London, Oct 29: Visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ final masterpiece was no iPhone or iPad. It was rather a 260-foot yacht that he had been designing before his death in October 2011.
Jobs, however, never had a chance to use the eye-catching vessel, and the yatch has finally been completed by a Dutch shipbuilder this month, one year after his death.
Jobs had employed the chief engineer of his Apple stores to help design a special glass that allowed the ship to be installed with ten-foot-high windows across the hull.
Christened “Venus” after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, the sleek ship is made of light-weight aluminum, and features seven 27-inch iMac computers inside it, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the paper, Jobs was obsessed with completing it near the end of his life.
“I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat,” he reportedly told biographer Walter Isaacson.
“But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die,” he added.
According to the paper, the Dutch technology blog One More Thing reported that the Jobs family would be on hand for the formal unveiling of the yacht at the Feadship custom yacht building company in Aalsmeer, Netherlands.
The report also said that Jobs’ family gave out custom iPod Shuffle mp3 players to each of the crew members who helped build the yacht. (ANI)