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Do you ever find your mind wandering into the realm of "I wonder what [insert anything] would look like if it was designed by Apple?" Of course we've already seen how this plays out when applied to computers, music players, mobile phones and even maps, but what about a yacht?!
Well, wonder no more. Steve Jobs actually did put his talents towards a megayacht design and, though he's passed, that boat lives on.
Christened the Venus, the 80m/262' beast was unveiled at the end of October in Aalsmeer, Holland. As is normal with private yachts of this size and innovation, there are no interior photos to drool over nor is there an announcement of who will actually own the Venus. Odds are good that more than a few would love to charter it, however.
We never thought we'd utter these words, but we really wish had an ex like Simon Cowell. Apparently, the American Idol judge andX-Factor producer has asked his ex-girlfriends Sinitta, Jackie St. Clair and Terri Seymour to join him on a private yacht in the Caribbean for Christmas. Terri hasn't confirmed whether or not she's going, but Sinetta can't wait. She recently told The Mirror, "I'm going to join [Simon] in Antigua. The best thing is that he has his own chef as he can't cook." Sounds good to us.
It won't be as much fun as it sounds for Simon though. His mother will be along for the trip so that may put a damper on any male fantasies he was having, plus he's still in negotiations with ITV, the UK company that produces The X-Factor over his salary. He's reportedly looking for £2million an episode to continue doing the show. A source explained to The Mirror, "Cowell wants to forget about the show for a few weeks but it's much on his mind. As much as it irritates everyone, he will be glued to his BlackBerry to check what ITV are offering."
If you want to invite an ex on a private Caribbean yacht vacation this Christmas, BVI Family Yacht Charters has crewed sail boats and yachts available year round. The inclusive trips start at $6,900 for a one bedroom (plus 10% during the holidays).
· How Many Of Your Ex-Boyfriends Do THIS? [Perez Hilton]
· Simon Cowell hires Xmas yacht in Caribbean with mum and ex-girlfriends [Monsters and Critics]
· Celeb Travel Coverage [Jaunted]
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Why is it that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich consistently steals our hopes and dreams and lives them out? The man purchased a $500 million property in the south of France, built himself two mega-yachts with innovative anti-pirate defenses, and he's even got another yacht on the way. That's why, with all these playthings already and the fact there's not enough time in a year to enjoy them, we're a bit miffed that he would go snatch up a prime chunk of the ritzy Caribbean island of St. Barts for himself.
Roman bought the 70-acre property, with a full beach and Balinese bungalows, for a cool $90 million. If he only spent one weekend in one of his two Colorado ski-in, ski-out properties (um, in July) last year, then when will he find the time to vacation in the Caribbean? Perhaps it's just a parking space for his three-plus boats?
Even though the Seychelles promises to become more affordable for the rest of us, we have a hard time even dreaming about a place so far away and so tropical. Every time we see a picture of its clear water and pristine beaches, we just remind ourselves that it's probably not going to happen. Well, we may start to stop dreaming about it for the time being, as apparently the pirates have discovered it too.