Welcome aboard!Well Hello Bennington Crew!! My girlfriend Kari and I are proud new owners of our first Bennington Pontoon we purchased last Friday! We are super excited to get it in the water for the 4th of July Weekend! The Bennington is a 2017 SSX 20' and she is a beauty. One time owner with only 130 miles on the engine. Have her surveyed and checked out and after we take care of a few things we will be ready to roll! Thought I'd stop in and say Hello!
Haha Fair Enough!!Welcome aboard!
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Welcome aboard. Boat and crew looking ready for summer!Haha Fair Enough!!
Now to the important stuff, the gas gauged stop working while we were out on our Sea Test. We bought it "As Is" so that I can get some experience working on our new boat. However, I was wondering if these forums have some general information about Bennington on how to make repairs. Our boat is just moved out of warranty so either its a DIY or send out a mechanic. I would like to explore fixing it myself.
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Thanks for the response Shmily. When we asked about the warranty, he mentioned that he thought the warranty ended after the second year of ownership. Are there different types of warranties? We are brand spanking new to this. The previous owner gave us all the paperwork and I haven't gone through it all yet. The licensed surveyor told us that the boat was in great shape. Said the gas gauge should be a simple fix on a boat that new. I'll look through the paperwork and we have already reached out to the Bennington dealer where the boat was purchased to see if there is a warranty that is transferrable.Welcome!
How could a 2017 boat be out of warranty? They have a TEN year warranty.
With only 130 hours on the engine, I’d have trouble imagining much being wrong on a Bennington unless it had been abused or poorly maintained.
The Bennington warranty needs to be transferred by an authorized dealer. If you did not buy through an authorized dealer, get in touch with Bennington to find the closest dealer, then link up with them to transfer the warranty.Ok we have just gone through the documents we have for the boat and the previous owner was correct but he was referring to the Engine on the boat, not the boat itself. It appears we are covered for the Bow to Stern Warranty. Excellent news
That makes more sense. A pleasant surprise for you for sure. The 10 year Bennington warranty is one of the Best ones out there. It really is a shame we cannot get that kind of warranty on all of our fancy motors.Ok we have just gone through the documents we have for the boat and the previous owner was correct but he was referring to the Engine on the boat, not the boat itself. It appears we are covered for the Bow to Stern Warranty. Excellent news
Welcome and congratulations. I believe Yamaha has a standard three year warranty, you may still have some time left on that too.Ok we have just gone through the documents we have for the boat and the previous owner was correct but he was referring to the Engine on the boat, not the boat itself. It appears we are covered for the Bow to Stern Warranty. Excellent news
I did buy it from the same Bennington dealer as sold it new so he did transfer warranty. Looks like only plywood/structure still in effect now though. Not a lot to worry about with these well built boats.No. That would have been 7 year IF YOU JOINED THE FORUM at that time.
Also warranty needs transferred by dealer. Not all dealers may require this, but it’s in the warranty.