Venus (yacht)

Venus is a super yacht designed by Philippe Starck's design company Ubik and built by Feadship for the entrepreneur Steve Jobs at a cost of €105 million. Jobs died in October 2011, a year before the yacht was unveiled.

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Steve Jobs' yacht Venus in Portugal (Faial Island)
 Cayman Islands
OwnerLaurene Powell Jobs
Port of registryGeorge Town, Cayman Islands
BuilderFeadship  Netherlands Koninklijke NV De Vries Scheepsbouw
Cost€100 million
Launched28 October 2012
In service2012-present
StatusIn service
General characteristics
TypeSuper yacht
Tonnage1,876 GT
Length78.20 m (256.6 ft)
Beam11.80 m (38.7 ft)
Draught3.00 m (9.84 ft)
NotesData from builder[1]


Venus was unveiled 28 October 2012 at the Feadship shipyard. The yacht was named for the Roman goddess of love.[2]

The yacht was impounded 21 December 2012 at the Port of Amsterdam following a payment dispute: Starck claimed Jobs' heirs owed him €3 million of his €9 million fee for the project.[3] The dispute was resolved after a few days.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Venus - Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ Banrji, Robin (29 October 2012). "Steve Jobs high-tech yacht unveiled". BBC News Online. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Steve Jobs' high-tech yacht impounded over bill dispute". BBC News Online. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  4. ^ Mack, Eric. "Steve Jobs' yacht freed in time for Christmas". CNET. Retrieved 30 September 2020.