Are you looking for a fun cruiser for afternoon adventures on the lake? The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck brings you an exciting pontoon boat that’s ideal for making friends and family out on the water.
This model even features built-in kids slide for fun. You get a boat with speed and power, plenty of room for passengers, and a dedicated above-deck platform for fishing, viewing, or sun tanning.
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck is roomy and luxurious, with padded seating and plenty of space. It’s ideal for taking the party out onto the water, allowing as much passenger capacity as possible.
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck features the classic Quad bench design and setup, with four passenger benches for seating up to 12 guests. There are two benches in the aft, and two in the bow, with a clean walkthrough deck design from the transom to the bow.
You get plush seating, loads of storage space, and easy access to the water through the stern gate in the aft or the bow gate at the front of the platform. What makes this boat stand out from the competition is its hardtop.
The hardtop acts as a sunshade and a platform. It’s strong enough to hold 585-lbs or four adults without causing damage to the structure, making it ideal for viewing and for partying on the water. Pack your friends in the boat and head out for a fun day on the water.
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck comes with everything you need to entertain your guests, including a dynamic sound system with waterproof speakers and a cooler for your beverages and food.
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck comes with a single Mercury 250-HP outboard motor. We would prefer a twin setup for this model, but considering the price point, we can understand why we’re dealing with a single motor setup in this boat.
While the Mercury 250 won’t give you the same power and performance as a pair of 450XL Verado’s, it does a good job of getting the boat up to planning speed. The size and the weight of the vessel don’t hinder the performance too much, and the handling is better than you expect, thanks to the tri-hull design from Bennington.
With the boat at open throttle, you can expect to reach speeds up to 42-mph, with consumption at around 8.5-GPH when maintaining a 24-mph cruising speed. The Mercury 250 outboard pushes the 4,000-lbs vessel to 30-mph in less than 8-seconds, so it’s no slouch on the water.
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck comes with the classic Bennington Tri-hull design featuring 25-inch round pontoons in the standard SPS Performance Package.
The hull also comes with lifting strakes for improving handling and getting the boat on a plane as soon as possible.
The lightweight aluminum hull construction gives the boat a strong impact resistance without adding weight. As a result, you get a highly maneuverable package that responds well to tight cornering.
Interior, Seating, and Deck
The highlight of the 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck is its top deck. The deck means 10-foot by 6-foot, and it can carry up to 585-lbs, making it suitable for four people to use. Have your friends partying on the deck well into the night, or use it as an elevated deck for fishing and the longest casts.
The upper deck features a trial surrounding the edges for support and security. The low-profile design of the rial means it doesn’t detract from the boat’s aesthetic while managing to remain functional. There’s no chance of you rolling over the side if you fall asleep sunbathing.
The deck also features moat-like channels to keep water from dripping onto the deck and passengers below. Bennington includes kids slide mounting into the deck, moving over the top of the motor. It’s obvious that Bennington built this model with a family in mind. The parents can use the top deck for suntanning, diving, and fishing while the kids have fun sliding into the water.
The stern features a sealed transom to accommodate the platform’s weight and mounts the Mercury 250 outboard motor. The Quad Bench floor plan allows equal distribution of your guests between the bow and aft of the vessel. There are two large 5-seater L-couches to the aft and bow of the boat, with a removable table in the bow, under-seat storage, and a built-in cooler.
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck comes with a 12-person passenger capacity, allowing for you to take the whole family and some friends out onto the water for a good time. The plush sofas are comfortable, featuring anti-stain, anti-fade materials in various colors to suit your taste.
You can use the gate filler cushion to transform the bow or stern into a U-shaped lounge for extra seating for your guests. The Duraframe seats provide loads of storage, with drainage and ventilation to ensure you keep everything fresh.
The captain’s seats are plush and offer swiveling functions. However, we think it’s a good idea to upgrade to the luxurious recliner option featuring fiberglass cladding covering the rear of the seat. The Simtex vinyl adds a soft and heat-free touch that doesn’t leave your skin feeling burned if it’s out in the sun for a while.
There’s an access gate at the bow of the lounge, and you get a small platform for diving right off the bow into the water. Around the boat, you have several cup holders in each lounge, and there are USB chargers throughout the vessel for your devices.
Upgrade the sound system to Kicker speakers co-designed by Bennington to start the party out on the water.
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck comes with an affordable price tag. You get the base model with the Mercury 250-HP motor for $122,961. We feel that’s an outstanding value and around half the price of the luxury competitors.
However, if you want to add the upgrades to this boat, you can expect to add another $20,000 to the price tag without breaking a sweat.
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck comes with several optional extras from the manufacturer.
You get upgrades for the console, touch-screen, seating, and the boat’s electronics. However, we feel the standard package is affordable and great for anyone looking for a basic setup focusing on versatility and comfort.
2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck – The Verdict
The 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck is great for an entry-level pontoon boat. The motor might seem underpowered compared to leading models like the Manitou 27 XT and the PlayCraft Powertoon 3000.
However, you get an affordable boat with enough power to enjoy cruising, fishing, and watersports. Plus, the handling is great, and there’s plenty of passenger capacity. We love the versatility the top deck offers out on the water, and it’s a nice change from the typical Bimini top.
Overall, the 2022 Bennington L25 Quad Bench Top Deck offers you a fun boat for family use and a great boat for having a party out on the water.