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Steve Jobs' Yacht

IMPOUNDED

In Amsterdam

12/21/2012 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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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31.

Jerrs    

The lower and upper roofs look like the ipad and the ipad mini.

607 days ago
32.

billybob    

Here you see how much money you can waste if some fully idiotic fan boys buy everything you sell them as if it would come from the Lord himself.

Hail to the holy genius Steve Jobs. Praise him you idiots and buy, buy, buy, because his products make YOUR life much better!

607 days ago
33.

jaythepirate    

Steve is gonna be mad, he will never buy a yacht from you again

607 days ago
34.

bu3amraz    

i just saw the venus parked at the palma de Mallorca port in spain last week ! what happened to it now ?

402 days ago
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