Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded Over Unpaid Bill of 3 Million Euro

Posted December 21, 2012 at 3:51pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12834 views

A superyacht designed for Steve Jobs by Philippe Starck has been impounded in Amsterdam over a unpaid bill of 3 million euro, reports Reuters.

Jobs, who died last year after making his name and fortune at Apple (AAPL.O), never got to use the yacht - called Venus - but had commissioned the French designer to work on the vessel, which cost more than 100 million euros to build. A lawyer representing Starck's company Ubik told Reuters his client had received 6 million euros out of a 9 million euro commission for his work on the minimalist vessel and was now seeking to recover the rest of what he was owed.

The yacht was reportedly impounded on Wednesday evening and cannot leave the Amsterdam port until lawyers representing Jobs' estate make payment.

"The project has been going since 2007 and there had been a lot of detailed talk between Jobs and Starck," Roelant Klaassen, a lawyer representing Ubik, said. "These guys trusted each other, so there wasn't a very detailed contract," he said.

Christened 'Venus' the yacht was unveiled at an event in Aalsmeer, Netherlands in October. Check out some video of here.

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Sojaner - December 22, 2012 at 11:21pm
What's just what YOU think! Don't think so loud! As an Industrial designer I have to mention that minimal art is not something everyone would like and that would be true about every design style and also I have to mention that I like the way it looks. Designing cars for public is something and designing something special for private usage is something else. Go learn something before you just start writing shitty things around!
12-21-12=-21 - December 21, 2012 at 11:36pm
yearly yacht updates.. iBoat 5
Dorin - December 21, 2012 at 7:44pm
What the fuck did you expect? iPhone shape boat?
JustMe - December 23, 2012 at 5:11pm
Dorin: "There are people who make things happen, people who watch things happen, and people who say what the fcuk just happened." You certainly belong with those of third category.
JustMe - December 23, 2012 at 5:14pm
Sorry Dorin, the comment was meant for Kamatis. My bad!
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