In 1999, Futrell Marine became the exclusive authorized dealer for Bennington Pontoons in the Hot Springs market of Arkansas. The rapid growth in the Pontoon market called for representation, and we delivered with Bennington – the market leader and clear choice for Futrell Marine to compliment our premium fiberglass brands. Bennington has grown to become the most respected name in the pontoon boat market with best in class performance, craftsmanship, and value! Our newly refurnished showrooms at Futrell showcases many new Benningtons in a variety of floor plans and styles. From a fantastically priced pontoon boat with family fishing fun in mind in the 20 SFX, to the ultimate in luxury tritoons in the 25 QCL, Futrell Marine has the bases covered to get you in the right boat for your family’s needs. Stop by our Arkansas boat dealerships today or schedule a demo today!
In 1997, a small group of industry veterans set out to build a boat brand focused on being the best built and never the largest. Those same founders and values are still the core of Bennington. We felt then, and still believe that when you do the right thing, everything else falls into place. Today, Bennington is family owned and operated with multiple generations of many families.
Each and every Bennington is designed, engineered and meticulously hand built with the same level of attention. From our entry level S Series to our flagship QX models; every boat is crafted using the highest quality materials. Whether choosing an ultra-premium vinyl, using stainless steel hardware or scrutinizing the selection of the raw materials
When it comes to comfort on the water, Bennington offers the industry’s most sophisticated seating. Our ergonomic design and blend of five compressions of high-density foam provide the perfect combination of support and comfort. From design elements like integrated self-draining channels to the selection of materials our furniture is engineered to resists moisture and mildew.
With the finest craftsmen and first-class upholstery, Bennington is known for its durable and luxurious interiors. Shown below, Simtex™ is soft to the touch, easy to clean, premium vinyl also found in world-class yachts.
Our thicker cross channels provide more vertical strength than the typical channels found on most pontoons. This combined with our extruded M-deck brackets and fanged elevator bolted deck construction minimizes twisting and provides the most solid, quiet pontoon ride in the industry.
Helps when navigating shallow waters by riding higher in the water.
Reinforced guides placed at the bottom of the tube to protect it in shallow water and improve tracking while underway. Optional solid keels are recommended for use in saltwater.
Similar to a wing of a plane, these are placed on the bottom side of the tubes to provide hydrodynamic lift. Improved acceleration, top speed and stability are added benefits. SPS, ESP and ESP-10 will also dramatically increase in the boat’s turning performance especially during heavy banking.
Add lift, decrease splashing and increase top speed as much as 4.8 miles per hour, depending on engine selection. For optimum performance, lifting strakes are recommended for engines rated 115hp or greater and for boats exceeding 30 mph. Lifting strakes are recommended for 90 hp or greater on boats with twin elliptical pontoons.
Eases steering effort with higher horsepower engines. Expect two-handed handling in hard turns. Recommended for engines rated 115 hp or greater.
Powered by an electronically controlled hydraulic pump connected to the SeaStar® system. The electric pump “does the work for you” so the driver can expect incredible handling and turning with little effort. Recommended for engines rated 150 hp or greater.
Deflects water from the bottom of the deck, which reduces “surging” and enhances the soft, quiet ride in rough water.
How do you build a quality boat, one bolt at a time…
We choose to bond our deck and ¼” thick cross-channel by though-bolting with nylon locking nuts whereas a typical competitor would prefer to use a thinner 1/8″ cross-channel and self-tapping screw.
Fully-welded aluminum construction ensures a far stronger and more rigid structure over the faster and cheaper method of single or even double surface welds.
Our bow decks and corner channels are reinforced with heavy-gauge anodized bow trim to lessen the possibility of damage and all under deck wiring is encased in conduit.
Bennington customers are now offered standard an industry-leading 10-year bow-to-stern warranty in addition to our lifetime structural warranty, giving you and your family the protection and assurance you deserve. Here at Bennington, we provide you with the finest built pontoon boats in the marketplace and want you, our valued customer, to know that we stand behind that commitment with the strongest warranty protection in the marketplace. Under the 10-year bow-to-stern + lifetime structural warranty, we cover 100% materials, parts and labor with no pro-rating, no third-party hand-offs, no warranty transfer fee and no “read between the lines” statements to leave you second guessing.