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Premier XPT Hydraulic Trim Tab Systems

Powerful stainless steel trim tab systems made for extreme conditions 

When only the best will do… Bennett Premier Line XPT, the world’s most sophisticated trimming system, is your only option. Bow to stern, your vessel is designed for speed, strength and dependability on the open seas. Likewise, the XPT is built to the highest standards of durability for the marine environment. With superior design and engineering, XPT systems unite form and function, employing the highest quality materials and the power of hydraulics–the preferred technology in demanding applications.

Features & Benefits

  • For Luxury Motor Yachts, Military, Government, Sport Fishing and Commercial vessels from 9 m (30 ft) to 38 m (120 ft)
  • Single or dual stainless steel, dual acting actuators, no exposed hydraulic lines
  • Laser-cut 7-gauge, stainless steel, heavy duty trim planes
  • Systems can readily be retrofitted to any vessel
  • All systems are customizable
  • Worldwide distribution

Items Included in Sets

  • Electronic Indicator Control with internal sensors – no wires or cables exposed to the harsh marine environment
  • Auto Tab Retractor automatically retracts the tabs to the full-up position when ignition is turned off
  • Two Compact Dual Acting Hydraulic Power Units, each producing about 1,100 kg (2,400 pounds) of force through two actuators
  • Stainless Steel Actuators: dual acting (with no external hydraulic lines); precision machined, single or dual cylinder; no dissimilar metals; XPT and BXT actuator overall length is 305 mm (12 inches), and the SST actuator overall length is 400 mm (15 3/4 inches)
  • Heavy Duty Trim Planes: Laser-cut 7-gauge (4.7 mm), Stainless SteelFor more specifications and access to CAD drawings, visit

Set Options & Tab Sizes

  • XPT1218: 12″ x 18″ Trim Plane Assembly (Single actuator per tab)
  • XPT1520: 15″ x 20″ Trim Plane Assembly (Single actuator per tab)
  • XPT1824: 18″ x 24″ Trim Plane Assembly (Dual actuators per tab)
  • XPT Custom: (Custom sizes with single or dual actuator options)
For custom configurations for the XPT, BXT or SST systems please call us at 954-427-1400 and we’ll be happy to speak with you about options. 
 For more specifications and access to CAD drawings, visit

Recommended Boat Types

  • Center Consoles
  • Cruisers
  • Sportfish
  • Military/Patrol
  • Luxury Motor Yachts

Installation & Instructions

Download XPT Instructions, BXT instructions, or SST instructions.

For more information, please refer to our Tech Help section, or give us a call at (954) 427-1400. We’re here to help!

Replacement Parts & Accessories

Our systems are built to last, but let’s face it, the marine environment is harsh. When you need  a replacement part, we want to make it as easy as possible to get you back on the water, and we’re here to help!

Give us a call at (954) 427-1400 for assistance, browse Common Replacement Parts, check out our Tech Help & Support section, or send us a message after hours.


The Bennett Premier Hydraulic Trim Tab Systems XPT, BXT and SST are made for Motor Yachts, Military/Patrol and Sport Fishing vessels that face the most challenging conditions on the water.

Sophisticated Systems for Extraordinary Vessels The Bennett Premier Line is the result of more than 50 years of experience and over 1 million trim plane systems produced. No other company knows more about designing durable trim plane systems that are unmatched in strength and reliability.

Superior Performance: Form definitely meets function when the highest quality materials combine with the power of hydraulics – the preferred technology in demanding applications.



Unmatched Durability: The dual acting hydraulic systems lock the solid stainless steel actuators into place, securing planes while backing down or in other extreme conditions.

Easy Installation: The XPT, BXT and SST hydraulic trim tab systems can readily be retrofitted to any vessel, and all wire lengths are customized to the vessel’s specifications. The result is a hassle-free, efficient installation.

Style Sophistication: The Bennett Premier Line hydraulic trim tab systems look as good as they perform. Bennett’s unique design for the Stainless Steel Actuator exhibits the beauty, strength and precision that a high-performance boat or motor yacht demands.