Steve Jobs' yacht impounded

It seems that certain paperworky details -- you know, like payment for services rendered -- have rendered the yacht stationary in Holland.

So beautiful. So stationary. One More Thing/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

This just happens too often.

You spend years waiting for your yacht to finally, finally be made to your specifications, and then some ridiculous member of officialdom -- usually badly dressed and with a mustache -- prevents you from taking possession.

This appears to be the case with the yacht that was the late Steve Jobs' brainadult.

One can hardly call it a brainchild. Venus -- with Philippe Starck on board as co-designer -- is a homage to everything sleek and sophisticated.

It is something that would float every Apple fanperson's boat.

And yet, as the Associated Press reports, Starck seems not to have been paid the agreed amount for his refined efforts.

He has been reportedly left 3 million euros ($3.9 million) short. This is never good when you have lots of Christmas presents to buy.

Starck has reportedly hired a debt collection agency (I always thought people hired large men in dark suits with machine guns for this sort of money) and has prevented Venus from leaving Amsterdam's port.

One can only hope that legal reason will prevail and that this long-awaited yacht can leave harbor and sail into its chosen sunset.

By the by, 3 million euros seems but a pittance when measured against the Venus' cost: 105 million euros, or about $138 million.

 

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