Bennington’s 25RSFBA is a big pontoon boat inside and out. It makes an ideal platform for hosting huge parties out on the lake, and with the Elliptical Sport Package and Yamaha’s 300 hp outboard, it reacts to steering, throttle and trim input like a much smaller, nimbler craft. The big V-6 Yamaha has the push to back up the growl: With a 15-inch Yamaha stainless-steel prop, the Bennington 25RSFBA launched from zero to 30 mph in a cat-quick 6.4 seconds (that’s faster than many hot-rod bass and performance boats!). Top speed was a cool 43 mph at 6,000 rpm, which is more than enough oomph to carry a load of partyers back to port ahead of a storm. All the zoom comes at an efficient fuel burn as well; the most economical cruising speed was 17 mph and 2,500 rpm, while burning 4.9 gph. That’s an excellent net economy of 3.5 mpg. With a 50-gallon tank, the Bennington 25RSFBA’s range at this cruise speed is 156 miles, with a 10 percent fuel reserve. Turning at any speed shy of wide open is uneventful: The boat banks only slightly, and the prop won’t break loose unless the engine’s trimmed out. This is a fun and safe boat to operate.