Bennington 2372 RCW Windscreen Sport Arch

The 2372 RCW features stylish looks and solid handling.

LOA: 25'6"
Beam: 8'6"
Dry Weight: 2,868 lb.
Seating Capacity: 14
Fuel Capacity: 50 gal.
More Information: benningtonmarine.com

Bennington’s 2372 RCW stands out for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is its stylish, wraparound windscreen. It adds an added ounce of protection on a windy day, but it also completely changes the boat’s style, making it look like the love child of a pontoon and a sporty runabout. Add in our test boat’s optional clad sport arch (great for style points as well as pulling your water-sport fans) and blackout trim package, which shades the fencing, panels and pontoon skirting along with that arch and the dash to an ebony hue, and you’ve got a pontoon that is ready to make its mark, whether it’s underway or at the dock.

Seating further reflects Bennington’s style. Forward, the parallel lounges feature comfort-oriented pillow tops, diamond-pattern accent stitching detail in the lumbar region, and forward-facing backrests with fold-down armrests to please those longing to stretch out. The stowage below is roto-molded, hence low maintenance, with gutters and drains to keep water at bay and contents dry. Step through the center windshield walk-through and find matching Pure Comfort high-back seats behind the helm and port consoles. The captain’s seat features an adjustable-height pedestal, while the port console offers up a granite-look countertop. Continue aft and you’ll enter a more private area, with dual, stern-facing deluxe lounge seats, ringed by a minimal, streamlined stainless-steel rail — a touch of elegance that won’t block your view.

Crank the wheel at speed and you’ll note a lean-in, banking turning style reminiscent of a V-hull’s. That handling is made possible by Bennington’s Elliptical Sport Package (ESP), which adds a 32-inch elliptical-shaped center tube to the existing 25-inch pontoons, along with lifting strakes and performance foils. Power-assist hydraulic steering further enhances the response. With our test boat’s Yamaha F250 outboard, the 2372 planed in 3.5 seconds, passed 30 mph in 6.8 and peaked at 45.1 mph.

Buyer's Spotlight
*Forward couches, dual captain's chairs and ­reclining aft lounges offer premium seating with plush pillow-top upholstery and stylish diamond-pattern accent stitching.
*Dual consoles and a wraparound windscreen deliver some runabout look and feel, additional ­stowage and protection from the elements for those in the aft cockpit.
*Three-tube Elliptical Sport Package adds larger, 32-inch center pontoon to mimic deadrise and produce V-hull-like handling while underway.
*Yamaha F250 outboard produces top speed in excess of 45 mph.
*Optional blackout trim package and clad sport arch break from the traditional pontoon mold. The arch incorporates an elevated tow point for watersports.

Bennington 2372 RCW

How We Tested
Engine: Yamaha F250
Prop: Yamaha Saltwater Series II 15½" x 17" 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 2.00:1
Fuel Load: 40 gal.
Crew Weight: 210 lb.

Price
$84,570 (with test power, Elliptical Sport Package)

Contact
Bennington Marine Elkhart, Indiana; 888-906-2628; benningtonmarine.com