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Payment Dispute With Designer Philippe Starck Halts The Launch Of Steve Job's "Venus" Yacht

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Apparently the Atlantic crossing was a no-go for "Venus," the megayacht commissioned by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. News surfaced earlier today that the 80-meter long "Apple Store of the Sea" was in the midst of a payment dispute between its designer, Philippe Starck, and Steve Jobs' family. Starck, one of today's most prolific product and architectural designer, claimed his total compensation on the project was to be around €9 million euros ($11.8 million dollars), but at the yacht's completion he only received €6 million euros ($7.9 million dollars). With the debt collection agency he hired, Starck filed a legal order with the Dutch courts for the yacht's impoundment till Job's heir paid the remainder. Built Dutch custom yacht builder Feadship at a cost of €105 million euros, or $138.4 million dollars, Steve Jobs' "Venus" mega-yacht is currently docking in Port of Amsterdam till further notice.

via: The Verge//AP