The Jobs’ family yacht, commissioned by Steve Jobs before his death, is reportedly stuck in a Dutch harbor due to a payment dispute with French product designer Philippe Starck. According to Associated Press, Starck hired a debt collection agency and got a summary legal order to keep the boat from leaving the harbor.
The dispute involves only financial issues as Starck apparently received a lower payment than expected. Starck was only paid €6 million ($7.9 million) by Jobs’ family but believes he is owed €9 million ($11.8million).
A port of Amsterdam spokesman, Jeroen Ranzijn, confirmed that the boat has been in the harbor since December 8 and won’t be able leave until the civil dispute is resolved. He said, “It was actually ready to continue its voyage when there was a dispute between two parties, including the heirs, and one party laid a clam on the boat.”
Jobs helped Starck design the superyacht, which basically looks like an Apple Store on a boat, with the same minimalistic design. The yacht is 256 feet tall, with an exterior made of aluminum, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and 7 iMacs featured in the wheelhouse.
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