We have a 25 LTSB Bowrider and absolutely love it. It’s a sweet ride. We have four kids ages 20-28 and can entertain up to 15 ppl. No one cares at all about a front gate or jumping over the seat. I guess coming from a SeaRay we’re used to it. We access the port door and aft deck from our dock. The forward deck is used primarily when at the sandbar and kids like to sit on the lowered bow while anchored.
The V Hull design handles extremely well and handles choppy water like a Bowrider should. The 25 gives us more space in the U Lounge- 6 ppl comfortably. The sight lines are wide open. With my kids driving, that’s a huge safety factor for me.
The fact we can water ski and tube combined with lake life entertaining family and friends - makes the Bennington Bowrider a great choice.