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The 207 Si has the same hull and deck as the 205L but the layout is radically different. While the 205 is primarily for pure cruising, the 207 Si is a true dual-purpose pontoon boat, designed for those you plan to spend as much time cruising as fishing.

Key Features

  • Aerated livewell
  • Changing room
  • Extended engine transom
  • Pivoting bass seats (3)
  • Quick-release, no-strap bimini top
  • AM/FM cassette with 2 speakers
  • Stern boarding ladder
  • Optional lockable rod storage cabinet
  • Optional stern-seat livewells
  • Optional trolling motor harness with gate

Specifications

Bennington 207 Si Specifications
Length Overall 19'11'' Dry Weight 1,550 lbs
Beam 8' 0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Fuel Cap 26 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap None
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Bennington 207 Si Engine options
Std. Power None
Tested Power 1 x 60-hp Yamaha F60 4-stroke outboard
Opt. Power Up to 75-hp outboard

Bennington 207 Si Photo Gallery

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The Bennington 207 Si

The 207 is a combination fish/cruise pontoon platform. It proved it can do both equally well.

207 Layout

You can see here the extra room you get aft for fishing. Two removable bass chairs can go here.

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Bass Seats

There are actually 3 of these that come with the 207. They can be easily removed when in the cruising mode.

Extended Transom

The engine on the 207 is mounted on an extension, which serves two purposes. First, it provides better maneuverability, and second, it frees up space aft for more fishing floorspace.

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207 Helm

The starboard-side ABS helm puts all controls within easy reach. It is also capable of handling a bracket-mounted LCD fishfinder.

Bennington 207 Si Captain's Report

The Bennington 207 Si is a mid-size pontoon boat outfitted to please both the fisherman and folks just wanting a good time on the lake. With features designed for the serious fisherman, the 207 is practically like taking the fishing pier anywhere you want to go on the water.

Features

The bow rail runs right to the edge on the Bennington 207 to maximize on board deck room. But you will notice that docking lights are nicely integrated into the corners. A forward door makes landing on the beach easy. To the port and starboard at the bow are convenient cup holders flanked by rod holders to give your fishing arm a break.

The forward fishing deck provides two dedicated fishing chairs and another seat to the rear that doubles as a live well. With no bench seats at the bow, all the room is used for fishing space. The live well has its own pump and aerator.

At the Helm

The control console features a full set of instruments in easy to see black on white gauges. Toggle switches are used for other systems onboard and are backed-up by circuit breakers instead of fuses. To the left of the steering wheel is a marine grade radio/CD player. There is also a tilting steering wheel suitable for standup driving. The plush captain’s seat swivels. To the right of the steering wheel is a convenient cupholder and Garmin Fishfinder 80

Plenty of Seating

For those who aren’t fishing, the stern lounge area features a comfortable and roomy L-Shaped couch. A small, removable table is at the center. Like all Bennington Pontoon boats, storage space under the rotoformed seats is generous. They are plastic lined and self draining.

On the starboard side is a large locker that is big enough to store skies or fishing poles.

Just because this pontoon boat is outfitted for fishing doesn’t mean some privacy isn’t needed. Bennington has included a pop-up changing room near the stern. The hydraulic lifts make the process of raising the curtains a snap.

The stern features another fishing platform with one pedestal seat. A cupholder as well as a fishing rod holder are conveniently nearby.

The Rail around the Bennington 207 is just under two feet tall. It’s a bit short, but just tall enough to keep young kids safely inside. A small door leads to the stern boarding area and a fold down ladder.

Power

The Yamaha 60 mounted on the Bennington 207 included a special high-thrust propeller. The oversized propeller provides more aggressive acceleration and performance than a standard propeller. The propeller’s hub is actually larger than the foot of the engine, so water flows through the propeller’s hub.

Performance

Equipped with a Yamaha 60 horsepower outboard, we recorded a top speed of 20.2 miles per hour at 5,800 rpm. At its 13 miles per hour cruise speed the Yamaha turns 4,000 rpm and delivers 7.4 miles per gallon. That gives a cruise range of more than 173 miles.

Bennington 207 Si Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Bennington 207 Si is 20.2 MPH (32.5 KPH), burning 4.8 gallons per hour (GPH) or 18.17 liters per hour (LPH).

  • Best cruise for the Bennington 207 Si is 13.0 MPH (20.9 KPH), and the boat gets 7.43 miles per gallon (MPG) or 3.16 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 174 miles (280.03 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 60-hp Yamaha F60 4-stroke outboard.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Bennington 207 Si Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Portable Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Transom Door Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Bennington 207 Si Warranty

Bennington 207 Si Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to insure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 60-hp Yamaha F60 4-stroke outboard
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
1000 4.1 3.5 0.3 12.5 10.8 292 254 470 6.60 1.14 5.30 58
1500 5.5 4.8 0.4 12.9 11.3 303 263 488 8.90 1.51 5.50 63
2000 6.4 5.6 0.8 8.0 7.0 187 163 301 10.30 3.03 3.40 67
2500 7.3 6.3 1.1 6.9 6.0 162 140 261 11.70 4.16 2.93 67
3000 8.0 7.0 1.3 6.4 5.6 150 130 241 12.90 4.92 2.72 67
3500 10.4 9.0 1.4 7.4 6.5 174 151 280 16.70 5.30 3.16 73
4000 13.0 11.3 1.8 7.4 6.5 174 151 280 20.90 6.81 3.16 74
4500 15.3 13.3 2.6 5.9 5.1 137 119 220 24.60 9.84 2.50 72
5000 17.5 15.2 3.3 5.3 4.6 124 108 200 28.20 12.49 2.25 74
5800 20.2 17.6 4.8 4.2 3.7 98 86 158 32.50 18.17 1.79 80

All fuel consumption numbers is the total are for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 60-hp Yamaha F60 4-stroke outboard
Time To Plane 4.4 sec.
0 to 30 N/A
Test Power 1 x 60-hp Yamaha F60 4-stroke outboard
Transmission Yamaha
Ratio 1.85:1
Props 11x14 3-bld aluminum
Load 2 pers, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 85 deg., 70% humid, wind: 5-10 knots; seas: 1 foot