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WATCH: Steve Jobs' yacht makes public debut in Holland

The yacht that Apple's late co-founder was working on before his death made its first public appearance this week

Steve Jobs' yacht has made what is believed to be its first public appearance in Aalsmeer, Holland.

The yacht, which was described in Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple's late co-founder, is christened 'Venus,' after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, and is reportedly made with lightweight aluminium and is up to 80 metres long.

Isaacson wrote that Jobs was working on the design of his yacht in the weeks before his death in October 2011. "As expected, the planned yacht was sleek and minimalist," Isaacson said. "The teak decks were perfectly flat and unblemished by any accoutrements. As at an Apple Store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high." This description certainly fits the photographs of the impressive yacht that emerged this weekend.

"By then the boat was under construction by the Dutch custom yacht builders Feadship, but Jobs was still fiddling with the design. "I know it's possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat," he said. "But I have to keep going on it. If I don't it's an admission that I'm about to die," Isaacson wrote.

According to The Verge, the ship builders were given an iPod shuffle each with 'Venus' inscribed on it, and a note that thanked them for their "hard work and craftsmanship."

Photographs, taken by One More Thing, of the inside of the yacht show seven 27in iMacs that make up the helm, and the interior is thought to have been designed by Phillippe Starck.

Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, and their three children are believed to have been present at the yacht's unveiling.

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