Extreme performance evolves from years of honing and refining the underwater architecture of every new Bennington Pontoon. The 2018/1019 Bennington line of high performance boats utilises one of four (4) unique pontoon packages designed to be the ultimate expression in its class.
A - Lifting Strakes B - Keels C - Under Deck Wave Shield D - Performance Foils
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.