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  1. In August of 2016, Bennington introduced our new model, color and option choices for the new model year. As always, we use complimentary design choices in vinyls, canvas and flooring-it is what makes a Bennington stand out from other brands. This is painstaking for us and we work hard with our suppliers to get it "just right." When ordering boats with a base color of Sandstone or Driftwood (grey tones)youreceiveSLATE flooring in Seagrass, Bamboo, VinylTeak or Woven Vinyl. When you order a boatwith a base color of Napa Beige or Tuscan Dune, you receive BEIGE flooring, either Seagrass, Woven Teak or Woven Vinyl. Platinum, a 2016 color choice, was available as an obsolete choice until supplies ran out. Our sincere apology that your expectations were not met. Although not your first choice, we hopeyou mayfind slate is pleasing over time;it is cooler on barefeet and does compliment the vinyls.
  2. Suppliers catching up

    Good communication is the best practice, and we believe in being pro-active in this regard. Due to a robust retail market this year, our suppliers in two major areas are trying to catch up with demand at the manufacturing level. We expect these issues to resolve themselves well before the spring ramp-up, but some customers may be feeling the affects this autumn as they wait (with varied and understandable degrees of patience) for their new boats to be delivered. We would like to extend out thanks to those folks who have been affected by longer lead times and were/are willing to wait it out. We appreciate your business. TB
  3. A new luxurious outdoor upholstery with a textile feel, quality backing and a durable topcoat...hard to beat! Bennington is pleased to offer new BennTexx (by Simtex) upholstery as an upgrade for allpillow-top seating. BennTexx is offered in The S Premium, G, R and Q series. Uniquewith custom enhancementsfor Bennington, this Simtex product has been used in the yachting industry and throughout Europe for many years. Afew competitive brandsuse "knock-off" versions (less expensive and less durable) that do not have the exacting characteristics of BennTexx. Attached are cleaning and care directions for this fantastic upholstery. BENNINGTON__BENNTEXX_CARE_CARD_2_SIDEDcomp.pdf
  4. Is there a ski tow bar "red" drawing?

  5. Love my 1999 225l but need a schematic so I can upgrade f r om the seaworthy. Can you email me the radio diagram?


  6. Enviro-Fill Fuel System

    PLEASE NOTE!Bennington does not put fuel in our systems prior to shipping, Because of that, it is impossible to completely test these fuel systems at the factory, but we do q.a. to check lines, etc. That being said, the following information may help those who are technically inclined. Beginning in summer of 2013, the EPA placed new guidelines on marine fuelsystems, and webeganusing Enviro-Fill Fuel systems. This was a running change that took approximately 1 year to complete. This tank should fill at full speed at the gas station. Should also fill normally with alarge funnel. The sentence highlighted in green addresses what is usually wrong. The lines are colored in figure one to help explain the system. In the boat, all the hoses are black. The way this works is by blocking off the “aspirator hole” that is located about a 1/2 inch up the side of a gas station fuel fill nozzle. It’s about a 1/8” diameter. When this hole is blocked, the gas pump shuts off. Scroll down toFIGURE #1 in the instructions. It shows the Enviro Fill layout lay-out we use most often. 1)When the float on theTANK SENSOR/VENT ASSEMBLYis lifted by the fuel it blocks flow to theRED PRESSURE TRANSFER HOSE. This blocks off the “aspirator hole” to turn off the pump. 2)TheYELLOW VENT HOSE(S) vents air out thru slots around the fill opening that are normally covered by the fuel cap.If the yellow hose has fuel trapped in it the tank it will not fill at a reasonable rate. 3)TheBLACK VENT HOSEvents air to the canister when the cap is closed.If the BLACK and YELLOW hoses are crossed on the VENT BODY VALVE,it will not fill at a reasonable rate. Same applies to the INLET VENT VALVE in figure 2 4)TheCARBON CANISTERcleans the air that comes out of the tank as ambient temperature cycles from cold to hot. 5)TheGREEN VENT HOSEallows air in and out of the tank when the fill cap is on. Normally Enviro Fill takes fuel in at full speed on the gas pump. Down side is with a fill can. It needs the long skinny neck spout or funnel to fill it. This gets the fuel past the venting coming out of fill neck area. The large black funnel works best. The white one is easier to store. If the “yellow” and “black” vent lines at the valve (see note #3) areaccidentally crossed, and you have a system that doesn’t fill quickly, check this first. Enviro F Instruct.pdf
  7. The 20SLMX has the same furniture and interior space as an SLX, but slid back on the chassis so there is more bow deck. Our Michigan rep asked for this a few years back. Apparently Michiganders like more room out front than out back! If you can negotiate down from MSRP that's great, but please note that Bennington sets a HIGHLY AGGRESSIVE MSRP on our S Series models from 16-21 feet, so there is likely very little wiggle room on those particular models. They are a great buy. Good luck! TB
  8. QSR Sport Arch.

    One of the really neat features of the new QX is that you can select ANY automotive paint chip color for your side panels...ANY color!
  9. New QX

    Hi Packman, we're looking into that mid-ship cleat you saw, the new fiberglass sides do't leave much space for attachments... See you in Charlotte! TB
  10. Anyone ever get an e-mail from Bennington like this?

    Hello All, Yes, this is a legitimate email from Bennington Administration to meet compliance guidelines regarding spam. Unfortunately, there was a typo in the phone number. 264, not 246. The good news is that over 6,000 folks have already clicked through to the 2016 brochure! Dream On! TB
  11. LED side lighting wireing

    Look for the blue/red wiring underneath each bow corner... G,R,Q, WIRING.pdf
  12. 22Scwx issues

    Thank you for calling these issues to our attention. Bennington and your dealer should work in unison to be sure you have a good delivery experience. TB will make sure this info gets into the proper hands. We will ask our Ontario sales representative to contact you for follow-up. A small note regarding aluminum shavings... Anyone who has toured our facilities has seen that we wipe, vacuum and assure the cleanliness of our boats, then wrap them from bow- to- stern in sheets/felt prior to shrink-wrapping. (We also spend extra money on shrink-wrap zipper doors.) Metal shavings are a nemesis and are often caused by the shimmy and shake of road travel between the factory and the dealer, when the small shavings inside the rails are set free. Boats may need several rounds of vacuuming by the owner before shavings are totally eliminated.
  13. Sharkhide tags from factory

    All boats that receive Sharkhide at the factory are tagged. When dealers remove the tags is the question! If O2ram can send us a message with his serial number and dealer name, we will check the production schedule to verify that the boat received Sharkhide. The makers of Sharkhide recommend routine reapplication for best results. It is a great product, but does not resolve 100% of pontoon staining issues. TB
  14. Speaking of Half-Enclosures. Check this out!

    Bennington camping enclosures are designed to protect from the elements and provide privacy to boaters who spend the night sleeping or "camping" on the boat. Other types of enclosures, called "day enclosures" are made with an abundance of clear plastic "windows" for higher visibility. Day enclosures are great for boating during inclement weather, but not so great for overnight "camping." TB
  15. Hello all, In a long-ago post, it was stated that owners could pull tubes and skiers from the stern u-bolts located on either side of the transom of some Bennington models. This was suggested as an alternative for folks who did not purchase a ski tow bar or pylon with the boat. Our Engineering Team has pointed out that this is NOT RECOMMENDED, and that we suggest factory-designed ski tow bars and pylons. Thanks, and safe boating…TB