A superyacht built for the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was impounded in Amsterdam on Wednesday because of a dispute over an unpaid bill to designer Philippe Starck. Jobs, who died last year, never got to use the 80m (262ft) Venus, but had commissioned the French designer to work on the vessel. It cost more than €100m to build. According to Reuters, a lawyer representing Starck’s company Ubik said his client had received €6m out of a €9m commission for his work on the minimalist vessel and was seeking to recover the rest of what he was owed.
The yacht was impounded on Wednesday night and will remain in the port of Amsterdam pending payment by lawyers representing Jobs’s estate. “The project has been going since 2007 and there had been a lot of detailed talk between Jobs and Starck,” Roelant Klaassen, a lawyer representing Ubik, said. “These guys trusted each other, so there wasn’t a very detailed contract.” – IBI News.