Bennington Q30

Know no limits.

by Craig Ritchie
Its full name is a mouthful, which is why most people simply call Bennington’s 30QSRFBWAX2 Sport Arch model the Q30 for short.

Specifications

  • LOA: 31'3"
  • Beam: 10'
  • Draft:
  • Weight: 5,423 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 83 gals.
  • Water Capacity:
  • Power: 850 hp
  • Price: $216,364

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But by any name, this big Bennington makes a statement — as to be expected from a 31-foot luxury pontoon that rides around on a full 10-foot beam. 

With its vast length and width, the Q30 has space for up to 23 people to stretch out in comfort. Dual rear lounge seats are designed for luxurious aft-facing relaxation with fold-down armrests and plush upholstery; the seatbacks are high enough all the way around to allow for forward-facing orientation as well. Either way, this is the best spot to dry off after a swim thanks to the lounge’s proximity to the wide stern entry gate and deep swim platform, complete with rear-facing speakers and integrated beverage holders. 

Matching swiveling captain’s chairs with fold-down armrests amidships spoil the driver and companion in opulent comfort, each protected from the breeze by a walk-through, low-profile windshield and a generous fiberglass console. The passenger console houses a stainless steel sink, faucet, USB and 12V outlets and a large storage space below, while the helm console neatly contains Bennington’s custom Sterling Gauge package consisting of fuel, trim, volt, tach/hour meter and speedometer gauges. This package neatly complements the Striker 4 fish graph and Kicker KMC 10 stereo that round out the elegant dash. Power options of up to twin 425-hp outboards ensure this boat has the power to match its racy good looks. Up front, two more long, wraparound lounges with fold-down armrests and storage in their bases spoil guests.

“The slanted front-end styling gives Bennington’s Q Series boats a distinctive look that is unrivaled in the industry,” says Hayden Hall, sales manager at Hall’s Sports Center. “It’s not just for looks; the design offers quite a bit of storage space on both sides of the bow entry door, with more than enough room to stow a decent size beach bag in each side. It’s not just a great looking boat, it’s also extremely well designed.”


DEALERS

Hall’s Sport Center
hallssportcenter.com 

Basa’s Marine
basasmarine.com 

Clemons Boats
clemonsboats.com 


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