The sleek lines of Steve Jobs' yacht

The Venus, a yacht commissioned by the Apple co-founder, appears in the Netherlands. It is said to be, well, minimalist.

A lot of love went into Venus. One More Thing/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

It's hard to imagine Steve Jobs standing on the deck of a yacht, shouting out orders.

But not very hard.

Less hard is to imagine that this yacht would be minimalist. And this is how the finished product appears, in images noticed by the Verge on the Dutch site One More Thing.nl.

The yacht, named Venus, was mentioned in Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs.

Isaacson wrote:

As at an Apple store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high. He had gotten the chief engineer of the Apple stores to design a special glass that was able to provide structural support.

Oh, yes. There was some attention to detail going on here.

Venus was spotted in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer, resting peacefully.

One More Thing suggests that the Jobs family was present at its unveiling and that all those who worked on her were given a special iPod Shuffle with the name "Venus" engraved on the reverse.

It looks stunningly beautiful.

Several 27-inch iMacs are visible in the wheelhouse -- and you will get no iOS6 Apple maps jokes here.

How sad that something into which so much love and attention has been poured will become a memorial, as much as something to be enjoyed.

Life is short. Sail into the unknown while you can.

 

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