This is one of the more silly stories I have read in quite some time, or at least the title. For me, it is even far fetched to have a car impounded, but I guess that it happens every now and then. Apparently the incredible yacht, worth around $130 million, which Steve Jobs worked on before his death has been impounded in Amsterdam because of unpaid design bills to designer Philippe Starck.
According to Reuters:
Jobs, who died last year after making his name and fortune at Apple (AAPL.O), never got to use the yacht – called Venus – but had commissioned the French designer to work on the vessel, which cost more than 100 million euros to build.
A lawyer representing Starck’s company Ubik told Reuters his client had received 6 million euros out of a 9 million euro commission for his work on the minimalist vessel and was now seeking to recover the rest of what he was owed.
The yacht was impounded on Wednesday evening, the lawyer said, and will remain in Amsterdam port pending payment by lawyers representing Jobs’ estate.
“The project has been going since 2007 and there had been a lot of detailed talk between Jobs and Starck,” Roelant Klaassen, a lawyer representing Ubik, said.
“These guys trusted each other, so there wasn’t a very detailed contract,” he said.