2022 Bennington Q27 Twin-Engine Fastback

The Q27 Twin-Engine Fastback mixes impeccable style with a sporty ride.

Twin-engine pontoons can be potent performers on the water, but it takes a special running surface to make them fly. Enter the new ESP-3 running surface on Bennington’s Q27 Fastback. It provides the performance of twin-engine power with a more traditional and convenient 8-foot-6-inch beam, rather than the 10-foot beam of the renowned ESP-10 package. With twin Mercury 300 outboards on the transom and a trio of unique 32-inch elliptically shaped pontoons belowdecks, our test boat peaked near 58 mph. Elliptical tubes maximize buoyancy on a boat -carrying twin-engine weight and lower the center of gravity, giving the boat a sporty feel.

Q27 Twin-Engine FastBack out on the lake
Sleek looks with the performance to match. Bill Doster

Long characterized by its radius bow, the Q line gets refined for 2022 with a new rail design and integrated docking lights. Step through into the bow and the Q’s Quad Bench seating is arrayed couch-style, with parallel 4-foot-4-inch lounges forward and 3-foot-6-inch lounges aft. Wrapped in easy-to-clean Simtex vinyl, they’re comfortably cool to the touch. Lumbar regions feature cutaways for speakers and Bennington’s seemingly ever-present high-speed USB charging ports. Stowage is located below them all, with both drainage and ventilation to help ward off moisture.

Q27 Twin-Engine Fastback helm
The helm features an up to 12-inch screen and the option for an additional 5-inch screen to enhance the info at hand. Bill Doster

A sleek, low-profile windshield spans the port and starboard consoles. Behind, both the driver and passenger enjoy standard luxury recliner seats with acrylic-clad backs for style and durability. At the helm, the new Commander dash makes its debut. Outfitted in Bennington’s impeccable style, it features an up to 12-inch screen front and center; option an additional 5-inch screen to enhance the info at hand. We give extra points for the leather-wrapped Corvina wheel, the padded elbow rest for the captain’s throttle arm, and yet another wireless charger to keep your phone topped off.

Q27 Twin-Engine Fastback bow seating
The Q’s Quad Bench seating is arrayed couch-style. Bill Doster

Looking to enjoy the boat on the hook or at the sandbar? The aft gate leads to a large swim platform with an angled, flip-down boarding ladder. The Fastback design includes stereo control and 8-inch speakers hidden behind a stainless-steel mesh panel. Turn on the RGB accent lighting to add ambience to the party.

Q27 Twin-Engine Fastback aft seating
There are 3-foot-6-inch lounges aft. Bill Doster

High Points

  • New profile includes docking and navigation lights. 
  • Optional sport arch adds style, an integrated tow point, and power- or gas-assist folding. 
  • Wireless chargers are at the helm and behind the starboard chaise armrest.
Q27 Twin-Engine Fastback performance data
Bennington Q27 Twin-Engine Fastback Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engines: Twin Mercury 300
  • Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Enertia Eco 16″ x 20″ 3-blade stainless steel
  • Gear Ratio: 1.85:1 Fuel Load: 74 gal. Crew Weight: 360 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $219,023 (with twin Mercury 300s)
LOA: 28’3″
Beam: 8’6″
Draft: 2’8″ (max)
Dry Weight: 4,630 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 15/2,454 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 83 gal.

Bennington Marine – Elkhart, Indiana; 574-264-6336;