Posted Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at 4:11 PM
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One year after his death, one of Steve Jobs’ grandest, most innovative personal projects is finally complete: a 260-foot yacht apparently controlled by iMacs.
Named Venus, the ultra-modern vessel was unveiled at a Dutch ceremony attended by Jobs’ widow, Laurene, and three of their children. Its sleek design features floor-to-ceiling glass and a minimalist control room manned by seven 27-inch iMac computers.
Venus’ existence was teased in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, released shortly after his death last year. Despite his illness, he kept working on the design. "I know that it's possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat,” Jobs was quoted as saying in the book. “But I have to keep going on it. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die."