Steve Jobs' Superyacht Impounded

Over a bill issued after he was dead
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2012 8:05 AM CST
You're taking my yacht?!   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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(Newser) – Dead people are always such deadbeats. That includes Steve Jobs, whose Dutch-built "superyacht" has been impounded in Amsterdam, the AFP reports, over two bills issued after he died. The yacht's designer, Philippe Starck, says Jobs' estate is stiffing him; the estate says Starck should only get a percentage of the cost of the project, while he says he should be paid a fixed $12 million. Reuters reports that he has received about $9 million thus far.

There was no formal agreement between Jobs and Starck, the French designer's lawyer explained, in part because the two were so close, something he said he had documentation to prove. The yacht, christened The Venus, reportedly cost more than $130 million to build. It was finally unveiled in October, following Jobs' death. Among its notable features: A bridge control panel made up of seven iMacs. (Read more yachts stories.)

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