We have a house in Venice, and are thinking about getting a pontoon to use when we're there. We'll want to fish, but also just cruise. I'm thinking we'll be mostly inland, but would like to be able to go at least a little way offshore at times. I'm looking for input from anyone who has a Bennington in similar use. We have a 2550 RCL with a 300 Verado in Kentucky (great boat), but we use it very differently. For the Florida boat, is a pontoon the way to go Vs a boat? The Port Charlotte dealer suggested a 22 foot SFX with a 150. Is that enough boat for an occasional run offshore? What pontoon configuration (sps, elliptical, ESP, etc) is best? Is an S ok or is it better to get the heavier/stronger structure of the G? Are there good marinas in the area with storage capability? Any other input?