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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. …

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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
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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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To: gorush

Ugliest. Boat. Ever.


21 posted on 12/23/2012 9:43:45 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai

She isn’t exactly a beauty queen, but perhaps the “high tech” aspect might be redeeming. I wonder if the design is supposed to be some sort of radar/sonar evading stealth technology or something. I wonder what sort of gadgets it has in it.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 9:51:40 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: xrmusn

Hey now, don’t knock the LST’s.
I was on the 532 and 1160
during the 1960’s.


23 posted on 12/23/2012 10:41:50 PM PST by YOMO
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To: YOMO

Unwritten ‘law’ ..... allowed to knock (but I wasn’t) <:

1157 1960-62.......great duty


24 posted on 12/23/2012 10:55:30 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: Olog-hai

The designer of that vessel should be SLAPPED and his eyes poked...


25 posted on 12/23/2012 11:44:18 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
Antidote

From Martinac shipyard, Tacoma, Wa

Line in lower foreground leads to seine skiff which tows just hard enough to keep the web coming up over the quarter on other side of boat, as pictured. I don't see purse rings in the picture...wonder if they are fishing half-purse. Always thought all the tuna seiners were full purse. Oh, well, never seined tuna , only salmon in WA & AK, and squid & 'chovie, Monterey Bay, plus some lampara for live bait among other things, bottom trawling, set & drift gillnets, some hook & line fisheries, a little bit of long-line, some crabbing.

Nice boat though, huh?

26 posted on 12/24/2012 1:11:02 AM PST by BlueDragon (big hitter, the Lama)
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To: gorush

I know what that thing is, an iSore.


27 posted on 12/24/2012 1:25:17 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel
"I know what that thing is, an iSore."

LOL. Great shot!

28 posted on 12/24/2012 4:02:09 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: gorush

It's a Vietnamese cruise boat.

29 posted on 12/24/2012 4:20:25 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Olog-hai

You can’t do anything with until you download several thousand apps.


30 posted on 12/24/2012 4:24:27 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Olog-hai

31 posted on 12/24/2012 4:36:10 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: BlueDragon

Now thats a good looking boat and the Helopad was brilliant..


32 posted on 12/24/2012 3:37:59 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
170 ft., I think.

Looking closer, I see San Diego as hailing port, and I think they might be fishing something other than tuna, as the mesh looks possibly too small to be for tuna. That would leave mackerel, sardine/anchovy or possibly squid(?) but there seems to be some needed deck equipment either missing or not visible, for that latter one.

Even knowing what I'm looking at for the most part, I can't tell exactly what fishery it is. The purse winch appears to be forward of the structure (on the starboard side adjacent to where they are stacking the net) set a bit inboard from the starboard rail. I think I see a line or wire crossing the deck at an "overhead" height. The davits are visible on the port side, aft of the main cabin, with a guy seemingly tending them. I think I've got it figured...

I've seen large-boat purse rings. Instead of being simple a round brass ring, they are more like a giant carabiner, but with rollers built in. Something like this, but possibly sleeker, for the pic is from a patent filing, 1989, updated 1996;

Other purse rings used by those who use wire rope for purse line, have side openings, but lack rollers, so get worn out, while also chaffing the cable (wire rope)

The guy standing at the davit at the portside rail, is detaching the purse "rings" from the purse cable, as the net is dryed up. All of the bottom line of the net, or "leadline" is bunched up out-of-sight to us, along the port side of the boat, hanging in loops from the purse cable(s) and davits, so as the rest of the net is dryed up (taken out of the water, corks, webbing etc.) then the lead line too needs go along with the rest (up through the powerblock hanging from the large main boom). So as the slack is taken up, releasing some of the weight, the man at the rail unhooks each purse ring in succession. He has to, and do so before it becomes taunt between the davits and the powerblock. It looks like he's able to simply disconnect & drop one ring at a time, periodically, leaving a low arc or small amount of slack of leadline hanging off the side, possibly above the water, but if a little leadline at a time was dropped into the water, it wouldn't matter much... until they come to the bunt-end of the net, and whatever they've caught is crowded and will seek escape through any perceived opening.

Not seeing a "prick" to slide the rings upon as the net is stacked, or seeing a trough or channel to place the rings in along the bulwarks in order, with the openings kept facing for-and-aft, I'll venture a guess the channel to set the rings in is set flush into the deck. I see three inlet/inset channels running fore-and-aft, but in the photo the stacking crew seems to be crowding the one they would need, with a bit much webbing.

All of that ring placing business is so the purse line (cable) can be run back through the rings before the net is set again.

33 posted on 12/24/2012 5:41:39 PM PST by BlueDragon (big hitter, the Lama)
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To: xrmusn

It looks like we hit the same beaches in Nam.
Merry Christmas and WELCOME HOME, Brother.


34 posted on 12/25/2012 3:40:30 PM PST by YOMO
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To: YOMO

It looks like we hit the same beaches in Nam.
Merry Christmas and WELCOME HOME, Brother
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A Merry Christmas to you and yours also, and
Welcome Home Brother.

“Sad” to say but my VN adventures were before all the ‘official’ fun started. I was ‘there’ before we were there.<:
Only took em 35 yrs or so to ‘own up to it’.
Glad I wasn’t severely wounded or such, ‘they’ tend to forget one if they weren’t were they were and it wasn’t recognized...

