Venice is a such a nice place to reach with your own boat or yacht – provided you have one.
Last week I spotted this gorgeous 260ft-long super yacht in Venice, Riva degli Schiavoni (the place where private luxury boat are allowed to dock): Steve Jobs’ latest design obsession and legacy.
Jobs’ family is reportedly on vacation in Italy and Venice is just one of the several cities they’ll going to stay.
Venus, the name of this super yacht, has been designed by Philippe Starck, is strikingly different from most other yachts, has very sharp edges, especially its blade-shaped prow and front windows do not exactly comply with aerodynamics since they’re flat-facing forward.
All in all you can see this yacht has little in common with other peers: there’s some Jobs-touch in it, even though he was never able to see it cruisin’ (Jobs died in October 2011, Venus was unveiled a year later) and was described in Isaacson Steve Jobs biography.
As reported from several online resources, the vessel sports teak decks, the sleek design Jobs has been looking for his whole life and seven 27-inch iMacs taking care of almost everything on board, track, heating, engines and so on.