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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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suavechef1    

Even Steve jobs can't even rest in peace ....its not like he doesn't have the money

607 days ago
2.

She's baaaack    

I hope he has a good contract. I would imagine Jobs' money and estate is very well protected by all kinds of legal eagles.

607 days ago
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MC1466Bway    

You don't know who Phillipe Starck is? Not very up on designers are you.

607 days ago
4.

Babycakes    

As far as yacht's go that truly iso ne very ugly one. He should have asked the designer for his money back!

607 days ago
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Jay W.     

"Venus...?" I believe it should have been named "Uranus."

607 days ago
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Yeahthatsright    

Sad he could've been enjoying that yacht, but he decided he was too good for western medicine.

607 days ago
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andre herring king    

Beautiful art by andre herring

607 days ago
8.

I-See-Dumb-People    

Rich people's problems. Ho hum

607 days ago
9.

ChloeMarie    

such problems we should all have...

607 days ago
10.

buzz kill    

Damn! Thats one ugly boat. Should have just splurged on a canoe.

607 days ago
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buzz kill    

To fu*king bad! Sucks to be rich, your always a target.

607 days ago
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TheMachine1    

Looks like it was impounded because it is a public eye soar.

607 days ago
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MichaelAmsterdam    

In The Netherlands, it is extremely easy to empound somebody's belongings. The Amsterdam Court is broadly known not to really look in to it and just grand the request. It's legally required that the one empounding, starts a legal procedure against the debtor within a few weeks. I personally think that this action of Philippe Starck is really stupid and unnecessary as the Steve Jobs Estate is very well capable of paying those last few millions, if Starck would have just gone to court to prove his point. This shows what type of person Mr. Starck apparently is and this might be a good reason to rethink for those who plan to do business with him.

607 days ago
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campy    

That's an ugly ass boat.

607 days ago
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Dave    

They should save the 4 mil and just leave it there. That is the ugliest yacht I'v ever seen. Like the windows in the bow too, great for stormy seas lol.

607 days ago
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