Picnic Boats and Express Cruisers have similar layouts in plan view, but have markedly different styling characteristics. Picnic Boats IMHO are more traditional in appearance while Express Cruisers seem to resemble a fast sports car. I prefer the Picnic Boat style as I like boats to look like boats. They seem to have more of a grace to them. The Express Cruisers have streamlined styling but this seems to compromise visibility as well as not being really effective given the boats' speed capabilities. See below for an example of each style.