Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

The Bennington 2575 QCW combines aggressive handling with great looks.

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

LOA: 28'5"
Beam: 8'6"
Dry Weight: 4,032 lb. (without engine)
Seating/Weight Capacity: 13/not available
Fuel Capacity: 58.7 gal.

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Bennington 2575 QCW I/O Sport Tower

Decked out in its optional “Black Out” appearance package and sporting a stylish, matching water-sports tower, Bennington’s 2575 QCW drew lustful stares before we even left the dock. With its black anodized fencing, matching black aluminum fence panels and subtle (what else?) black graphics, the 2575 just looked bad ... in that completely good way. That tower features standard Wet Sounds lighted speakers. Below, the luxurious look and feel of the boat’s sandstone, diamond-stitched, pillow-top vinyl and rich carpeting provide a nice contrast and complete the classy look.

Our test boat featured Bennington’s Elliptical Sport Package (ESP) as standard equipment. ESP allows the boat to offer the aggressive, bank-in turns of a V-hull by pairing an elliptical, 32-inch center tube with 25-inch outer pontoons. The larger, elliptical tube features lifting strakes on both sides; the smaller, outer tubes include inner performance foils. Combined with the potency and added agility provided by the optional MerCruiser 8.2-liter big block and Bravo Three sterndrive, the 2575 displayed power and handling rivaling many performance V-hulls. It accelerated to 30 mph in eight seconds flat and topped out at 52 mph. It also elicited even more of those lustful stares as it cranked high-speed corners within view of our host location’s lunch crowd. Like we said, bad ... to the bone.

Still, don’t think for a moment that Bennington has forgotten the comfortable side of pontoons. Forward, a gate-filling jump seat completes 15 feet of wraparound seating. Cushions offer pillow tops, and bolstered lumbar and knee support, for more comfort. At each end, flip-down armrests and angled, forward-facing seat backs invite kicking back. Seat bottoms pivot up and completely out of the way on two-part hinges to reveal roto-molded storage below. Gutters and drains keep inner contents dry. The interior highlight, however, is arguably the stern “super lounge.” It features twin, aft-facing recliners atop an elevated, faux-teak deck, surrounded by sculpted, stainless-steel rails.

Buyer's Spotlight
*Oversize, elliptical center tube, performance foils and strakes provide V-hull-like handling.
*Extreme Sport Tower includes Wet Sounds lighted speakers.
*Center tube provides the space for a massive in-floor ski locker.

Specs
LOA: 28'5"
Beam: 8'6"
Dry Weight: 4,032 lb. (without engine)
Seating/Weight Capacity: 13/not available
Fuel Capacity: 58.7 gal.

How We Tested
Engine: 430 hp MerCruiser 8.2 Mag HO ECT
Drive/Prop: Bravo Three/24-inch pitch stainless-steel propset
Gear Ratio: 2.00:1
Fuel Load: 57 gal.
Crew Weight: 325 lb.

Price
$107,466 (with test power)

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