Hello everybody,...name is Dewey,...and I am a new prospective Bennington owner. I toured the factory and I am impressed with the build process. I'm in the very early stages of pontoon ownership. I have picked out the model I believe should fit my budget,....that is always the utmost important thing to me,....that it fits the budget,...don't want to get more than what I need or can afford. Being new to this,I have chosen to go with an 18 ft. pontoon. I'm single,and will be on boat by myself probably 90% of the time anyway,so there's no need for anything bigger! I looked at,...and considered,...16 ft.,.but feel that's too small,...again,18 ft. is plenty big enough! I boat primarily on northern Indiana lakes,and nearby flood control reservoirs. The model I have chosen is the S 188SLV,...their value line model!