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Steve Jobs-designed yacht unveiled, christened 'Venus' - video

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A luxury yacht partially designed by the late Steve Jobs has been unveiled in the Netherlands.

The Apple founder spent years designing the boat with famed minimalist designer Philippe Starck before succumbing to pancreatic cancer in 2011.

Image of Steve Jobs' yacht

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The vessel was unveiled at the shipyard Koninklijke De Vries in Aalsmeer, and christened 'Venus'.

The Jobs family gave the ship-building staff iPod Shuffles with 'Venus' inscribed on the back as thank-you presents.

According to a report on Dutch website OneMoreThing, the yacht is between 230 and 260 feet long, with decks fashioned out of teak, a sun terrace with a Jacuzzi, large panes of ceiling-to-floor glass, and seven 27-inch iMacs installed on the bridge.

Jobs himself poignantly acknowledged in Walter Isaacson's autobiography that he might not live to see the boat's construction, saying: "I know that it's possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat. But I have to keep going on it. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die."

Jobs's influence continues to be felt long after his death. It has been reported that he "worked closely" on the new iPhone 5.

Watch footage of the yacht's unveiling from OneMoreThing below:

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