AMSTERDAM -- The sleek, white superyacht that Apple founder SteveJobs commissioned before his death cannot leave the Netherlands due to apayment dispute
Jobs collaborated on designing the 78.2-meter(256-foot) all-aluminum "Venus," which has a minimalist aesthetic, withFrench product designer Philippe Starck.
Dutch newspaper HetFinancieele Dagblad reported Friday that Starck hired a debt collectionagency and got a summary legal order to keep the boat from leaving.
Portof Amsterdam spokesman Jeroen Ranzijn confirmed the ship has been inthe harbor since Dec. 8, and won't leave until the civil dispute isresolved ? possibly later Friday.
According to the paper, Starckhad only been paid €6 million ($7.9 million) by Job's heirs, butbelieved he was owed €9 million. The boat cost €105 million.