Boating - - TESTS -

WE SAY With its open lay­out, seat­ing for 16, and acres of tran­som lounge, Bennington’s 25 GSBA vies for high hon­ors at the sand­bar or cove. Fac­ing lounges adorn the bow. The con­soles are set back quite a bit, lim­it­ing room in the stern but af­ford­ing bet­ter hull bal­ance and giv­ing the bow seat­ing a huge foot­print. We ad­mired the sim­ply ar­ranged dash atop the swept­back and cur­va­ceous con­sole, not­ing the pres­ence of vi­tal in­stru­men­ta­tion and a dig­i­tally con­trolled Kicker sound sys­tem.

Aft, an air­craft-size tran­som lounge, up­hol­stered in stitched Tus­can Dune and Per­fo­rated Fire­cracker col­or­com­bi­na­tion vinyl, fea­tures a re­versible back­rest. The seat hinges up to re­veal a chang­ing sta­tion, plus ac­cess to bat­ter­ies. Note the Bennington logo plate at the base of the lounge. At the tran­som, we noted neat, clean rout­ing of wiring

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