Apple founder’s megayacht “Venus” in St Maarten

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Steve Jobs mega yacht Venus moored in St Maarten

By Sonja van der Drift

Our friend Rick Moore was filming in Simpson Bay at St Maarten, Caribbean and they came across “VENUS” sitting proudly at anchor, just getting ready to head to sea!  They also filmed several other yachts, including the 157ft SuperYacht “C2”, owned by Ronald Perelman.. Billionaire investor and philanthropist with holdings in Revlon Group of women’s cosmetics, and AM General which is the company known for the Hummer and Humvee utility vehicles.

Super yacht “Venus” was the direct brain child of the late Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple for many years. Co-designed by Philippe Starck’s design company Ubik and built by Feadship (from my home country of the Netherlands), this yacht elegantly boasts pure simplicity in line with Steve Job’s desire to design private, quiet places that provided the Zen like atmosphere that he preferred. Steve was once quoted as saying, “I’ve tried to be inspired by the Asian idea that emptiness is more important than fullness”

Unfortunately, Steve Jobs passed away before ever getting to see his final masterpiece come to life, but the family brought the project to completion and now “VENUS” roams the Earth in Steve’s memory with a fixed crew of 22 onboard.

Thanks, Rick Moore for sharing this informative video, about some of the more private information about the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.

Video Produced by and with permission of Rick Moore (

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Sonja van der Drift

Travel consultant for BlueOceanVillas LLC. I have been facilitating vacation villa rental services on the Friendly Island for more then 22 years. I have personal and local knowledge of the Island and 95% of all vacation villas we promote on the Island of St Martin and St Maarten.