In 1997, a small group of industry veterans set out to build a boat brand focused on being the best built and never the largest. Those same founders and values are still the core of Bennington. We felt then, and still believe that when you do the right thing, everything else falls into place. Today, Bennington is family owned and operated with multiple generations of many families.
We invite you to be a part of our Bennington family.
WHAT MAKES A BENNINGTON?
Each and every Bennington is designed, engineered and meticulously hand built with the same level of attention. From our entry level S Series to our flagship QX models; every boat is crafted using the highest quality materials. Whether choosing an ultra-premium vinyl, using stainless steel hardware or scrutinizing the selection of the raw materials
HOW DO YOU BUILD A QUALITY BOAT, ONE BOLT AT A TIME…
While other manufacturers screw their hulls together Bennington uses our exclusive THRU-BOLT™ technology on each and every hull. This system ensures far less flex, providing a stable ride for years of boating pleasure and safety. With a combined experience of over 100 years, our team lives by the philosophy of using the best materials and never cutting corners. We proudly stand behind each and every Bennington with our no hassle factory-backed 10-year bow-to-stern warranty while covering the deck and hull for a lifetime.
Other Amazing Innovations By Bennington!
ELIPTICAL SPORT PACKAGE
ESP is the top of the line performance package for boats with 8′ 6″ beams. Boats equipped with this package benefit from enhanced stability and water displacement with quick planing and handling characteristics that rival a fiberglass sport boat. Designed for high horsepower applications, ESP is optional on outboard models and comes standard on all I/O models. It includes two 25″ diameter outer pontoons with performance foils, splash fins and .100 gauge aluminum, a patented 32″ Elliptical center pontoon with lifting strakes and an under deck wave shield. The Power-assist steering option and a center fuel tank upgrade is recommended for boats equipped with engines rated at 200 hp or greater and is required on full windscreen models. Check with your local dealer for current maximum engine hp certifications.
Helps when navigating shallow waters by riding higher in the water.
Reinforced guides placed at the bottom of the tube to protect it in shallow water and improve tracking while underway. Optional solid keels are recommended for use in saltwater.
Similar to a wing of a plane, these are placed on the bottom side of the tubes to provide hydrodynamic lift. Improved acceleration, top speed and stability are added benefits. SPS, ESP and ESP-10 will also dramatically increase in the boat’s turning performance especially during heavy banking.
Add lift, decrease splashing and increase top speed as much as 4.8 miles per hour, depending on engine selection. For optimum performance, lifting strakes are recommended for engines rated 115hp or greater and for boats exceeding 30 mph. Lifting strakes are recommended for 90 hp or greater on boats with twin elliptical pontoons.
SEASTAR® HYDRAULIC STEERING
Eases steering effort with higher horsepower engines. Expect two-handed handling in hard turns. Recommended for engines rated 115 hp or greater.
POWER-ASSIST HYDRAULIC STEERING
Powered by an electronically controlled hydraulic pump connected to the SeaStar® system. The electric pump “does the work for you” so the driver can expect incredible handling and turning with little effort. Recommended for engines rated 150 hp or greater.
UNDERDECK WAVE SHIELD
Deflects water from the bottom of the deck, which reduces “surging” and enhances the soft, quiet ride in rough water.
QUIET, SMOOTH RIDE EVEN IN ROUGH WATERS
Our thicker cross channels provide more vertical strength than the typical channels found on most pontoons. This combined with our extruded M-deck brackets and fanged elevator bolted deck construction minimizes twisting and provides the most solid, quiet pontoon ride in the industry.
Fully-welded aluminum construction ensures a far stronger and more rigid structure over the faster and cheaper method of single or even double surface welds.
When it comes to comfort on the water, Bennington offers the industry’s most sophisticated seating. Our ergonomic design and a blend of five compressions of high-density foam provide the perfect combination of support and comfort. From design elements like integrated self-draining channels to the selection of materials our furniture is engineered to resists moisture and mildew.
LUXURIOUS & DURABLE INTERIORS
With the finest craftsmen and first-class upholstery, Bennington is known for its durable and luxurious interiors. Shown below, Simtex™ is a soft to the touch, easy to clean, premium vinyl also found in world-class yachts.