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Feadship Mystery

Prior to FLIBS last week, I was reading a summary of the new Steve Jobs biography in the New York Times, when I came across an interesting little nugget among the general backstory of Jobs's life:

The book also offers some tidbits about Mr. Jobs’s legendary attention to detail, which, according to Mr. Isaacson, extended to a luxury yacht that he began designing in 2009. The design is sleek and minimalist, with 40-foot-long glass walls. It is being built in the Netherlands by the custom yacht firm Feadship, the book says.

Mona Simpson, Jobs's sister, even mentioned the yacht in her eulogy, also published in the Times:

He set destinations: his son Reed’s graduation from high school, his daughter Erin’s trip to Kyoto, the launching of a boat he was building on which he planned to take his family around the world and where he hoped he and Laurene would someday retire.

The notoriously secretive shipbuilder will, of course, not comment, but that hasn't stopped speculation from running wild. The most common being Breathe, the Feadship Concept introduced at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show:

Which, with the white and black exterior and clean lines, does look like an Apple product. But what do you think?

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