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Steve Jobs' Yacht

IMPOUNDED

In Amsterdam

12/21/2012 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Steve Jobs
' $197 million super yacht "Venus" has been literally CHAINED to a dock in Amsterdam by Dutch authorities ... after the ship's designer claimed the Jobs family stiffed him on $4 million in unpaid wages.

The designer -- Philippe Starck -- claims the late Apple founder had agreed to pay him a fee that equaled 6% of the ship's building cost ... back when Jobs commissioned the yacht in 2009 ... but no formal contract was ever written up.

Starck claims the yacht cost roughly $197 million to build -- entitling him to an estimated $12 million fee.

But the Jobs family insists the boat only cost $138 million -- meaning Starck deserves no more than $8 million.

Starck has since obtained an Amsterdam court order, requiring the family to pay the $4 million balance ... or the massive 260 ft yacht stays chained to the dock.

FYI -- the boat was only launched a couple months ago. Jobs passed away in October 2011.

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16.

Truth    

NO APPLE INSIGNIA?? NO WONDER DUDE GOT CUT $4 MIL... #TRUTH!!

672 days ago
17.

KAP    

Starck designs external hard drives for LaCie...

12 Million US for that boat design, not the best looking yacht I have seen.

672 days ago
18.

KicksandGiggles    

"Only" $138 Million?? When I think of how many homeless families this could have housed or scholarships this could have provided, no way in heck Jobs should Rest In Peace.

672 days ago
19.

zzyzx    

Breaking News...Steve Jobs is dead and nobody gives a **** about his yacht.

672 days ago
20.

It's Dave    

...Steve was unavailable for comment.


What? Too Soon?

672 days ago
21.

KateMae    

Spending that kind of money for a friggin' BOAT when so much of the world goes hungry and homeless is just plain disgusting.

672 days ago
22.

billy    

iDon't Care!

672 days ago
23.

Rusty Shackleford    

one of the 10 5 ugliest boats ive ever seen.

672 days ago
24.

Herman Munster    

Jobs was a big a hole.

672 days ago
25.

ryne    

I I agree this amount of money is a gross overspending and can be used for something that would benefit humanity. however it was his money he earned it and he can spend it on whatever the f*** he wants. if that includes an ugly Yacht so be it. it is definitely the right thing to do but the which are not required to donate their money

672 days ago
26.

Herman Munster    

F jobs and his boat. How come he did not have it built in China like all of apples product. Jobs was a cheap azz Jew and I'm shocked he spent so much money on something so ugly. But Jews r a strange

672 days ago
27.

nikynewark    

Keep it in Amsterdam. So ugly it hurts my eyes. Boats should have grace and an air of speed. This looks like an old school teacher with a loaded adult diaper. Leaking.

672 days ago
28.

Diamond Goddess!    

Rich people's problems!
Ugly boat.
LOLs!!!

672 days ago
29.

Voofieee    

Steve jobs estate must have went threw probate. So why a year later do they come up and say oh he owes this or that , goodness let it go

672 days ago
30.

pecos    

ugly boat

672 days ago
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