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Press Release Category Entertainment - Entertainment - Forever Resorts Release Date: August 11, 2008

Forever Resorts Launches One Million-Dollar Houseboat at Lake Mead

By Forever Resorts
August 11, 2008
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High End Amenities Bring a New Level of Service to Summer Vacation Travels

PR9.NET August 11, 2008 - Las Vegas, NV - Forever Resorts launched the first-ever $1-million-dollar houseboat for rental at Lake Mead. Joining the fleet of 65 houseboats at the Callville Bay Resort and Marina vacationing grounds, the luxurious 75-foot Silver XTreme houseboat sleeps up to 12 comfortably while catering to every need in a unique "condominium on water" experience.

"Lake Mead is a perfect outdoor vacation destination for families and friends," said John Schoppmann, executive vice president of Forever Resorts. "We chose to launch the Silver XTreme here because it caters to a higher level of service and amenities for our valued guests while providing a distinctive and memorable outdoor getaway."

Showcasing six private staterooms in addition to a sleeper sofa in the main living area and two and a half bathrooms, the Silver XTreme brings a new level of high-end rental vacationing to the Lake Mead area. The 75-foot houseboat is equipped with such amenities as mobility-impaired accessibility; a fully equipped kitchen; a seven-person hot tub; water slide; LCD flat screen TVs with DVD players and DirectTV in the great room and on the front and top decks in addition to personal units in each stateroom; a stainless steel marine gas grill; two oversized refrigerators; a flying bridge with wet bar on the upper deck; and a wheelchair elevator.

Forever Resorts spared no expense in creating the 75-foot Silver XTreme as an environmentally conscious watercraft. Taking great consideration into its surroundings, the houseboat features low-impact green components such as biodegradable paper products; LED and CFL energy-efficient lighting; zero water discharge into the surrounding lake; dual E-Tec engines the most fuel-efficient and lowest CO emission engines available and Safe-CO™ generators to aid in carbon monoxide reduction; solar enhanced electric systems; and, Energy Star rated appliances and low-flow water fixtures. Recycled building materials such as carpeting made from plastic bottles and cabinet tops made with recycled materials are found throughout. The custom designed houseboat was built by Fun Country Marine Industries, a Forever Resort whose environmental management system has been certified to ISO 14001:2004. Fun Country Marine Industries was also accepted into membership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Environmental Performance Track program for demonstrating business practices that go above and beyond compliance.

Outdoor activities for the Silver Xtreme guests are abundant and easily accessible thanks to the prime location of Callville Bay Resort and Marina. Visitors can enjoy some of the nation's best sport fishing in addition to power boating, water skiing and tubing, jet skiing, swimming, hiking, and kayaking while staying on their houseboat. as with all houseboat rentals at Forever Resorts' locations, guests are provided the utmost in customer service and a step-by-step boating orientation. Early boarding at the marina the night before departure allows guests to relax with fellow houseboating neighbors at the snack bar and lounge or simply revel in the houseboat's interior luxuries. Not to mention, an on-site RV park and campgrounds allow for a variety of overnight experiences while staying at the lake.

In contrast to the bright lights and fast pace of Las Vegas, Callville Bay – just an hour's drive from the Strip – offers houseboat vacationers the occasion to enjoy the picturesque desert wildlife and panoramas of the Lake Mead National Recreation area. The lake features 550 miles of unaltered shorelines with distinct high-canyon rock walls and formations. Summer brings higher water levels as melted winter snowfall from the Colorado River feeds into the pool of natural water created by the Hoover Dam. And best of all, guests can experience the great outdoors at Lake Mead from the state-of-the-art 75-foot Silver XTreme houseboat. For reservations or questions regarding houseboat rentals at Callville Bay Resort and Marina on Lake Mead, call 800-255-5561 or visit

Forever Resorts consists of an exceptional collection of destinations that provide hospitality services throughout the world. Forever Resorts focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations.

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Forever Resorts has operated properties in national parks, recreation areas, national forests, and other vacation destinations since 1981 and encompasses 70 locations worldwide. Forever Resorts was the first multi-site marina, hospitality, and lodging operator in the United States to have their environmental management system, Forever Earth, certified to the International Organization for Standards ISO 14001:2004 for all its domestic operations. By 2007 twenty seven Forever Resorts properties, including its corporate headquarters, were accepted into the EPA National Environmental Performance Track program for demonstrating environmental excellence. For additional information visit:

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