down without ruining the contrast.

iFugly (2)

flyingfsck (986395) | about 2 years ago | (#41801221)

Damn, what a horrid yacht. It looks like a 1920s steam ferry.

Floating Apple Store (1)

guttentag (313541) | about 2 years ago | (#41801225)

The combination of aluminum and seamless glass walls makes it look like a floating Apple store... With an iPad on top and an iPad mini on top of that (because Steve always needed one more thing). On one of the of the iPad-like floors there's a black spot about where the headphone jack would be, except it's on the wrong side.

Perhaps the 7 iMacs are for navigation and control -- clustered to run a custom version of Siri without a connection to the data center. This way he could steer the thing, ask for the weather report and open the glass bay doors using only voice commands.

Steve: "Siri, open the iPod bay doors." [wikipedia.org]
Siri: "Insanely great. It's been a long time. Can you explain the removal of your user account on October 5th, 2011?" [wikipedia.org]

a thing of beauty? (5, Informative)

macbeth66 (204889) | about 2 years ago | (#41801231)

As much as I dislike Apple, the company, they do have some smart looking gadgets. And they owe a lot of that to Steven Jobs, I'm sure. But that thing looks like the Staten Island Ferry. A nice one, but a ferry none the less.

I just went to Google, typed in yachts and hit image. There were some truly beautiful boats; sail and powered. Steve Jobs was NO boat designer.

Re:a thing of beauty? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801331)

And they owe a lot of that to Steven Jobs, I'm sure.

Frankly, I'd say that this abomination is the ultimate in proof of my own personal long term belief that Apple owes it's designs to 99.99% other people, and 0.01% Steve Jobs saying "Yes", "No" and "Buy that one" when he sees a company with something he can use.

Imperial Star Destroyer? (1)

Zzzoom (780635) | about 2 years ago | (#41801241)

It even has the shield domes.

That looks like... (2)

Edis Krad (1003934) | about 2 years ago | (#41801263)

....the first floating Apple Store.

Nice looking yacht, but... (1)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | about 2 years ago | (#41801277)

It's a nice-looking yacht, to say the least, but it just doesn't offer the kind of functionality you'd expect in a full-fledged modern yacht, especially one for the yachting enthusiast. Really, it's like a large-scale Fischer-Price yacht, to tell the truth.

All-Caps Comic Sans thank you note... ironic much? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801283)

So incredibly funny that the family gave the ship builders ipod shuffles with thank you notes written in all-caps comic sans for building the thing. Everything in the article details it as incredibly well designed, sleek, and minimalist for the king of design... and then they give that note.. words cannot express how ironic and hilarious that is. And seriously... a shuffle? That looks like a > $100 million yacht.. they couldn't spring for normal ipods?

Btw.. the pic of the note is in the linked article.

I just bet (2)

OhANameWhatName (2688401) | about 2 years ago | (#41801309)

That the bridge has a 13 foot wide white surface with one silver coloured ball in the middle of it .. and no other instrumentation :)

OMG is that thing hideous! (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about 2 years ago | (#41801315)

I guess Samsung must own the patents on round-corners on a ship? Good luck selling that monstrosity. I don't think I've ever seen an ugly luxury yacht before. Consider this another pioneering achievement by Jobs. Blech!

That's not a yacht (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41801337)

It has no sails.

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