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    Man...what an ugly boat IMHO.



    By Charlie White
    updated 1:20 PM EDT, Mon October 29, 2012


    (CNN) -- Steve Jobs' yacht was unveiled in a Dutch shipyard on Sunday, where the unusual boat designed by Jobs and famed minimalist designer Philippe Starck was christened "Venus," after the Roman goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory.

    According to Dutch website OneMoreThing, the finished ship was launched at shipbuilder Koninklijke De Vries in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. Jobs' widow Laurene and three of their children, Reed, Erin and Eve, were at the ceremony.

    The Jobs family gave each of the members of the shipbuilding staff an elegant thank-you note, along with a token gift of their appreciation — an iPod Shuffle with the name of the ship inscribed on the back.

    The yacht appears to be as it was described in the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. In the book, Isaacson wrote about Jobs showing him models and architectural drawings of the yacht, which Isaacson described as "sleek and minimalist."

    If I were the widow I'd put it up for sale and hope some Jobs nut would take it off my hands. Yuck!
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    I like his old one better.

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    It is ugly, but it is probably pretty solid. The dutch build good boats.
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    It looks like something the Bauhaus designers would have come up with after a week-long absinthe bender at sea.
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    Some people thought the iPod, iPhone, and iPad were ugly also.
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    Ya know, looking at it some more makes me think apple. It looks like it is made of the same material used to build the Macbook's. It is the same color also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    Some people thought the iPod, iPhone, and iPad were ugly also.
    Yeah, but the iboat doesn't have as many apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post


    It looks like something the Bauhaus designers would have come up with after a week-long absinthe bender at sea.
    Hate me, but I actually like it very much.
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