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Hum    6,930

Venus, the minimalist high-tech yacht commissioned by the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, has become embroiled in a row over a disputed bill.

French designer Philippe Starck claims Mr Jobs' heirs still owe him 3m euros of a 9m euro fee for the project, according to Dutch paper Het Financieele Dagblad.

Mr Starck called in the debt collectors and had the yacht impounded,

The Port of Amsterdam confirmed that the boat is not allowed to leave.

Jeroen Ranzijn, spokesman for the Port of Amsterdam told the BBC: "The boat is brand new but there is a 3m euro claim on it. The parties will have to fight it out."

Roelant Klaassen, a lawyer representing Mr Starck's company, Ubik, told the Reuters news agency that the boat would remain in port pending payment by lawyers representing Mr Jobs' estate.

"These guys trusted each other, so there wasn't a very detailed contract," he said.

The sleek, 260ft-long (80m) aluminium super-yacht cost 105m euros ($138m; ?85m) and was launched in October, at Aalsmeer, The Netherlands.

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Growled    3,880

I guess Jobs doesn't need it anymore.

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Boz    1,325

Pay your bills bums.

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*RedBull*    608

ok, so a 9 million euro boat? holy crap! That boat better have a mall, movie theater, spa, gym, guest housing, galley, nuclear power, solar power, desalination, garden, ...just basically self sufficient all around for that price. That's more than most mansions...

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Boz    1,325

but he really didn't care about money /s.. he was a greedy bastar* and his family seems to be the same.

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CrashGordon    332

ok, so a 9 million euro boat? holy crap! That boat better have a mall, movie theater, spa, gym, guest housing, galley, nuclear power, solar power, desalination, garden, ...just basically self sufficient all around for that price. That's more than most mansions...

But do most mansions float or be able to be moved anywhere in the world as easily as pulling up the anchor and dock ties? I think not.

Although not as sleek and modern, how much you think this one cost: http://www.yachtmati.com/petara/

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szo    120

ok, so a 9 million euro boat? holy crap! That boat better have a mall, movie theater, spa, gym, guest housing, galley, nuclear power, solar power, desalination, garden, ...just basically self sufficient all around for that price. That's more than most mansions...

It actually cost $105 million. Starck was originally going to be paid when the yacht was going to cost $155 million, but he was later paid $6 million due to the reduced cost and now he's filing claim for the remaining $3 million. Regarding people accusing Jobs & family of being greedy, you probably don't know anything! He was a very private man and he did give a lot to charity! Probably not the billions as Gates did, but he did setup a foundation and his wife is on the board on multiple charity organizations in california, where they fund many of the charitable programs.

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He's Dead Jim    1,951

Its an odd looking boat tho,

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pes2013    85

he did give a lot to charity! he did setup a foundation and his wife is on the board on multiple charity organizations in california, where they fund many of the charitable programs.

Links to sources please.

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Som    356

like all apple products it's probably missing one key feature ... like the ability to float in open water :rofl:

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The Teej    203

like all apple products it's probably missing one key feature ... like the ability to float in open water :rofl:

Don't be so silly, that's like saying an iPhone would struggle to make phone calls

oh wait

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Scorpus    208

For $138 million it looks really bad

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szo    120

Links to sources please.

As mentioned in these articles, Jobs was a very private person and he was the same in anonymously donating to charities.

http://dealbook.nyti...-public-giving/

http://www.wired.com...c/2006/01/70072

And personally I think charity is a very personal and private matter. It doesn't need to boasted around the world to gain acclaim. Gates is not wrong if he is being acclaimed for giving billions to charity because he also raises awareness to causes that his foundation supports. This was the difference between Gates and Jobs. Both did donate to charities, but only Gates really stood up to raise awareness to the causes/charities that he was supporting.

NOTE: Earlier post - The prices were supposedly in "?" and not "$."

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TrekRich    121

She is prob still sorting out his estate after this death. I am sure it will get paid along with everything else that needs sorting.

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MikeChipshop    3,386

Still a butt ugly boat.

As post above me, there's an awful lot of work to go in to sorting out what's owed plus all the other dependencies of his estate. I'm sure it'll get sorted.

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Intersect    231

ok, so a 9 million euro boat? holy crap! That boat better have a mall, movie theater, spa, gym, guest housing, galley, nuclear power, solar power, desalination, garden, ...just basically self sufficient all around for that price. That's more than most mansions...

those features will be come available in future boat builds

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pes2013    85

As mentioned in these articles, Jobs was a very private person and he was the same in anonymously donating to charities.

http://dealbook.nyti...-public-giving/

http://www.wired.com...c/2006/01/70072

And personally I think charity is a very personal and private matter. It doesn't need to boasted around the world to gain acclaim. Gates is not wrong if he is being acclaimed for giving billions to charity because he also raises awareness to causes that his foundation supports. This was the difference between Gates and Jobs. Both did donate to charities, but only Gates really stood up to raise awareness to the causes/charities that he was supporting.

NOTE: Earlier post - The prices were supposedly in "?" and not "$."

Thank you for the sources :)

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tiagosilva29    885
ok, so a 9 million euro boat?
Its an odd looking boat tho,
Still a butt ugly boat.
those features will be come available in future boat builds

Actually, that's a yacht.

starsky-hutch-vince.jpg

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*RedBull*    608

Still a butt ugly boat

Just want to point out that butts are not ugly. At least not on a female. ;)

Did you read the article?

Actually, that's a yacht.

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Hum    6,930

Its an odd looking boat tho,

For some reason the SS Minnow popped into my head, and I thought of Gilligan's Island ...

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Growled    3,880

For some reason the SS Minnow popped into my head, and I thought of Gilligan's Island ...

I never thought of that but now that you've mentioned it......

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Alladaskill17    181

Ermegerrd where's the rounded borders ;)

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Klownicle    64

I half expected the boat to have rounded egdes.

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Chris123NT    361

I half expected the boat to have rounded egdes.

I thought it was gonna look like a giant iPhone and be called the iBoat.

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Hum    6,930

Does it use Apple maps for navigation ... ?

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