Sitting at the helm of Bennington’s upscale 2552 QCW I/O, it’s easy to forget there are pontoons floating your boat. In front of both passenger and driver sit dual, runabout-style consoles, topped by a full wraparound windshield. Behind, twin captain’s chairs with flip-down armrests cradle both captain and mate. Above, a clad water-sports arch evokes an express cruiser. Forward, a cantilevered bow deck hides any hint of aluminum tubes below, and a sloping, radius bow is light years removed from a boxy, vertical fence line. Finally, gaze aft. No outboard breaks up the horizon, leaving only a clean, unencumbered fiberglass swim platform above. Even the handling mimics a V-hull’s. Bennington’s Elliptical Sport Package (ESP) adds a third, 32-inch elliptical center tube between 25-inch outer pontoons. The size difference gives the boat a deadrise angle and allows it to bank into turns with a familiar inside lean.