Bennington’s signature upscale touch is evident aboard the 2375 RCW. Forward, twin parallel lounges showcase comfortable pillow-top upholstery, diamond-pattern lumbar stitching and slanted, forward-facing backrests for those who prefer to stretch their legs. Flip down the armrests, and integrated cup holders are at the ready. At the helm, the luxurious captain’s chair is flanked by a “mini lounge” to port. Use it to seat two passengers behind the matte-maple-finish pedestal table, or, as on the lounges in the bow, employ the forward-facing backrest to kick back in comfort and enjoy the seat solo. All lounges feature stowage below in the low-maintenance roto-molded bases. Completing the picture on our test boat were the optional, dual, reclining deluxe stern lounges. Looking very much like a plush La-Z-Boy lifted directly from your favorite TV room, the seats have backs that recline, inviting the occupants to really kick back and relax. Complementing each is a padded footrest, hiding stowage below.
Plenty of so-called extras are standard issue. Check out the Bluetooth-equipped Sony stereo and the six lit Kicker speakers. Other items that will entice you to upgrade include the easy-to-clean, woven sea-grass decking; LED accent lighting in the cup holders, side deck and even underwater; and the synthetic teak covering the aft deck.
Boy, does the 2375 RCW perform. Our test boat featured Bennington’s Elliptical Sport Package (ESP), which adds performance foils to the 25-inch outer pontoons and a third, 32-inch elliptical tube with lifting strakes down the center. The difference in diameter gives the boat a V-hull-like effect on the bottom, enabling it to bank into corners and handle with far more tenacity than the average pontoon. The center tube also allows for greater horsepower. On our test boat, a Mercury 250 Pro produced a crisp 3.5-second time to plane, 6.1-second time to 30 mph and 44.4 mph top speed.
*Generous seating, including parallel forward lounges, love-seat-style couch to port and dual, aft recliners, puts a premium on passenger comfort.
*Stowage below seating sports gutters and drains to keep water at bay.
*Standard Bluetooth-equipped Sony stereo features six lit Kicker speakers.
*Attractive options include woven sea-grass decking, LED accent lighting and synthetic teak aft decking.
*Elliptical Sport Package (ESP) pairs a 32-inch center tube with 25-inch outer pontoons to mimic the handling and response of a V-hull.
*Top speed of 44.4 mph is achieved with Mercury’s 250 Pro outboard.
How We Tested
Engine: Mercury Verado 250 Pro
Prop: Enertia 15″ x 15″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.85:1
Fuel Load: 44 gal.
Crew Weight: 210 lb.
$71,450 (with test power, Elliptical Sport Package)
Bennington Marine Elkhart, Indiana; 888-906-2628; benningtonmarine.com