The sleek, white luxury yacht Apple founder Steve Jobs commissioned before his death cannot leave the Netherlands just yet due to a payment dispute.

Jobs collaborated on designing the 78.2-metre all-aluminum yacht, which has a minimalist esthetic, with French product designer Philippe Starck.

Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad reported Friday that Starck hired a debt collection agency and got a summary legal order to keep the boat from leaving.

Port of Amsterdam spokesman Jeroen Ranzijn confirmed the boat has been in the harbour since Dec. 8, and won't leave until the civil dispute is resolved, possibly later Friday.

"It was actually ready to continue its voyage when there was a dispute between two parties, including the heirs, and one party laid a claim on the boat," Ranzijn said.

According to the paper, Starck had only been paid $7.9 million US by Job's heirs, but believed he was owed $11.8 million.

The boat cost $197.9 million.