A Little About Gary's Boating Center in Lake Wales, FL
Gary’s Boating Center is a family owned and operated marine sales and service company located in central Florida. As longtime residents of the area, we understand the needs and expectations of our customers. Our service-oriented, one-on-one approach has helped build an excellent reputation and enabled us to maintain a CSI score of 100%.
Gary’s Boating is a certified dealer for Yamaha and Mercury motors, Bennington pontoon boats, Carolina Skiffs, and Piranha flats fishing boats. Our product lines also include Hewitt boat lifts, dock systems, electronics, and a full complement of marine supplies.
In addition to certified on-staff mechanics, Gary’s Boating Center offers a wide range of support including on-site service calls, trailer availability, pick-up and delivery, boat storage, and power pole sales and installation.
BENNINGTON - Performance Package
Helps when navigating shallow waters by riding higher in the water.
Reinforced guides placed at the bottom of the tube to protect it in shallow water and improve tracking while underway. Optional solid keels are recommended for use in saltwater.
Similar to a wing of a plane, these are placed on the bottom side of the tubes to provide hydrodynamic lift. Improved acceleration, top speed and stability are added benefits. SPS, ESP and ESP-10 will also dramatically increase in the boat's turning performance especially during heavy banking.
Add lift, decrease splashing and increase top speed as much as 4.8 miles per hour, depending on engine selection. For optimum performance, lifting strakes are recommended for engines rated 115hp or greater and for boats exceeding 30 mph. Lifting strakes are recommended for 90 hp or greater on boats with twin elliptical pontoons.
SEASTAR® HYDRAULIC STEERING
Eases steering effort with higher horsepower engines. Expect two-handed handling in hard turns. Recommended for engines rated 115 hp or greater.
POWER-ASSIST HYDRAULIC STEERING
Powered by an electronically controlled hydraulic pump connected to the SeaStar® system. The electric pump “does the work for you” so the driver can expect incredible handling and turning with little effort. Recommended for engines rated 150 hp or greater.
UNDERDECK WAVE SHIELD
Deflects water from the bottom of the deck, which reduces “surging” and enhances the soft, quiet ride in rough water.
ELIPTICAL SPORT PACKAGE - ESP is the top of the line performance package for boats with 8' 6" beams. Boats equipped with this package benefit from enhanced stability and water displacement with quick planing and handling characteristics that rival a fiberglass sport boat. Designed for high horsepower applications, ESP is optional on outboard models and comes standard on all I/O models. It includes two 25" diameter outer pontoons with performance foils, splash fins and .100 gauge aluminum, a patented 32" Elliptical center pontoon with lifting strakes and an under deck wave shield. The Power-assist steering option and a center fuel tank upgrade is recommended for boats equipped with engines rated at 200 hp or greater and is required on full windscreen models. Check with your local dealer for current maximum engine hp certifications.