This is a story about a yacht brand built by a man named Jack —with the brands same last name. Yes—born in Murtosa, Portugal on July 9, 1933, Jack Henriques developed a strong passion for building boats after working much with his dad in this. Jack was married in 1959 to the love of his life and they immigrated to the US - which he loved and dreamt of having much success in.
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Turn the page ahead to the year 1977 and you’ll have found Jack -age 44 - opening the doors to Henriques Yachts. His dream of success was becoming a reality as his very own boat manufacturing company, specializing in quality semi-custom sportfishing boats, was born. The Henriques’ name was budding as his daughters and son-n-law dug into join the team. It’s sturdy hull design’s reputation today is to be able to withstand the roughest ocean voyages. With our deepest sympathies to the family, we are saddened to mention Jack’s passing this past December. He will be sorely missed but his name shall ‘sail on’ sea to shining sea.
List Of Henriques Yachts On The Brokerage Market
RESTLESS LADY II - 50' Henriques - 2004 - $479,500 - Boat ID: 2768524
OCEAN CITY, Maryland, United States
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Sea J - 38' Henriques - 2006 - $249,900 - Boat ID: 2768031
Hampton Bays, New York, United States
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Restless - 38' Henriques - 1988 - $199,500 - Boat ID: 2768272
Southold, New York, United States
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Cruising forward with Jack’s memory as the company’s pulse, the industry is all a buzz with the Henriques 50’ sportfisherman’s reintroduction having been revamped to keep up with today’s fishing enthusiasts. This updated designer design includes a spacious salon, hand-finished teak interior, three staterooms, and two heads for cruises to include your best cruising mates.
Keeping with Henriques’ gigantic cockpits, the 50 sportfisherman features two in-deck fish boxes, transom live-well, freezer, rod holders, engine room access, transom door, and plenty of room for a fighting chair —making this area a fisherman’s paradise. She also boasts a roomy flybridge and even has a pod style helm along with ample room for the greatest picks in high tech electronics. There’s even a mezzanine available as an option. Expect top-notch performance in combination with her lovely lines. Powered by C-18 Caterpillars, you’ll cruise at 30 knots maxing at an impressive 36 knots.
These luxury, semi-custom fishing boats are not only built to perfection with high-quality standards but are one of the most seaworthy fishing boats.
Showing up many other Sportfishing builds for 40 years now, the Henriques boat’s hull is it’s pride and joy keeping its customers safe in the wildest of seas with its design being built with a mixture of traditional techniques combined with the latest trends translating into a solid vessel for all. A progressive and innovative approach has set them on a pedestal in the offshore class —in a way morphing into a class of their own. Also known as an ‘armor shield’ for its passengers, the hull is designed to keep those aboard in control on the water. And let’s not forget, they customize each vessel to suit each client’s personal tastes each and every time in the way that is best for them.
If a 42 is your preference size, Henriques’ most popular models happen to be the 42 Cruiser, 42 Express and the 42 EX HTB. Looking closer at each, you’ll find the 42 Cruiser was just launched this year! Stepping aboard, you’ll found her cabin features two sharply designed staterooms with a spacious head with full shower enclosure. Above are two helm stations, one inside and one in the flybridge. Her fully equipped salon with a nice sized sofa is just what’s called for on those long trips out on the seas. Her cockpit area comes most complete with a grill, refrigerator, and ample room for any group and their big catch of the day!
The 42 Express is a unique beauty. It will be a feat to locate another boat in it’s class with all she has to offer — the stature and ocean going ability of this fabulous fishing machine! This special semi-custom boat offers a large variety of power packages, customized features and layouts. Yes—the Henriques 42’ is quite awesome and is customized to each customer’s wishes and needs.
The 42 EX HTB stands for the express fisherman hard top bridge. This model is another one of a kind beauty and beast with it’s bridge on top of a hardtop enclosure. With a captain steering from above, the family can be found chilling below in the air-conditioned/heated cabin. Many will take advantage of the canvas enclosure for the bridge making it comfy on those cold days out on the ocean. This makes for a perfect option for true fishing enthusiasts or a family looking to enjoy a friendly outing reeling in their favorite catches.
Having some knowledge of Henriques under the belt, one can simply hold on and then get ready to sea trial one of these legendary fishing machines which may end up being the catch of the day itself!