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Volvo Penta Powers New Henriques Semi-Custom Sportfishing Yacht

No compromises. That’s what owners of Henriques Yachts expect. And it’s what they get.

New Henriques Semi-Custom Sportfishing Yacht

“Each Henriques is built to order around the customer’s needs. All areas of your boat are completely customizable, and we want to give you the power of choice, so your boat speaks to your own personality and lifestyle,” says Henriques co-owner Natalia Costa.

Founded in 1977, Henriques Yachts is family-owned builder of high-quality semi-custom boats based in Bayville, New Jersey.

One of their most popular designs is the 42-ft express fisherman hardtop bridge model. The enclosed helm area with hardtop roof makes for more comfort for the family, especially during cold or windy weather. There’s easy access to the salon, an open flybridge above, and one of the boating industry’s largest cockpits at the stern.

The latest Henriques 42 EXHTB is powered by a pair of Volvo Penta 725 hp D11 diesels at the request of the owner, who is an avid fisherman and also likes to cruise with his family of four children.

“It’s our first 42-footer with Volvo Penta engines,” said Costa, “and the performance has been very impressive.”

Volvo Penta engines powering Henriques Sportfishing Yacht

“The Volvo Penta D11s, with their characteristic high torque, fuel efficiency and low emissions, are the perfect powerplant for this boat,” said JD Messler of Johnson & Towers, Volvo Penta’s Power Center in New Jersey. “At sea trials, the boat with a full load of fuel and water achieved an average top speed of 34 knots and cruising speed of 29.5 knots.”

Specifying and installing the Volvo Penta engines was very smooth, thanks to technical support from Messler and the Johnson & Towers team, according to Costa, who noted that availability of local service from the Power Center and a Volvo Penta dealer was also an important factor behind the owner’s powerplant choice.

The owner of the new boat couldn’t be more pleased. The new 42EXHTB with the Volvo Penta D11s is exactly what he wanted. With no compromises.