Took them that long to recognize and THEN it was a ‘if you earned 2 of these’ you rate one of these...

Typical Govt work...Like all those years they basically ‘denied’ AO, after many deaths and now that ‘we’ are starting to fade off, they will make people that never left the Pentagon ‘eligible’ for AO ‘benefits’, I guess just to ease their conscience....


35 posted on 12/25/2012 5:18:44 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: BlueDragon

Looking closer, I see San Diego as hailing port, and I think they might be fishing something other than tuna,
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When I relooked that picture I said - “wow, this guy is good, recognizing San Diego from the ocean alone then I saw the San Diego on the stern”...<:

As to the ocean, like we say “AND that is just the top”.

Maybe this particular “fishing boat” is like one of the World Wide Fleet of Russian (fishing) Trawlers from way back when....


36 posted on 12/25/2012 5:26:47 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: xrmusn
Maybe this particular “fishing boat” is like one of the World Wide Fleet of Russian (fishing) Trawlers from way back when....

Naah, I got the pic from Martinac themselves. Shipyard is in Tacoma Washington, and that boat was purpose built as a seiner. One could possibly make a trawler out of it, but why ruin a perfectly good round haul boat of that size?

I went to that web page looking for good 'shippy' lines, for Martinac has long been known for producing some real beauties when it comes to open water seiners. Some of the bigger ones 210' 220' or back in the 70's were even prettier. The big flaring bows are distinctive, I'd recognize them anywhere, even though they may not be all that practical. It's great when punching into a sea, (save for some extra windage) and the seas just curl away from the cap rails, but once the bow get's buried, all that well shaped flare to the forward bulwarks turns into a giant scoop.

This much smaller 75' boat, in heavy weather would catch a load of windblown spray on the bow, and buck so hard (up bows) that it would toss the water high enough for the wind to carry it aft and soak a guy when on the back deck. We used to laugh about it, when we weren't cussing it.

But it was fun to watch the water peel off the caprails when trying to get around around Cape Mendocino in a blow. Boat built in Rockport, Texas, Rockport Yacht & Supply Company (RYSCO) in the mid-Seventies. Vessel now scrapped, sadly enough. This was the first RYSCO of this design. There were many later, but with subtle changes, making them overall better boats. Picture taken in Morro Bay, CA. [but not by me].

Vessel as picture rigged for bottom trawl, but the trawl cables still configured to run wire out to the blocks on the ends of the outriggers, Gulf Shrimper style, then angle back towards the stern to run through towing blocks hanging off the outwards facing arms, or gallows, of net reel assembly. Pictured is the second net reel and gallows set-up that boat carried after cutting a stern ramp into her, and switching over from double-rig shrimp, to single-rig bottomfish trawl.


37 posted on 12/25/2012 6:53:26 PM PST by BlueDragon (if wishes was fishes it would be a stinky world)
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To: BlueDragon

One could possibly make a trawler out of it, but why ruin a perfectly good round haul boat of that size?
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I was referring to the so called “Russian Trawlers” which -though they probably had to fish to feed themselves - were essentially Communications/Spy Ships, out to track the US Fleet etc...


38 posted on 12/25/2012 7:12:42 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: xrmusn
Oh sorry, missed that. The mention brought to mind actual Russian trawlers. Sort of a one track mind here...fish boats on the brain today.
39 posted on 12/25/2012 7:24:35 PM PST by BlueDragon (if wishes was fishes it would be a stinky world)
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To: BlueDragon

Oh, sorry, missed that.
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My fault, I was being ‘cute’, you know mention something that those who ‘know’ pick up and those that don’t scratch their head and move on...


40 posted on 12/25/2012 8:25:41 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: xrmusn

At least they recognized the Gators/
I got this from a web site.

For the purposes of VA compensation benefits, Veterans who served anywhere in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides, as specified in the Agent Orange Act of 1991. These Veterans do not need to show that they were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides in order to get disability compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure.
Service in Vietnam means service on land in Vietnam or on the inland waterways of Vietnam. This includes Veterans who:
• Set foot in Vietnam (This includes brief visits ashore, such as when a ship docked to the shore of Vietnam or when a ship operated in Vietnam’s close coastal waters for extended periods and crew members went ashore, or smaller vessels from the ship went ashore with supplies or personnel. The Veteran further must provide a statement of personally going ashore.)
• Served on a ship while it operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam
Find your ship
Ships or boats that were part of the Mobile Riverine Force, Inshore Fire Support (ISF) Division 93 or had one of the following designations operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam. Veterans whose military records confirm they were aboard these ships qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure.
During your Vietnam tour, did your ship or boat have one of the following designations?
• LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized)
• LCU (Landing Craft, Utility)
• LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)
• LST (Landing Ship, Tank)
• PBR (Patrol Boat, River)
• PCF (Patrol Craft, Fast or Swift Boat)
• PG (Patrol Gunboat)
• WAK (Cargo Vessel)
• WHEC (High Endurance Cutter)
• WLB (Buoy Tender)
• WPB (Patrol Boat)
• YFU (Harbor Utility Craft)
Also I counted over 80 DD, DDE, DDG on the list and even some Cruisers
along with other support ships. What a crock.

Tony


41 posted on 12/26/2012 2:16:09 PM PST by YOMO
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