Haute Yacht of the Week: Venus

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Venus, the 256-foot luxury superyacht commissioned by late Apple founder Steve Jobs, was recently spotted cruising in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas Bay.

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Jobs recruited legendary French designer Philippe Starck to turn his dream sailing vessel into reality back in 2008. He also tapped the chief designer of Apple stores to create a special type of structurally reinforced glass for use on the yacht, which was built by Feadship and unveiled last year in Holland. Venus ultimately cost more than $160 million to build. Unfortunately, Jobs passed away (in October of 2011) before ever getting to use the yacht.

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An entirely aluminum hull makes the Venus significantly lighter and more agile than other yachts of its kind. Appropriately, the ship is controlled by a row of 27-inch iMacs located in the wheelhouse. Venus boasts a number of luxury amenities, including a large sun terrace and Jacuzzi.

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