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Steve Jobsí high-tech yacht impounded over bill dispute
BBC News ^ | 21 December 2012 | Last updated at 12:29 ET

Posted on 12/23/2012 6:25:46 PM PST by Olog-hai

Venus, the minimalist high-tech yacht commissioned by the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, has become embroiled in a row over a disputed bill.

French designer Philippe Starck claims Mr. Jobs’ heirs still owe him €3 million of a €9 million fee for the project, according to Dutch paper Het Financieele Dagblad.

Mr. Starck called in the debt collectors and had the yacht impounded. …

The sleek, 260-foot-long aluminum super-yacht cost €105 million ($138 million; £85 million) and was launched in October, at Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. …

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 12/23/2012 6:25:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That is one ugly vessel.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 6:30:10 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Olog-hai

I saw pictures of that “Yacht” awhile back. Had to have been one of the most butt ugly things I’ve ever seen in my life. If the dispute is about the aesthetics of the craft I’d say the designer owes the Job family instead of the other way around.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 6:32:46 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Olog-hai

Poor rich boy. Worst of it, he’s dead!


4 posted on 12/23/2012 6:36:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai
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5 posted on 12/23/2012 6:37:58 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Olog-hai

Yacht’s are generally beautiful, graceful vessels that impose envy on the part of those viewing it. The Job’s yacht on the other hand... Well... Yeah, it’s butt ugly.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 6:38:27 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Olog-hai

Yacht’s are generally beautiful, graceful vessels that impose envy on the part of those viewing it. The Job’s yacht on the other hand... Well... Yeah, it’s butt ugly.


7 posted on 12/23/2012 6:38:49 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Olog-hai

Life Sucks, then you die...

Throw me in that Brier Patch... and I will promise not to bitch for the duration.

TT


8 posted on 12/23/2012 6:40:07 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: rockinqsranch; Olog-hai

Had to have been one of the most butt ugly things I’ve ever seen in my life
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Amen... Have seen better looking LST’s.....

Of course, glad to see he was down with the ‘Buy America’ crowd.
Probably hard to find an American architect and/or ship builder to accommodate his ‘taste’.

More than likely would have berthed it in a state with low taxes.

A sitting Senator not only gets away with it, they can’t wait to re-elect him or place him in a higher spot.

Guess the word ‘morals’ and ‘democrat’ are NOT compatible.

But I already knew that....<: <:


9 posted on 12/23/2012 6:41:14 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: gorush

It is insanely ugly as a yacht, but would be interesting as a hydrofoil...


10 posted on 12/23/2012 6:42:43 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: Olog-hai

Steve Job’s yacht ought to be expended as a surface gunnery target. It is so UGLY.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 6:43:53 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Olog-hai; Lazmataz

Butt Ugly is being kind... that thing is Fugly, sorry even Laz would pass on that thing.

TT


12 posted on 12/23/2012 6:46:02 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: gorush

While I am reasonable sure that the investment in the wine list aboard that boat is far more than my entire net worth, that is sill a VERY ugly boat.

Looks like a very large freezer... with windows.


13 posted on 12/23/2012 6:57:55 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: gorush
Nope, sure not the TRUE LOVE
14 posted on 12/23/2012 7:00:05 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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To: The Working Man

That boat is so ugly...... that if it sank tomorrow, even fish wouldn’t live on it.


15 posted on 12/23/2012 7:01:16 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Gator113

reasonable = reasonably


16 posted on 12/23/2012 7:05:15 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Olog-hai
Boats are ladies, and if you're a butt man like me you always have to weigh how good a woman looks walking away.

Yikes. Barge butt.

17 posted on 12/23/2012 7:39:12 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Olog-hai

Pretty fugly...but i wouldn’t kick her out of the slip.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 8:00:27 PM PST by moovova
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To: Olog-hai

It’s the “Family Boatser”

If you think you hate it now ...........?


19 posted on 12/23/2012 8:49:09 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: fattigermaster

The good ship Venus.....wasn’t there a song about
that?

Twas on the good ship Venus, / By God you should have seen us, / The figurehead was a whore in bed / And the mast the Captain’s penis.

Etc, etc.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 9:05:40 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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