American Beauty Boats Debuts With Two Classic Runabouts Styled After the Iconic Wooden Boats of the 1940s

Hand-Crafted Electric Boats With Exquisite Unique Wood-Like Finishes Are Tailored to Make a Personal Statement as Owners Cruise Inland Lakes, Waterways and Harbors

OXNARD, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - The beauty and luxury of yesteryear's hand-built classic wooden runabout has been revived with today's debut of American Beauty Boats' Cabriolet and Gatsby electric boats ( Blending the legendary sophistication of the 1940s wooden boats with today's electric, green-marine technology these unique, handcrafted vessels evoke the nostalgia and glamour of the past when cruising with family and friends and entertaining clients wasn't considered an indulgence, but a necessity.

"American Beauty Boats are electrifyingly elegant. When you see them go through the harbor it's impossible not to stop, watch and admire their grace," said Eric Hermann, owner of Executive Yachts. "These boats have qualities that I've never seen on any other vessel."

Crafts from American Beauty Boats are powered by one of the most reliable, time-proven, quiet-running motors available. The intuitive operation and single lever control for forward/reverse provides boaters with a carefree experience. The air-cooled motor is easily maintained, requires no winterization, and charges fully overnight using the maintenance-free battery system that delivers hours of enjoyment on a single charge.

The exclusive flat bottom design on all American Beauty Boats models provides unmatched stability, making them steadier than many docks. The rudderless design of the Cabriolet and Gatsby provides among the best maneuverability in their class in both forward and reverse for a smooth trip while docking or traversing inlets, coves, or marinas. Eco-friendly "green-marine" technology ensures every vessel meets the growing requirements at inland lakes and marinas, which are trending away from traditional gas-powered boats.

"Design, innovation, technology and engineering are the hallmark of every originally-designed craft from American Beauty Boats. More than just value for our clients, we believe these boats represent an entire way of life," said Jeff Thomas, founder and CEO of American Beauty Boats. "Our boats are designed in the true spirit of the iconic wooden runabouts with exquisite detailing, unique wood-like finishes and individually tailored interiors that radiate and convey an understated elegance and personal style."

Customized Finishes and Interiors

Exquisite hand-detailed wood-like finishes and individually tailored interiors and exteriors make each Cabriolet and Gatsby a personalized work of art. Virtually any interior feature can be designed into the runabouts including wine racks, refrigerators, dining tables, navigation systems, state-of-the-art entertainment and communications systems, interior and exterior lighting, top of the line upholstery in unlimited options of fabrics and colors, and more. Owners can choose the Cabriolet rear-steering model or the Gatsby front-steering model, soft or hard tops and a variety of windshield styles.

The result is nothing short of a head-turning splendor that exudes the style of each American Beauty Boats' owner. Whether a first boat or an addition to a fleet, these boats are investments that create enjoyable experiences now and in the decades to come. American Beauty Boats will produce a limited number of Cabriolets and Gatsbys each year. Orders are being accepted now for 2009 delivery. American Beauty Boats recommends ordering early to ensure being part of the select few who will enjoy the pride of owning one of these rare runabouts. For information, contact American Beauty Boats at 800.337.8128 or

About American Beauty Boats

Founded in 2007, American Beauty Boats is dedicated to conveying the style, elegance and spirit of the iconic wooden runabouts of the 1940s to the inland lake, harbor, hospitality and corporate electric boating communities. Based in Oxnard, Calif., the company launched its first vessel in 2007 and began accepting reservations for its two signature models, the Cabriolet and Gatsby in early 2008. American Beauty Boats, a premier eclectic boat manufacturer, delivers the freedom to cruise in understated elegance. The runabouts are ideal for individuals, corporations, destinations, the film/television industry, hotels, marinas, and yacht clubs. For information, visit

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