Venus, the super yacht once owned by Apple founder Steve Jobs, has been impounded after a dispute over a bill. French designer Philippe Starck claims that he is owed nearly $4 million dollars and the family is refusing to pay. Starck had the yacht impounded over the incident.
The boat is docked at the Port of Amsterdam and is not allowed to leave. Jeroen Ranzijn, spokesman for the Port of Amsterdam told the BBC: “The boat is brand new but there is a 3m euro claim on it. The parties will have to fight it out.”
A lawyer for Starck, Roelant Klaasman, says that the boat is going to remain impounded until the family agrees to pay what they owe his client.
“These guys trusted each other, so there wasn’t a very detailed contract,” he said.
The lawyer for the family, Garard Moussault, says that he can’t comment on the issue. The boat cost a whopping $138 million dollars. Jobs spent three years on the design stating that the boat was a ”showing the elegance of intelligence.”