WATCH: Steve Jobs’ Finished Yacht Operated by Seven iMacs

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Oct. 29 2012 4:11 PM

WATCH: Steve Jobs’ Finished Yacht Operated by Seven iMacs

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.

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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."

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