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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent for an app that will operate a yacht, a concept created by Apple founder Steve Jobs to run his 260-foot Feadship M/Y Venus, according to a story on MacRumors.com.

The patent, titled “Remote motion control using a wireless mobile device”, was filed in 2013 and has just been granted, now registered under Apple and Savant Systems. Savant is a manufacturer of luxury home automation systems and worked with Jobs on Venus, the site reported.

The patent describes a general-purpose device with a touchscreen, similar to an iPhone, which executes an app that remotely connects to the vessel’s electronic control system, enabling the user to maneuver the vessel remotely.

260-foot Feadship M/Y Venus

260-foot Feadship M/Y Venus

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