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Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O

Bennington's 2575 QCWA I/O is equipped with a multitude of amazing features.

December 18, 2015
LOA: 28’2″
Beam: 8’6″
Dry Weight: 4,591 lb. (without engine)
Seating/Weight Capacity: 17/4,591 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 58.7 gal. More Information: benningtonmarine.com
Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster
Bennington 2575 QCWA I/O Bill Doster

Bennington’s 2575 QCWA takes aim at the discriminating buyer with a multitude of features. They start on the exterior where angled, curved corners add a stylish touch. Sculpted fencing and two-tone aluminum perimeter panels continue the image from bow to stern, and the optional cladded sport arch overhead looks like it’s borrowed directly from an express cruiser. Simple yet elegant aft stainless-steel railings finish things off.

Step through one of three boarding gates and that form continues, albeit with plenty of function to match. Forward, port and starboard lounges feature upscale pillow-top cushions, padded thigh bolsters and contrasting, diamond-pattern lumbars. Below, stowage waits in easy-to-maintain roto-molded bases. The elevated helm features a command-centerlike dash. To port, a matching high-back chair keeps the first mate close at hand. Ultimate relaxation, however, awaits you on the elevated stern deck. There, twin 4-foot-long recliners face aft. If you get too hot at anchor or need a spot to gear up for water sports, an extended, 2-foot-6-inch-deep swim platform awaits you at the water’s edge.

Underway, the 2575 displayed the agile maneuverability of a V-hull. The reason for that can be found below deck. Bennington’s Elliptical Sport Package (ESP) pairs the 25-inch-diameter outer pontoons with a significantly larger 32-inch-diameter center tube that sports an elliptical shape. The difference in tube size mimics a V-hull’s deadrise. Crank the wheel and the boat rolls into a corner with that familiar inside lean. That center tube gets performance-oriented lifting strakes on each side; outer tubes add performance foils to the inside of each tube. Furthering the boat’s performance mind-set is the choice of power. With a 350 hp MerCruiser 6.2-liter V-8 sterndrive and a Bravo Three propset, the 2575 planed in 4.4 seconds, reached the 30 mph benchmark in 8 seconds flat, and topped out at 46.3 mph.

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High Points
*Garmin Echo 100 fish finder and a Kicker stereo with four illuminated speakers come standard.
*Additional stowage within the bow radiuses, below the helm and in compartments behind the helm seat
*Optional in-floor ski locker stows a multitude of items, including skis and wakeboards.

How We Tested
Engine: MerCruiser 350 6.2L V-8
Drive/Prop: Bravo Three/28″ stainless-steel propset
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 37 gal.
Crew Weight: 370 lb.

Price
$118,458 (as tested; $89,814 base)

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

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